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Interview for aspiring politicos mooted

A CAMPUS interview for aspiring politicians by political parties would improve the quality of leaders, while for some a new sort of education, to be precise, ?edutainment? would bring positive results and improve the condition of the country. These were some of views which evolved out of the first ever video-conferencing organised by the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute students under Odyssey-2006 here today.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2006 00:33 IST

A CAMPUS interview for aspiring politicians by political parties would improve the quality of leaders, while for some a new sort of education, to be precise, ‘edutainment’ would bring positive results and improve the condition of the country. These were some of views which evolved out of the first ever video-conferencing organised by the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute students under Odyssey-2006 here today.

Participants mainly who have been short listed from the All India essay competition from the four stations including Mumbai, New Delhi, Raipur and Kanpur. The half-an-hour event started with five minute each to a station for presenting views about what should be done to improve the leadership quality in the country.

To start with Hitesh from IIT Delhi said that professionals and experts in various fields should stop migrating to other countries, as ultimately it is India, which has to be made independent. Summing up for Delhi, Nikhil Pant from REACHA, an NGO said that stress should be made at grassroot level to understand the problem of the people.

Participants from Mumbai emphasised the need to restructure education system and urged the institutes like IITs to come forward and provide a curriculum helpful to the people in a pragmatic manner. Arvind Shastry from IIT Mumbai and Padmanabh S from AC Patil College of Engineering have plans to open a school, which would stress mainly on edutainment rather than simple education.

Padmanabh said education should be complemented with audio and visual help to provide better and quality education to the youngsters.

Then came the turn of Raipur guys whose Rassal Dwivedi stressed on Rang De Basanti 2 type of story which should depict a revolt among the farmers’ community following the jolt of number of farmers committing suicide.

While the HBTI Kanpur students along with few of IIT Kanpur students were of the view that a campus interview should held for selecting a politician by political parties. Poonam of IIT-K said the aspiring politician should be a management graduate or an engineering graduate. Team leader Rahul Gupta thanked all those who participated in the videoconferencing.

During the videoconferencing, participants also lauded the efforts of India Inspired a website to unite the youth force and Paritrana, a new political party floated by five IITianas.