I had to wait for almost 3 months to finally publish the 2nd Blog. Nevertheless, I chose to finish it and publish on this amazing day. So yeah, Happy Republic Day, everyone.
A young guy graduated from his Engineering 2 years ago. He faired a bit average in academics, and that didn’t land him in a job (Obviously, no one wants an average engineer in their company). So he waited, not giving up his hope on this country’s economy which told him 6 years ago that if he becomes an engineer, there’s lot of “scope” to do well in life. 2 Recessions and a Depression happened in 6 years.
Result- He’s still jobless (read: unemployed).
When in the past 2 years the nation has seen a massive rise in the Start Up culture, how simple concepts can change the country, and change income levels, He thought he’ll start a business of his own. He had a brilliant idea on the back of his head. So far, So good. This is where the problem had started. The guy had no skills and no money. The school he studied in taught him methods of getting into good colleges. The college he studied in taught him methods to get a good job (he didn’t learn those well, clearly). Where would he learn “How to build a business?” or “How to approach and talk to people?” or “How to express your ideas clearly?” ? Well, money is definitely not a challenge these days is it? You have a plan to execute? Great! Money will follow. So, our man is stuck there. Between his parents who heavily doubt on him if he can fare well in business when could not even do well in academics, and his emergency need to “acquire new skill set and thought process” that is required to start off. There are people who say, “If You want to do it, You will do it at any cost“. Let’s keep that aside for a bit and talk about something more serious and important, keeping this year’s new Global Risk Report (2016, published by WEF) in mind.
Unemployment doesn’t seem to get off this list ever. The GRR 2016, has put up Unemployment as top 4th risk of the world. Plight of India in this case is well accounted and well known. Do we still have the luxury of blaming this situation on the Economic crises/slowdowns? or Technological Changes? Technology changes. That’s what it does. It goes forward. Humans should do the same. Rather, Humans actually do move forward. It’s the system of imparting the ways to Learn and Earn that are not moving ahead, which causes the problems such as Unemployment. We can take this argument further and define how tons of problems in India can be potentially solved, given we change the ways how we Learn and Earn (More on this to follow). This has been put across already by a lot of Thinkers, Economists and Social Workers, of course. There is a serious need that every citizen has to be aware of situations like these and keep it in their mind that when finally someone would come up with a solution for this problem, they make sure to go through it and approve or disapprove. For their own sake and their future generations’ sake. We’ve seen what online petitions are doing these days and how the power to impact decisions in the Government is getting decentralized into the hands of common people.
Specially, everyone who is either studying or just into their “bread-winning” days, have to understand that it’s their basic right as well as duty, to be sensitive towards the quality of education they receive, question which they feel is outdated, demand for new topics that need attention, keeping their career choices in mind, and not just follow the academic culture in hope of acquiring employment. As long as the schools are concerned, it’s a responsibility of policy makers to ponder over a thought that- is the nation’s future going in the right direction, given there have been no reforms in the academic culture and processes for QUITE SOMETIME now?
This blog was just about putting my thoughts in the right place to construct the next blog in the right tone. In the next write up, I would want to project certain ideologies which people may call Radical. 🙂
– Hari Nilesh.
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