Tribal education should enhance their culture and not destroy them
Dear Manoj Padhi..
The tribals are better off with their traditional living, and for that, the environment is very important.
We need to give them education, to further strengthen their culture and life style, and should reform themselves without compromising their culture.
Unfortunately, in the name of giving education, we are providing them macaulay education where they are asked to leave off their tradition and culture.
As a result, the educated tribals who adopt life style of plains people who in turn are living western life, start to hate their fellow uneducated brethrens..
This trend should change..
The education should be reformed so that, any educated tribals understands himself, his community, his tradition, his history well, and then use his education, to improve the life style, like better housing, environmental friendly development, and improving the existing tribal system which caters to the need of all, including those uneducated tribals.. also, the educated people can communicate with government and get some technical jobs, non-polluting non-invasive industries, to improve the prosperity of the tribals
More importantly, care is taken that the education doesnt make them shed off their age old culture and tradition..
Regards, Senthil Raja
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