It was on 22 July when an NGO called “Human Mercy” asked me to attend a program meant for the rural students in Kanker in Chhattisgarh to discuss on English Grammar. Initially, I was bit hesitant and tried to get the things around but in vain. I met with a group of students of std. 9 and 10 and discussed with them as per the schedule they have.
I was told by the concerned authority that they studied in different villages and were educated with the limited sources that were made available to them. Yet, the amount of intelligence and sharpness were far better that that of the students studying in various top-brass schools here in Chhattisgarh. They showed truly unmatched intelligence.
It’s true that 80% students studying in “good schools” here for more than ten years are lacking basic subject knowledge.
To add to this, I must say “Hats off to the teachers for making this possible.” I am sure parents of such children were not educated and aware enough to give them what they deserve. I have been told about the student that they are from poor back ground and the government is making every possible effort to impart them a quality education. I have also been told that their last batch cracked many coveted competitive exams which the students from town dreamt of.
Big credit goes to efforts made by an NGO called PRAYAS which has hit the headlines recently for helping the students of remote villages to crack IITs and other competitive exams.
Well, I had the privilege of speaking and addressing such group of children here in Kanker.
Best wishes to all for their endeavor !