Youth who was shot multiple times in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv last month while fleeing the war-torn country, was discharged from the Army hospital in Delhi. As per reports, his condition has improved but he will need further treatment as he has lost movement in his right hand and both legs. He sought the Centre’s help for his treatment.
Not just the youth who was discharged from the hospital asking for the help of the Indian government seeking assistance, thousands of other students have even filed pleas in various courts asking the judiciary to give direction to the government to accommodate them in Indian medical colleges. It is high time we question this tendency.
The students who have fled the country for medical education are mostly the rich and also those who believed that they can afford education in a European country. Education in India is the best and qualifying for NEET requires the brilliance, hard work, and dedication. There are students who repeat several times to get admitted in various universities – however, a seat in Western Universities is all about money and greed that they will be able to settle themselves in those countries.
If we look at the statistics of students who leave the country for education, one thing is sure, the majority of them intend to settle there and never return to India. It is seeking better living standards they leave the country and mostly their services are used for those foreign countries where they reside. If they have chosen Ukraine or any other country that may or may not collapse, the government has nothing to do with it.
If the students are abroad with a scholarship or who are sponsored by the government of India, we can consider it is the moral responsibility of the country to help them continue their education. However, it is unfair when the government supports these returnees for getting accommodated in various medical colleges where they were denied admission based on merit.
India has done its part very well by setting an example for the entire world on how to ensure the safety of its citizen by taking them all back to the country. However, it is an injustice to millions of students across the country when the tax-payers’ money is used to assist them in their further education. There is an innumerable number of children who are unable to attend even coaching classes for entrance examinations such as NEET or CET.
Meanwhile, Indian states are playing their dirty political games for impressing people supporting these students. Though there are a few who are clapping for these offers, rarely do they realise that it is their own money that is spent on these students from well-to-do families. If they are competent, let them prepare for NEET again and get admitted in thousands of medical colleges in India which are renowned for the quality of education that is provided.
The money any government is having is the blood and sweat of its citizens the same has to be used judiciously.