“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”
I support reservations, but they should only be based on economic considerations. Also, some reservations can be made for rural population.
There are many cases where well-to-do people belong to the OBC or SC/ST or any other class, and inspite of having a good environment to study and get into good colleges, youth from this class are found to exploit exactly these reservations.
In fact, leaders get voted in certain areas, I hear, based on promises made by them that they’ll declare a specific family an OBC family if that family votes for them. (Joint families in India aren’t uncommon and they do have a large vote share.)
– Support reservations at the primary schooling level. Till the 12th standard. Build more schools.
– Support some reservation for EBCs (Economically backward class) and people from rural area.
– Do not spoon-feed people who’ve already made it past the 12th. They should fend for themselves. If they weren’t good at this level, they won’t be much better off later.
– Reservations (not based on merit) at the post-graduate level (IITs, IIMs, AIIMS) is ridiculous — no way this should be implemented.
– For EBCs, provide monetary support at any level. (Making sure merit is not compromised)
– Remove the concept of castes. In a learned society, no one is inferior or superior. We have to get rid of this. No one should ask for the castes. Unless it’s for things like statistics that identify how a tribe has been evolving, moving around, etc……
BY SHUBHAM MODI