While the government speaks often of education , the best efforts usually come from within the community – From those wanting to give back to society. An example of which is the Eastern Public School in Bhopal, a school providing both an IB education and an Islamic upbringing as per the Sunna. As you will probably make out from the video below – the school has been created to extremely high standards.
While Madrasas do offer education on the Quran, a lot of people question the ability of the student (from a Madrasa) to contribute to a modern society and to the country – the answer is a school like the Eastern Public School – a modern IB or ICSE education along with a religious upbringing.
A quote from the school web site “A Government of India initiated Report on the Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community of India shows that education in the Muslim community in India is in a pathetic state. The report was even tabled in parliament recently to show how weak Muslims are socially, economically and educationally. … Over the last 60 years, enough time has been wasted by Muslims playing the blame-game and accusing others of not doing enough for Muslims. But very few of us have questioned ourselves as to what have we done for our own community. A strong and educated Muslim community is a guarantee for strong and peaceful India.”
Maybe our education minister should examine this school and encourage many more of these institutions in India. Kudos to its founders.