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Corruption free India: Focus should be on education not politicians who capitalize on criticism of others

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By Dr Kallol Guha

First time since 1947 some form of movement, initiated by AAP, is developing against rampant corruption which over the last 65 years has actually been protected, encouraged, and even integrated in the culture. During the sixties, Gulzarilal Nanda, the then Home Minister of India started “Sadachar Samity” as an effort to curb corruption. That the Samity miserably failed doesn’t need any special inquiry.

How a society operates and influences the world is largely determined by the quality of its human resources which is shaped through its education system. The current education system of India, which is primarily breeding Anglophonic species as imitation of American and British subculture is by no means the kind of human resource that pushes the nation forward. Sixty five years of conditioning of India’s human resource by Anglophonic education has multiplied corruption, institutionalized plunder, increased violence and threats of disintegration. No amount of foreign investment, or building of flyovers, or production of fancy movies and cricket will shape human resource.

Once Arvind Kejriwal commented during his 49 days rule- in response to a reporter’s argument that Congress Government of Delhi built number of flyovers and improved infrastructures- that he intends to improve the conditions of the schools and its quality of education. Improving the function of schools will insure building of hundreds of flyovers. I wonder whether politicians who capitalize on criticism of others, often make public appearances, understand the real significance of such a statement?

(The writer is the  President & CEO of Saint James School of Medicine in Illinois.)

 

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  • Corruption is not an American or British influence on Indian society, had it been, then corruption in India would have remained at the top hierarchical levels like in the countries mentioned.

    We have had our share of corrupt officers throughout history, though the absence of the term ‘corruption’ doesnt label them such. All Jai Singhs, and the power hungry rajas who sided with the Brits against Indians were, apart from everything else, majorly corrupt.And the Brahmans of ancient India? they were noting but corrupt, right down to this living hour.

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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

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Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

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Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

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He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)