Nashik: Dr. Sunilkumar Lawate who has been working continuously in the field of care, protection, education, and rehabilitation of orphan boys, girls and women expressed his disappointment over the prevailing state of education in this era of globalisation and competitiveness. “On one hand we are talking about modern, higher education on world platform, while on the other side the teacher who imparts education is drawing less salary compared to wages drawn by a labourer,” he said.
“The present education system is full of contradictions. Education is becoming dearer and going out of reach of the common man. Hence, there is an urgent need of serious thinking in this present scenario of globalisation and commercialisation of education,” Dr Lawate said.
He on the occasion criticised the present education policy of the central government which is, according to him, nothing but encouraging education for the rich by globalising it. He questioned the very existence of teaching profession in today’s context.
“We need to go beyond “chalk and talk” – a traditional teaching method – and embrace ourselves to a simple but extensive way of learning which suits more to global education system,” Dr Lawate added.
He was speaking while presenting Ideal Teachers award, instituted jointly by Sarvajanik Vachanalay, Nashik (SaVaNa) and Nagarik Shikshak Gaurav Samiti at P S Natyagriha here in key presence of SaVaNa chairperson Prof Vilas Aurangabadkar, vice chairman and former MLA Nanasaheb Boraste, Kishor Pathak, executive president Adv Abhijit Bagade, principal secretary Shrikant Beni, award selection committee head Ramesh Deshmukh, Adv Bhanudas Shouche, Shankarrao Barve and Sanjay Karanjkar.
Primary section: Rohidas Gosavi, Shrikrishna Aware, Poonam Mirchandani and Vidya Patil
Secondary: Madhuri Deshpande, Dr Gajanan Ambhore, Shobha Arote and Sunita Burkule
Higher secondary: Swati Shinde
College level: Dr Manjusha Kulkarni, Dr Ramesh Varkhede & Dr Suchita Patil
Sports: Dr Meenakshi Gawali
Arts: Vidya Hari Deshpande
Classical music: Vidya Oak
Special honour: Dr Alka Marulkar and Monika Athare
Commercial: Dhananjay Bangal
Retired teachers: Dinesh Mhatre, Chandrakant Jamdar & Prof Vijay Bhat.