Mahesh Iyer- Cyclist at Pune Wolfpack and Project Manager at Persistent

Mahesh Iyer- Cyclist at Pune Wolfpack and Project Manager at Persistent

I think the current education system, primarily schools do not cater to nurturing creativity, at least not enough. As a child I was very shy and my inability to ‘mix’ with the other kids only served to diminish my confidence further. I really was not a confident child. The school set-up did not have any activities that promoted collective/team activities that could out bring out collaborative skills in children, neither did it lay any emphasis on promoting any creativity or out of the box thinking of any form. The education system lay emphasis simply on following certain rules and conform to a system thereby killing the very spirit of creativity. Now as a working professional and one with some success, I am quite confident and equipped to deal with vagaries of life, but it took me years to un-learn the habit of simply conforming to the system, developing a herd mentality, which our schooling system deeply inculcates in us. I honestly believe if the right kind of environment is to be provided to a child that caters and encourages to the child’s creativity, the child will be a more enterprising and social human being, living a life close to his or her potential and thereby being in a position to also serve society better

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