EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATION DURING THE TRANSITION OF GORKHALAND MOVEMENT FROM 1986- 2017

Authors

Dr. Prohlad Roy (Assistant Professor) & Punam Pradhan
Department of Education, Vinaya Bhawana, Visva Bharati.

Abstract

Education is the most important element in modern society. Education is a word that helps in the sustainable development of an individual. As defined by UNESCO 2014 “Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to shape a sustainable future”. Sustenance of education in Darjeeling hills has been a major issue especially as there has been regular political turmoil in the hills for want of separate statehood. Education has been the most talked-about issue in the hills, as seen that each political turmoil has affected the education of the students. It’s seen that due to the frequent shutdown of the hills its impact has been greatly felt in the educational field. The frequent change in the political parties has been a major concern in the hills. With each new political setup in the hills there arises the same age-old demand for statehood and the regular strikes or shutdown of the entire hills. There has been the practice regularly that hampers the educational, social, and economic development in the hills. Thus it becomes necessary to find various methods for the sustenance of education so that the students do not have to suffer due to political turmoil.