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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Education,Education,Education

After a day of calm and thinking over the question of poverty, I think I have found the answer. It is nothing new and others might have proposed it before. But now I have become convinced about it and here are some reasons.

No, it is not the One band. It is simply educate. I think the lack of education is the single most important reason why villages in India are the hell holes. An educated family will take better informed decision. They will know more about what is going on around them and what new ideas are being used by others. And most of all, it will light a spark of ambition in them to thirst for a better life.

The amazing miracle of poverty reduction in the West and other developed countries was accompanied by the education of the people there. Even in India, the south is doing economically relatively well and it also has a better literacy statistics.

Ofcourse, there will be hidden factors like politicians who wouldnt want the masses to get educated. But since we have a democracy there is hope. If the civil society takes up the cause of education strongly, there is indeed hope. So do not get mad, get educated!

6 comments:

Anshuman Ghosh said...

want to contribute ? here is an idea -

Do whatever it takes, start a business or whatever, and try to provide jobs. 1 job can run a household, and you will end up supporting the livelihood of many ... imagine, you running many households .. imagine !

Sreekumar said...

Absolutely right and I agree. That's what infact I intend to do. As they say first help yourself and then only you can help others.
And I think you should also follow this advice. You are eminently suited for such a brave and challenging thing.

Rose said...

U are absolutely right...

Except that long with education there is one basic thing that needs to go hand in hand; and thats Awareness... even if education is imparted, not necessarily an individual has awareness in every aspects towrads a better living...

:)

..Me

Anshuman Ghosh said...

Absolutely right and I agree.
shake hands buddy

As they say first help yourself and then only you can help others.
there is a big big catch here! people often follow this principle, and are a corpse still trying to find themselves. The problem? well, they keep finding themselves and dont look beyond what is inside you

And I think you should also follow this advice.
this advice is my very own, close to my heart

You are eminently suited for such a brave and challenging thing.
thank you, for putting more pressure on me to abide by it :D

Sreekumar said...

hake hands buddy
shake hands
well, they keep finding themselves and dont look beyond what is inside you
the way i look at it is let a hundred start on this journey with good intention, atleast one will make it and look inside himself, and I guess that one will be enough.

thank you, for putting more pressure on me to abide by it :D
as somene said, it is the way you look at it that creates the pressure, i am sure you will take it the right way :-)

BTW why are you not blogging more frequently?

Anshuman Ghosh said...

I am not getting enough time to blog "sensible stuff" :D

But I shall write in soon.. I have some topics in mind, but they need time..