Showing posts with label Education n Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education n Life. Show all posts

Lock ignorance down!

To fight corona is the big bet now. All countries at this moment are left with only one weapon at hand is lockdown. For last few months it’s only being exercised as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly disease. But very sadly we all are on the back foot; death toll is rising exorbitantly mainly in most developed countries endowed with best health infrastructure – an extreme irony of fate. Until a remedy being identified no other options are seen. In this fatal injecture to bring the life in the normal course is a very complicated task. The life wants to be streamlined but the disease is buzzing the alarm. 

Pix by Amit K Sikder

Why the lockdown is not effective to counter the fourteen-day incubation of the virus? Because it is not properly being maintained – the simple answer. Where the lag lies? - A million dollar question. If we see this in our country three consecutive lockdowns have failed to a greater extent to arrest the spread. Is it a failure of the government to make people understand, or most of the people are in an intense ignorance? 
Let me come to the point. Since long we have passed through a number of education reforms though it’s now more apt to call it ‘education sector reforms’ as it commercially a very profit oriented business above all a potential tourist in the FDI route. But what is its stand now? If we observe minutely a simple conclusion can be drawn that it has widened the gap between ‘the education for life’ and ‘the education for livelihood’. Both are very necessary but a balance is needed. An interest group very tactfully have made this gap to enjoy their interest, a very caustic comment already I have made, but it is the true fact. I think now the best slogan for education could be ‘live and let live’ which simultaneously could satisfy ‘social distancing’ with a definition of integrity and solidarity a best reference given by eminent social thinker E Durkheim by his concept ‘The Mechanical Solidarity’. 
Specialisation is very necessary in this globalisation phase but it is more and more important to not to cost the identity. Please don’t let ‘the education for life’ die in doldrums.