The Sorry State of Educational Institutions in Developing Countries

While there has been an impressive growth in the spread of primary education in Bangladesh over the last ten years or so, there is a distinct fall in standards of education imparted. This crisis is fuelled by the growth of private schools. Government run institutions are affected by staff that are inadequately qualified and equipped with facilities that do not meet the specified standards.

The education sector is an area that signifies poor governance by the government. The weakness and corruption of the educational administration, its insistence on keeping controls excessively in their hands and lack of application in addressing the various loopholes of the education system has led to the rapid deterioration of the educational standards in the country.

The NGOs has shown that given the right approach, it is eminently possible to bring about qualitative changes in the sector. They have been running primary schools for poor efficiently with active participation in the day to day management and governance. There is a need to take a more creative and collaborative rather than a combative approach to the education reforms process. This can help government run schools adopt the same techniques and managerial approach which has been so hugely successful in private schools.

The government can take a more liberal approach and must consider working alongside the NGOs and support them. An effective and logical educational system based on input from experts in the education field can be put into operation to overcome the present poor standards of teaching and create conditions where children will look forward to schools and teaching.

This is easier said than done because historically primary schools here were local or community based institutions even when they were recipients of government funding. Today, government teachers have little accountability to the students or the government. Under such circumstances there is hardly any scope for schools operating under government agencies to show any improvement or to make a difference to the quality of education that the children receive.

Unfortunately, the education ministry does not show the necessary intent to enforce higher standards of performance from the teachers in terms of quality of education and result oriented teaching techniques.

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Where to find the Bengal Tiger in India

The Bengal tiger,  also known as Panthera tigris, is a type of tiger that is found in the grasslands and forests of Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Nepal and India. The Bengal tiger is the national emblem of India,  declared back in 2500 B.C.

There are 3,000 to 5,000 Bengal tigers living in the wilds today, and most of the Bengal tiger  population lives in India. The Bengal tigers live in tranquil and secluded forests far from people. They are usually found in savannahs, swamps, rocky areas, and lush grasslands.

Within India, there are several places where we can find Bengal tigers. The country protects the endangered tigers as a national policy.

Here are some places in India where you can find Bengal tigers:

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve – This place is found in Madhya Pradesh in the Vindhya Hills, Bandhavgarh. It covers 32 hills of forestry and a wide stretch of grassland and bamboo groves. The place is known for its collection of Bengal tigers. The tigers are seen roaming  the  safe and secluded reserve.  Apart from the Bengal tigers, there are other wild animals inhabiting the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

Kanha Tiger Reserve –  The Kanha National Park is located in  Madla District. It has 1,945 square kilometers  of trees, bamboos and green meadows, home to Bengal tigers. This place became famous because it was  Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration when he wrote his jungle books.

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve – This jungle is located in the border of Aravalis and Vindhyas in India. The area has gentle  slopes with flat topped hills and sharp ridges. There are numerous wild animals found in the area, which is a haven for 30 different species of mammals, 272 species of birds and over 300 species of trees. It is a sanctuary for Bengal tigers,  leopards, caracal, and other members of the cat family.

Sundarban National Park – This habitat for Bengal tigers is situated along the Brahmaputra and Ganga River. The area is covered with mangrove forests, small rivers and swamps. The park, which has a total area of 1330 square meters, is host to 200 Royal Bengal tigers . There are also other kinds of tigers living in the Sundarban National Park,  which has 400 tigers in all.

These places are protected from  animal poaching. India is a real sanctuary for the Bengal tigers and other endangered animals.

 

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Bon Bibi – One Goddess, Two Religions

The Sunderban area is at the border of India (Bengal) and Bangladesh, with the largest mangrove forest in the world and the most fantastic nature. It is the part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. This area is mostly famous for its tigers that devour people; however, it is one of the few areas where carnivorous tigers live. In India, tigers live in other places, too, but they do not devour human beings so notoriously.

Sunderban (also referred to as Sundarbans), like the Brazilian region of Mato Grosso, or Australian Arnhem Land, is a place with most astonishing wildlife. Its population consists generally of two groups of people – Hindus and Muslims.

