Every Indian has his/her own idea of India. Every idea that sees their country being the epitome in all fields. So it is our own responsibility to make our idea a reality & thereby perform our fundamental duties well. Well my idea of India starts with the fundamental. The foundation of a structure is the biggest strength of it. Similarly our nation has a strong foundation but there has been a deliberate attempt to weaken it in recent days.
One of the strongest pillars of the nation is education. Today with every passing day the moral values are on the wane as a result the duties we are ought to perform has ceased to happen. Pluralistic society of ours has been taken over by individualistic society & the friction between them is hurting the proud soul of our motherland. So education has a very important role to play.When it comes to education the whole system involved in it has to make a call.In the recent times educational institutions have been involved in a competition of showing off. & whenever there is a showoff only the outer layer of the structure seems lightened up much like us humans who dress well clothes but not ideas. The competition for name & fame has left the foundation take the digging & recent incidences happening across the schools throughout the nation testify it. Secondly the quality of education is one serious question for the accountable to answer. We are losing quality teachers with the bait of money offered by institutions funded by big business houses. We need to check this infiltration. Why don't my fellow countrymen voice this concern as today they have been empowered with social networking sites like facebook, twitter etc. They do have time to advice people what to eat, what to watch & send people to wherever they like. I urge all of them to do something contributing on their part for education. The third aspect is parents. The recent cases of suicides in Kota directly bring parents & the society under the scanner. A country which has huge scope in multi-directional fields zero in medical & engineering as the only respectable professions. My dear parents we lack quality teachers, researchers, economists etc, cant u give them more options & therefore little more space to live. If you can do that my idea of India would be very closer to my real India. Education in the formative years develops a child & that is how he/she starts his/her journey. If the foundation in the child isn't strong my nation is at risk. Youth today has the energy to change the fortune of any nation. For my nation to make it a reality a strong youth is needed. Education therefore has to be our primary focus. A strong education system empowers a nation. Though our education system is strong but it needs little more refinement. This would also create more employment opportunities as well. As a nation our pace of development will therefore increase a lot.
The concept of a strong education system is an abstract one. One can measure in terms of degree if it has improved or not on a relative scale but not in figures. The second concept which is abstract in sense but can be figured in numbers is the Global Happiness Index.We have always discussed about the GDP & national income only & have taken them as the ruling parameters for development. But GHP is perhaps the best way of measuring real development after all man is a social animal. It takes into account GDP, life expectancy, reliability on others, freedom to make choices, freedom from corruption & generosity. The World Happiness Report 2013 unfortunately ranks India at 111. Denmark, Norway followed by Switzerland occupying the top three spots. Interestingly & ironically US ranks 17 clearly stating that GDP alone is the not the real criterion for development. In fact in most of the international rankings India performs surprisingly poor. Consider a situation 10-12 years ago when in a small town in India there used be 1-2 telephones in a locality & everyone used to rely on it only for communication. Those days the inter communication & related to it was communal harmony among people was at its peak though communication to outstation could be minimal. But happiness was more so was the position on social issues therefore better was India's record on happiness index. Now today GDP might be growing but GHP is not with that respect. Isn't it alarming. My idea of India still stands a good distance away.We need thousands of people like Mr President Kalam to make my idea of India a reality. Instead of taking a political stand I urge all my fellow countrymen to take their good stand on nation building instead of being involved in infighting.
Our nation is the strongest nation & we all will prove that by changing our mindset to make the fundamentals stronger day by day by imparting quality education to our children & improving our happiness index by living a more meaningful life as a proud citizen of this great nation. Jai Hind.