Allow me to redress my objective about the headline above. The pre-election processes like canvassing for votes do not make sense. But yes, it is all about politics, and eliciting, pragmatic politics. Sifting its transcending effect, we come to terms with its deploring and downtrodden policies that have never been kept at bay. After subsuming the political environment, it has made deep inroads into the educational scenario. Yes friends, a parochial and genocidal system has struck a discordant note in our society and has left no stone unturned in evoking ambivalent and aggressive feelings all over.
With the advent of developmental means for better conditions and proper proportions of education, a renewed aura has ushered in. Institutions, both government and private, have been strongly gentrified. College elections and leaders selections today represent nothing less than the mini models of political parties and groups, provoked by the meteoric thought of augment. But alas, how can we assure ourselves that our mild views and modern notions would not create a boomerang??? And we find our answers banging back at us, the worst fears have materialized. Students ranging from tender intermediate ones to matured doctorate achievers are found to be plunging into the ocean of politics, endearing its wild smacks. At a bearing time when their only focus should have been that of deciding and demonstrating career options, they are derailed and distracted by the penchant pelf and perks of politics.
How about coming to terms with the aftermath?? A student, pleading anonymity eagerly vents out, when asked as to why the spectrum has changed ever since,” Charity begins at home; students exemplify the culture of their background.” So are the colleges to bear the grunt of the so called modernized backings?? “Why, what less would one expect to do when even the teachers and lecturers are driven away from the scene, the principal absconds and the director locks himself in his room?” She lowers her voice,” They are threatened to be dealt severely with, lest they expose the students’ guile intentions.’ So how do we view the bloodshed?? And what extensions of mortal Morales to be bracketed? A student grieves over the fact that their annual function, day 6, was intervened by local blackbodies, who rampaged the grounds to succor one of the contesting companions in college. “Exigency,” she adds,” was called upon and the situation was too vexing to be put to rest.” Another incident that shocked the city was the invitation given to local powers, by the girls of a women’s college, before the votes counting process. Is that all?? No, many such cases have been gulfed off from the limelight, either by political influence or conscious staff members.
It is far from being denied, mentored by students who answer in unison,” Clandestine connections between students, politicians, police and criminals have squirmed the routine, tantalizing the tinderbox state of the handicapped law system. Some blame the westernized shows and scenes that ignite violent passions and exude quelled emotions in an illicit manner. Parents from alluring walks of life, beset their wards with pelf and perks, privileges and protection, nescient of the fact that they are abused and misused, to be in the news. Their children spawn their leader interests and satisfy their instincts by the means provided. Jockeying for position and rocking all the way, they never hesitate to turn down all barriers and obstacles.
So how are we to bid adieu to the scurry?? Are we just to wash our hands off the trauma and bequeath the problem?? Or should we orchestrate penurious steps to bring about an awakening!! It is understandable that no general explanation would go any near to account for the nebulous drift. Neither our constitution entertains enough power to the force, nor is the duty properly executed by the bodies. Corruption is vividly deep rooted, dragging up India to position 10 in the most corrupted list. Criminals hold upon the Achilles’ Heels of the state and achieve their coveted ends, threatening and plundering people. Ministers cling on to their positions, delving deep and befriending criminals to the hilt. The enigmatic question that have been squirmed and shirked since long is about the students fitting right into the matrix of politics. In the wake of inclined bureaucracy, they can only be expected to bite the bullet and consciously brave the rain, after perceiving the deep waters they are in. A time as such is wished sincerely by some well wishers, when our youngsters grow up to take the reins of the nation, rising above all odds and oddities and leaving the world reeling under their impact.