3 Idiots was a movie which tried to change and challenge the education system in our country especially for engineering students. Because engineering is no longer a dignified course to take in our country only. Outside the country, engineers are treated like gems and paid much more. In our country, there are cases when even a driver of Uber earns more than a graduated engineer.
Sonam Wangchuk is the inspiration behind the film ‘3 Idiots’. Rancho is inspired by him in the film.
On Saturday, the Maharashtra government recognised education reformer Sonam Wangchuk for being awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.
Here are some points that Sonam Wangchuk made over a period of time which speaks about the reforms that need to take place if India wants to improve the education system.
1. Public Schools
After the felicitation ceremony, Mr Wangchuk once again emphasised the state’s responsibility to educate its people.
Wangchuk said “I am very happy that the education department of Maharashtra government has given me recognition. We have always tried to make education relatable with real life.” He further stressed on the need for better, uniform educational system in India, “the likes of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark where there are no private schools, only public schools.”
2. Rich And Poor Side Of Society In The Same School
Wangchuk has emphasised on education reform that can include both rich and the poor section of society to study in the same government school.
3. The Education System Should Consider People’s Needs
Wangchuk in an interview with a leading news agency said, “Education needs to be linked with life and should take into count the ground situation in different parts of India. What is useful in Mumbai, may not be useful in Ladakh. Besides, education is made available to all. Good quality education should not just be restricted to rich in private schools but should be available in public schools too. Paper knowledge, paper evaluations, paper degrees all too papery and all too theoretical; it has very little that prepares us for real life in the real world.”
4. Award Belongs To Every Stakeholder
He told a leading newspaper in an interview on July 28, “I don’t feel I deserve it alone as an individual. It belongs to every student, every teacher, every leader and every dreamer in Ladakh,” said Wangchuk.
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