Mangalore: Macaulay System of Education should be Abandoned - Kageri


Mangalore: Macaulay System of Education should be Abandoned - Kageri

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (TU)

Mangalore, Sep 10: State primary and secondary education minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri on Wednesday September 10 said that the prevailing Lord Macaulay's education system in India should be abandoned.

He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating one-day seminar for teachers at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium here organized by Ramakrishna Math, Mangaladevi.

Kageri said that the present education system is responsible to the chaos in the society and it can be contained only through old education system prevailed in the country in the pre-Independent era. He added, "Parents should send their children to the value-based education implemented schools instead of sending to branded schools. Etiquette is more important factor along with education."

 

 

 

 

Asking teachers to impart the values and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhamsa to the children, he said that teachers are the assets of the nation who mould future citizens of the county.

Praising the activities of the Ramakrishna Math, minister asked the Math to work more to collect vox-populi related to value-based education to make the government to implement it easily. He also asked the DDPI C Chame Gowda to send the resolutions taken by the teachers in the three-day seminar.

Chame Gowda welcomed the gathering. MLA N Yogish Bhat, Swami Purnakamandji were also present. Dr Gururaj Karajgi, director, Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore delivered a lecture on 'Challenges of a teacher in 21st Century.'

  

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  • Roland D'Souza, US

    Sat, Sep 13 2008

    People are surprised a BJP politician practices the politics of sour grapes. Kageri message will have takers in India as long as most Indians do not have access to a good education.

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  • Vijay Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 13 2008

    You are right. But I wonder if we can produce politicians with any ethics. Politicians without any ethics is the major problem not only in India but the whole world. Moral education really is a good idea.

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  • Jemy, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    Just hip-hop into village schools run by the Government and see for yourselves the pathetic conditions for our rural children. Imagine classes being conducted without teachers. Mr Minister, don't duck the real issues facing the education of our children.

    You are unworthy of even uttering the name of a great person like Swami Vivekananda.Is the CM tracking the actions of this self styled educational avtar! Or silently he too concurs.

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  • sonia, manglore

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    This is like - Mangana ( monekys ) Kai yalli Manikya

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  • lawrence, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    We really need value based education. Almost all the schools give the value based education. But our bad luck,some people forget those values when they come out of schools. Kegeri should be made the principal to a school to be opened just for the trouble shooters, unemployed.

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    Mr.Khageri,have you heard a phrase that says"Donkey praises its' own tail". You have a nerve to talk about Etiquette. Teach that to your fellow BJP members and affiliates such as Bajarangis,VHP and rest of saffron clad. We know how to behave in society and every person is equal to each other as human. We do not organize Vandalism,City bundhs,killing of others in the name of Religion,burning or demolishing houses of worships. We attended branded schools and were taught to respect to other Humans and Nature.

    You are minister of Karnataka state which promotes that all signs and banners should be in Kannada. Did you realize that the banners surrounded YOU are written in English. Oh Mr. Yeddy,you have appointed Physician to Law and order post, and less Educated person to High Knowledge Education Minister post. What a bungle up in 100 days.

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  • bharath shetty , Kateel -USA

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    Existing education system working fine. But we need to add 1 compuslory additional subject from 1st standard to College. The subject should be related to "Ethics, Patriotism, Corruption, Respect, Indian Values". This way in next generation we can try to root out some of the issues we are facing today

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  • Walter, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    Please all the minority schools do organise a signature campaign and send a memorandum to the Governor of the State and to the president of India. These politicians have their children in branded schools,some of them studying abroad.

    They do not want others to come up in lives, so take them back to stone age in the name of the religion and rule over them. Misleading the masses. I pity the people keeping their mouths shut.

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  • FLAVIAN DSOUZA, BANAGLORE

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    Great idea!!! dont know from where they come from . Mr MINISTER please focus on getting educated first and then change the education system. Regards, Flavian

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  • Roland,

    Fri, Sep 12 2008

    I think we must send our comments in kannada rather than hindi for the minister to understand.

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  • Naveen Lobo, Shankerpura

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    As Ms.Shanti, Mangalore/Andheri said, I request Daiji.com to forward all these comments to Kageri. He dont know what he is talking..

