Category: Education

Marriages are more expensive than Education

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Today, I picked up a very controversial topic.In  which every one agrees with it but is afraid to implement it in their own life. Strange, isn’t it? In our society, when a girl child is born what is the first thing comes  to  parent’s mind. Well the question is that , how can they  save their  princess from this cruel world. How much money do the parents need to save to get the best prince for their princess.While, some orthodox people of society will ponder on the thought that God gave them a burden for their entire life to bear. 
Our sophisticated society does not think much for the education of a girl child. Our government is running campaigns since ages, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.We keep discussing about girl power etc. But how much we really believe it? In a family which is not financially strong, sister needs to sacrifice education for her brother. Very few families are there, who give equal importance to both gender  in terms of education. But I ask you all a question that, Why do we have a burden of marriage only on bride’s family, why not groom?
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If I ask anyone to do marriage in a  very simple manner, they might say that marriage happens only once, we should spend our heart/pocket out in that. Correct, but what about education, it is for whole life. Grand Marriage would be remembered, for few days, months or maximum a year but Professional Education will remain with us forever. If you see around and calculate the amount spend on marriage, it would be much higher than the total amount spent in one girl child’s education. We used to think  that if son has good education, he will get beautiful bride and heavy dowry too. Yes, dowry is illegal but it is still there in the form of expensive gifts which is implicit in the marriages. 
Whenever I used to see grand marriage ceremonies, I used to feel that spending in marriage is only show off. There is no financial benefit. If they give that hefty amount to the newly wed couple, that would be of  much more help for them. If we give our daughters best education then match-making would be equal and easy. In this expensive world, both need to earn, so both need to be qualified too. 
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“Although it is very tough to accept or implement in their own life, but if new generation enforced their parents, to not waste money in Grand ceremony of marriages and utilize that amount in better education, Every day would be ceremony.”

marriages are more expensive than education

Education is one thing that makes a human, wise to take decisions and grow in life. Learning never stops. We should give equal opportunities to both girl and boy child. Equality for All, Education for All. Marriage should happen when we get educated and settles in our life. So our utmost priority should be, to educate our kids whether girl or boy. Then the nation will grow. 

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How to Prevent Certificates, Which Certify Us?

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Certificates are the most important documents of our life because it certify us that we are Graduate, Post-Graduate, Ph.d etc. Not only Educational certificates, there are so many other documents, which are our proof of identity. If somebody ask our birth date or name, it would not be authenticated until and unless we produce some valid document. Similarly, our professional career is also authorized with service certificates or relieving letters of all previous organizations.

Above mentioned certificates are mandatory ones, which every individual would have, but as we grow older, number of important documents keep on increasing, like if we buy house, there is a lot of property related documents, which authorize our ownership of property, we buy car, gas connection or water connection etc., everything is authorized with documents. If we travel to other countries that VISA documents or other countries ids would become important documents. Once we get married then marriage certificate and once we have kid, then birth certificates of kids will become very important documents. 

Experience of any Private Job Folk

Few people might be thinking that this is obvious thing, what special I am talking about in this article. So, let me come to the point of reason. I got my first valid certificate in 1999 as my Class X certificate, which acted as my date of birth proof. After that wherever date of birth proof was required, I carry my Class X original certificate. I was always worried that what happen if I lose it. Getting duplicate certificate in India at that time was very tough and tedious task. Then I completed Class XII. Travel to other city for my graduation. Traveled multiple cities during my professional career and carrying all my certificates with the tension that what happened if I lose this document file. I never let Movers and Packers to carry that bag which carries my documents. After my marriage and kid, the burden of documents increased. 

Solution to avoid anxiousness

Fortunately, I belong from IT industry, so whenever I switch my profession, they asked soft copies of the documents. So I have scanned all those documents, which required to get job, like mandatory documents. But I always worried about my other documents, I lost my Driving license while somebody stole my wallet, I got duplicate one by giving some bribe to RTO (Regional Transport Office). So I was thinking, that there should be some place where we upload digital copies of our documents and it should be authorized as well.

