It is a great surprising fact to know that the command of the largest democracy of the world is in the hands of leaders with limited to no education at all. If anyone find it hard to believe, have a look at the qualifications of our current Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
You will not be much surprised to know as you were shocked to find out that the person holding the most prominent political position in our nation today has barely completed his school education.
If you are still wondering what are the reasons because of which the implementation of demonetization and GST failed in the country, the answer lies right in front of your eyes. A person with a limited amount of education is not able to anticipate the needs of the nation and because of the lack of knowledge before implementing new business and economic policies in the nation have putted the entire country in a great crisis of economy. It’s not only Narendra Modi, but a lot of senior BJP leaders also have a poor educational background which is the main cause of increasing corruption in the nation.
On the other hand, the person who is consistently getting locked in today’s political atmosphere, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is the only one who is the most educated politicians in the history of India. Even though this highly educated young congress party president is getting continuously mocked over news channels and social media sites, and he is country’s one of the most capable and educated leaders to bring the changes required in the nation to fight against corruption and its empowerment as one of the most powerful countries in the world.
Rahul Gandhi has started his education at the Modern School in Delhi which is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in India. He has completed his initial school education under the guidance of her grandmother Indira Gandhi who was serving as the Prime Minister of the nation at that time. This was may be the very beginning of the development of Rahul Gandhi’s interest in Indian politics. After Modern School, Rahul Gandhi’s education took place for a short period of time in St. Columbia school in New Delhi. Gandhi family emphasizes a lot on their quality of education. Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and every person belonging to the most powerful political family of the nation, Gandhi’s, has great educational backgrounds as compared to others. Rahul Gandhi also followed almost all the steps of his forefathers and received many educational qualifications.
Rahul Gandhi’s education took turnover when he was admitted in the Doon School in Dehradun from year 1981 to 1983. It was the similar school in which his father Rajiv Gandhi went to complete his school education. After the assassination of her grandmother Indira Gandhi, Rahul had to leave school due to some security reasons. He studied in a home schooled with his sister Priyanka as it was not safe for Gandhi family at that moment to appear in public without a tremendous amount of security.
Rahul Gandhi is greatly talented in rifle shooting. On sports quota, he then finally was granted admission in St. Stephen’s College from where he started his graduation in the year 1989. Just after he has finished his first-year exams, Rahul Gandhi left the college to study in one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, Harvard. He was also being enlisted in an under-graduation program at Harvard University. This year turn out to be the one of the toughest times in the entire life of Rahul Gandhi as his father Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. Rahul left Harvard University as after one year only on the account of his father death.
By this time, the choices of Rahul Gandhi to complete his education become very limited and he was bounded by the situations. He then took admission in Rollins College in Florida in the year 1991. He then completed his graduation from the same college in the year 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Even after a distressful beginning of his education career, Rahul remained dedicated towards his goal and pursued his higher education.
Due to many eminent security threats faced by Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi pursued his further higher education by the name of Raul Vinci. His real identity was only disclosed to the security agencies and a handful of college authorities.
Rahul Gandhi’s educational journey further prevailed into the Cambridge University of United Kingdom. He took admission at Trinity College in the year 1994 and completed his Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Developmental studies.
Before joining the world of politics, Rahul Gandhi worked as a consultant in a London based management consultancy firm. He served in this organization named Monitor Group, for a period of 3 years. After that, he finally decided to move back to his country, India. He started his own outsourcing firm Backops PVT Ltd in Mumbai and served as the chairperson of this company for a great deal of time. After gaining a lot of experience and exposure in foreign and domestic business practices, he then decided to enter into the political arena of India.
Since the time of his inception in the politics, he emerged in politics as a beloved politician with a dedicated approach towards the welfare of people of India. His tremendous victory which he achieved in the year 2004 in Amethi constituency has putted an end to all the allegations that were made on his leadership qualities before. He repeated his success again in the year 2009 elections and he single-handedly win the Uttar Pradesh elections for Congress party.
And finally, time has come when India needs to discard all the old and uneducated politicians from the state and central government and introduce young and educated leaders to make the largest democracy of the world great again. If the command and control of our country will be left in the hands of corrupted police and politicians again, then it will be hard for the nation to recover from the corruption and communalism that has infected the nation to its roots. And Time has arrived when the command and control of the nation should be given in the hands of young, dynamic and educated politician like Rahul Gandhi.
