Quality or Quantity Education?

In India now a days everybody talk about education. Everybody tell that education is main thing for development of education. Right. Our state governments and Central government also talk about providing education to all people. They announces new institutes for higher education, also improved various physical facilities to governments schools and colleges.

But the Main question is, all these step are sufficient? Will it really benefit society? Many says “of course, yes”.  But also some people including me will tell “No”.

Why “No”? Answer can be given by another question ” whether we want to provide Quality education or Quantity Education?”. By starting new institutes and providing physical falsities may increase quantity but not improve quality. Here is the example from “Gujarat Model”. There is one government village school in eastern tribe area of Gujarat. The School has total 8 standards. All classes have separate classrooms. Government also provide facility of mid-day mill and purified water to students. School has wide ground, separate toilets for girls and boys, means all necessary amenities.School also has computers as well as facility of distance learning or e-class. But the major problem is number of teachers. Government opens new schools to nearby area of village for students who live their. Result is that the number students per standard is decrease in the school. But government has rule for teacher to student ratio. So this 8 standard school has only 5 teachers. Out of 5 teachers, two teachers are work for government works like electorate roll correction and counting of people etc. The question is how 5 teachers can handle 8 standards? with each standard has different syllabus. How one teacher can two syllabus in two standards at the same time? Will student get quality education?

The second thing which stops quality education is syllabus in different universities and boards.Most the syllabus are politically influenced. some times the update of syllabus became center of scams. Those who design syllabus are highly paid peoples. They may be really intelligent. but actually they perform their duty seriously? Most of the times syllabus are copied from other universities without thinking much. Some times instead of including latest technology and events in syllabus, they make syllabus small and easy to pass the maximum number of students. In this circumstances how a student can get quality education?

Teachers in private institution are paid less as compare to government institutes and forced to work more. So they apply sort-cuts in duty. Like on-paper they show all work good but actually they not doing the work. same thing they do in checking answer sheets of exam. They are paid per answer sheet to examine. So to earn more they check more answer sheet and not consider quality of answer but quantity of answer and the students who write movie scripts are also passed in exams.

Many times a government rules also become the cause of low quality education. One of the rule is, teacher can not fail any student in primary school. So if student can’t able to even read or write anything can pass. So if child enroll in school then without learning anything he/she can complete primary eduction. Of course the percentage of literacy increase. But actually how many people learn?

Reservation is also one of the reason to stop supply of good teachers. If any general category candidate get 59% in eligibility test then he not eligible to become teacher,but if reserve category candidate get 55% then also he become eligible to become teacher. We need to think who can provide better education?

At last we must understand that quantity eduction just increase the “literate unemployment.” Is it better than “illiterate unemployment”?

Author : Tejash Patel

Why Gujarat Voted for Modi?

In this season of 2014 Parliament it seems that all parties not fight against the ruling party but fight against the opposition party. Most Parties attack on Narendra Modi lead BJP. They attack more on the “Gujarat Model” instead of past government works.

Before understanding the reason why Gujarat voted for Modi, we quickly see that why opposition attacks on Modi. Here are some reasons.

1> whether they accept on public or not but they believe that the mood of the nation is in fever of Modi and not Congress.

2> They believe that if Modi lead BJP then its difficult to work under him while they can easily blackmail Congress lead UPA as seen in past 10  years.

3> Many regional party leaders want to become PM and in MODI lead BJP it’s never possible.

Now we will see why Gujarat Voted for Modi 3 times.

“Hindutva” is the biggest issue in 2002 for people of Gujarat to vote. After 2002 Modi become “Hindu Hraday Samrat” and for that large number of Hindu vote for Modi.In later elections it was not a big issue and many who support him 2002 for Hindutva not give him vote for that.

Another bigger issue is rehabilitation or advance development in Kutch after earth quake. People know the good work under Modi government and that’s why they voted for him.

