Thursday, July 12, 2012

Who is the real founder? Rajiv or PV Narsimha Rao

PV Narsimha Rao is never given credit for all the reforms he has initiated in nineties, which catapulted our country from 'hindu average growth rate' to one of the top growth rates in the world. Navodayas are the brain child of this great man but the credit is given to Rajiv Gandhi. You will find Rajiv Gandhi Smruti Van in each and every Vidyalaya and find no trace of PV Narasimha Rao except a few photographs in first two Vidyalayas(Amravati and Jhajhar).

I would like to quote a few lines from the Hindu: "Andhra Pradesh was the first to start the concept of residential schools in the government sector when P.V. Narasimha Rao was the Education Minister. The first school was established in Sarvail in 1971. Meritorious students were selected from all Telangana districts and provided best of education under the gurukulam concept. Similar schools were established in Tadikonda for Andhra region and Kodigenahalli for Rayalaseema region in 1972. The concept of these schools was adopted nationwide when Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister leading to the establishment of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.

Hope there would be some space for the real founder in Navodayas.Let the world worship the false gods but not the Navodayas.

No comments:

Post a Comment