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Education, exceptions and limitations

Sometimes and somewhere, there are few special ones in this part of the planet, who are willing to go for poverty and want to see how it can be and all these had been done by few special ones. There is always the danger lurking here and there, when the poverty is being taken as the all round distinction and that could sense the most dangerous signs and all these should not be taken aback from it. In my childhood there were many government schools, then it was for poor as well as for rich persons, but after 20 years the whole scene had undergone sea-change, now it seems that the government schools only meant for poor and the rich person goes for private schools.

In government schools as it was evident from it, there the problems were plenty, lesser number studies, the standard if education was below acceptance level. This was the sole reason to decide when parents had gone for English medium schools, the private funded schools. There are some schools, where one could find good education and they were government schools like Is pat High School, Tensa, where one could find better education than that of so called private funded schools.

There one could find the real dedication and the zeal to study hard and with this the entire fundamental of subjects that need to be renewed from time to time had to be done with equal concise and mind, that were above heart and expression. Parents those who wanted to spend more money for their children education also been critical to government schools. There was one incident, when, the maids working at home used to attend these schools with a interval of 15 days, and they solely wanted to join this as they wanted to reach to the class tenth and with it they could get the free bicycle, that was government giving to lady students for the rewards they reached into class 10th.

Why this could be the exception as here, the motive was not to study but to get the bicycle. So, what it ought to do it more was that , here material possession went overboard from studies and that worried me a lot as the admirer of education. Here, the maid went into school and there the teacher knew that she had been doing the works of maid and for this, her work at school was to clean the class and the garden.

If any festive occasion then she had to clean the entire school arena and what it worries more was that even that maid could not understand this and with it, the entire process of study was being repeatedly not taken into consideration. Here the entire culprits were everyone, and each person had been as the custodian of education misusing it. With attached meal system, more and more poor girls were now related to education as with it they could have decent meals and also with it they could have the stipulated dresses for themselves as per governmental laws and it was all good here, but the problem was there when the girl instead of full time study works and earn money and also the teacher by seeing her precedents trying to indulge her the same work as per the example above.

One more aspect of education was that it was being too much commercialized to its fullest extent and these should not be there at all. With these segmentation , what was happening the private schools were raising the finance levels of all these and in this manner the poor could not afford to study there and this had been the real bone of contention for all of us and due to advent of all these schools , the standard of education at governmental schools had been sharply on declining mode and for this, only poor had been studying there and mostly the study quality had not been great and the schools need more improvement. Now, the English medium schools had been increasing their course fees for annum as this seemed to be more and more not realistic to me as their fees and the entire sum that was to be received could not be justified of so much hike in fees.

Could this be an opportunities for government schools as with ever increasing fees of students per annum, it seemed that some short creamy layers in rich class could afford such an education and with it , more and more person would be reaching towards governmental schools and would expect these schools to perform better. As famous Odia poet Kalindi Charanna Pannigrahi said, in his Byarth Geeti , what is happy that has been seen in the eyes , is deep cry within , the laughs had been filled with crying and that had been trying to hide from it , all these had been bear by mother earth , but still it did not say anything whatsoever. It was saying life and vitality time is only for seconds if you consider along the line of universe, it is time to dance with joy and time to fill your life with many happiness.

Was the money only the deterrent to see the quality of education , I think it was not , as there were some government schools where you could find many great schools where brilliant students had been rising from no where. There was one instance of it when I was there at Sundergarh BS High School, this school was named after the kind of Sundergarh and it was a big school with plenty of students and the study matters most here. There was a student, who was very poor and in his home, there is no electricity connectivity and also he used to seat below traffic light and there he used to study through out the night and he was a first class student and also he had no convenience at home but with his dedication and zeal to study he had converted the opportunity into a game changer appetite, he continues to grow and now he was a doctor.

Whenever I saw him , he came with a broad smile , one day while I was going through government hospital he was standing there and shouted my name , I stopped there , and then came to meet him , he was very happy to see me and also we both talked each other, I found that the sense of soils which he was presenting earlier times had been same here , he was not above broad , he stills appreciates his earlier life and the continuance of struggle he had been with so all these had been the great sense of satisfaction for him and I could know from him all these facts of life and the zeal to success and that denoted the arrival of all these fascinating attractions that was there always.

What I wanted to write here was the to improve the education , it should be the work for all , not for some specific persons , as it should be seen that all these should not go to individuals as with this the specific forms of actions and its related inaction could not be there, and in order to find it in more specific and understandable manner one had to find the way out with it and how could all these be equally acceptable to the point of view of action oriented attributes all these should go in one such manner that the point of in action could not be any such blockages to find out the possible minimalism victory. The moment of glory could not be certain as with the case of one more real time example I could sense here.

