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iU Gurukul: Yes A New Option!!!
Inspiring lines of poetry by Dr Trilok Kumar Jain. In the direct words of Dr Trilok Kumar Jain, who is currently the director for ecosystem for innovations and entrepreneurship at Suresh Gyan Vihar University.
Have Teachers disappeared?
Has learning converted into political training?
Are students interested in only ideologies?
Institutions have converted to political asylums
Greatness has lost its meanings
You call them institutions, I doubt their relevance
Has the purpose of education changed?
Have the ideals of a great society changed?
Have the virtues of respect and reverence abandoned?
Chancellors are hooted and teachers threshed
Gherao and oppositions are the new skills mastered
You call these students, I doubt their credentials
Are the protestors the new heroes?
Are rowdy leaders hijacking institutions?
Is it important to venerate law-breakers?
Are we not glorifying law breakers?
Speak out the bitter truth about their role
You call it democracy; I doubt its contribution
Why do you call them institutions?
Do they have morals of asking for pay-scale revisions?
Feeding on government money and working against it
So called great institutions are no longer institutions
If you call these buildings an institution
I doubt your understanding of institution
Is it justifiable to burn public property?
Is it justifiable to call for a Bandh?
No understanding – yet shouting in protests
If you support these protestors
If you call them students, I doubt your intentions
We had great champions of learning
We had those who sacrificed their own life
Dadhichi, the great saint who offered his own bones
And today we have self-proclaimed champions
Who call themselves the ambassadors of wisdom
Throwing stones in the name of democracy, I doubt this education
We had great systems of debates and dialogues
Systems of dissent and discussions
Time passed by – and today we have Andolans
Great institutions have become greater political centres
Politicians thrive through these buildings
Giving shelter to some political activists, I doubt these institutions
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What an education it was
Great sanskars that was
We had real Students
Teachers took the best out of these students
Time passed and today we have hooligans
Those who boycott their own teachers
Shouting at the national leaders, I doubt these students
We need the ancient Gurukuls in new online version
We need the age-old systems of learning
For the survival of the greatest civilization
We are the youngest and oldest civilization
Having the best social innovators to follow
We need the curious learners to act and pro-act
Lets kindle a series of inspiration unlimited initiatives
Lets give the world a ray of hope for positivism
Lets welcome the new phase of online institution
Create a society of positive actions, I support your initiative
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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 11th February 2020.