The past week has been one where 18 lakh school children from Maharashtra were walking on tenterhooks waiting for their 10th standard Board exam result. These children who have been fed right from childhood the importance (albeit false) associated with this exam have finally heaved a sigh of relief when yesterday after multiple delays the results were finally announced. The ecstatic faces after a good performance is a beautiful sight in itself. But spare a thought for those dejected ones that did not meet the humongous weight of expectations kept on their fragile shoulders. While over 48,000 students scored above 90% there are more than 15000 students who have not been able to cross the pass line.
For what sort of “Rat Race” are we preparing these young soldiers? ]Whose innocence is now going to be lost forever as they realize the full gravity of how these marks actually have no sort of bearing unto what sort of a person you are or will turn out to be. When they realize that this was not an end of their struggles but the beginning of a very exhaustive path which is full of hurdles at every step and now the only time will they be able to rest is when they are 60 and there is hardly any scope for them to experience all those splendours they desired to.
And that too in a country where lakhs of qualified engineers are jobless but the Law Minister of our capital is flaunting a fake degree in Law! YES…Can you believe it???Meanwhile his political party has been screaming ‘Foul Play’ since his arrest (but this is what they are doing for every allegation from the time they have come in power) so no attention should be paid to them. The one thing that is crystal clear is that there is something fishy cause as per his election affidavit, in 1999 he obtained LL.B. degree from the Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar but during the proceedings, Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University submitted its inquiry report to the Court and told that there was no record of his law degree.
Along with that Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Faizabad and one of its affiliated institutes, the KS Saket Postgraduate College in Ayodhya, said the minister’s BSc second year mark sheet was fake and his degree invalid after a Ghaziabad resident filed a Right to Information query. The matter is sub judice and thus verdict is awaited so we must wait to see whether he will be treated fairly like a common man (Aam Aadmi???) or will use his political clout to go scot-free?
But the bigger question that arises is how important is a degree in a nation which will appoint ministers to power who have never even received primary education and let its qualified doctors, engineers, lawyers and architects go jobless without even a sigh of sympathy? Ponder on Parents…