The knowlege and strengths in villages and in village children are too vast to be provable in the limited schooling system, and to be judged by the marks therein. In the schooling system, those from educated upper class families have all inherited strengths. And there these village children of their multiple wisdoms are judged on the single yardstick of their literacy and book skills. They fail. A village needs a world outside of modernity, outside of the centralised, industrialised system. They need the gram swaraj.
aggrandisation over community well being. With all this, we try to strait jacket him into a schooling system where competition counts over co-operation, where a single dimensional learning is the norm, and where he will be a mediocre or poor student.
We got him a new cycle, and the envy of his classmates filled his heart with unspeakable joy. He immediately moved to the SC hostel near the school where we had been registered. Later we heard from the other kids that he was ‘earning’ money thete by loaning the cycle to other kids for rupees three per hour of ridinh/ Such initiative and entrepruenership I needed to nip in the bud because I was worried about the cycle ! When confronted with his deeds and misdeeds he stuck to the age old device of children facing implacable adults – stout denial. So the cycle was duly confiscicated for two days. Here Sowmya is trying to get further details of this venture from him, and only hearing the same stout deniel.
... and when he made the Vinayaka image with his gang, he used
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