Are'nt teachers of 2day constantly failing to realize their responsibilities?
January 19, 2012 4:05am CST
In India, there is a famous verse of saint KABIR which goes like "GURU GOBIND DAU KHADE KAAKE LAGU PAAYE, BALIHARI GURU AAPNE GOBIND DIYO BATAYE" In essence ,it puts a teacher parallel to the almighty because the teacher is the one who lets us to trace the path which goes to the almighty. But today when we look around we find that there exist a very small percentage of teachers who really care about the magnification of his/her pupil's religious aspects which ultimately results in low quality individuals who can not distinguish the good and the bad, who cannot learn how to respect other people and religions. And in a country like India, where a large number of diverse and distinct religious communities exist ,it becomes an issue worth discussing. Today,people go into this noble profession of teaching because of monetary benefits and flexible work environment without knowing the real weight and importance of it. I expect my fellow mylotters to come and join the discussion and enlighten all of us.:-)
19 Jan 12
Its great to hear this from you. Gurukulas are fully controlled by gurus with service motive but schools and colleges are mostly built for commercial purpose. Teachers are not left take their own decisions to skip teaching time and teach about good and bad. It is not their responsibility to teach but it is government or particular school/college's responsibility to make that happen.
20 Jan 12
thank u for your precious response but don't you think that expecting government to do something in this regard would be too much and a waste of time.Don't we know that our politicians are busy in doing many other important things(obviously which are for their own benefits and not for the country or its citizens)? However ,it is absolutely true that government can improve a lot by showing resistance to this commercialization of education.