Just when I thought I was finally out of all the reservation mess, when I thought that post graduation would finally be the place where I wouldn’t have to sacrifice my hard-earned merit seat to some one who barely managed to clear the entrance exam and just when the trauma of being born in an “Upper Class” family was passing and I was licking my wounds, our Honorable Prime Minister announced a bill which would ensure that the ordeal continues for a lifetime or at least as long as I live in my dear motherland.
It’s not just me, but thousands of other “Upper Class” guys have faced the same torment sometime in their lives. It’s not only the students that suffer even the working people are often sidelined at their work place to create an opportunity for a person who does not deserve it.
Now I’m not being a casteist or racialist, I have no qualms with studying or working next to a person deemed to be of a lower caste or race. Nor do I feel that they should not get a fair chance. But what bothers me is that due to the reservations intellectually lower class get in places where they are not needed. Imagine a doctor or an architect who cannot score well in a relatively simple entrance exam yet getting in due to reservations, then scraping through the course only to land a fine job which someone else deserved. Now won’t such a doctor be more of a health hazard to the patients who willingly give the reins of their lives in his hands? Or would Mr. Singh dare to live in a house designed by an architect who has trouble drawing a straight line with a ruler?
Can a person be creative because he gets in some institute on reservations only and not on talent? Or can a scientist be created out of an idiot who had difficulty passing the 6th standard science paper? For those of you who are stupid enough to not be able to answer this, the answer is NO! I have seen people, my own classmates who got in on reservations, going through the tricky subjects of biotechnology without understanding a word, cheating in the exams and landing a fine government job without much sweat. The others, me included, managed to get a report card worth framing but are still looking for a decent seat in a post graduation school or wondering how much longer will we have to roam around with the unemployed tag.
“Life is not about getting opportunities, it’s about being worthy of them.”
(i know it seems a bit late to publish this but i like working at my own pace ok?)