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In today’s world, the competition level in jobs, careers and professionalism are soaring high. With high competition and increasing population, especially in the Indian context, the young generation is frustrated and baffled as they are not able to find appropriate jobs and are also not able to develop their innate talents. Apart from this, many dedicated youngsters are not even able to fulfill their ambitions.
Well! Thinking upon these issues faced by every youth, herein, I wish to highlight upon the Indian Education System which unknowingly tend to serve as a root cause of all the problems. It is unfortunate yet important to acknowledge the problems associated with the education system in our nation.
It is a noteworthy fact that India was home to numerous educational institutions especially in Nalanda and Takshashila. It is momentous to note 2700 years ago, Takshashila University was home to more than 10,000 students across the world. Apart from this, the knowledge was imparted through Gurukul Ashrams all over India wherein not only healthy interactive sessions were held between Gurus (Teachers) and their Shishyas (Students) but the practical teachings were also promoted. Thus, our Indian Education System used to stand out from other teaching techniques.
However, it is quite unfortunate to note that in today’s world of technological advancements, the Indian Educational System does not promote any kind of practical teachings. The kids, right from the very beginning are asked to mug up the things and usually their curiosity and creativity get vanished because of their hefty schedules. Later on, these kids develop a kind of robotic mindset wherein they are programmed to pursue medicine, engineering or governmental jobs in the later stages. Ultimately, their curiosity, creativity and originality tend to die out in their future. The engineers and doctors of our nation have lots of theoretical knowledge but their practical knowledge is delimited which they tend to learn as they practice but not while they study unlike the other countries.
Apart from this, neither the curriculum as well as books of our Indian educational system are revised nor updated as a result of which they at times lack authentic information with missing facts and figures. It is surprising to note that the NCERT books based upon CBSE pattern has more than thousand errors collectively. In his way, we tend to impart unauthentic and doubtful knowledge to the youngsters which can lead to problems in the later stages.
The students these days have lack of awareness about their subjects and career opportunities available to them as a result of which their options are limited. This is major drawback of the educational techniques followed at schools. The students are engrossed in their books and are not able to develop their innate talents.
Well! I just want to bring out the fact that the word ‘Education’ is derived from the word ‘educere’ whose literal meaning is to develop the innate talent of the person. Thus, while providing the education to our loved ones, we must work for not destroying the innate, original talent of the person. Once the person develops the innate talent practically, person can not only attain desired success but will also have a bright future ahead.
This is a small effort to make the readers realize the importance of authentic and appropriate kind of education in life which does not come from books or scoring the highest in the exams but which is associated with the development of the real curiosity and inner talent of the person.
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While the third and supposedly a final reshuffle in the Union Cabinet has been affected with good number of new faces in with promotions of some with powerful ministries, the Himalayan state, Uttarakhand that accorded BJP a resounding majority in both the national election of 2014 and thereafter in the recently held state polls has to suffice with just one minister of state already sworn in a year ago, namely Ajay Tamta, hailing from Kumaon Division. In the national election of 2014, the BJP won all the five Lok Sabha seats and in the state legislative elections too secured more than the absolute majority with 57 lawmakers winning, a record, never ever established during the last 17 years of state achieving independent status. When prime minister Narendra Modi campaigned during the national as well as the legislative elections of Uttarakhand he always made tall promises and even went to the extent of giving an impression that if BJP comes to power in the state he will change Uttarakhand and its economy upside down. He also promised of giving Uttarakhand a genuine equitable representation in Union cabinet. He visited historic religious SHRINE KEDARNATH an initiated his election campaign after Baba Kedar’s pious darshan thus always keeping the Himalayan state quite in mind as far as giving the people of this economically backward state its due share in the Union cabinet.  But the cabinet reshuffle and expansion of today, on 3rd, September,  has definitely annoyed the Uttarakhandies nationally as the entire Garhwal region has been kept unrepresented and Uttarakhand being represented by just a single minister of a low profile ministry. During the tenure of Atal Bihar Vajpayee from 1999 to 2004 Uttarakhand had two ministers Retd. Major General Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri from Garhwal as a cabinet rank appointee representing Road Transport and  National Highways while Bachi Singh Rawat from Kumaon as Minister of State for Science and Technology. During Congress’ s regime prior to becoming the Chief Minister Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat represented the Himalayan hill state singularly as Minister of State for labor first and later on as MOS agriculture. In the past, during Indira’ s and Rajiv’s tenure, Uttarakhand had been represented by several ministers in the union cabinet viz. H.N Bahuguna, K. C. Pant, Narayan Dutt Tiwari and Brahm Dutt all cabinet rank ministers representing powerful ministries like Industry, Finance, Communications, Petroleum and Chemicals, and Education. During Janata Party government too in the eighties HN Bahuguna and Murli Manohar Joshi were full fledged cabinet ministers adequately representing Garhwal and Kumaon divisions of Uttarakhand while it was the part f undivided Uttar Pradesh. Not only this but there was a time when Bhagat Darshan Singh and Jagmohan Singh Negi had also been cabinet ministers thus having Uttarakhands adequate representation while Govind Ballabh Pant was number two in his capacity of India’s home minister while Jawaharlal Nehru was the prime minister. Therefore, going by the previous considerations and representations in the Union cabinet the people of Uttarakhand are annoyed to find just a single state level unimportant representation in the union cabinet despite their whole hearted support to BJP giving it a resounding majority in both the national and legislative elections. Garhwal especially finds itself cheated by not having been represented even this time too, the 3rd and final expansion of Modi’s cabinet. What do you say, friends?