"Enga area ulla varatha
padicha naye kitta varatha"
Sure many of you would have heard this song ...from pudupettai ..
The essence of state of educational system in India is subtly,explicitly told .... in these few lines ... It hints at who needs a revamp.Is it the educational system or its beneficiaries.
What is an Educational system ? Leaving out any MBA grad's passion for complicating simple things, I put across as a framework in which there is a learner and a teacher.Only these two will comprise any educational system.
The Objective of the educational system is upliftment of the entire society which helped in its formation.It is made by the society for its own enhancement.Learner and the teacher share this common objective. It aims in continuosly improving the living standards of the people equally through out all available divisions of people.The divisions are arrived at after classifying people based on caste,economic strata, region they belong to.
But there are a few concerns ...
Firstly "Do all the divisions of the society get education ? ...
Secondly but importantly "Do they get the benefit of the educational system ?"
The former question is being dealt extensively by Our Politicians and their related governing bodies.Every effort to improve the status quo is being taken up.
The Latter pose?
Who has to answer ... The onus to answer this question lies with us.Us is we.
We is anyone who has completed his graduation.We are the cream layer benefited with exposure to numerous deficiencies,problems available in the present society and we have the capacity to provide solutions to those problems ........
But still we also have the mental capacity to ignore such basic duties ... and pursue "Our Own " path. Hope you know what I mean by "Our Own path"..
We the creamy layer are nourished with so much information ,backed by ability to provide clear cut solutions to current problems ,have the capacity to change present scenario and ..but.....we completely forget our share in fulfilling the objective of the educational system.Our role in giving back to the society which formed us is entirely forgotten and infact we dare to ignore the victims of our own negligence.
We have been taught to build bridges,roads,substations,oil refinieries,business ventures,relationships.Educational system which we are blaming at is not the real culprit.But the beneficiaries of the educational system are the one to take the blame.
We use the supply chain concept to sell a detergent cake and lose out in using the same in Ration supplies distribution.We use the branding concept in selling a shirt but fail to use it when it comes to rice,wheat,and endless crops that are exported out of this country.We use cost accounting principles to reduce operational costs of a client we have never seen but we are reluctant to apply the same to a small scale industry next to our place . We use balanced score card to benefit our department employees but fail to use it when it comes to our government organisations.
If the beneficiaries of system move away from the system who will change the system ?
This has been the case for some long time and this I believe rightly in their own perspective,led to the discontent of under privileged and they feel that "WE" are not part of the system and in some cases it is to the extent of underprivilged themselves throwing us out of the system which needs us.
The Jobs,the lifestyle,the money ,all that is offered and taken ,by potential graduates at present are not the intended destination.That is not the basket our educational system aimed at.Alas nobody including me has realised that.
We want one sacrifice.Infact sacrifice is a too big a term to use. Its a small compromise.A subtle monetary and status compromise about everything,Right from the cool drink we drink to shirts we wear to Job we do,to gadgets we use,we need a compromise.
Those compromises will not make us poor,but will make some poor a little rich ,will not make us beg in streets , but will move some children in streets to shelters, it will create the India we imagine,we dream in longterm.It will change the system we are pointing our fingers to..buddies We are the culprits ..
The compromise is that we must start working in government organisations.. and their related bodies.We must start entering politics.We can create more organisations and entities which will result in upliftment of entire system.We may not earn fat cheques but we will earn a worthy living.
We must try to lift our neigbours up.It is important that we grow and it is even more important that we help others grow.Way we can help others is not charity alone.Get into the fucntions and modify their SOP's.We are not here to fill the deficiencies created out of the system.We are here to find out the causes for the defects and eliminate them from the system.We must internalize the need for which the term education came into existence.
It all comes down to this.Those who have must give to those who do not have.Be it material wealth or mental skill. Sadly this is not happening in our motherland.
"Friends the educational system has given us the jobs, the lifestyle, the status and the pleasures we thoroughly undeserve"
Its high time we must start giving back !