Thursday, June 22, 2006

Mediocrity the new thumb rule…

‘United colors of Benetton’ announces discounts for those who don’t work hard enough in exams… the Indian government and the people at the helm of deciding the education policy have also decided to ruin the education system by introducing means and ways of pushing mediocre people at top positions. Such is the state of affairs that the people who have the natural potential are not encouraged and those who shy away from hard work are being celebrated… what good will come from it? Any person in the right state mind is bound to ask, but will our politicians wake up from their slumber and take steps to mend their decisions…

I guess not mediocre brains at helm of things means less and less opposition, which in turn means even lesser application of funds in the right direction and thus by the law of inverse proportion means more and more funds in the minister’s pockets. What does the citizen of India do…well he celebrates the fact that his son or daughter will have to work less hard than he did… “After all I have earned to provide them with maximum facilities.” But is this the only responsibility of parents? What has happened to the values that made us Indians—of hard work, of loyalty, perseverance, fighting for justice…where did our parents’ generation go wrong???

The idea of excellence has taken a back seat. Why is a student who knows his hydro-carbons to the ‘T’ considered a looser in comparison to say a school dropout who has managed to mint a lot of money as an actor. Will the nation raise its technological standards by facilitating the actor or by encouraging the chemistry genius? Well in the present scenario the honor of a politician’s child who has been caught red-handed using drugs is more likely than honoring academic excellence or creative brilliance.

The media is to be blamed to a large extent. Giving limelight to all the wrong kinds of people has become a passion. Even in reality shows the true talent seldom wins. Sympathy for the least talented person is generated. Votes rather money is collected and any one who shows remote nearness to a talent is selected. News coverage is concentrated upon those who have gained excellence in breaking the law of the land or breaking the moral codes of conduct. Debates over reducing age of legal drinking are the sole purpose of one of the national dailies…in this scenario if the younger generation cannot figure out the definition of success…they are not to be blamed. Are they???

3 comments:

vivek said...
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Sandy said...

Excellent views Priyanka. I hope most of our friends must be agree with your point of view.

Harshad Joshi said...

Unfortunately Indian education policy is very bad and its doing nothing except for hampering the countries progress..and we so called educated guys dont do anything about it...This must change and this must change soon...

Nice Work. Its very good of you to write on a topic which normally people tend to avoid coz they have no courage..!