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Education should eradicates superstitious belief

by Rinku Khumukcham
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People of Manipur , who have been staying harmoniously since time immemorial seriously look for the right time to start a new venture. Among the many communities who have been living here together, Meetei people considered choosing a day and right time which is stated by either astrologers or palmists or say traditional healers to make sure that no obstruction occurred while taking up their dream project. Such belief of consulting persons who are believed to have an extraordinary link with almighty may have practice everywhere in almost the society of the world. But kind of believe in Indian society particularly in the Hindi heartland as well as in South India is so oblivious that men in the profession of who claimed to have linked with the almighty started living a five-star lifestyle. Some of these people whom people believed to have like with the almighty, today become much more important people that even the Prime Minister or Chief Ministers of each state were noticed visiting these people spending time to get a blessing. In multiethnic country India, the government today first took advice about the right time to begin projects or schemes and is done according to the date time and place given by the so call person whom people to have a connection with supernatural power. Even persons who acquired academic excellence in the field of Science and technology follow the idea of consulting these demigods to start their project – either for construction or houses or taking up a job.
With the kind of practice notice in the country, it is now time to ponder upon the education patterns that the children of today are being switched. If an illiterate self-appointed communicator of God can decide a well-educated person it is definitely a systematic failure of the education system that has been inciting so call knowledge to the young mind of this nation who still fear spell of self-proclaimed godman.
The various medium of media like the blockbuster Bollywood movies like ‘PK’, ‘Oh, My God’ etc. have tried many times to eradicate the fear in the human mind, which is being incited by vested interested persons to make their earning.
The tradition to perform some rituals is our culture and there is no harm in doing such while laying the foundation stone for constructions of any offices or building of public importance. But delaying it or waiting for a time as advice by self-proclaimed demigod will do no good as the relevancy of such advice have no logical meaning.
Today’s politicians now seem to spend more with self-proclaimed godman than going to villages for meeting the farmers who are in deep crisis either due to drought or famine.
This write up is a simple and honest suggestion to the government. Please stopped consulting self-styled godman for doing good in society. Saying so being an atheist may no bring any good to either the person taking up welfare programme for the people or to the people

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