If God gives me life, after I finish my two year term with my new organization and train enough people to do the work I am doing now and more. I would like to take on the responsibility of creating a new UN Commission on what kind of education our children across the globe receive and a correlation between the messed up community relations and the education. We need to clean up the books where they teach hatred for others. Perhaps the developing (in civility) nations can see how well they succeed if they adopt the policies of inclusion.
It’s not only me, but all the boys and girls that came out of that period in India must have the same pluralistic attitudes towards people of other religions, regions and races. There are two of us here in Washington - my friend and myself who are a product of that education that I know of... and am sure there are millions out there and I hope some of them may contact me and let me know about it.
Education, the right education is so critical. Seriously, I would like to hear from you if your primary and middle school education has shaped you? If you are a Hindu, have you read good literature on Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism and others? And if you are Muslim, Jain, Christian.... what have you formally learned in school? Please share.
If you are prejudiced toward the others, was that your raising? What are you doing to raise your kids? Are you subtly injecting hatred in them for others and messing up their lives?
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Interestingly though, in June, more than 42, 000 state government schools received free copies of textbooks written by Dina Nath Batra taught as reference literature, with titles like ‘Indianisation of Education (Shikhan nu Bhartiyakaran)’ and ‘Brilliant India’. In case you missed it, Batra, founder of the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, was in the news earlier this year for his agitation against Indologist Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’ resulting in Penguin Books India actually withdrawing from sale and pulping all existing copies, much to the dismay of people who actually care about forced censorhip.
VII. A donkey is like a housewife… It has to toil all day, and, like her, may even have to give up food and water. In fact, the donkey is a shade better… for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents’ home, you’ll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master.
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