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  • Ms.Shanti, Mangalore/Andheri

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Dhuniya Aage jaa..Rahi hai, Magar Kageri Piche Ja..ra ha..hai. All comments worth but I request Daiji.com Please forward all these comments to KAGERI. Let him read and understand what people think about him and his speech.

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  • Valerian, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Did anyone from audience ask Minister where did he was educated (if at all he attended the school ?) or his family members or patiently listened to the Minister and just big applause for his utterance ?

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  • Oswald dmello, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Please observe the banner and also the mike stand Mr.KAGE speaks in the photos is written in ENGLISH.

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  • Oswald Dmello, Bolar, Abu-dhabi

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    LORD MACAULAY'S ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT 2 FEBRUARY, 1835 "I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation."

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore/ Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Mr. Ka.. Ka... Ka.. Geri "Parents should send their children to the value-based education implemented schools instead of sending to branded schools. Etiquette is more important factor along with education." you know what you are talking are there branded schools....... and if any why you politician's children study in that, Go to a village school where there is no brand, you only know to make ka...ka...ka first study bow..bow...bow then next ka...ka...ka... geri

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  • Rihab , udupi

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Hey KAGE...ri (craw craw) did you pass your SSLC exam,,,?

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  • Joel Rebello, mangalore,dubai

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Mr Minister if you get time just read the comments in Daiji.Its sure you u will resign from your seat and will accept Sanyas...

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  • Jerry Moras, Canada

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    I think ministers or politicians should not preach BJP agenda in the schools. Teachers precious time is wasted and even school children become followers of fanatic people. Why schools have turned to BJP, RSS ashrama ???

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  • sylvester, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Mr Kage you are not fit to be a minister at all. You better start an ashram

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  • Abdul Sathar Uchil, Mangalore-Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Excellent comments from Mr. Dalmaida. BJP interested in modernizing Islamic Religious schools (During tenure of BJP in centre), but transforming modern education system to the Cave age!?. Now every citizen knows that how BJP executing its hidden agenda line by line.

    Nowadays polarizing society by dividing them on religious basis become a tool to gain power. This is not a healthy development a country like us which is garden of many religions, cast, creed, language etc. Let us pray to save our beloved country from fascist rulers.

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  • Henry Vas, Mangalore/ New York

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    It is said "patrtial knowledge is always a danger". This is the first time I am reading the comments(Daijiworld) without a positive note. After reading these comments if I were in Mr.Kageri's place, I would have committed suicide.I must blame not you Mr Kageri but the ONE who appointed you as the education minister.Next time you may not get chance to speak but if you get think twice.ok

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  • Vinualpa, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Mr.kageri how did you get voted for a seat as MLA is it by doing some exemplary work or by inciting people with communal hatred. If this is your agenda we very well know in which direction you are heading. If you consult with your peers you will know if you dig a hole to trap an elephant you will yourself one day get stuck in it.

    Dont you realise you are polorizing the society. Parties like the BJP should be banned from politics - they can remain in the sidelines but not on a administrative level. This could lead to a domino effect god knows where it will stop.

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  • Krip Punja, Los Angeles,USA

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Back to fundamentals, folks. What is the role of a minister? Should he or she impose ideology or is his or her role to better run the institutions. I think it is more the latter. However, if the system is fundamentally flawed, they are empowered more than the bureaucrats to fix the system. The last time I checked, the Indian education system is the envy of the world - it is cheap and it is generally good. If this were not the case, we would not have highly successful professionals in the most advanced nations, nor would we be attracting so many outsourced, high quality jobs requiring the products of our educational system.

    So, as far as the quality related to the material aspects of education is concerned, we are doing fine. I think the good minister is rising above it all and commenting on the system with more of a philosophical and spiritual standpoint, stating that the western model of education in our country is at cross purposes with the the system that predated the British where it was more character building and proposed loftier goals of an educated individual. I would suggest that parents are in the best position to decide what is the best form of education for their children.

    We are a unique country where all forms of education are available - be it along the lines of what was proposed by His Holiness Swami Vivekananda or private institutions based on the western model - such as those run by the convents or even those run by the Islamic institutions. The minister has no business proposing anything as drastic and fundamentally changing the system without debate or just cause. I would suggest that we have our choices, even he cannot change that and as far as our discussions via these blogs are concerned, may I suggest less cursing and more substance is the way - after all let us show that we are the well educated products of the system we so enthusiatically defend!

