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Thursday, May 14, 2009

In less than 200 words tell us what you would do to create a better India'

It is for a competition that I wrote this.............lot of editing done before submitting........

'Tum Chalo To Hindustaan Chale...' says Gulzaar saheb....TRUE.........Not throwing around litter, launching a complaint whenever required, using public transport, paying taxes on time, casting your vote to a sound candidate, following not only traffic but other rules too, committing not to bribe, taking part in the system & doing all your duties are the traits of an ideal citizen.   THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST BENCHMARK.     Population, poverty, corruption, pollution, illiteracy & other problems form a vicious cycle that acts as a hurdle for our development. A spider has to take a big jump - a BIG LEAP - to get rid of the web. EDUCATION will play a lion's share of credit for the jump - for the *BIG LEAP* we so very badly need to get out of this vicious cycle. I am not an ardent fan of our current education system. It can be - should be- must be- rather WILL BE a lot more better. Education should teach one to think-not just to follow. The only line in my syllabus that talks of innovativeness says, "one should be innovative". WHY? HOW? ...who cares???....we are the best shruggers it seems. You hardly ind education teaching life-skills, leadership-kills- Just find additional compulsory graded subject named value - education wherein few ladies come & dictate question & answers won't imbibe VALUES. Education should not only teach knowledge but WISDOM too. Good books 'n' novels like 'Kane & Able', 'Tuesdays with Morrie', 'ATLAS SHRUGGED', 'ALCHEMIST', et al can be included in the syllabus of english text books or even good literature containing short stories - they have good grammer good figures of speech....anything 'n' everything. I remember about a school where small groups are formed & each student is elected as a representative. students check their papers themselves. It teaches them a lot of life skills.  they themselves correct it - check it - improve & come back.    Coming to the point, after getting settled, I see myself working on education with my business going on smoothly along side. :)


Rakesh Vanamali said...

This includes some of my favorite books - 'Kane & Able', 'Tuesdays with Morrie' and 'ATLAS SHRUGGED'!

Quite a thought, which is very appreciable!

Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step said Lao!

Kanchan said...

I think only people who want to do something like this CAN DO IT! We very well say that this is OUR country.. What are we doing it to make it OURS.. And how do we help to bring about change.. Are we even doing our bits?

Thoughtful! Keep writing.. Maybe someday some people will rise up to the occasion! :)


Nikhil Bhagia said...

@rakesh thnxs :-)

@kanchan thnxs 'n' yeah i will keep writin for sure.............

BTW, I don't see any need of 'MAYBE'... :)

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