Social Thoughts & Responsibilities of Human

Monday, November 17, 2008

Education Insights in India, Just for you to think......

Nowadays there has been a stupid thing that is being followed as rule in the school. The rule is nothing but, most of the English medium schools they wanted the parents should have been literates and should hold a degree to get their children admitted in a matriculation school. I was wondering, then what for the teachers are, and majorly was worried about people who don’t have a graduation degree, and wanted their children at least to get a degree and come forward in life. But as the schools has put the rules that parents should have a graduation degree, most of the parents dream are ruined and shattered who don’t have an degree to get their children admitted in matriculation schools.

Just for you to think, I know a family of five, with three children (Elder Son, Sister and Brother) whose parents are illiterates, whereas the father has studied till 5th standard in a Tamil medium school, and his mother doesn’t even know to read or write, got a seat in a Matriculation school. Inspite of heavy fee and other study materials the father somehow managed to pay it (always late fee, but still paid the fee before the last date). And something interesting is that the youngest son, when doing his 7th standard started working in company in the annual holidays with a salary of Rs.120 per week and then will save that money for buying something that interests him and also to buy study materials. But still he managed to study and then later while he was in college was working as a part time employee in an internet browsing centre and use to have the salary to pay the college fee. Meanwhile, his brother who completed the degree also helped out his brother and sister to pay their college fees as there is shortage of money. Later one the younger boy finished his college he joined in a BPO and then a software company, where he was giving lot of presentation in front of 500+ students in the college on behalf of the company and started getting good names in front of all. And now he is confident that he is growing in life, and now posted this story by himself here, it’s none other than me – the boy I am referring to.

Wonder, My parents did not study, but I have now completed my degree including the master, then why is this educated teachers, say they will admit only if the child’s parent is educated, then what for is the teacher. I asked one of the teacher why is there a sudden rule like this, her reply was simple, now the studies are too complicated, so students parents need to educated to teach them in home. I simply said, then what for are the teachers there, if they are unable to feed the child easily with such complicated subjects. I guess I am right. So it’s in the hands of the teacher and student to learn things, whereas parents should motivate, and teach discipline to the children. I think the rule that tells parents should be educated to make the children admit in the school, should be made inactive.

In the meanwhile, there are government schools in Tamilnadu, which tells the major importance, should be given to Tamil. Just think, if person knows only Tamil, and goes to north India, will he/she would be able to sustain. If a person is unable to sustain in India itself, will he be able to sustain in foreign countries. I am not against, but I say, we need to give importance to Tamil as well as Hindi, and English. Tamil is our regional language, and most of their mother tongue, so first preference to mother tongue, Second to Hindi – the national language and third to English the international language. If we knew all this for sure there would be a bright future for the really talented people.

Also, I happen to see a guy who always tells that everything should be in our regional language, but the sorry state is that his child always talks in English. J So what can be done in this case?.....
Always remember Mother Tongue is First, National Language is Second and International Language is Third, and then comes the other languages.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chennai Traffic Jams and Roads......

It was since 5 years that I travel via my two wheeler from Velachery to Spencer Plaza for my office. All these days, there were so many people inculding me who have complained about bad roads i.e. with path holes, and improper road works to the corporation and highways department. Some 2 weeks back I am really surprised to see that overnight the road was made with some patch works, and was really happy to drive. But later only I realized that the Chief Minister is coming via Velachery to open an Automobiles Showroom. And was wondering for a single person, they laid a road within one night, whereas thousands of people have been complainging to the corporation, which felt in the deaf ears and was making my way to the office. But later I again realized, that the road is laid just for a formatilty, which barely did not even stand for more than a week.

There are many such un-laid roads all over Tamilnadu, though complained, no action is being taken. Simply I feel 1 out of 100 queries is alone answered. Daily we complain about heavy traffic jams but ever get the right reason for why chennai had got traffic jams. The reasons would be simple

1.) The population of Chennai has grown due to the development of IT companies
2.) Increase in number of vehicles due to population growth
3.) Public buses are over crowded in the peak hours
4.) Improper Roads.

Improper Roads! Yes! because think you are travelling in car,and many vehicles coming behind you and you see an man hole in the road, you apply your breaks and slow down your vehicles, obviously the people who come also slow down their vehicles, the vehicles which comes behind comes in a speed and try to overtake the other vehicles, and wanted to cross the manhole, which leads to make the vehicles stand for long time. So the vehicles which come at the back start moving slowly. And sometimes, due to sudden brake's two vehicles kiss with each other, I mean to say meeting with accident. So if the roads are maintained good, expanded, with proper signals placed, we can reduce the traffic jams to 50% for sure.

So I have decided not to wait for the Government to work for me, instead, I am going to do my contribution, by filling up a man hole in road with some stones, and sand, so it would look flat atleast to control the traffic and accidents. Even I have started doing it, when I go via bike in the noons - as its the right time, where we won't be disturbing the traffic, as well as doing our contribution. I felt we need work hard to keep our City good and clean. Right? :)

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