Equality in Quality …not this year….!

Today’s headlines…Tamil Nadu government cancels the “Uniform Education System” from this year. ( not sure its a complete stop or a temporary one ). There were lot of controversies when DMK implemented this two years back. But still they formed a committee with a group of experienced educationalists. They came up with a system which comprises both state board and matriculation syllabus. It was apposed by almost all the matric schools and most of the government school staffs.

The truth behind the things is…the syllabus is a good one…but its little low for Matric schools and TOOOO high for government school children ( TEACHERS). Without making any alterations in the implementation system in the government schools…the old DMK govt. implemented the system. But now the same thing is canceled by present government. I’m not sure about they did it for a good cause…or for a revenge sort of thing (cheap politics). But its time to stop this temporarily and get started with a extraordinary implementation system. Without a good implementation system…there will be lot of drop outs from the school…after 8th standard.

Lot to go…and lot to see…! Lets wish that atleast this government makes some considerable progress in Government school education. Both in terms of education and infrastructure.

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God’s Little Girl…!

She has a little dream of her own. Her life is strife with conflicts but it doesn’t take much to put a smile on her face. She is your mother, your sister and your daughter. She is Kannama. She waits in the shadows, waiting to be rescued. Support the girl child.

Support the Kannama project. – words cited in the website “http://www.nalandaway.org/kannama/”.

ICare is a initiative by Isoft (S/w company) along with Nalandaway (NGO) to support deserved girl children who really needs some care and attention. They organize some contest to express about this initiative etc., Got to see a video from a employee of Isoft called Tathheer Fathima…I’m really impressed with the simple and powerful words of her….! Here it is visual and written….!

Title  : God’s little Girl…
Its a dialog between the little girl and God

” why did you make me a girl dear god..?
is it so i can suffer this pain  , feel unwanted and unwelcomed all my life
my only solace in tears that rain…!

why did you make me a girl dear god..?
is it bcos u love me less…!
i try so hard to please the world but they crush my mind to mess..!

why did you make me a girl dear god..
is it so i can be a slave…
no books no toys all work no play a bit of love is what i crave…!

And god would say in a troubled  voice…

MY child it is not my wish…
u are my most precious creation.. alas man is so selfish…!

i made u a girl…so u would give joy with your lovely smiling charm..
i made u a girl…so u would bring peace and stop the fighting arms
i made u a girl...so u would be strong and take care of your own
i made u a girl…so full of love with music in your tone…

a sister ..mother ..wife and friend …I wanted u to be..

without u they cannot live…soon man kind will see….!”

True words and well written. Especially the last wight lines…! Anyways its happy to see lots of awareness in the current generation ppl. Hats off to Nalandaway …!

Traveling along with the dreams…!

October 11, 2010 one of the most important day of this year, as we (Blossom NGO) step into 5th year.We call it as B Day (Blossom Day).  Oct 11th 2006, we named our dream and registered it. I don’t know how many will get a chance to live along with the dream…and how many will get a chance to travel along with the dreams. We are lucky to get this chance. Traveling with Blossom all these years is really a bliss.  With sustainable growth and in a meaningful position we are happy to enter the fifth year.

Happy Birthday Blossom.

Frankly speaking, we found to move easy in the early years. We managed to create enough funds and volunteers and we achieved more than what we though of. The third year was bit tough to move due to lack of volunteers. And the fourth year was really a hectic one and we lagged a lot in both volunteers and funds. We faced a big financial crisis. But some how managed to support the usual activities. We considerably reduced the new activities and just maintained with the prior committed activities.

Personally I wish  to thank  jayashree (GG), eniyan, senthil,srini, selvam, shankar, gopal, mari for their continuous support at all the times. Without them all these years could not have been moved. Whatever may be the time and reason..these guys never stopped supporting us financially. Thanks a ton to other volunteers for their  financial and moral support. My special thanks to siva,madan,padma,mohan,angai,lakshmi,saravana,vasanth(vkrish),YHM,nagappan for their encouragement and their positive thoughts on Blossom. Their encouraging words and interest in the activities made us to move further. My heartfelt thanks to all the kind hearts involved in Blossom.We never measure a help by size, but we measure it by consistency. So every volunteer involved in Blossom made a positive difference in other lives.

We promise to take Blossom to the next level in this 5th year.  We are sure that Blossom will reach more people  to create smiles. With the perpetual  support from friends and kind hearts…any thing is possible in this world. Long way to travel…slowly but steadily we will make it happen. Together we can and together we will.

Blossom…lets bring it….!

