The value system of education
There have been a lot of debates and actions on making Indian fresh graduates employable. Each college and school has been trying to introduce better and practical courses. However there has been almost no attempt to introduce the training and imparting of values amongst the young.
It is again not an issue of the education what they have gone through, but right values which they have not got from their elders and peers while they grew up. The best college for values is the home and the best teachers are parents. What has been happening over last few years has been more disturbing. It is easier to steal taxes than to pay them. It is easier to bribe and get the way through than to undergo punishment and correct. It is easier to influence teachers with money to get better grades than work hard. It is easier to make parents work hard instead of themselves doing the homework. It is a lot fun to spend money in liquor which they have not earned and flash expensive gadgets than to actually earn and then spend. They see their parents, their peers and their society indulging in corrupt practices openly instead of following the right path. Even if they try to follow the right path, they are advised and forced otherwise by the system and their society. Parents want their children to be the best in the world and practice all good things as per books, but they themselves are unwilling to put minimum effort to even create an example for their children.
Anna Hazare showed our society a way to fight against the corruption at higher places, but we have to be our own Anna to fight corruption hidden within each of us. If we keep looking at financial benefits of the opening economy we are experiencing and ignore the values which our forefathers have been teaching us, we will lose more than what we end up gaining.