In India, we usually hear about the plight of those not going to school or the sad state of the government schools. The unspoken assumption being that the elite schools of this country are working well. Akshat gives us a view into the horrors and humiliations that our ‘top’ schools subject students to in the name of ‘discipline’ and ‘success.’ This is one of the first voices of Generation Z in India to speak up about re-imagining and revolutionizing education.
His conclusions are what most of us ‘winners’ eventually realize in our hearts but are afraid to speak out about: schooling has nothing to do with real happiness in life, and we end up having lost the best years of our lives in the silly race for marks. If we can make fifty different types of tooth-paste, then why only one model of education over the past 150 years? Akshat is inviting us to enter a new generation of nai taleem. Let us rise with him to take the challenge.”
-Manish Jain, Co-Founder Swaraj University and Shikshantar