In 2007, Modi came with agenda of development. Many people feel the development under him. The major developments under his government are electricity, Water, Roads and security. At the same time Modi made his image as a strong leader who acted hard against terrorism. People want to came out of the ghost of the 2002 riots. But congress not understand the mood of the people. There is no major issue, especially on development against Modi so congress and their supporters starts to blame Modi on 2002 riots. Even Hindus want to forget 2002 issues but congress’ appeasement politics not let them to do so. The statements like “Maut Ka Saudagar” add petrol in fire. And Modi starts to blame congress leaders on “So called Secularism”. Ultimately this all things help Modi and he win again in 2007.

As time passes, People feel more development in infrastructure and industries. Even Rural areas of Gujarat got 24hour electricity. Women Empowerment and safety is largely improved in Gujarat as compare to other states. People see stability  in BJP government, There was negligible cases of BJP leaders which disturbs daily life of people. But still congress not understand the mood of people. As they  went far from power they went far from real public issues and blaming more and more on 2002 issue. And as a result large number of people make their strong bond with Modi and they voted for Modi irrespective of who is local candidate. And as a result the big leaders of Congress like Modhwadia, Shaktisinh Gohil loose in 2012 assembly election. After 2012 election congress became very weak in Gujarat as its large number of leaders and workers joined BJP.

Those who blame Gujarat model are far away from actual reality. There are some lies on corruption and etc but at least in Electricity, Road, Water, Women empowerment & safety, Industries, Development in tribe area, Health sector in urban area, Transport facility, Advancement in governance technology no one can blame Modi. And if they blame their condition will not different from Congress after 2014 in Gujarat.

Author: Tejash Patel

Why should remove Article 370?

Article 370 is very controversial topic in India. It provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Because of this article not a single rule can directly be applied in Jammu & Kashmir without the permit of J & K government. J & K government only applies rules in JK which are beneficial to them and not to the JK public.A person who not the citizen of JK can not purchase land in Kashmir. It restrict the businessmen and companies, which are not from JK to make Investment in JK. And actually that limits the development in JK. There is a major problem of unemployment in JK which force youth to do illegal activities. The politicians and anti national elements take benefit of this situation. They explain to people that this situation only develop because of Indian government and if they want to do progress they have to make their own country.

Pakistan support this separatists and also support terrorist to unstable the situation at JK. People suffers because of that a very lot. Many of Kashmir origin people (KP) leave JK because of the instability and terrorism, Government of India not support them to settle their life at either place (JK or outside JK in India). This make demand to separation of Kashmir more loudly and many politicians even from India support that.

The main question how to stop all this? The only way is to connect people of JK with other part of India give them employment and help JK people to re-settle their life at their origin place. How it Possible? By invite investors and make new policies for them. How can they implemented? Only by removing Article 370!


એક વખત વિજ્ઞાનનો ક્લાસ ચાલી રહ્યો હતો..

વિજ્ઞાન ભણાવી રહેલા શિક્ષકે પપ્પુને પ્રશ્ન કર્યો.. ચલ બતા, “જિન્દા રહેને કે લીએ ક્યાં જરૂરી હે?”

પપ્પુ જોરદાર હસ્યો અને બોલ્યો, “ક્યાં મેડમ.. આપકો ઇતના ભી નહીં પતા.. જિન્દા રહેને કે લીએ તેરી કસમ…. એક મુલાકાત જરૂરી હૈ સનમ”

કર્મનો સિદ્ધાંત

મોટા ભાગના હિંદુઓ અને બીજા ઘણા ધર્મના લોકો કર્મના સિદ્ધાંતમાં મને છે. તેઓ વિચારે છે કે મનુષ્ય જેવા કર્મ કરે છે તેવું તેને ફળ મળે છે. કેટલાક લોકો એવું માને છે કે કર્મનું ફળ એ જ જન્મમાં મળે છે જેમાં કર્મ કરવામાં આવે છે. કેટલાક લોકો માને છે કે કર્મ પ્રમાણે આગળનો અવતાર મળે છે જયારે કેટલાક લોકો માને છે કે કર્મ પ્રમાણે સ્વર્ગ અને નર્ક મળે છે.

પરંતુ હું માનું છુ કે કર્મનું ફળ એ જ જન્મમાં મળે છે જે જન્મમાં કર્મ કરવામાં આવ્યું હોય. અને ઘણીવાર તો કર્મના થોડા જ સમયમાં તેનું ફળ મળી જાય છે.

