Daily Archives: November 2, 2011

ದುರಾಡಳಿತದ ಲಾಭ ಪಡೆದವರು

ಮಾಜಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪನವರ ದುರಾಡಳಿತದ ಲಾಭ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡವರ ಪೈಕಿ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳೂ ಇವೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಇದೀಗ ಬಯಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ವಾರ್ತಾ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಅನುಸರಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಕಾನೂನನ್ನು ಉಲ್ಲಂಘಿಸಿ ಹೊಸ ದಿಗಂತ ಎಂಬ ಆರ್ ಎಸ್ ಎಸ್ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗೆ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಜಾಹೀರಾತು ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಕೇವಲ ಆರು ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಕೋಟಿ ಮೊತ್ತದಷ್ಟು ಜಾಹೀರಾತನ್ನು ಆ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗೆ ಸರಕಾರ ನೀಡಿದೆ.

ಅನೇಕರು ಗಮನಿಸಿರಬಹುದು ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪನವರ ಸರಕಾರ ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ ನಂತರವಷ್ಟೇ ಹೊಸ ದಿಗಂತ ಹೊಸ ರೂಪ ಪಡೆಯಿತು. ಹೊಸಬರನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು, ಹೊಸ ಹೊಸ ಆವೃತ್ತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿತು. ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಆಪ್ತ ವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ‘ನಮ್ಮದೇ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ’ ಎನ್ನುವಷ್ಟರ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಪಡೆಯಿತು.

ಸರಕಾರ ಕಡಿಮೆ ದುಡ್ಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗೆ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ಶೆಡ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಮಂಜೂರು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೂ ಈಗ ಗೋಪ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಉಳಿದಿಲ್ಲ. ಬಹುಶಃ ಇದೇ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊಸ ದಿಗಂತ ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪನವರ ಬಂಧನವನ್ನು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಸುದ್ದಿಯಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಲು ಹಿಂಜರಿದಿತ್ತು.

ತೆಹಲ್ಕಾ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ವಿವರಗಳನ್ನೊಳಗೊಂಡ ವರದಿಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದೆ. ಹೊಸ ದಿಗಂತದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರೊಬ್ಬರು ಅಂದಿನ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯಿಂದ ಮನೆ ಮಂಜೂರು ಮಾಡಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಅವರಿಂದಲೇ ಆ ಮನೆಗೆ ಹಣ ಕಟ್ಟಿಸಿದ್ದರು ಎಂದೂ ತೆಹಲ್ಕಾ ವರದಿ ಹೇಳುತ್ತದೆ. ನೀವೂ ಓದಿ.

Dr. Niranjanaradhya’s letter on closing down schools…

Dear Elders, friends, activists and well wishers,

I am sure you have seen in the electronic and print about the reports of massive protest across the state against the closure of government schools yesterday on the eve of RAJYOTHSAVA.

Despite this massive protest either the chief minister or the education minister is not making any written statement about the withdrawal of circular/order on the issue. They are simply making oral statement saying “the govt is not closing but merging the school”. This is very diplomatic and misleading statement .When the issue order/circular to closedown naturally they have to issue order to withdraw the impugned order.

The oxford dictionary meaning of merger is “combining two into one”. It means the government is merging 3000 schools where the children enrolment is less than 10 with other schools whereas these 3000 are closed and children and teachers in these schools are aligned to other government schools. Thererefore, literally merger of 3000 school means closing down 3000 schools by reallocating children and teachers to other schools. 
Therefore, the CM, EM and Education Department officials are misleading people on this issue. They have to make a clear statement that they are not going to merge or closedown any government schools in the state. Instead, the government will take all measures to reflect why children’s enrolment is declining in the government schools and discus the root causes for the present status and accordingly takes measures to save and strengthen public schools in the state and thereby strengthening public education. The state in turn should think in following lines.

  1.  The government in  principle should declare education as a social good in the state  and no effort from any quarter either private agency or corporate sector will be allowed to make education as a saleable commodity or a venture for profit.
  2. Formulate a comprehensive education policy to ensure equitable quality education to every child in the state without any discrimination and disparity on the lines of Common School System based on neighbourhood school principle.
  3. State should take concrete measures to provide education in mother tongue from pre primary to class 12(higher secondary education) as a policy to begin with and later to extend it for university and higher education.
  4. State should take all measures to teach English as a language from class   I (not medium of education) to develop proficiency and mastery in English language amongst all children whether rich or poor.
  5. The government should take very stringent measures to curb the commercialisation and privatisation of education in the state. Let us continue to fight together. Unity is our strength

Let us continue our fight with the support of all Elders, Friends, Activists, Academicians and Well Wishers,
On behalf all concerned

Dr. Niranjanaradhya.V.P
Centre for Child and the Law
National Law School of India University
Nagarbhavi,Bangalore -560242