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Sunday, September 5, 2010

No Religion Bar

   Today I came to read a news and couldn't stop myself from sharing it. The news is about peace talks with Maoists. But I am not talking about it. I am talking about what Swami Agnivesh has said while addressing the religious congress. The news says,


   'Agnivesh said the Union Government must ensure that information on religion or caste is not recorded in school or academic registers as religion divides people. 

"A child should have no religion upto the age of 18. The government must ensure that there should not be any claims for religion or caste in school register or academic register," he told a plenary session on 'Role of Religion in Promoting Human Rights' as part of the ongoing 33rd World Congress here.

"One should have the freedom to choose any religion after the age of 18," he said.

He advised students to "read all scriptures and know all religions".

"There is need to fight against injustice and social evils like gender inequality, female foeticide and bride burning," he said.'

    I found the suggestion of not having any religious record of children under the age of 18 very interesting and important. This will cause the government to find any other appropriate way to judge the real poor and rich people which makes it firm that the monetary help in the form of scholarships etc. goes in the right and deserving hands.

   What do you people think about it?

13 comments:

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

निशा जी, जहां तक मैं समझता हूं धर्म,जाति,ये सभी हमारे ही देश और समाज के लिये ही नहीं पूरी दुनिया के विकास में बाधक हैं। हमारे देश के सन्दर्भ में तो यह तथ्य और महत्वपूर्ण है।क्योंकि हमारे युवाओं,बच्चों की ऊर्जा अगर धर्म(जो कि आज एक व्यवसाय बन चुका है),जाति,सम्प्रदाय में खर्च होगि तो वह देश,समाज की बेहतरी के बारे में क्या योगदान कर सकेगा। इसलिये बच्चों को युवा होने तक(और बाद में भी) धर्म से दूर रखना ही बेहतर होगा।

A said...

I agree and disagree with it. Makes no sense to enforce religion unless people understand but religion is primary means to educate morale...

Nisha said...

@ Hemant Kumar - apne vichaar rakhne k liye aapka bahut bahut shukriya. aapne bilkul sahi kaha k dharm aaj vayavsaaye ban chuka hai. aaj yadi aap subah ssubah tv on karen to kitne telebrans ke vigyapan aapko mahange buri nazar se bachaane vaale aur kaam sidhdh karne vaale mantrit locket, chain, anguthi, kangan aadi ke bade bade vigyapan aate hue milenge.

@ A - Thanks A. I am totally agree with you that there is no use of enforcing religion if we don't understand what is religion for. It is not to separate us but to unite us and to teach us morale and moral values.

Babli said...

In my opinion, nobody should bother about religion infact we should all unite and have strong bond to make our country better and better. There is no use of religion and all because of religion so many things are happening which is pathetic. Very well written. Nice post.

Nisha said...

Thanks a lot Babli. Today I visited your another blog Amazing too and tomato fest pics are really amazing.. but I like the Camel pic on the top very very much and ya.. your present display pic. is also very good looking.

sumant said...

Nice post. Vey beautifully conceived.
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Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Ganesha Chaturthi.

mk said...

true, this way there will be no disparity among children and all will get same respect, knowledge and would promote brotherhood!!

Nisha said...

Thanks a lot Sumant, Babli and Mk.

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Ajan said...

Its a good idea, but it would be much more better if the religion doesn't come in the school/college registration forms and stuff. besides that, a school/college shouldn't enforce any religion oriented programs. i.e, a christian school would be celebrating Christmas and Easters whereas a Hindu school/college would be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi or stuff like that. These celebrations should be banned in an educational institution.

Nisha said...

@ Ajan- Very agree with you Ajan. Whether schools shouldn't celebrate these festivals or they should celebrate other religion's festivals too. Like I found Swami Agnivesh's advice to read all scriptures and know all religions very good too.

संजय भास्कर said...

Nice post. Vey beautifully