Just couple of years back, Government of India launched digital locker which is mapped with Aadhar Number (UIDAI). It is very easy, and we can e-Verify it. Once we verify our documents and mapped the scan copy with document name, we are done. Valid format is PDF, JPEG and PNG. We can upload up to 1 GB of data. I have already updated all my documents over there and found that it is worth to share with all. It is verified with government and mobile app is also available.

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Prevention is always better than cure and awareness is much better than being dumb

Basic Education is Necessary to Build Foundation

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Recently, I met a student who was studying in class 12th. During my talk with him, I came to know that his thought process is that, his parents wasted money on his education, he wants to become athlete and if his parents might have invested 7-7.5 lac amount to buy any plot instead of investing money on his education, he would have been more rich.. This thought enforced me to write an article on importance of basic education. Many students are thinking that they are getting education to do job, and all sportsperson wasted their time in education which is BIG MYTH.

People are thinking that if Virat Kohli had not studied then too he would be a  great cricketer. Yes it might be true but he has studied till 12th. If he did not get education then he might not be able to handle millions of INRs. If Amitabh Bachhan had not studied, he might never be able to host KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati, hindi version of “Who wants to be millionaire”) or setup his own production house. 

Students who are thinking that they are studying to get job and if they want to become Engineer, then there is no importance of Biology, Hindi, English or Sociology like subjects, I would like to tell all those students that till 12th, Education is to build foundation, it is not for to earn. Once our basics are clear, then we can build our career in any field. After 12th whatever course we undertake that is responsible to narrow down our career path, but till then it’s our responsibility to make our knowledge as wide as possible.

There are many in this world, who do not get chance to get education but still they try to learn from their lives. We are fortunate that our parents were capable enough to provide us education whatever best they could. If we calculate total fees they spend in our education and think that instead of they should buy some property or other, then we might not be able to survive in this cruel world if our parents would have thought in other way around. If we do not get basic education then our foundation would be very weak. Learning is faster during young age, as we grow up, our learning curve goes down.

“To build big tower strong, we should have deeper foundation. To build successful career, basic education is the foundation. “

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Education Temple became Butcher House: What a shame?

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This article was never in my list and also I never thought that I would be forced to write on Education topic. But in recent past I heard so many incidents happened in schools of National Capital region which enforced me to write my perspective on it.

A kid, who carried by Mom for 9 months in her womb, brought up on the shoulders of Dad. A little cry of a baby made its parents worried, no matter what is the time. Every parents remember their sleepless nights to feed, to care for their kid. Then that baby grown up and with lot of investigations, parents find best school for their kid. This is the place, where they dream to make their kid knowledgeable, where he/she learns social circle, where parents feel as the safest place on the planet for their kid. But recent past, the incidents happened made them scared. Now parents are afraid to send their kid to school, which is called Education Temple.

You all have been read in newspaper or watched in news that recently two small kids, one is 7 years old and one is 8 years old, lost their lives in school. What was their mistake? The incidents happened just few minutes after school started. Who is responsible, that is the craziest thing, No Body!!!!!.

School managements are having strong connections in law and order, which left normal parents just to cry on their fortune. They cry on their broken dream, they cry on their kids body. They cry, cry and cry. What else they can do? But thanks to our sensible society who pressurized the government that much that they had to wake up from their sleep. Not sure what our Education Minister is doing. 

I read in news that school managements offered financial cost of somebody’s piece of heart. How much money anyone can give for the broken dreams, for those sleepless nights, for their love, for the life of kid. I do not think that there is any price for that. You can buy bed, but can not buy sleep, You can buy women, but can not buy love, you can buy coffin, but can not buy life. There is no cost of Mother’s milk, no cost of affection of father. 

I really feel deep condolences for those parents who lost their piece of heart in so-called Education Temple, which has been made to Butcher House by its richest management, who do not value education, for them it is pure business and kids are just source to generate money. Schools in National Capital Region are becoming Hell, where ratio of spoiling kids are much more than learned ones. I request all parents, please do not take step back, whatever stand you have taken for those kids, stick to that, because if you become weak today, it may be your kid next.

“We always learnt that School is Temple of Education but now it is Butcher House for our kids. Stop sending your kid to school. Teach them in home, at least they will be alive and safe.”