By Arshad Mohsin,
The scale of humiliating tweets, articles and derogatory social media posts by the so called degree holders questioning the veracity of the degree certificate of PM Modi is a case of generations being subverted by the ongoing Macaulayan system of education which seeks to destroy the indigenous knowledge and create a comprador class best suited to the colonial administration of the ugly past of the occupied India.
Before I put my case across, I have the following questions to those who take pride in displaying their degree certificates obtained from schools, colleges and universities although leniently run under the premiership of none other than the Prime minister himself.
1-Why do you degree holders think you are better educated than the PM of India?
2-Where did schools come from ? and for what purpose?
3-Which school did the first education minister of India M.Abul Kalam Azad go to?
4-Why didn’t the first education minister of India need to go to a school ?
5-Why do these degrees make you think you are better educated than those who didn’t have the opportunity to obtain one ?
6-What relations do degrees have with education when most of what you learn come from those who didn’t go to schools, colleges or universities?
7-What degrees do Newton, Einstein , Shakespeare, Azad, Avicenna, Vesalius, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have ?
8-What degree did the first Noble Laureate of India Mr. Rabindra Nath Tagore have?
Answers to the above questions unmasks the thuggery of the near worthless system of education and certification thereof and brings every Indian of a sound mind to think and decide what a criminal waste of time it has been to be incarcerated in those commercial buildings waiting for years together to be finally released with a piece of paper called degree which guarantees nothing but a fake sense of superiority over the PM of India.
Modi is a politician who is credited to have used more science/technology into politics than any dynastic ruler of India could have even thought of. He is political science personified. Why does he need to show a degree designed by the Britishers to enslave the scholars of India.
And then this insolent son of respected Shri Brij Kishor Lal ji who has called the hon’ble Prime minister of India “Anpadh (illiterate) & Ganwaar (manner less) is a prime example of the kind of beast the so called schools and colleges metamorphose a human being into. His alma meter A.N. College seems to have graduated him in B.A.(abusive language).
Honestly speaking PM Modi is a self-educated ,self-made man who has been learning and using his knowledge of science, arts and commerce for the betterment of the underprivileged all his life. He has connected the whole nation with a vision of development supported by the latest technology available in the world. Which university would have given him a degree for such an accomplishment and in what (run of the mill ) subject ?
Prime Minister Modi seems to have rejected the Prusso-Anglo-American K-12 model of slavery in the name of schooling and has chosen the path of rapid education and enlightenment through the ancient Indian tradition of Guru-Shishye Model which has eventually surprised his adversaries to the extent of dumbness. How could a self-educated man address a batch of world leaders in fluent English. For the so called convent educated brats it’s completely indigestible.
There are many more such surprises for the curious opposition. There are still uncountable number of arrows in PM Modi’s quiver. It’s a matter of shame for those who are criticizing the Prime Minister for not showing a piece of useless paper while he is showing millions of students of this country the path to rapid educational development. One must read his book “Exam Warriors” to understand his love for the challenges in life.
Here is another example to understand the worthlessness of degrees. Suppose you have a total electrical breakdown in your house. wires burnt, voltage destabilized, equipment shattered, machines jammed and then you suddenly remember the guy who can rescue you out of this difficult situation. The electrician who you call rolls up his sleeves and gets to work until you finally feel the cool breeze of your split AC and see the bright screen of your laptop all up and working. So the next thing you do is to ask him to show you his diploma/degree in electrical engineering , do you? Most of the people in this case will simply and thankfully pay this dexterous electrician (Shishye) who might have acquired this extra ordinary knowledge and skills from his equally talented uncle (Guru).
While no one in the world asks about the formal qualifications of George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, The Wright Brothers, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, and Mark Zuckerberg , every one simply benefits from their genius with a bow of respect.
In India however, the thankless , regimented breed to brainwashed school/college/university abecedarians rejoice insulting their benevolent leader whose dedication to education should otherwise be appreciated.
(The author is a Kuwait based Indian author who rejects the idea of formal schooling. He can be reached at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Muslim Mirror’s editorial stance.)