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Kusum Jain

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)

 

Source: IE

 

Context: Kusum Jain, a champion for children’s rights, founded the Parents Forum for Meaningful Education (PFME) to address injustices faced by school children. She fought against corporal punishment and challenged exam secrecy laws, aiming to ensure transparency and dignity for students. Despite facing challenges and personal injury, she remained steadfast in her advocacy, leaving behind a legacy of tireless dedication to the cause.

 

Ethical Values Shown by Her:

  1. Advocacy: Kusum Jain demonstrated a commitment to advocating for children’s rights and well-being.
  2. Courage: She showed bravery in challenging entrenched systems and fighting for meaningful change.
  3. Persistence: Despite facing obstacles and setbacks, Kusum Jain remained steadfast in her pursuit of justice for children.
  4. Compassion: She exhibited care and concern for the welfare of children affected by injustices in the education system.
  5. Integrity: Kusum Jain maintained a strong sense of moral principles and honesty in her advocacy efforts.