Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How we define India: History or Future?

Once I asked a student from Class 11 or 12 to say a few lines about India. Pat came the answer "The name of my country is.. it is a great nation.. stretches from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.. freed from the British by Mahatma Gandhi.. Nehru was the first Prime Minister..

I was stunned. Is this the identity of our country or its history? If this is the identity, does it have any space for a future? If a Class 12 student does not associate India's present with its identity, does not imagine a tomorrow, or does not see a place for himself or herself in its future, then something is amiss! Are we producing the future generation of citizens or citizens that dwell in the past?

1 comment:

  1. Serious issue to be taken on front! Education can not be taken only as a race to win Degrees. Language barrier should also be removed while communicating and sharing the ideas.