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  • Vijay Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 11 2008

    Whatever is happening in Karnataka is not a surprise to me. One has to expect all these once we bring a party like BJP to power. Next best thing we can do is show them the door forever. I think we need to send the minister back to school.

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  • bhaskar, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Good job Valerian Dalmaida and others in explaing the relevant details to the concenred minister.This is what happens if you give position to a wrong person, he doesn't know what he is talking, he is going backwards while the world is going forward.

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  • Marian D'Souza, Mangalore Falnir

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Saffronisation of Education has already begun in full swing and in the coming days we will have to see many such lectures promotiong and implementing the hidden agenda of the BJP and Sangh Parivar.

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  • Mable Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Wearing white clothes cannot turn a crow into sparrow. Crow is crow. Communal bole, kauwa kaate!!!!!!!!

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Idu KAAGE-ree!(CROW) threatens others by its rough voice and swallows garbage. Shame on you Mr.Education Minister!!! you worth only these few lines.

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  • Simon Lasrado, Sullia/Bengaluru

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Hey Kageri swalpa muchkoltheeya(bayanna).Neenu BJP govt nalli nalayakku manthri!!ka..ka..ka...ka....geri!!

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  • Dr Richard, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Kageri, you are not fit to speak on education. You better preach to your RSS people. How can a saffronised man become an education minister? First apologise to the Christians for threatening. Then speak on education. Other wise you have no moral authority to continue to be in politics, much less to represent "people". You can represent vhp & bajrang dal but not people.

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  • sameer, Mangalore/KSA

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Nice comment from Mr.Valerian Dalmaida and others. God only can save Karnataka now!!!!!!!

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves , Bannur Puttur/Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Selfishness, greed, zealous and vengence reflects in his face itself rather than good manners, good morals and etiquite. Unfit education minister. Put all his words in Thomba (garbage).

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  • Sequeira, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Mr. kageri to which school did you send your children, is it to the school where in the Maculay System was there or to the ashrams as in pre-independence era. You guys want to enjoy all the previlage at the cost of the public fund and when it comes to the ordinary public you send wrong signals. I still cant understand on one side the education minister says that the system shold be abolished on the ohter side the CM belonging to the same party says that the govt. is gonna give more and more importance to the IT/BT sector if this is the case who's gonna work in IT/BT sectors after say about 20years as everyone will be educated in the pre-independence era syllabus. Will the outsiders come to work in India or will tere industries will be abolished ?

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  • KHADHAR, uppinangadi/Doha

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    "Asking teachers to impart the values and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhamsa to the children, he said that teachers are the assets of the nation who mould future citizens of the county" KAGERI SIR, PLEASE OPEN BJP SCHOOL TO TEACH THEIR PHILOSOPHY.....

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  • Felix Lasrado, Omzoor

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Dear Mr. Kageri, you should have something to give to these teachers. By luck, you are the minister. But this field is not suitable for you. We must not look for pre-independence education system. This is 21st century. We must advance and look forward, Don't look backward. teachers ?

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  • Simon, Mangalore / Dhahran

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Good job Valerian Dalmaida and others in explaing the relevant details to the concenred minister. What a mess we ourselevs are at this point in 21st century. The goverment is trying to advocate for changes to please a small section of his party and voting population.

    I am sure if the concerned minister understands the mess that he is creating or suggesting to people to implement the changes. Karnataka at state level has acheived a distiction all over the world as sucessful in implementing IT Revolution. this is primarly due to the current education system that we have and benefitted several millions of people who went through this educational system since independence. Here we are, Goverment is suggesting to go back pre-independence years to erase achivements and success in our education system. Looks like we all may need to do a letter writing campaign to the minister and his boss, the chief minsiter along with our DK in-charge minister. Can someone provide us mailing address for these minsters.

    Each one of us will explain our frustations and outline posible consequences from these type of statements and suggetsed changes by the minster.

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  • Walter Pereira, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    If someone makes Mr.Kageri to solve LKG syllabus papers, I am sure that he will draw 0 out of 100.sadly, this is the state of affairs in India. An education minister with an IQ of a 3 year old is not even fit to be a peon.

