Thursday, April 1, 2010

thoSE LinEs

The country, whose young men are imbued with the glory of the past, the pain of the present and dreams of the future, always moves on the path of progress.
-- Rishi Arvind

I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief.
-- Lord Macaulay, 1835

ConcerneD about EducatioN - ConcerneD about CountrY

Lord Macaulay’s, while delivering his speech in British Parliament on February 2, 1835, said:

“I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief.

“Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation”.

Unfortunately Macaulay has been prophetic and proved right, going by the form and content of the present education system as well as the methodology adopted to impart teaching in the country. Instead of reforming the education system with a view to create men of good character an integrity on the basis of moral values of our nation, independent India decided to ape the West that has led to the creation of Zombies.

No body knows about
1. Satyendranath Bose( who found Bosons,
2. Kanada who first propounded that the atom was an indestrutible particle of matter, and theorised that Gravity was responsible for the falling of objects on the Earth in 600 BC itself.( )
While chatting; PaLLavi, a very good friend said -
"its sad though...
i hv no idea why we dont publicise such gr8 Indian men.
even a 1st std student will know einstein... but bose?????
all will wonder who is it... "
What Sri Gurumurthy says about The Indian education system.
His speech at IIT Madras

The Indian education system: A Legacy of Macaulay.
This Macaulayian system of education is a poison injected into our system. At least Ihad the opportunity of schooling in Tamil and hence could withstand the corruption that this English education brings with it. This corruption begins the moment the child steps out of the house. He is told to converse in English at home. This did not happen even in pre-Independence India, even when Macaulay wrote that notorious note sitting in Ooty. How many of you know Macaulay's formulation? Just those two or threesentences at least which form the crux - "We require an education system in India which will produce a class of interpreters, who will be Indian in colour and Englishmen intaste, opinions and morals."This is the education system, which we have been continuing with, which was earlier conceived to produce clerks for the British Empire. If you have to differ from an English educated person you have to differ only through the English language. If you have to abuse somebody, even that has to be done in English! If you abuse the Anglicised Indian, he will not find fault with the blame but with the grammar in yourlanguage! This is the extent to which a foreign language has possessed us. But, we mustmaster English, that is needed, but why do we have to become slaves of the English language? We must use that language as a tool, but why do we consider it as a status symbol? This is the influence of Macaulay. If you want to understand the Macaulay/Marxist mix in India, you have to go a littleback to see how Marxism grew out of the Christian civilisation. I recommend that youread the Nov 27, 1999 edition of the Newsweek, which describes how the Christian ideaof the end of time called the "apocalypse", influenced the entire history, art, music,prognosis, sociology, economics, and the entire attitude of the Christian civilisationtowards the non-Christian civilisations. A Christian scholar who describes how Communism grew out of Christianity haswritten it. In 1624, Anna Baptists, a group of Christians who believed in the basic tenetsof Christianity seized power in a particular place, banned private property and use ofany book other than the Bible. When Marxism came up later through the exposition ofDas Capital, the Marxists began expounding their doctrine as an extension ofChristianity.The thesis, antithesis and synthesis of making Christianity acceptable to the age ofenlightenment was the Hegelian way demanded rationalisation of Christianity in thedays of the Protestant movement. Hegel began with a disagreement, then startedinteracting with Christianity and ultimately ended up accepting Christianity.You can see the same phenomenon with Marxist postulates- "capitalism is my enemy,we have to deal with capitalism" and finally "we have to find a synthesis withcapitalism".