Help the poor by improving govt schools

As per a report (May 29), an NGO, Social Jurists of Delhi, constituted a task Force called Right To Education Task Force and inspected many government schools and submitted a report to the Delhi High Court. Based on the report, action follows a shocking development that three principals along with nine staff members, including three school assistants, were suspended for their failure to ensure basic facilities and hygiene in their respective schools. 

Such NGOs are required throughout India if social justice and good education is to be spread to underprivileged and not reservation. Hence to improve the quality of life of underprivileged persons of all castes what is essentially required is good schools with dedicated teachers and not reservation.  Reservation is only to hoodwink ignorant people and get votes.

B. S. Ganesh, Bangalore

Neglected rural India

I am really sorry to say India is the largest hypocrysy instead of the world’s largest democracy. Is it a democracy in which even the generations of so many bigwigs like Ram Bilas Paswan and the late Babu Jagjiwan Ram enjoy the fruit of reservation.

I know so many people in India who belong to the so-called classes covered under reservations who are in the high profile administrative jobs and a few retired as senior administrative officers.  Does anybody bother about so many general category people living in rural India who are not able to give their children sometimes even a single meal  a day?

   R.S. MAHL, Amritsar

Redefine success

Indians have always believed in hero worship and icons. They always want a Sachin or Sania. There is a problem now—many heroes and youth icons are getting exposed for achieving success through dubious mantras. So, it is time we redefined success to educate our blind hero-worshippers.

Most of the people today measure the success of a person by the height of the career ladder one has climbed or the wealth one has amassed. I feel the success in life is more than materialistic achievements or the position you have reached in life (that may be by hook or crook).  It is how good a human being you are and what has been your contribution to make this world a more beautiful place.

We fail to recognise such people as we are too blinded by materialistic success or outwardly fame. A good human being is more important than a successful human being.

Means are more important than ends. At least, today’s youth should build this ethos so that they become men/women of substance.

Colonel R D SINGH, Jammu

Wasteful expenditure

Roads in Solan were dug up two years back to lay sewer pipes. But not a single household has been connected to the system so far. Nor is anyone in a position to say as to when the sewer will become operational.

Lakhs lie buried while the municipality does not have funds to pay its employees! Should not the funds thus wasted be recovered from the councillors who voted for the expenditure? Accountability demands just that.

The dug-up roads had to wait for two years for the repairs; and now that the repairs are under way, the specifications do not match the traffic rush. Will someone set the matter right before the damage is done?

DR. L.R. SHARMA, Solan

President is right

President Abdul Kalam has rightly decided to return the Office of Profit Bill to Parliament. It is a very wise decision of the President because the provision to make laws must not be according to the convenience of the leaders. The main problem with the Bill was with regard to its enforcement from a back date.                                                                         


Ex-servicemen’s plight

This is with reference to the article published on May 30, Hill state taking good care of serving and retired soldiers. This is not true. There are more than 3000 ex-servicemen registered in ex-servicemen’s selection cell in Hamirpur, but no job has been provided to them.

During the last three years, no appointment was made in the education sector benefiting ex-servicemen. The government should provide a 15 per cent quota in all kinds of jobs to ex-servicemen.

Two years back, interviews were conducted for the selection of JBT teachers but the course was not started till date despite the clearance from the Supereme Court in February 2006.

Further, my name was registered in the Hamirpur Cell in 2000 but till today I have not received any call letter from the cell. So, I request the HP Government to give proper attention to the welfare and the reemployment of ex-servicemen in various fields as it was done previously. And also start the JBT course, which has been held up for the last two years.

Mangal Singh Jaryal, Badhela


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