“Education is among the fields that observes maximum number of innovative ideas from across the world. We must welcome these ideas,” said Dr Indramani Tripathi, Municipal Commissioner, Lucknow and CEO, Lucknow Smart City Limited.
He was sharing views during the 10 th School Leadership Summit Lucknow. During his speech, he explained the objective of education. According to him, “Objective of education is depicted in our ‘Vedas’ very well. It is a mean to become free from unemployability, illiteracy, and social misbelieves. Education should also bring to human life rather than making it more depressing. Getting a good job or earning good money is not the objective of education.
Dr Tripathi showed his concerns about education becoming more a business today. He described the adverse effects educations sectors’ stakeholders may face due to it. He said, “Education is more becoming a business nowadays and it is creating a gap in the society. It seems to me that after sometime we will witness discrimination between poor and rich people as the earlier ones will not be able to afford the costly education.”
“It is very important to bridge the social divide in terms of education. Lack of education among economically weaker section of the society is causing these children to be criminal. We must provide education to every child of economically weaker section to nurture their talent and provide equal opportunities of growth,” he further said.
Explaining about the side effects of continuously increasing social divide among children, Dr Tripathi stated, “If the same goes on, the day is not far that one day children will start hating each other just because one is studying in a good school while the other one can’t afford the same.”
Describing about the responsibility of teachers, Dr Tripathi said, “Though we have more qualified teachers nowadays but the standard of education has degraded. Earlier teachers love imparting knowledge but nowadays, teachers are so frustrated due to various reasons that they are not focusing on their students.”
Sharing his views on growing use technology, Dr Tripathi said, “It is good to see that Indian education system is adopting the technology at a very good rate. It is helping the education sector to be at par with the global standards. But at the same time, we must not do away with our traditional ways of teaching as it was skill-based.”
“Our traditional ways of teaching helped students to learn life skills which help them to live thei life and overcome challenges. This kind of education will help them not to surrender against failures rather it will encourage them to their knowledge on the other platforms as well,” he added.
Dr Tripathi also explained that how education can help in living a good life. He said, “People are becoming frustrated and committing suicide just because they are not able to achieve what they want to. Education should guide them the ways to handle these kind of situation and also let them know that a failures is not the end of life. There are several other ways to become successful.”