I spent my childhood in search of a school that endorsed the effectiveness of activity-based and experimental learning programs that could supplement classroom sessions and provide an experience that would be enriching and highly rewarding. High quality education does not necessarily come at a huge price; it is more about its relevance that builds a person’s future needs and functional skills and thereby helps one to discover his/her abilities. I would love to open an educational institute that focuses on the knowledge and skills that are important for our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
India has an intelligent population and has got the calibre to provide a much better education system compared to other countries. India aspires to be powerful and wants to play a major role in the international community. For this to happen, our country needs a huge force of innovators with knowledge in kinds of sciences and technologies. She also needs our exemplary artists to go the extra mile to make our culture world famous. It is said that “The youngsters in India do not have the freedom to select their careers”. The biggest obstacle is that they do not have the vision to think beyond the norms. Revolution means making big changes like the ones below:
- Education that encourages entrepreneurship
- Education that encourages innovation and creativity
- Greater investments into education, in public as well as private
- Best talents of the country should be inspired to work in the education sector
Long story short, as Plato said, “Compulsory learning never sticks in the mind” I reckon the children will never learn unless they are allowed to learn what they want to learn.
Patankar Pramod (SOIL BLP Class of 2012)
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