For his works for the Voiceless people, he is known as Voice of Justice. He was regarded as a pillar of investigative journalism in Tamil media and was well known for his publications based on Social Justice, Human Rights, Equal Justice for all. He was also well known for close links with prominent politicians of Tamil Nadu including former Chief Ministers.
Dr. C.R. Basakaran is the Editor & Publisher of the famous Tamil monthly Neethiyin Kural. He formed the Voice of Justice organization whose goal is to fight corruption in Indian politics & Indian Society. This organization known for their works, Protection of Human Rights Right to Information Empowerment of Woman Youth Development Eradication of Child Labour Equal Education for all.
Dr. C.R. Basakaran has hosted numerous TV debates for people who justice denied. Who has succeeded in it. His organization has fought and won more than a thousand cases under the Right to Information Act. He was involved in the Protests for social justice, Human Rights and the people's struggle against the government.
My Vision on Education
“The destiny of India is being shaped in its classrooms”. Education ingrain civic and social responsibility among everyone. India is a land of diversities. Therefore, in order to bring unity, education is a means for emotional integration. We cannot do without any kind of education.
Education is an essential aspect of human development. Education is a means of achieving a world of peace, justice, freedom, and equality for all. Thus, education is extremely necessary for all. No good life is possible without education. It indorses the intelligence of human beings, develops his skill, and enables him to be industrious. It ensures his progress. Education also channelizes the undeveloped capacities, attitude, interest, urges and needs of the individual into desirable channels. The individual can adjust and modify his environment with the help of education as per his need. In a democratic country, education is necessary for all its citizens. Unless all the citizens get education, democratic machinery cannot work well. So we may emphasize that the problem of equality of educational opportunities in Indian. This situation is a very formidable one. Our education system is at crossroads. The Indian constitution enacted that there should be a universalization of primary education. In the order of the constitution, it was indicated that compulsory education must be for all children up to the age of 14. The universalization of elementary education has been implemented as a national goal. ‘Education for all’ is now an international goal. The main problems are finances. Rural urban disparity due to illiteracy. Women’s education, economic conditions of backward communities and nonavailability of equipment are some other major problems.
“ Strategies and efforts at the national and international level” Universal elementary education has run the formulation of the project “education for all”. The provision of article 45 of the Indian constitution is a noble determination for the universalization of elementary education. Big efforts have been made to reach the goal of providing elementary education to every child of the country through, universal enrolment, universal provision, and universal retention. Our constitution is making arrangements for free and compulsory education with the right of minorities to establish educational institutions. As well as there are education for weaker sections, secular education, women’s education, instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage, etc. These constitutional provisions are nothing but our effort to achieve the target of the project “Education for all”. Thus, in the end, we find that education is a significant factor for achieving success, building characters, and for living a wholesome and happy life. True education always humanizes the person. In this reference, “Education for all” has become an international goal for both developed and developing countries.
According to the United Nations Organization(UNO), India ranks 145 out of 191 in the world for providing education. We are not even in the top 50 in the world. This shows the level of improvement we need to do to update ourselves. If we want our country to grow and move forward we have to start by improving the education we provide for the children.
It is also important to comment on India’s new education policy at this crucial time of change. Let me share with you some of its important features.
1. The policy will provide for a lot of flexibility and convenience to the students. This is a crucial step even for the Institutions to place them at par with the International Higher Education Institutions.
2. The restructuring of the 10+2 school curriculum, is one of the major highlights of this comprehensive policy, and will make the education system more viable.
3. The regional languages have been given the due importance, especially in a country like ours where we are proud of our diversity, this was a step in the right direction.
4. Having a single regulatory body will make it more structured and efficient to analyze and monitor the education system.
5. The Academic Bank of Credit is a masterstroke, students at the undergraduate level will certainly benefit from this, and the flexibility it brings.
NEP has addressed the social and gender gap in the education system. The policy has stated that there is an evident gap in the representation of the various social groups in the education system. It has emphasized on the need to overcome the same with regulated interventions.
NEP also identified the gender gap in the education system and suggested a mechanism to address it. Quality of teaching is one of the primary agendas of the policy as well. Teachers are integral to the education system, and without improving the way teachers are trained, it will be difficult to improve the quality of education. National Education Policy 2020, is an attempt to address most of the grievances of the education system, which have been pending for decades. This is certainly a historic moment for all the stakeholders involved, be it the teachers, students or parents. It is intriguing to see how the norms of this policy will be implemented, but we can be sure that this is a new age for the Indian Education landscape. As the saying goes “The children of today are the future of tomorrow”, we should start by updating the Indian education system from the primary level. Instead of only allowing the students to learn theoretical knowledge, the educational authorities should introduce practical methods through which children can apply the knowledge they learned through the books.
My Journey with Oxfaa
It is a matter of honor and immense pleasure that destiny has given me an opportunity to lead Oxfaa University. Higher education scenario globally has witnessed a significant change in approach and a remarkable growth. Higher education in India too, has readily adapted to the global demands and every institution has geared up to meet the global challenges by harnessing the latest technologies in education front.
The move towards interdisciplinary studies, research based and interactive learning with technology integration have opened up several options as well as created multiple challenges. India is at a juncture where a huge population of young men and women are opting for higher education. In the wake of privatization of education on increase in India, the major focus is on creating an optimized and vibrant platform for quality in knowledge enhancement and bridging the gap between academia and industry with an objective to build up core competence in students integrating knowledge with skills on the foundation of ethics and values. A strong believer and practitioner of the dictum “Knowledge is Power”, Oxfaa University has been on the path of delivering quality education by developing the young human resources with ethical and moral values, while boosting their leadership qualities, research culture and innovative skills. I strongly believe Oxfaa University is marching ahead in the right direction, providing a holistic education to the future generation and playing a positive role in nation building. We reiterate our endeavor to provide premium quality education accessible to all and an environment for the growth of overall personality development leading to generating “Global Professionals”. If by moderating our education system, we can bring a wave of revolution then we have to do it for the sake of a brighter future.