Appeal parents, students to express themselves against disruption in education
Srinagar, Apr 25: Feeling disturbed at the frequent closure of Educational institutions in few districts of Kashmir Valley, PDP Vice President Mohammad Sartaj Madni has said that such a situation if allowed to continue will render us shallow and we will be committing a sin which claims no pardon.
He said education is not about a career alone, it is essence of human race, a cognition and consciousness, the virtues which provide the purpose to live as a cultured and civilized community or nation. This is a trust every race owes it to posterity.
Madni said the whole concept of life looses meaning if education is undermined or ignored. The beauty of life lies in making it splendid through pursuit of knowledge and learning and to cause or remain ignorant is a vice against very existence.
Madni said as a proud and responsible cultural entity we have been known as heritors of decent behavior and lovers of education. Our children as such have a right to grow, to live upto their reputation and avail best of the opportunities for harmonious development. I, as a parent, wish there is no distraction in achieving this goal through smooth and uninterrupted learning process. Unfortunately, at present, we see contrary is happening. He said it is shocking to be a witness to loss of precious days of personality building and peaceful orientation. Our heads bow in repentance and many parents like me should be suffering from anxiety. Let us not express helplessness as loss of education is not reparable, he added.
Madni said it is humane that any family gets hope and joy at the birth of a child. His or her step from parent’s lap to the school corridors doubles this feeling. Alas, it is like a garden perishing if this feeling vanishes in an undesirable activity or is marred by violence and street protests, even for valid reason. Such an experience is dreaded and horrendous for anyone even for one doesn’t have a child to nourish. In this kind of a scenario nothing but haunting memories are left behind which give pain and remorse. He said for a parent there can be no big a trauma than seeing the movements of joy and learning blowing into smoke or anger or wasted in callousness. Who can compensate the accruing loss? And who will ever consciously contribute to such a waste? Madni asks ruing at the silence of conscientious over this sordid story of persisting protests spoiling race and a future.
Madni said it is unfortunate that instability has perpetuated in the state which has been claiming a huge cost in terms of lives and property. But the loss of time to learn and grow is something which renders us bereft of strength to survive and turns us devoid of knowledge and skill. It is not our destiny to remain ignorant, for whatever the circumstances.
Madni said people of the state have been groaning under adversities yet the collective conscience has never failed in its duty to disallow deterioration beyond repairs. That is how our young boys and girls have kept pace with the times to preserve the reputation of a morally strong society with a distinct ethos. We should not become insensitive to this tradition. He said once the signs of this responsible behavior starts disappearing we will loose the strength to sustain and will have no valuable dream to cherish. He said it is our ardent desire that situation does not reach that pass.
Madni made a fervent appeal to parents, the grown up students and to the community leaders to rise to the occasion and express themselves against the disruption in education. He said it is need of the hour that teaching community joins vocally in the effort to keep the academic centres functional so that learning process is not hampered to pave way for anarchy and a fruitless existence. (KNS)