Letter to The President of India - Anvesha Rana
Her Excellency Droupadi Murmu
President of India
New Delhi - 110 004
Subject: Finding the Joy of Learning and spreading it throughout the nation.
India, once known as 'Sone ki Chidiya', is a unique subcontinent in its prominent stature and dominant presence in Asia. We, citizens of India, proudly claim our nationality worldwide with roots dating back to value systems and life skills. But India then and India now are two poles apart.
Our forefathers taught us to respect our culture and believe in the power of education; our gurus did not make us puppets memorising information but instead emphasised the practicality of life. Today, we, as inhabitants of modern India, have strayed away from the path of life skills and values to blindly follow Western Civilisation.
The West has transformed our minds to be just like them, they want India to be a fast-producing machine for jobs that the West needs, but amidst all this, we lose our diversity, culture and essential essence of being Indian. We need to retrieve what we have lost, our education.
The Indian education system was developed more in ideology than in physiology. Still, the design of the West has inequality and inadequacy and is unsuitable for India, yet we follow the same system daily. Making each individual experience the 'Joy of Learning' should be an educator's motto.
A classroom is like a garden blooming with flowers. Flowers that are of all different shapes and sizes, colours and fragrances. Each student would be treated like a flower, nurtured with care, watered with love and planted with firmness. The garden oozes with so much learning, education, laughter and love.