Education is a must
Through this letter, I am expressing my gratitude and thankfulness about being lucky enough in my life to be given admission to school by my parents. There was never a breakdown in my studies because of any force by my parents, no matter how hard it was for them to earn their livelihood. I think formal education is the most precious gift parents can present to their child. The sole property of a man is his education, knowledge and skills, which are ultimately summed up as learning. Parents daring to bring young ones to this world, must introduce them to formal education. A child starts interacting with his surroundings by playing, talking, hating, liking --- exactly the same way a sapling spreads its roots in varied directions under the earth. A child's muscular and nerve cells expand into infinite possibilities. So he must get an institution where his soaring imagition will receive a constructive environment, i.e. learning. A child who is deprived of education is like getting deprived of food value in his meals. Education adds life to the imagition of a child. Imagition is a very powerful resource. We have been learning that imagition is the driving force of the human race. The more you allow your mind to flourish with imagition, the more it empowers your creativity. Mind is the reservoir of imagition and brain is the executor. Your own world depends on your imagition.
The famous Irish dramatist George Berrd Shaw said: "Imagition is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." In the broader sense, we mean that the world of today is nothing but what was once the budding wishes of great philosophers and scientists of yesteryears. If you have a sound mind in a sound body, your thoughts will flourish for the betterment of society. Then your actions will follow your creative imagition, and you will be the lighting lamp for those around you.
To those who are engaged in this noble task of teaching and training the young ones --- society owes them so much that is not payable. But it is extremely pathetic to behold the inverted scerios of clashes between educators and educatees. Magement should never stand as wall or barrier to the inte manner of teaching. It is an ugly picture where professiolism has crept into the noble work of imparting education. There are even instances where looks and fashion have prevailed as one of the criteria for appointing teachers.
Swami Vivekanda once exclaimed: "Education, education, education alone! Travelling through many cities of Europe and observing in them the comforts and education of even the poor people there was brought to my mind the state of our own poor people and I used to shed tears. What made the difference? Education was the answer I got. Through education comes faith in one's own self, and through faith in one's own self, the inherent Brahman is waking up in them while the Brahman in us is gradually becoming dormant. A great man once viewed:"Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We must have life building, man-making, character making assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than anyone who has got by heart a whole library."
Hemangi T Pandey,