First it was the Ambedkar – Periyar study circle in IIT Madras and then the strike by ‘Students’ in Film institute Pune. These are certainly the aftershocks of the jolt felt by the support drained left lobby which is trying to resurrect itself after getting a blow from the recent elections and the consequent political activities. One may wonder about the role of politics in the varsity campus. But that is where it is deeply entrenched and spreading its roots. Varsity is the testing ground for all the budding politicians. They get groomed there by learning all goondagiris and then enter the real stage. Capturing a country politically is only a battle half won. Knowing this the ‘comrades’ are using the varsity as a place to indoctrinate the gullible students. On the other hand text books will be written by leftist intellectuals deriding desi culture and projecting all aspects of our Dharma as malicious. This multi-pronged attack at the psyche of a nation is brutal and would have spelt doom for any culture within a decade. It’s a surprising fact that our society has withstood this onslaught for the past several decades and still has zeal to fight back. It’s a case of State trying to quell the aspirations of the Nation.
Through surreptitious means the comrades were successfully making the State Fight against the Nation, though they never came to power in the Centre. The electoral victory last year for the right wing and the subsequent victories in the states like Maharashtra has shaken them from their dream. And the repercussions are what we see in the form of Varsity protests. It’s time for the present government to change the way education is given. Modern education is only career oriented and it is sans any virtue. It churns out zombies who apes what the Media wants them to do, which often falls on line of perversion. It does not teach self-control nor does it emphasize the significance of harmony with fellow Human beings. It is a far cry from age old values like Truth, Honesty, Compassion etc, which an evolved person should express while interacting with the society. Decline of Moral and Cultural standards in the society has direct bearing to our abandonment of values.
The increased number of rape cases, and other pervert abuse cases are a result of this desertion. Swami Vivekananda said, “Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, charactermaking, assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library…The ass carrying its load of sandalwood knows only the weight and not the value of the sandalwood.” If education is identical with information, the libraries are the greatest sages in the world, and encyclopedias are the Rishis. The ideal, therefore, is that we must have the whole education of our country, spiritual and secular, in our own hands, and it must be on national lines, through nationalmethods as far as practical.”
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