THROUGH YOUR esteemed newspaper I would like to bring to the notice of the readers the pathetic state of affairs of the present day education. I read an advertisement — “Running school for sale” — in a local daily.
It details the school (product) spread over 1.2 acre land of prime location in the City with 500 students (buyers). The institute provides an ‘assured’ income of Rs 12 lakh per annum.
The famous and ancient Guru-Shishya concept of imparting knowledge in our country that defined zero and OM has taken a new meaning of ‘product’ and ‘sale’ where igniting minds to greater wisdom has transformed into minting money for setting up more institutes (institution).
M C Mathew
Kolar Road, Bhopal