Because of Blossom….Life is always beautiful and meaning full  …! Happy to be a part of it.

ps : For those who do not know about Blossom. Blossom is a social welfare organization which mainly works on the education field to provide quality education to all the students. Simple Equality in Quality eduction. Our major working areas are remote villages of Tamil nadu. Blossom also involved in humanity based services. For more details please contact sathishsp@gmail.com

Its not about the so called culture and tradition…!

Got to watch the  Tamil movie – Vamsam in theater few days back. As  I was much impressed with the director Pandiraj’s previous movie “pasanga”, my expectations was lil bit high. And the review in Ananda vikadan – a Tamil weekly magazine also added more expectations into me.  While watching the movie I was lil bit disappointed with a usual village subject with normal stuffs. But the efforts were good and cleanly displayed. The second half of the movie is good, especially Jayaprakash and Kishore’s performance were extraordinary.

But I feel, director Pandiraj can do much more than this.I feel these kind of subjects need a good music.  But this movie failed to impress with the music. But one thing I hate with this move , not only with this movie and with all other movies is when it was about a particular caste system. Told positive or negative, but it creates impact on common people. Cinema is not only a entertainment media for most ppl, it travels beyond that. It gets into many lives and hearts an a  sensitive media too.

This generation doesn’t need the things related to caste system and the stories related to that. It will create a impact on this generation too. We don’t want to see a caste based division and discrimination again with our generation. And we need our next generation without caste system existence. I’m aware that these caste and subdivision are created with some good reason, but all the ex-generation gentlemen spoiled those values and now it is carried with different note and intention. And with the rapidly changing in the attitude of the living style , these things doesn’t mean much. So better to avoid to deal it detail in the movies.

Coming to this film Vamsam, the movie deals with a south region caste and portrayed the so called tradition and culture. The worst part is , few of my friends being a good critic , they like this movie and praised this movie blindly with no reason. I wondered why it was…then while discussing  to them in detail, I  came to know that they are from the same caste and region and they feel proud about this. I’m not finding a fault in them. Because movies is not only a entertainment , it also creates impacts. What we say culture and tradition in movies are not actually. Things were created for good cause and later it has been used for different cause.

Lets create a new caste & religion  free world for our next modern generation. Wish every director should have some social responsibility.

ps: about the movie is afterall my views and not review. Perception varies…just expressed my views.

None of us are Free

NONE OF US ARE FREE (WHILE ONE OF US IS CHAINED)

Is a phrase that truly defines the drive behind all our activism and cause work because the simple truth is that while there are still citizens of the world in bondage, none of us can lead free, contended LIVES  – “Jamis Catto

Read this long time back.  What else to say….perfect phrase and I agree with this totally.

Blame Game Again….!

Whom to Blame – this Game never ends. I have prepared a brief report on the Tamilnadu HSC (12th) stateboard results 2010. With little bit improvement in the overall performance when compared to last year (2009). Good to see the overall performance of corporation school students when compared to last year. For 25th consecutive year virudunagar dt., has topped the list in pass percentage with 96%.

report on 12th std exam results 2010

Good things are known to every one through visual and print media. Coming to the other side, the overall performance of government schools are not much improved. A little bit increase in pass percentage doesn’t mean a lot. Few schools recorded around only 40% as pass percentage and no school has recorded 100% . No considerable state rank from the regualr subjects, most of the top ranks are from vocational subjects like photography , Food preservation, home science, medical lab tech, lithography printing etc., This story continues every year.

In the meantime, TN super power government announced caste based offers on the cutt of marks. This makes the Engineering to be easily accessible to everyone. Already corporate companies are complaining about , more number of non qualified fresh engineers coming out every year. With lacking in analytical and communicational skills, the unemployment will be increased. Engineering is not the only degree to pursue..there are lots of other areas to excel.

Govt., has to work on root(inner level) to improve the standards on schools and to make the student competitive. Reducing the cut off marks and giving offers on that , will never help them in long term. With lots of non standard schools & Engg. colleges, we should not expect the students to be qualified. Help the students to score more marks and not by reducing the cut off marks. Education department requires a serious attention to make India a self sustained country. More money , more knowledge to be invested on the Education department.

I Dream for the day, “Top marks from govt., schools” , “DAV schools comes last in the list” , “English not a barrier for rural students”, “Money not a barrier for higher studies”, “Caste no bar for admissions”, “educational based things in the manifesto of political parties” etc.,

Dreams will come true….!

Lashings of thanks to all the NGO’s, who worked behind the scenes of most government schools for betterment of the students.Next year the results will be and should be much better will all the NGO’s and teachers support.

ps:- All the above said are just my views, the details in the report are purely prepared from the news papers, accuracy of the data are based on that. I’m not against any particular government or schools. Just an social anger..” why not govt., schools”.