KNOWLEDGE OF POWER
Knowledge is power We have all been taught that knowledge is power. However, knowledge is only useful when it gets implemented, if it not used it’s considered as useless, only implemented knowledge is True power.
We must always share our knowledge with other. Education enlightens people about their rights and duties.
Let’s warm up our mind and see the power of knowledge in some stories right below:
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: STORY OF WRITING
Early humans did not know how to write. They made figures of animals and objects on the walls of caves.
Many paintings have been found on the cave walls in France, spain and India. With the passage of time, early humans learnt to use symbols for words, sounds and numbers.
- Usage of symbols led to the development of scripts. The word script means a system of writing. Different language’s have different scripts, for example the Brahmi script.
- The earliest form of writing was developed by the sumerians and was called the Cuneiform which means wedge-shaped. It was written on wet clay tablets with a reed pen. The tablet was later backed in the sun.
- Egyptians used a system of hieroglyphics, in which symbols were written by drawing pictures. The scripts of chinese, korean and japanese languages are based on pictorial symbols.
- Gradually, letters were developed from picture’s and symbols. The oldest scripts have been found on the seals of the indus valley civilization, in india. This script has still not been deciphered till date.
- Earlier, human beings used sticks, stones and pebbles for counting. They also drew figures, symbols and dots for the same. They used very crude methods.
- The number system we use today called the Hindu-Arabic system was introduced to the west in the 12th century CE.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER:EVOLUTION OF PAPER
Early man wrote on clay tablets, barks of leaves and trees. Then the papyrus, was used for writing. The papyrus plant was cultivated in the delta region of the Nile valley. It’s stalk or stem was collected and the central pith cut into thin strips. These strips were pressed and dried, to form a smooth surface which could be used for writing.
ART OF PRINTING
At first, books were written by hand. This was a very slow process and involved a lot of labour. Printing first came to be developed im china. Wooden blocks were used to print books.
In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg, made metal moulds of the letters of the alphabet. These were called types and their arrangement called typesetting. Ink was applied to the typset pages and pressed on paper to get impressions. Types could now be put together to make the page of a book much faster and more easily. This method of printing books was much faster than the chinese method, using wooden blocks.
Louis Braille developed a special script called the Braille Script. It uses a pattern of raised small dots to represent different words on to a thick paper. The visually-handicapped person can feel the raised dots or holes using higher fingertips and read the words. Today, books and typewriters are being used.
Students can be told about a famous personality who was visually challenged to make them understand the ‘Importance of Education’. They can be told how the Braille Script has been used to educate people.
Through this content you’ll came to know how powerful is knowledge and also it shows the true power of education which we gain or learn in our life.