Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Who can clean biased minds?

Eminent economist Mr Nani A Palkhivala said in his Convocation Address to Karnataka University on 2nd February 1974, at Dharwar that “All growth depends upon energetic activity. There can be no development without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse to be kept at bay by holidays and bandhs; it is the prerogative of intelligence and the only instrument for national advancement. What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” 

Now, among Indian intelligentsia many think that the grownup has more biased opinion than the younger people. For example, former President of India Dr Kalam said in a recent interview that “the youth have fewer biases about their society as compared to the grown-ups.    

But the question arises if the youth have “fewer biases” than why are millions of youth just follows the foot path of criminal politicians. Do they think before joining a political party? 

No doubt there are good politicians. But the bad one seems to be attracting more youth as compared to good politicians. It’s not true? 

The other pathetic condition is in the Indian education system which is suffice to grow once one “vote motive” community. 

The Nani A Palkhivala address titled “Education and Youth in A Democratic Society” later published by Forum of Free Enterprise, Bombay.

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