Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merit v/s Money

Merit v/s Money

Ever faced a situation where your folk gets admission into a college before you, despite his low marks?? Ever seen a student stepping down from a Mercedes E class and crossing the long line of aspiring students and entering straight into the Principal or the Dean’s room?? Well I am sure, you must have esp. in a world like today where has got many names and forms. Money in today’s century no more a mere piece of paper used to buy the basic necessities of mankind. Money is Career, Money is Health, Money is Character, Money is everything. The popular commercial of a credit card company, as per me, must change its jingle, when it says that money can’t buy everything, for everything else there is card. How far is the first half of the jingle true? Is there anything in this world that money can’t buy? We may say Money can’t buy Happiness, Satisfaction, Peace of Mind... Think again…Standing in a top college of the country for your child’s admission into a course, with a distinction in percentage and a list of laurels won by your child, surpassed by an average scorer and his rich dad holding a bunch of cheque books of various banks. What appears to be more satisfying now? The fact that though your child didn’t get admission into the top university, you tried through genuine, straight Gandhigiri methods or the thought that with the matter of few currency notes, your kin could also be among those passing out from the top 10 universities of the nation.
This is a world of money, a world of materialistic needs and no more of clean and clear talent, creative minds and appreciable mark sheets. It feels sad to accept the fact even after putting in a tedious effort into your academics throughout, when it comes to admission for higher studies; it’s no more the merit but money that matters.
As a student it’s a dream to see a nation where higher officials and dignitaries involved in the education system would choose candidates not on the basis of how heavy their pockets are but on the analysis of how big and sharp their minds are. All efforts of making education compulsory, promoting slogans of Each 1 Teach 1, will go in vain, until the system changes its parameters of selection.
Let the future CEOS, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Media Personalities pass out from institutes with their heads raised high and hearts free from the guilt of being successful by stepping on the ladder of their father’s name and fame, but rather on the fact that their stepping stone was their caliber, efforts and genuine hard work.

3 comments:

Sriram.s.c (a.k.a) Rahul said...

you are one of the person who has seen the reality....


good work... keep up... expectin more... :)

sarasyal said...

interesting topic... key points are highlighted! looks like 95% of the country makes use of money to get whatever they want and the entire concept of struggle and sincerity has gone disappeared from the dictionary!!!!!

shiva said...

its a good work... i luved the articles....