Thursday, May 25, 2006

India burning with reservation crisis? Attn Mr.youth

I have been reading all news about the good n bad things of India.

I appreciate all people who take part in protests on government decisions and policies.

But only thing which pricks me is the perception we all youth of India have on these and we are the Tomorrow of India.

Friends, let me tell you one thing. Most of us lead a selfish life (including me) thinking of things concerning about our own life and we see what affects us. If we don't have any concerns, then we see our inner circle of friends who are getting affected and finally we think about India as a nation.

All of us have a point to argue.

But all our conscience should have only one point to argue.
Are we doing something for others or allow others to do so?

Castes formed in India based on the profession we did in those days. People who were doing meanly jobs were suppressed in the society and Hence reservations are made in India for people of lower sections of society to know that they are also part of India and they are welcome to pursue education and job even if they are poor . I didn't accept this during my college days since I was directly affected and I also felt govt should give money rather than reservation in admission seats. But when I entered my college which is a govt college and after I met rural and lower caste students in my college , I came to know that they are not even aware of a University called" Anna University", though they deserve a seat based on their marks. That's when i realized that people from lower castes and rural side should be given reservation so that they start exploring more opportunities in better institutes. Lower castes are not always economically poor but they are treated poor in the society. That hurts even more.Hope you would have read about a story of a running race in which one handicapped child fell and others grab his hand before reaching to the end. This is how sections of society in India.We have to sacrifice something for them to make them come to our level.

Dont think reservation divides the nation. If reservation hadn't been there, then we would not be having friends who are from lower castes. Though I dont want to mention them as lower, I want to emphasize that they are our friends now. Otherwise they would be doing some meanly job in child age rather than studying.

After getting a job and after I got an experience of 6 yrs I realize they still need reservations, since our basic primary education across schools in India is not standardised yet after 60 years of independence .Do you think if you had studied in a rural school , would you have got an attitude to target IITJEE or AIIMS?

In my experience from my class 2 to till now, I feel getting good marks academically doesn't level you to the kind of achievement we look in life.Many people who have studied well during childhood may not have studied well in class 12 and many who didn't score well in class 12 would have landed up in a good job after finishing their degree. So one who is really talented will find his own way to survive in the country. How many you accept after getting good education, you are ready to stay in the country?
And recently I heard the protests are going to the end of "fast until death" . This is just to show the solidarity of students without purpose. All protestors (IIT ians , Doctors, Medical students )..A question for you? Do you read everyday news about a dalit being raped by an upper class society and killed, the convicts escape free. Have you ever thought of going for fasting for seeking the justice for them? Or any of atrocities against lower caste people? Are you ready to marry a girl from a lower caste section of India? why do you blame dalit doctors will kill patients? You are killing patients now by being on strike joining the students and leaving numerous patients in hay. How many of you doctors prefer to work in a govt hospital . After finishing in IIT or IIM , are you ready to work for the country? Are you ready to work as a professor in IIT?. They are the one who are given reservation tries to work in all these and help the poor people of the nation. And you should know they are the majority of India.

Protest to increase the number of seats in these premier institutes.
Protest for justice of the atrocities against dalits.
Protest for the corruption and bribery in the government offices.

I don't know how hatred towards lower castes and non-Hindus came in these protests. We all have to be human and remain so whatever happens to us.

Lets speculate an amicable solution rather than simply protesting.


Soma said...

Oh No!! I don't have anything more to add. It's more than my thoughts. I am fully convinced that we need reservation atleast for next 1 gen and develope the primary education systems in rural and abolish it completely. I can also produce statistics on how many of my dalit friends in primary school came to school just for “free-meal” program which was started by Kamaraajar .Having lived my childhood in village, I can elaborate more on the treatment meted out dalits in villages. My heart bleeds when I had to call everyone with respect but not a dalit of age 70 working in my home and standing outside and eating my leftovers. The way face glows when my mom asked to call one of them to call "ammaatha" (grand ma). Ofcourse she is the one taking care of my lonely mother all thru' the day these days as I am increasing dollars sitting in Uncle Sam. I just wannna stop it here as it's getting too personal and deviating from the topic. Sorry!

Ezhil said...

I appreciate the Wisdom of my dudes and the humane nature vividly shown.It is the survival game what the powerful people are is not he poeple who are in need who make the policies,but the one who are comfortable and still look at others dowo in either economic status or in social status.So it is diffuclt to draw a line of Justice.Whatever reservation spree is going on if it is with good intent,it will be appreciated.But if it is a political motive then it will disintegerate the future kids of the country.there are many ways to improve the status of living of everyone in the country without harming one another only if we are wise to think that way. The issues grow complex when the number of people increase in the society as their needs also multiply geomterically.In the big picture we are dividing ourself instead supporting each other in more than one way and this reservation spree in one of them.Reservation is good in its true sense.Instead of reserving everything for the needy,I would recommend to help them utilise the reservations already available by encouraging them.No rule or policy will work until it is utilised properly...

Soma said...

Ezhil, I agree few points of what you have mentioned. Yes there is also a political motive behind bringing it now. Tell me one way how we can have some programs so that the Socially and economically OBCs in the teens now can enter premier institutes? Everyone agrees that we need to improve the whole primary education system in India and that should be the permanent solution. Also I have mentioned in my previous comment that we need reservation only for one generation. Do you know Abdul Kalam and KR Narayanan are from backward/SC/ST?. Also When Ambedkar proposed this reservation he didn't want it to continue forever. So, we are looking at some short-term immediate temporary solution and permanent long-term solution. Also, We have to sacrifice something as Suresh mentioned in his handicapped story to attain anything good in larger sense to the nation. The blog mainly opposed the "protests" the Mr.Youth is doing for this reservation crisis. We are already divided by everything on the earth(language/religion/race/caste) and this is not going to do any more harm. Also Answer me, If a guy from a very backward village goes to IIT/IIM will it atleast inspire(and create hell lot of awareness atleast) another 10 guys in the same locality?. Please try to answer all my questions. Because that will convince you why we need reservation "now".

Ezhil said...

Soma...Will think and convey my ideas..well...You got a solution already handy..yes AWARENESS is the key matter how you do bring it !