જેમ કે, પરીક્ષા. જો વિદ્યાર્થી પરીક્ષા અગાઉ ખુબ મેહનત કરે તો પરિણામ સારું આવે છે અને જો મહેનત ઓછી કરે તો ખરાબ. આમ તેના કર્મનું ફળ મળવામાં પરિણામ આવતા સુધીનો સમય લાગે છે. પરંતુ હૂબ મહેનત કાર્ય પછી પણ પરિણામ ખરાબ આવે તો? તેમાં પણ કર્મનું ફળ તો આ જન્મમાં જ મળે છે પરંતુ તેમાં સમય વધુ લાગે છે. કારણકે વિદ્યાર્થી એ કરેલી મહેનતના કારણે તેના જ્ઞાનમાં વધારો થાય જ છે અને એ જ્ઞાન તેના જીવનમાં અથવા વ્યવસાયમાં ક્યારેક તો કામ લાગે જ છે. તે જ્ઞાન ઘણીવાર તેના પરિવારવાળા ને પણ કામ લાગે છે. આમ તેના કર્મનું ફળ તો આજ જન્મમાં મળે છે.

એવા ઘણા બધા ઉદાહરણ આપણે આપણી આસપાસ જોઈએ છીએ અને કહીએ છીએ કે એના કર્મોની સજા મળી. હું જયારે એન્જીનીયરીંગ કરતો હતો ત્યારની વાત છે. અમારા સીનીયર તેમનું ડીગ્રી સર્ટીફીકેટ લેવા માટે આવ્યા હતા. તેમાંથી બે વ્યક્તિ જયારે બાઈક લઈને પાછા ઘરે જતા હતા ત્યારે હોસ્ટેલ આગળ બેઠેલા કુતરા ઉપર બાઈક ચઢાવી દીધી, કુતરું ચીસ પાડી ઉઠ્યું પણ પેલા બે જણ તેના પર ધ્યાન આપ્યા વગર ચાલ્યા ગયા. બધાએ જોયું તો કુતરું અપંગ થઇ ગયું હતું. થોડી વાર પછી બધાને ખબર મળી કે પેલા બે વ્યક્તિને ટ્રેક્ટર સાથે અકસ્માત થયો હતો અને જે બાઈક ચલાવતો તેને પણ તેનો પગ ગુમાવ્યો હતો. અને અમારા બધાના મોઢામાંથી એક જ વાત નીકળી કે જેવું કર્યું તેવું ફળ મળ્યું. અહી કર્મનું ફળ માત્ર એકાદ કલાક કરતા પણ ઓછા સમય મળ્યું તેમ કહી શકાય.

હિટલર, મુસોલીની જેવા સરમુખત્યારોનો અંત કેવો હતો?

શું પરવેજ મુશર્રફ ને તેમના કર્મોની સજા નથી મળી રહી?

કોઈ વ્યક્તિ કદાચ કાનુન કે અન્ય લોકોની નજરમાંથી કર્મ કરતા બચી શકે પણ ઈશ્વરની નજરમાંથી નથી બચી શકતો. જયારે મગરમચ્છ નો શિકારી Steve Irwin એક માછલીના ડંખથી મ્રત્યુ પામે ત્યારે તેને કર્મનું ફળ નહિ તો અન્ય શું કહી શકાય?

શું આપણા જીવનમાં પણ એવા અસંખ્ય કિસ્સા નથી હોતા જેમાં આપણે કર્મનું ફળ ભોગવીએ છીએ? એકવાર દિલથી વિચારી જુઓ હજારો કિસ્સા મળી આવશે.

અને એકવાર જો તમે માનશો અથવા અનુભવશો કે કર્મનું ફળ અહી જ મળે છે તમે પોતાની જાતે જ સારા કર્મ કરવાનો પ્રયત્ન કરશો.

” જો કે દરેક વ્યક્તિ, ચાહે તે સારું કામ કરતો હોય કે ખરાબ, પોતે તો એવું જ માને છે કે તે બરાબર કરી રહ્યો છે. “

લેખક :- તેજશ પટેલ

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