Opinion piece – written by Aditya Das, a grade 9 student
We all know that the very first article talks about equality. We all are well aware that the Constitution maker, Dr. Br Amebedkar always wanted equality in the school and education system. Is this really happening? Are we actually following our Constitution? Is there equality taught in schools? The answer to all these questions is ‘no’.
I am saying so because in almost every book we are dividing our citizens on the basis of religion or caste. Is this how we are teaching our new generation about equality? Forget about books, even in the registration forms which are the very first thing we fill before joining any school or college. We see there is space to fill our religion& caste. Is this how we are teaching our new generation about equality? We have seen in history how we have been fighting on the basis of religion and caste and now we have to stop this fight. We need to spread brotherhood. In my view teaching about caste and religion will never stop this fight& hatred among us.
We all learn different things from books but when in our books we are dividing each other than in terms of caste & religion then what are we really teaching? Now it is time to spread brotherhood and call ourselves citizens of India. No Muslim or Hindu now let’s teach our new generation that there is nothing known as religion or caste.
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