So my awesome college *pun intended* had the most amazing beginning to a week. After the worst weekend spent studying Data analysis and Algorithms (DAA, I am still not sure of the full-form) courtesy the new college rule of having an exam every Monday everyone decided to skip the exams and strike against the new set of rules. Here is a little insight in what those rules were:
1) Exam every Monday ( The worst beginning to any week)
2) College working on Saturdays (Weekends ruined completely)
3) Uniforms (Do I need to add more?)
4) Facebook and Youtube Banned (We got smartphones )
Its a pleasant rainy day somewhere around 10:00 AM, people are in the exam hall, most of them appearing unwillingly, they hear a mob, the mob enters the class rooms and tears all the answer sheets, this is what happens in one of the departments. Definitely a respite for the ones appearing in the exam unwillingly. The mob has already vandalized their own department, the notice boards, the window panes were smashed into pieces. After tearing the answer sheets they proceed to the third department, by 11:00 AM the entire college is enjoying the great ‘tamasha‘. Slogans are being raised against the administration, the mob is moving from one end of the campus to the other.
The on-lookers fully equipped up with their mobile phone cameras and umbrellas are enjoying every bit of it, after all they got to skip first two exams of the year. I wonder how horrified the freshers might have been. The faculty and the professors are running around looking clueless and the admin is still not to be seen anywhere. Imagine entering a college with police deployed outside and bus windows being smashed.
I am definitely glad the exams got cancelled, and I detested every bit of these rules and vowed not to follow them and if forced to follow I decided to skip college everyday for the next two years, but tell me was the breaking and vandalizing the college property a good way to protest? I am in support of the strike, there is no way the college would have scraped the erratic rules and uniforms( the rumor was the color of our uniform was red), but the breaking things bit was too much.
The people who today broke the college window panes, will tomorrow go harm the national property, burn public buses, stone trains. In short the country’s future will be the same as present, every problem will multiply into million others. We will never find solutions to anything, this is not pessimism, it is the harsh truth, the stark reality of what we face today. Is this what our education has come to? Today’s incident in college reminded me of the Maruti Manesar plant incident. It was a harsh realization that we were pretty close to see what happened there in our own college.
Although these mobs are nothing new, other universities witness it more often especially during university elections, they are worse. But how long can we continue ruining our education,they vandalize places where we are supposed to gain something from. It is sad we have forgotten our moral values. I wish my fellow class-mates had chosen a better to protest against the new rules.