When I was in Grade 10, I dreamt of traveling to various places, doing creative and innovative works, after my SLC examination. However, once the examination was over, none of my dreams came to a reality. I have been in a great predicament of whether to spend these days just Facebooking or watching TV or doing some productive works that will benefit me for lifetime. We live such a humdrum life facing crunches of deadlines at work, we hardly spare any moment for the development of good characters. In my opinion, this is the best time to evaluate ourselves, rectify our bad habits, and move on with good deeds.
During the time I spent at home, few ideas cocked into my mind, which would actually be of great help for thousands of students like me who are spending their spare time doing nothing. Doing nothing would ultimately nurture bad habits in them. First, I would like to humbly request the government to bring some policies to enhance maximum participation of youngsters like us in various campaigns to clean the environment. Second, since we know that many government schools have vacant seats for teachers at primary and secondary level, SLC appeared students must be encouraged to teach in such schools. Similarly, these students can be made involved in various community development projects where they can synchronise creativity and hard work to make the project a success. Initiating leadership development programmes for such students is a brilliant idea. This will not only help the students to become a leader but also bolster their confidence and self-esteem.
Spending holidays in the city where you always have to face the usual problems like smoke-filled air, unhealthy odours etc is no fun at all. Making necessary arrangements for the SLC appeared students to travel nooks and corners of the country would be a smart idea. It would give them a chance to see the pain, suffering and hard work of people in the rural areas.
To recapitulate, a great deal of effort from parents, students, teachers and government is needed. Nothing is immutable. Let us put these words into action. With proper planning and coordination, lots of things can be done by students in these few months. Let us utilise this valuable time from today onwards. Start it now.
source:Bhusal, Samikchhya (2012),"What after SLC?", The Kathmandu Post,27 April 2012