Good one Series – Too good
Its been a very long since I have posted anything under this series. It has to be because of the very little time I have spend on daily news over the few months. From the past one week, I am following the news again and I have 2 news to share with you all this time.
RTI @ School:
Even though I am reading a lot about the beneficiaries of this act(Right To Information), from the time it is launched, I am yet to see a person in live who have queried something got the required information. I, myself, never thought of asking about anything under this act even though I can get vast information which includes from to whom the contract of laying roads near my home was given to what is the total value of asset owned by our PM? There is always some relunctancy which comes in my way or any other person, because we are not used to it or we never thought such a thing was existed and when suddenly given we don’t know what to do with it.
And the good thing I am heard now is, some schools are implementing this RTI act within the school in which a student can raise their on how a paper is getting evaluated, about the transport arrangements, what are the qualities to get into their school’s sports team or about the fees. This is implemented in Shree Niketan Matriculation School in Tiruvallur(Near Chennai). If a student places a query in the mailbox, the information will be furnished within 10 days either through the mail or through a teacher whom with the student feels comfortable.
Actually this will surely make the students to question anything in school and get information which will be translated as they grow up, to ask about anything in society and seek information about it. The correspondent of that school xMr.P.Vishnucharan says,
In our country, people are scared, almost apologetic, to seek information. Such mentality is bred when the person is still in school, where children are prevented from asking questions. In our schools, what information children get is what the school managements want to provide. Also, the RTI Act is a fantastic piece of legislation and I want schoolchildren to be aware of its power and know how to use it. We tried teaching children the provisions of the act during the GK period, but one day when I sat in the class I found it boring, so we thought of this scheme,”
I am agreeing with what he has said above in the first sentence. I am always reluctant to seek information even though I really need it. So I am seeing this as a very good move in making the student to come out of his/her shell to ask questions. Hope many schools implements this and thereby knows about this wonderful option we have.
(I have read this in yesterday’s TOI, but I couldn’t provide the exact link for the same so that you all can read it. But you can read it through E-paper option in which select the Chennai edition -> go to the October 12th paper -> in 3rd page you can find this under the title ‘4 yrs after RTI act was passed, children get to know its power‘ )
He has done it:
I hope many of you would have read about this. The toughest examination in our country, Indian Administration is cleared by one of the person who is not gifted with hearing, who has not only cleared but also given hopes many people who has physical disability. Maniram Sharma has already cleared the exams in 2005 and 2006 but denied a seat due to his inability to hear. So he has spent Rs.7.5 lakh(many good hearts has generously given money for him) to improve his hearing by going thorugh surgical cochlear implant treatment. Due to the treatment, he can hear partially now. And he has received the letter from government to join in IAS trainings by September 3rd. You can read about him fully here. A MUST READ.
When I have read the post in the above link, I felt really bad because of the pain he has went through just after his surgery as he didn’t heard anything for almost 20 to 25 years. He was not able to distinguish voice and a noise. Thankfully a determined nature in him made him to come over that also with the help of his family members.
We can see this as a inspiration for us and also a gateway for many people who suffers from physical inability. Hope we see many Maniram’s in our society.
Images Courtesty: Behindindia.com & merinews.com