Education and the Generation Today

Education and the Generation Today


SHIV SHYAM MISHRA

Principal, Unity Public School, Surat
Shiv Shyam Mishra has a B. Tech degree in Information Technology, along with MSc. in Mathematics and MA in Psychology. He has nearly five years of teaching experience and is the founder of Krishna Academy. He is currently the Principal of Unity Public School in Surat, which is affiliated to GSEB.

Better education is essential for everyone to move forward in life and achieve success. It helps us in building our personality to develop confi­dence. Schooling plays an important role in everyone's life. The entire education system is divided into three parts such as primary education, secondary education and higher secondary education. Primary education provides the foundation for the students which helps them throughout life. Secondary education prepares the way forward and higher secondary education paves the way for the future.
But the younger generation are falling prey to wrong habits instead of studies. They are these days interested in other fi­elds instead of studying. The use of technology like social media, internet and TV is not helping the cause either. This can also be the reason why children these days succumbs to diseases at an early age. As the importance of education in our country is increasing, the youth are getting separated from it.
In early days, the Guruji in school would impart knowledge of the Vedas and used to impart a lot of worldly knowledge despite living in the forests. After ­finishing the education, students would leave the gurukuls by taking the blessings of the guru. But today, despite all the facilities available, there is a major shift in the behaviour of the younger generation. I think children of today do not acquire the required knowledge inspite of all the facilities such as AC classrooms, smart classes and equipped laboratories.
Education does not mean achieving multiple degrees from schools and colleges. But education is how we can get the knowledge we have from others, so that the whole society benefi­ts from it. While we consider traditional education as a kind of wealth, our younger generation considers traditional education as a restriction.
Going back to how education earlier was, people used to make a name in the society, in the absence of internet and by attending schools. In spite of everything that our younger generation has today, they still have a long way to go.
In earlier times, education was without a certifi­cate. Despite many certifi­cates that are available to the young adults today, they are unable to use them to the fullest, to help people around them.
In our country, along with basic education to the younger generation, ancient scriptures should also be taught, so that they can take values and learn from them.
There are some children today, who despite fi­nishing school or graduation, are unable to read or write properly. To improve things, there needs to be a change in the education system.
We have to make sure that children of today study to learn more and become knowledgeable and not just to get placed for jobs. Education tones our minds to positive thoughts and drives away negative ones. It gives us the con­fidence required to face the world.
If you want to enjoy the rainbow, then prepare yourself for the rain. Because the two come together. It depends on us if we decide to focus on the problem or enjoy the rainbow.
This article was originally published in TheTeacher.in magazine in the month of December, 2019.