A person who has knowledge is equipped with power . Here power does not mean the power of money or brute force . Rather it means the power to understand , discriminate between what is right or wrong and the power to make the correct choices. The illiterate person has limited choices of opportunity and advancement for he lacks knowledge.
Knowledge makes a man resourceful. When he is faced with a difficult situation, he is able to tackle it better. His mind is able to come up with many ways to solve a problem . He is not bogged down by paucity of thoughts. He can think up new ways of doing things.
The world is moving faster each day. No one can afford to remain illiterate. Everyone has to keep up with the knowledge of the times.