Education minister's comment
This refers to the comment of the Education Minister that the government will not tolerate any kind of anarchy in the public universities. Those who create disorder and hamper peaceful environment in the universities in the guise of studentship will be resisted with an iron hand. The minister was addressing a press conference after discussion with the vice chancellors of different public universities and chairman of the University Grants Commission on improving the standard of university education. He added that stern actions would be taken against those involved in killing, tender manipulation, extortions, seat business and admission trade. The minister called upon the university authorities to take tough action against those involved in crime.
When asked if politics will remain in the universities, minister said a consensus among the political parties and the public opinion were necessary in this regard and there should be organisations that will work in the interest of students and institutions. No one will be allowed to make confusion in the name of religion. He also urged the law enforcement agencies to be alert and active in tackling criminal activities in universities.
As a student, I strongly support his observations. I would request our higher institutions' chiefs-- where diverse persons and perspectives are valued, where students can engage in cultural centres, human rights initiatives, community outreach opportunities and other experiences and where graduates will be well prepared to serve in the increasingly diverse workplaces of the future-- to make determined efforts in this respect.
The minister's comments strongly encourages the participation of students who differ by age, colour, ethnicity, gender, origin, race, religion etc. To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself. Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph. A short saying often contains much wisdom.