Post Mortem

Introduction of scripture subject in the educational institutions

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 1/13/2020 11:38:14 AM IST

 This write-up was published in our local dailies in the past several times yet no results, no tangible responses and support from the ought to be individuals and quarters however, the exigency of the matter compels me to publish again for interaction and exchange of views at this crucial stage for the good of all humanity on our planet earth especially when the Indo-Naga political talk is drawing to a logical conclusion.

It is not easy to start a new thing in addition to the prevailing system. However on the onus of necessity new things are invented, so also our situation is being created through the mechanism of our social religious ethos for which we are compelled to bring out a new set of syllabus i.e Christian education to be inculcated in the school curriculum as a compulsory subject. I feel it very urgent and really inspired towards the fulfilment of this dream for the status and welfare of the people while having the urge to produce quality education at the outcome of this issue. We must be free and frank that all the Naga Christian patriots should come out openly and persuade the law enforcing agencies and the legislators and concerned personalities to urgently pass a bill to this effect for the brighter futureof our generation while creating job opportunity especially for the theological students who are in great dilemma after finishing their course of studies at various theological institutions.

In fact, I appreciate and give my fullest support to the text given by Dr. Tsuktimeren of Dimapur which appeared in the Nagaland post dated 25 & 26 June 2008 explaining the pros and cons of this subject matter and its relevancy and feasibility and advantages which the state of Nagaland should have as far as religious affairs of the Nagas is concerned in view of the special political status granted to the state of Nagaland under article 371 (A) of the Indian constitution. Some years past, the school education department had its official conference in Kohima and deliberated over hosts of issues pertaining to remedial & improvement of teaching and learning overcomes in the schools by various educationists where they shared their views about the inevitable use of scripture subject in all the schools & colleges.

Towards this end, and to embolden our approach, we must realize that even our external affair minister Lt. Sushma Swaraj has once announced by applauding Prime Minister Modi’s gesture of presenting the Bhagavad Gita to a world leaders saying the holy book has been elevated to the status of a national scripture. We need to keep a record that even Mahatma Gandhi who fought for Indian Independence referred to the Gita as his “Spiritual Dictionary”.

So it is quite fit to the occasion, that the Christian world should put more of our efforts to introduce it in our learning institution as a compulsory subject to mould characters in our society.

Therefore, it should be taken as a serious account by one and all and try all possible means to make this matter a priority of the government policy. We are fortunate that all the 60 MLAs and all the stakeholders are born and brought up from Christian family. So we could invent a significant and useful kind of a syllabus in the field of moral education based on Christian principles to nurture quality education better besides strengthening the networks of salvation to all mankind through this kind of noble venture.

If the bill to this effect is passed, we can set up a various committees at different levels to prepare the curriculum the way how this subject be taught in the schools. In this regard, we have lot of resources and resource personnel are readily available in our state to do the needful and in no time our dream will be changed into reality at all cost.

At this stage I want to draw the attention of the theologian to air out their voices through their forums and alumni association at the earliest and workout modalities thereby sending their representation to approach the govt. when the ball is in your court so that the drama is lively and forceful.

This is a great opportunity especially for the theological students whose number is increasing annually where their services is badly needed in the educational institution at all levels besides utilizing their services in the missionary fields and the churches etc.

So do not delay but act positively and transform Nagaland into a blessed and prosperous state at the outcome of this achievement which no other states might have experienced so far.

Kuvepeyi, Kohima

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