Yet, today in the 21st century which is called ‘Information Age’ much still remains to be done, particularly in rural parts of India. Literacy does not stop with acquiring three R’s but goes further in developing the innate talent of children. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of education, especially in densely populated country like India, should get equal stress in all efforts. One cannot be compromised at the cost of other. The major focus in education for the masses needs to be done on the teacher and the taught. Children have to be moulded and guided for development of their innate talents and for that purpose, the teacher must possess the required competencies, skills and bent of mind which can be cultivated by promoting competency based teacher training programme at all the levels of teacher education.