I have choosen to make video on this issue both because of concern and anger that is simmering in me!!.
Why isn’t government postponing entrance examination ?
They say “democracy” is “by the people, for the people”.
Majority of students are ,and have been, clamouring for the postponement of exams outrightly yet government is unmoved and insouciant towards the demands of students .
Lot of political think-tanks including Right-wing BJP intellectual, Sabramanian Swamy, has spoken in favour of postponement of exams and has written a letter to PM,Narender modi ; highlighting the plights and grievances of students- who have their lives and careers at stake because of shear pococurantism(indifference) displayed by the government.
It is a matter of life and death for students especially the droppers who have sacrificed years in this endeavor.
“Listen to what my friend has to say”
I have lot of friends who are double-droppers and had prepared fully untill pandemic came along.
corona pandemic has disrupted the lives of peope severely.
Other day, I talked to him about his preparation.
I was shocked to know that his parents had tested positive weeks ago and have been, since then, rendered quarantine in their own home. Since then, he and his big brother had to minster to them, cook the food,clean the house and what not.
But the worst part is ;When whole family again tested for corona .His report too came positive .
Who on earth is gonna study under such circumastances?
He was so depressed when I talked to him.
He has put in a lot of efforts and time into this exam.
Like others ,his work shall not go in vain.
“Is it escapism?”
And those who are saying it is an escapism, passing the bucks;
Let me tell you ; just because you are enjoying the lockdown in your safe luxurious mansions and watching the details of Corona pandemic on your high-end televisions ;
does not mean all people are bestowed with such amenities .
Just because you have not been contracted with Covid; does not mean no one is.
Atleast have empathy with those students who themselves or member of their family have tested corana positive.
How are they do gonna focus ?
“Shun the ego”
Let go this ego and delay exams for a month or so.
when ever time would be conducive for safe conduction of exams.
Or you would be held accountable for the students who would become despondent and nilihilstic and end up harming themselves.
Students are vary fragile and vulnerable during exam time. It does not take much to get ensnared into the underworld of chaos .
Those who have taken entrance exams themselves know it vary well.
Only those who have not taken such exams cant vicariously feel the anxiety that grips students.
All the erudite scholars have shown sympathy for students for they once have faced chaotic millieu of exam seasons.
Show discretion and a sense of maturity .For you are playing with the lives of students and their family.
Postponement of exams.