Nations’ past foundation to shape future

Nations’ past foundation to shape future


If one reads the history of a nation you will come across handful of personalities infusing sociopolitical changes with new dimensions. This then, at that time, sown seeds of changes and actions to nullify or modify antisocial and oppressive rules by rulers. This is invariably a continuous change process happening in all nations. Therefore to understand the present social fabric of a nation it is very useful to connect to past. This can have a significant influence on 21st century youths' responsible role in society.

As an example the success story of Democracy in India for over sixty decades is typical of it's past stalwarts' contributions to the society during British Raj. The book, ‘Interrogating the Raj: Indian Response to Colonialism' by Shubhangi Raykar has compilation of Indian personalities. She has referred to personalities like RajaRam Mohan Roy, Jyotirao Phule, Dadabhai Naoroji, Gopal Krishna Ghokhale, Syed Ahmed Khan, Subhas Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others' who gave new dimensions to the political-cultural-social systems of India then.

These stalwarts influenced in areas of basic education, nationalism, freedom of thought, movement and expression. To day India is poised to make big strides to bring in further improvements and changes within and outside for people's freedom of thought, expression and movement. However, holding on to the gains is necessary by continuously relating past to present manifestations in education.

Continuity in nations' change process with frequent analysis for present and future benefits of their citizens and hence mankind is necessary. Educational topics at schools need to stress such roles of youths whom nations look forward for peaceful coexistence on earth.

Can UNESCO influence world bodies in introducing right curricula for school children so that by halfway thro' 21st century mankind can coexist peacefully on earth!

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Shubhangi Raykar 8 years ago

Thanks for writing on the book so quickly. Have you gone through it?


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