2004: Rahul Gandhi enters into the world of politics
After obtaining degrees in International Relations and Philosophy from the Universities of Rollins and Cambridge and working in London, it was never expected that Rahul will ever join Indian politics. But to everyone’s surprise this shy guy did choose a public platform to voice his opinion. And the rest, as they say, is history. Rahul entered Indian politics in the May 2004 when he finally decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the traditional family constituency of Amethi which Rajiv Gandhi had once held. At that time, this move of Rahul Gandhi has generated great surprises amongst political commentators who considered his sister Priyanka more charismatic and likely to succeed in the future. But his whopping victory with a margin of over 100,000 votes against BJP put an end to all the doubts that ever existed among people.
2007: Rahul Gandhi is being appointed as the General Secretary, IYC & NSUI
In September 2007, Rahul was appointed as the ‘General Secretary’ in charge of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI). It was during this time when he pledged to reform youth politics. While doing so, he succeeded in bringing a positive change to the organization that he had always wanted. Not just that, it was under his leadership that IYC and NSUI witnessed a dramatic increase in number of members from two lakhs to twenty five lakhs. Be it his individual efforts or his breakthrough vision, finally we have a leader who believes in practicing first and preaching later.
Rahul Gandhi: The Youth Icon
No doubt,fifth-generation scion of the politically powerful Nehru–Gandhi family, 43-year-old Rahul Gandhi is the strongest youth icon in this country. His all efforts were to bring transparency in the political system by incorporating the youth brigade in politics and strategic posts have won him wide praise. He firmly believes that well educated youth of present generation can surely revolutionize the standard of Indian governance. And that’s why he consistently focused on giving younger players an equal opportunity in the elections.
2009: Rahul Gandhi and UP Elections
The results of year 2009 General Elections has proved that the legacy of the Gandhi family and its deep union with the Congress Party is not just for namesake. Other than this, other major factors behind this win was barring Congress, there was no other political party which has fielded so many young candidates in party. And without any doubt, the credit of this victory of UPA goes straight to Rahul Gandhi. He proved himself again by winning more than 20 seats in Uttar Pradesh and an overall of 204 seats in the Lok Sabha. Such an incredible results in Uttar Pradesh when it was not expected that Congress will do so well were not because of any significant or strategic caste calculations. Rahul once said in the speech, “I feel we all should be detached from the power. Only then we all can contribute to the betterment of society.” Envisaging the same thought, he motivated the youth to join politics and make way for its holistic reformation.
Rahul Gandhi is building transparency and freedom of thought
” In a democracy where,all the powers are centralization is the ruling reality of political system, Rahul Gandhi daringly experiments and challenges the prevalent statuesque. In one of the meeting with the Congress MPs, he said, “I want to empower 720 odd MPs in Parliament. There are many parties in India which is being run by one leader, two leaders, five to six leaders and 15 to 20 leaders. His priority is that he want to empower the MPs as 5,000 odd legislators in various states.”
As he is a believer of secular politics, he says, “Today the Congress I see, does not belongs to me or to you, but it belongs to the whole country.” While Highlighting all the problems of over-centralization of power in India, brazenness of corruption in the country, women’s rights and alienated youth who are “excluded from the political class,” Rahul has always initiated every step towards covering the loopholes of our current system. At crucial decisive times, he brought the issues of massacre of Muslims in Modi ruled Gujarat, killing of Christians in Kandhamal and problems faced by the Dalit community to the forefront. It was Rahul Gandhi only, who appointed Sam Pitroda, the man behind telecommunication revolution, as a Cabinet Minister in the Prime Minister Office.
Rahul Gandhi: The spokesperson of the masses
In year 2011, he was arrested by the UP police at Bhatta Parsaul village after he turned out in support of agitating farmers who were demanding more compensation for their land being acquired for a highway project. This incident showed his real courage to stand by his men and support their causes. Such connection with the grassroot level by politician is something India has rarely seen in a politician. Supporting his party, Rahul once said, “ Congress Party is my life. The people of India are my life. And I will keep on fighting for the people of India and for the congress party. I will keep on fighting with everything I have till my last breath.”
Rahul’s unshakeable belief in democracy, oneness of thought and most importantly youth oriented political style makes him one of the best leaders this country has ever seen. His overall achievements and significant contribution have not only strengthened Congress, but strategically positioned congress as a party which is committed to the real cause of its people. And this positioning is all that a nation and people of nation needs to engender trust in its political machinery.