All posts by Priya Singh

“Education Should be Free For Everyone”

The opinion that education should be free for everyone is quite a controversial subject. The reason behind this controversy is an enormous expenditure invested by governments as well as private sectors in this particular field. Therefore, it’s hard to state that this viewpoint of not charging for education could become very beneficial for the country and their economic growth.

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Education is the process of acquisition of knowledge, values, skills, morals, beliefs, habits, personal development etcetera. This is the method to facilitate an enlightening experience via teaching, training, research, discussion etcetera. Education is a give and take process the more we spread the more we build our knowledge and wisdom.

If we look back to History then we’ll notice about the partiality of the education system such as poor societies didn’t have had rights to afford knowledge and caste-racism was always being there. Moreover, only fortunate communities have the opportunities to avail the education . The mentioned illustration create chaos in the well- being society and it’s diverted many talented pupils taste of the glory of success, pride. However in present era government enacted various rules and regulations with schemes which upholds the nation’s equality.

Today’s education system is pretty advance but bit a negotiable business as well. This is because in the 21st century of the education system provides not only the components of learning knowledge and building a career even though extracurricular activities are also presented there but in an expensive amount. As we know the education system working for raising of money not for raising the education. These indicates that we have again reached the same place where we had started yet the large area of the people in the society can’t afford a quality based education for their offspring’s to build their knowledge. The inability of individuals to save money to pay for kid’s schools, universities and tuition fees causes anxiety and stress for the middle class society. It indicates that the richness of the country doesn’t define a poor person’s woe. They doesn’t feel that they are enough able to produce their kid’s future bright with proper education.

However, the free of cost education system helps the availability of knowledge, skills, values, morals etcetera for everyone and with an adequate guidance they reach to the peak of success. Eventually nothing seems to be more beneficial to the economy than the intelligent nation. A few initial works such improvement will bring happiness to the entire country. The free access to knowledge works for underprivileged children to improve their quality of living style. Education is the basis of our successful journey.

“An Engineer with a startup of selling Tea”

Description: An inspiring tale of Ronak Raj that founded an Ahmedabad based startup that servers the most amazing chai.

An entrepreneur is a person who does something innovative and wants to create something new. Ronak Raj, an engineer who refused to give up from his passion for tea and created a new fascination for tea lovers.

Ronak founded an Ahmedabad-based startup “Engineer Ni Cha” with a less to a chaiwala from an engineer. It’s not quite lenient to begin. It takes a lot of courage to begin something like this. He had to go through a lot of challenges, but when customers left his stall with a big smile on their face gave him fruition and a motivation to carry on.

When he had graduated from the discipline of electrical engineering but failed to get the placement and disappointingly went back to the pavilion. He started helping his father’s pivotal work in a small tea shop. After a while he stressed his ideas and built an astonishing tea stall with his father’s inspiration.

The quotation of Ronak followed was accepting the challenges, opting to keep moving forward in life, and savoring Journey. Like everyone, he too had to go through several challenges. The challenge which came in his way was the impact of the pandemic Corona-virus, and as we knat this pandemic has changed everything including business, startups, jobs, etcetera. He had also confronted this situation, but his ‘never give up’ attitude got him in an uphill battle during the lockdown. He had also done a job which provided him just Rs 7000 monthly that was not sufficient for his family. That was a difficult phase of his life, but he faced all those obstacles fiercely. Ronak gathered all the pieces of information and renovated his innovative recipe of Ahmadabadi “Engineer Ni Cha” together with his cousins.

Ronak states that ” being an engineer, he always heard sarcasm from their residential people but he didn’t listen to them and constantly followed his passion. At present, the same people appreciated him.” All the ebb and flow has never let down his spirit. He never surrendered in front of hurdles. He even has to carry his entire stall every morning, then in the evening take it back with him everyday on a two- wheeler. But Ronak is still not ready to give up and is doing his job efficiently with no complaints.

Currently, his stall is famous from Shaibaught to Subhash Bridge and is doing a magnificent job. people across India visit that place and taste his tea, which fetches a big smile on his face. It was his dream to serve the love of tea to every person of India which got fulfilled.

“SPREADING INSPIRATION THROUGH HAND CRAFTED DOLL”

Description: The tale of Smriti Lamech a prior journalist and persevering feminist inspires us. She started working with Kodaikanal-based SGH( Self-Help Group) prowess to make several dolls of a quintessential feminist like Kalpana Chawla, Savitribai Phule, Frida Kahlo and Maya Angelou.

The former journalist Smriti Lamech lives in the hazy hill station of Kodaikanal where she collaborated with some sempstress of Self-Help Group Prowess for the start up of sewing dolls of four ideal feminist- Savitribai Phule a social reformer and educationist, Kalpana Chawla an astronaut, Maya Angelou an American poet and civil right activist, Frida Kahlo the Mexican painter.

Dolls have always been a part of a person’s childhood irrespective of gender. So, Smriti saw this as an opportunity to inspire others. These hand-crafted dolls of iconic feminists are becoming an inspiration to women of all ages. The best instance of this scenario is a Supreme court women lawyer, Karuna Nundy, who established her identity after rigorously chasing the Nirbhaya case and drafting the anti-rape bill. She has a collection of Savitribai Phule dolls, shared on Women’s Education Day. It reminds herself of all the deeds that have been done by Savitribai Phule. She is at the age of 40’s picking those dolls when she was in her bachelor education, which shows great esteem towards her.

In 2019, for her startup, Smriti decided to live apart from their children because they were growth enough to live a hostel life. She stayed in Kodaolanal and volunteered to teach English at the school for a year. The misfortune at the pandemic also came in her way and closed her work at that period but she interacted with SHG prowess about the business of making stuffed puff toys and many more handcrafted services. Eventually, she thought to introduce a quintessentially feminist icon in a handmade doll for helping the group.

The Challenges that she was faced during the lock down irregularity which paid some additional time, the color of NASA space suit of the first Indian woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla which is confined with orange. She started selling on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram in September 2019. Smriti said that it’s reminiscent if the drawing board moment.

At present, her work in Kodaikanal goes gradually in their success route and that affectionate her own heart.