One should not see and observe the education as the sole profit motive entity, as this could ruin the entire spectrum of it and for this it was always advisable to make it most of it as with this the entire spectrum of education would be more realistic with rich and the poor reading at the same place and at the same time simultaneously. This example from one such hit serial from Star Plus where one married lady wanted t study more but due to resistance of other ladies, she was yet to fulfill her potential but with due course of time her husband supporting her to study more and more and in this manner it did feel that, education importance was being fielded here and this could led to a really wonderful treatment of satisfaction with it. Why it was being felt by her husband was that while he was in a cooking competition in a foreign land his wife saved her , from embarrassing and also the corrupt practices ,even though was number one but trued to make him out of competition .

Then, he knew the importance of competition and with it realized how his wife saved him from embarrassing situations. The significance of education had been great and the way it could impact on your way of life had been tremendous. There is the certain age when one person could read and write and for this it was always been a good ideas to study first and then after completing these studies you could start refresh all your works as it is a true fact that , you could do start work at whatever age at certain age but it also a true part and parcel of life was that once the age of education was over then it would be a great difficulty for you to start refresh.

Picking up the pieces after Cyclone Fani

In the previous article I detailed about hardships of Cyclone Fani. After 20 days and after counting of general election at India as well as assembly election we do find that the process of getting relief materials is accelerated. This is a soothing news considering Cyclone Fani comes in the wake of time when there is election and no government can actively help due to restrictions from election commission of India.

Man proposes but God disposes:


At last the process of general election ends and after the counting on May 23, 2019 we came across that government is active again. In Odisha, the ruling BJD party comes with mammoth majority and in India Modi government came with triple hundred of seats. In Odisha BJP goes up in parliament seat from one to eight and in assembly election BJP becomes major opposition party removing and pacing Congress to miserably third position.

Relief after Cyclone Fani:

Throughout Odisha, the ruling party BJD comes back again in assembly election. At Puri the five time MLA, the stubborn leader of BJD, Maheswar Mohanty surprisingly lost to BJP. This means we do feel that the releif will stayed out of our locality as the result of it. Suddenly, one big fellow with a small motor cycle reached and told daddy to reach to Dutt Totha where the counting of releif to the persons who have no ration card is undergoing.


Daddy and the neighbour person went to Dutt Totha and there they submitted their Adhar card and and the numbers of members in the family and their Adhar numbers. In this way, the importance attached with Adhaar card comes into lime light. This means that within shortest possible of time, we will r I can receive payment of 2000 anf 50 kg of rice as per releif related with Cyclone Fani.


After some days three persons from government came and they came with camera and they ask for Adhaar card and they write down the Adhaar number, then they ask for what are the deastruction casued due to advent of Cyclone Fani, they took the screenshot with the camera and then they ask for cold water and then they went away. This means that in the times to come perhaps the major releif in terms of monetary help for reconstructions of destruction caused due to excessive super cyclone Fani.


This means that the process of aid and investments from governments is slowly, reaching to us and even after toiling hard for last 20 days we are slowly getting major helps from government and this makes the process of releif are reaching to us and this makes us feeling nice and good. In the mean time, we see how the electric wire circulated from one side to other and reaching to ours electric pole.


The prospects of coming up electric lights slowly at the increase, electric persons told us that light will come at night of 24th May 2019 and at exactly 7.40 pm light came and it came after almost 21 days of cyclone Fani. During these difficult times, for the first time in my life time I stayed for almost 21 days without lights and it increases as first the light connection come nearer to ours area but ours locality does not have light connection.


I can remember when I was four to five years old, daddy’s posting was at Nayagarh, State Bank of India as Cash Officer and there after rain light will cut for two to three days. In the days at Udala Mayurbhanj, there in the week days there used to be cyclone with rain and the power cut will have for almost two to three days in the long run. During that time the electric connections comes up from Khunta few kilometers from udala and it is at the similar distance from Mayurbhanj and this means that in this time at Puri town where for almost 21 days we were at the state of no electricity.

Necessity is the mother of invention:


So, for me it is a record or sort but this record I musr wish to forget indeed. Thankfully, the electric connectivity came and it came with higher voltages as the other connection from ours poles are cut and for this entire phase connectivity comes to ours home and it destroys some balls and one ceiling fan of ours.


In the mean time, installation of tubewell completed. It took almost three days to complete. Now, with the availability of alternative water source, the tension of light not there is almost not there, as for every house hold there must convenient for second water sources other than water motors as water motors runs when there is electricity.


A tubewell which can run without electricity, is a must for every house hold as it can provide water when there is no electricity. At home one must prepare for availability of water through sources other than one. Similarity the presence of alternative water sources such as that of inverter or generator is a must as it can provide releif from power cut or power failures for the shorter durations.


Alternatives to electricity and water in the house hold is a must as it can provide convenience for users in the times of distess. One cannot anticipate, when will natural disaster will come and in what way it will come and what amount and scope of destruction will there at the presence of people. If there is earthquake then even the presence of dual water presence such as tubewell as well as that of water motor connectivity, can face destruction in these times.

Man proposes and God disposes. We cannot feel the safe in the presence of natural calamities. We can make only the conveniences, but we cannot predict what are the safest route and convenient process but still we can try hard to maintain the process of safe practices, but still we can move towards the process of absolute relief which is a myth indeed but we can try to safer and move towards absolute, safe heaven is a myth indeed.

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