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  • Juliana Machado, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Dear Mr. Kageri, today is a working day for the teachers. Why you called them to hear your statement. You should have telecast (on TV). Are you not wasting one more day of the school children & teachers ?

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  • Heri Fernandes, Mangalore/UK

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Ondu eradu..balele eradu, Mooru naku anna aaku..Aidu aaru...thus goes the song dear Mr.Kageri and thats the right one for you. Come on raja, get the bag ready and step out for LKg. And munna if you do that you know I will buy pepper mint for you..Pls raja this education minister's berth is no good for you...

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  • justin, mangalore/australia

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Hello Minister, How far u have studied? If u have some education why did you didnt go to old style school and your parents did nt sent you to those school. Minister,  you are in your position because of the schools and same education system.Forget about abandeing the education system, it is better you resign and start a old style school and want to see how many students you get. Dick head Minister with out brain we are in 21 st century and our education system is far better then some of the foriegn countrys. The land i am in Australia right now adopting to indian and chinese style of education as India ranks far ahead in education(no6th if i am not wrong and australia 29th) and this Minister wants karnataka s education system like Bihar. Minister sesign and give your talk- justin- australia-

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  • Praveen Lobo, Kasaragod, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Education minister, you should lead us with your value based words. Please don't be narrow minded. Your words sound as you want to jump for a sudden change, having no plans.It seems that you are a wrong person to this position. You should know that you have the responsibility of the people and their generations of Karnataka. If you are wrong, you will lead all of us to the same path. You should clarify how the present education system is responsible for the chaos in the soceity., and how going back to pre-independent era will solve this chaos.

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  • Valerian Dalmaida, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Dear Mr. Kageri, It is not the present education system, but the present person holding the education portfolio has to be changed. Any Tom, Dick and Harry is given a ticket and he becomes a MLA under a brand of BJP and becomes a minister like you without knowing the abcd of governance. It is clear that you are biased and there is anger and animosity in you against Christians. You are drawing attention by these statements because you have nothing else to do or you dont know anything. At least learn from your Colleague Mr. Palemar, who is a product of present day system of education and a fine human being who respects all people.

    You extended the retiring age by two not with the love of retiring teachers but there was no money in the exchequer and postponed the cash out flow. Otherwise, why should a Government deny the opportunity for the young teachers who are currently unemployed by extending the retiremnt age by two years. When the children want to draw attention from the parents they do some mischief and that is what you are doing now. People who are also parents know which system is good for their children and you need not tell.

    To hide your inefficiency you are making these statements and creating a divide in the society and I dont think even the system that you have suggested tolerates you. I humbly request you, please do good for the people. Keep doing it quietly, there is still time, your name will be permanently entered into the history books, let all the people of Karnataka remember you as a good person. God Bless You.

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  • sweety, uae/m'lore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Please send this minister to LKG/UKG.He is fit for that.

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  • Gopalkrishna Bhat, UK

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Can we force Kageri to school. He is seems to me a monkey in the jungle...... wrong position to the wrong man.

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  • Valerian Alva, Moodubelle/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    This minister should be first sent to school to learn how to behave in a society. By just getting the ministrial berth, he can not talk anything he wanted. Yes the values and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhamsa must be taught in all schools all over the world but not in a confrontation way. Let all the religious leaders sit together & decide. But do not force someone to accept others beliefs

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  • Joseph D'Sa, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    A clear sign of the beginning of the safronisation of educatin.

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Receiving education from under the banyan trees sounds much better. Don't be surprised if all institutions receive a new notice from the minister to plant banyan saplings,failing in which they would not receive government grants. Furthermore all schools may even receive a new Kageri sylabus from the next year.

    The minister seems to be a very busy man these days trying to revamp our entire educational system. Swami Vivekananda preached tolerance and therefore the minister would be doing the world a great service if he could take his preachings to his colleagues who are today spreading only the message of hate, intolerance and destruction.

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  • Henry Martis, Muscat

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    Oh, Minister Stop giving big lectures be a professional before it is too late.

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  • Anees D., Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 10 2008

    This is what happens if you give position to a wrong person, he doesn't know what he is talking, he is going backwards while the world is going forward. What a pity, these kind of people are a curse to the nation.

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