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Denying soldiers proper food is more than we can stomach

It's shocking to learn that our jawans, who risk their lives to protect the nation, are being deprived of fresh and nutritious food (Soldiers get rations unfit for humans, August 4).

india Updated: Aug 05, 2010 23:58 IST

It's shocking to learn that our jawans, who risk their lives to protect the nation, are being deprived of fresh and nutritious food (Soldiers get rations unfit for humans, August 4). It's disappointing that along with terrorists from both outside and inside India, our army men have to now fight corrupt politicians and bureaucrats too. So far only outdated weapons jeopardised the lives of our jawans. But now, they are being made to struggle for wholesome food too. It's clear that our politicians will stoop to any level to cater to their vested interests.

Ranbir Singh, Rohtak

A holistic learning curve

With reference to Shailaja Fennell's article (Let's go by the book, August 4), the Human Resource Development ministry's proposal for new education models, if sincerely implemented, will help improve the quality of education in India. It's appalling that public schools in India lack proper infrastructure, trained teachers, sanitation facilities and clean drinking water. According to a Unesco report, India has the lowest public expenditure on education per student in the world. Hopefully, the proposed academic models won't focus on improving just the curricula but also address these problems.

Farzana Z. Khan, Nagpur

Playing a losing game

With each passing day, a new scam related to the preparations for the Commonwealth Games is being unearthed (E-mail fraud hits Games, August 4). This is tarnishing the nation's reputation. An opportunity to showcase the country's progress has been turned into a disaster and the world now knows about the high levels of corruption that plague India. Every Indian is ashamed of his/her elected representatives, who have let the nation down. It's still unclear why India bid for the Games, knowing that we are incapable to pull off such a mega event.

C.N. Kumar, Bengaluru