I have been a school teacher of the yester generation and later also have held a responsible position in local politics for a long time. I feel the essence of education is missing in today’s young literate generation. Today we have graduates and post graduates in abundance but really educated people are no where to be seen. I see most misdoings, corruption, lawlessness, injustice being done by these literate people who call themselves educated. Has something gone missing with our education standards?. Is there a need to clearly define the difference between being literate and being educated. I think our intelligentsia should put their heads together and include awareness as a more important ingredient of education than mere literacy.