Friday, April 16, 2021

Editorial

Editorial

Unhappy people

It was but natural for Karl Marx, the father of socialist ideology and author of Das Kapital to predict that "capitalism contained the seeds of its own destruction". Stretching this proverbial statement further, it will not be an overstatement in case it's claimed that modernity contains the seeds of destruction of entire human civilization. What that is new is modern. For a caveman the discovery of fire was modern. Or for that matter the invention of wheel, the most far-reaching innovation some may claim till date, was modern. The process...
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Misgivings about vaccine

If there is a disease there must be treatment for it. The engine of medical science moves on this basic belief. There were times when some diseases were considered as incurable and a person hit by such a disease was considered as waiting for death. The minute anyone would come to know that the disease has struck, it would sound like a death knell. But as research in medical science grew mankind could find treatment to those diseases, and now a simple vaccine is a permanent defense against many such...
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Ensure regulation

Activities and importance related to health and education run hand in glove. Health prepares for education, the latter tries to advance it. For care and cure of health, use of drugs, medicines and surgical equipments and events is a sine-qua-non with its trade and professionals, construed among noble ones. Although code of ethics relevant to any job, profession, trade or any realm of life is neither new nor has expired yet, it swaps positions occasionally in health and education. That is why charges billed for the two often assume importance...
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Change agent

We know that youth is the most important and dynamic segment of the population in any country. It is believed that developing countries with large youth population could see tremendous growth, provided they invest in young people's education, health and protect and guarantee their rights. We can undoubtedly say that today's young are tomorrow's innovators, creators, builders and leaders. But they need the required support in terms of good health, opportunities and skills to transform the future. The economic trigger happens when a county has more hands to work available...
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Observe SoPs

It has been said that familiarity breeds disregard. This is true of any human situation. Even in the times of extreme distress, when the trouble stretches, humans get used to it. Something similar has happened to the Covid pandemic. In our state we saw that initially people were very scared of the disease, and would restrict themselves to houses by not moving out without some valid reason. The government enforced lockdown also created an atmosphere where the sense of danger was heightened. Although that had its own downside but it...
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Ascribing status

A serious impediment in the way of progress, which has been consistently realized by the most sensitive sections of the society right from the time of Socrates, but which is still to be seriously taken by the underdeveloped countries, is ascribing roles to the individuals regardless of their being discordant with their natural abilities, aptitudes and temperaments. By ascribing status rather than discovering the latent faculties and promoting them to play the roles that are in harmonious with one's pre-dispositions, the 'bad state' wasted precious human resource, perpetrated individual injustice...
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Healthy steps

Apart from the health, social and economic impacts of Covid-19, there are also lessons for us to learn to face similar challenges with better planning. In recent months there has been an urgent call to deal with unpredicted disasters like Covid-19 which has caused havoc all over the world. We are still lacking basic infrastructure health facilities. Keeping in mind the growing population and sophisticated lifestyle, the world needs to understand the importance of a sound health system that could help member countries to face upcoming pandemics with more vigor...
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Green loot

We feel proud of the advances in the field of agriculture, medicine, biotechnology, energy and industry. However, these advances have created problems of pollution, over population, development of new diseases, imbalance of natural resources, global warming and destruction of wildlife. In the past, our state was rich in nature and environment. Our people have progressed and thrived here due to these natural blessings. But it is an unpleasant fact that the more civilized our people become, the more we have infested our environment and nature. We have plundered and devastated...
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No accountability

Our people have become so fixated on a solution to the decades old Naga issue that we appear to have forgotten what actually ails our society. Most often struggling people consider end of occupation as earning the real freedom. Ending occupation does not necessarily mean wining the actual freedom. Melting of occupation may only help to lift the soul-stifling physical bondage, the real transformation occurs only with the change of an unjust system. In the absence of an ideological transformation taking place, many nations even after decades of ending colonial...
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A disaster

That school education in Nagaland is a disaster is no state secret. This is even truer of the entirety of the State Government provided and managed school education ~ in terms of quality of education, teachers, infrastructure, etc. Therefore it is reassuring that the Advisor for School Education had minced no words to portray a picture of the exact status of school education ~ and the Department itself ~ instead of painting a rosy picture, as most Ministers and Advisors are wont to do while describing Departments under their watch....
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