That was a hot day as usual in Chennai; I went for shopping and could hear a small gang of friends talking about how India is going to be a super power soon.
This raised a question in my mind, if India is going to be the next super power, then where are the traces? This a logical doubt right?
When I say this, I could hear few people saying “hi come on, can’t you see the skyscrapers on the road corners, can’t you see that we are the top in software industry? and there are the growing computer companies, telecom, and I.T. companies in all the nooks and corners of the city”
Yes, I completely accept it.
But can you tell me one thing; are these enough for India to become a super power?
If so, why there are issues on agricultural products like wheat, rice etc,
Why are the food products cost rising?
Why are the basic needs still up on the price list?
Why there is still no 100% education in all the Indian states?
Is that because once you get educated, you wont vote?
Why there is no water, power supply, in many parts of India?
Why there is no enough food for all in India?
Why do our farmers & their family commit suicide?
Why the rivers in India still not united to irrigate the whole of the sub continent? Why is it still a dream, when a national high way connecting many metros is a reality?
Why there is no political party with all educated young members?
Why there are still not much of discoveries made in the field of food processing, horticulture, textiles etc in massive ways?
Of course the growth in I.T sector may indicate India becoming super power, but this alone is not a complete solution. May be we can call them the catalyst.
What a picture would you get of our subcontinent as an outsider?
An old, rich in culture, poor, friendly nation, still trying to be a developed country (I don’t know how long it would take us to be one) right?
Why do you get this picture? I will tell you why? The nation is lacking in providing 100% education, submissive, (even if you are rude, in the political context) in the name of rich culture.
Stop, wake up or else it will be too late.
To answer my questions, we should have to take a keen look at the deep root cause of the problem.
Let’s analyze the cause now.
As I have told un education is the basic cause for this issue, lets take a look at it. Right from the kinder garden do we really study anything practically use full? By this I mean, we do get a degree, have we ever thought why do we get a degree?
Yes, of course we have thought what degree should we study to get this much k’s of salary.
I want to know if we have thought of the education as a self uplifting, knowledge enhancing tool, making us a better human being, to lead a better meaning full life.
What is respected in this society now is money.
To change this into knowledge and happiness is up to us all.
By this education, I don’t mean the degree only, I mean the real knowledge enhancing education.
It is a fact that a country will grow when its growth related researches are implemented.
I have just done a small research and found that only very few take up research and PhD works in their field of interest / specialization (for passion), for many its a salary hike or a gate way to a new job.
When the fate of research study itself is so gloomy, how is the basic degree going to bring a growth in many undiscovered field in India.
There are many fields like Agriculture, nano technology, food technology, bio technology; where there is very little research done. This could develop the nation only when done in a broader way.
How can we get more students interested in these subjects when, majority of ourselves push them all in to the I.T and management sector, related studies. While resource management is an exception, which could solve a lot of problems in our country
Let’s think what we learnt in our K.G classes, yes the basics of education.
Are they really the basics of education?
Do you think learning the alphabets will be enough?
We should have always been encouraged to ask more questions, I am sure the opposite would surely have happened in our kinder garden.
If a kid has stopped questioning, how could it possibly learn any thing new?
If it has stopped learning then how it can grow up in to an adult who would want to learn more and still having a lot of questions in his head and would be too willing to go for a research.
Have we ever thought by our teachers what the practical implication of a subject is? or in other words why we study any subject?
Has your teacher told you that, with the knowledge of geometry you could make furniture easily or design a building?
No, we study a subject because it’s in our syllabus. Not because how is it going to be useful for us in future. Nor do we care about our likes.
Any ways we learn about world history, but very less about Indian history, or our leaders and there deeds.
Why do I tell this? Yes our culturally rich country has young students who are ignorant about its history and culture.
That’s why a very few are interested in agriculture which when studied and well implemented in our large fields (which are being sold for low price to factories and I.T. parks), could be a strong back bone for the growth of our country.
And when our students show interest in nano technology, food and bio technology too it may bring a surprising growth in our country, which will be the most demand subject in near future for a country like ours.
As I have told before if we don’t wake up now it will be too late, you may ask me why?
More than I.T.and management sectors, pharmaceutical field is highly growing and very lucrative too.
studies show that ,as a result of ignorance one of the big name in pharmacy industry the “Johnson and Johnson ” company has used our Indian citizens to test there medicine.
Right as a specimen, you may ask “what’s wrong in it, they pay for it?”
Yes, they pay for it, but they don’t tell the patients (the specimens) about the fatal results.
They talk to the patient about replacing the medicine that patient uses, to the one the company produces and its cost free, so our ignorant specimens accept it, but unfortunately these medicines bring memory loss and other problems to the patients.
When the company is questioned about it, the concerned person of the company, who is an Indian too, tells that the specimen has accepted it with full conscience and also states that they have stopped the usage of the medicine for now.
But if the company has told the fact, if the patient has known the effect of medicine would he take it, and also why is the company stopping the production of the same medicine any further?
The reason for this situation is, as I have told before, rewind the stage before your questioning habits were stopped, get in to the habit and question every thing.
Who are answerable to your questions? Your teachers, your parents, your society.
Yes starting in it you will finally end up in asking the root cause…
The people you have chose to represent you, your leader, and the political kings.
There is a lot to be questioned, before you call our brilliant India a super power.
Unless you ask for it, even good things won’t happen by its own.
Ask, ask, and ask.