The most important Goddess in the region is Bon Bibi (Lady of the Forest). To your surprise, you will learn that she did not come down from the Himalayas (as Durga) to help her people, nor was it the Ganges. She is the only Hindu Goddess the origin of which is not in India. Her story begins in the second holiest city of Islam – Medina. The legend has it that once upon a time there lived a Sufi fakir, Ibrahim. The Archangel Gabriel spoke to him and Ibrahim thus (being helplessly childless) got a promise that he would have children. Two children at once were born to him – Bon Bibi (daughter) and her brother Shah Jongoli. When they got older, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to them as he had appeared to their father and said that they had been chosen for a divine mission. Gabriel said that they should leave their homeland and come to India. They obeyed and started their journey as Sufi traders. But in the land that Gabriel had chosen for their divine mission they met a very evil demon – Dokkhin Rai. This demon had a passion for human flesh. But Bon Bibi, along with her brother, quickly overpowered him. They did not kill the demon, but urged him to promise that he would avoid devouring human flesh. Bon Bibi also divided the Sunderban jungle and drew up the boundaries of places where people should live. She left the other parts of the jungle for the demon.

However, balance (agreement) did not last too long, as humans are greedy creatures and they always want to disturb their agreement with nature. One of such disturbers, as legends say, was Dhoni. He wanted to become rich and with this purpose he planned to exploit the jungle. He also hired a boy, Dukhey (this is the boy’s name), as an assistant. But Dhoni eventually deceived him and left him (carrying away the stolen riches of the forest) at the mercy of the forest. The poor boy was deluded and abandoned. As he stood in the jungle alone, enveloped in complete fear, suddenly a huge body with a tiger’s head appeared before him. The boy felt bursts of horror creeping over him and then the Bon Bibi’s name repeatedly echoed through the mangrove forest as soon as it broke out of the boy’s shrieking mouth. The name of the Goddess started vibrating. It was his mother who had advised him to call Bon Bibi whenever a danger may be coming his way. And Bon Bibi really arrived on the scene and rescued the boy from the Dokkhin Rai’s claws.

When local people go into the jungle here, they always pray to Bon Bibi first with a wish that she bestows protection on them. Shah Jongoli has also his place in prayers. Bon Bibi is simultaneously a Muslim and Hindu Goddess. These two religions have One Deity here. In the way of life of people living in this region we also see that God does not separate people. It is rather people who destroy bridges and disturb their agreements with nature, although they can do it the other way.

Bengal tigers that eat people are called Dokkhin Rai. Anytime a prayer is invoked to Bon Bibi, it starts with the words of the Qumran.

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Asia Cup 2012 ? An amazing start for India

Asia Cup 2012 held in Bangladesh is the 11th edition of the tournament. China was very much interested to host the Asia Cup at Guangzhou, but the Asian Cricket Council decided that Bangladesh will host the event, which is the third time for them, where they have hosted earlier in 1988 and 2000. This event is currently being played from 11th March to 22nd March 2012, which was rescheduled from 1st March 2012. It has been rescheduled for avoiding the conflict with the ODI tri-series in Australia that also included Sri Lanka and India, which ended-up on March 8. This tournament features the four Test-playing nations from Asia including, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India is the defending 2010 Asia Cup Champion.

The points system of the Asia Cup 2012 is as follows;

Win – 4 points
Loss – No Points
Tie/No result: 2 points
Bonus point: If a team wins, with a run rate ≥ 1.25 times that of the opposing team, the winning team gets 1 bonus point.

Rules for the team to qualify for the final, if there is any tie in points between two or more teams,

The team having the higher number of wins
If a tie in number of wins between two or more teams, the team with more wins against the other teams who have equal number of points and wins
If still equal, the team with the higher number of bonus points
If still equal, the team with the greater net run rate

Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to score the 100th international century, getting to the milestone against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla stadium in Mirpur at around 5:05pm local time on March 16, 2012. It ended up to a year-long wait in the cricket history, and this was his first ODI hundred against the Bangladesh team, completing his set of centuries against every Full Member country in both Tests and ODIs. The 100th century was made in the 44th over with a nudge behind square leg, one of his lucky strokes to reach a century. Despite the huge amount of hype surrounding the landmark, there was no extraordinary celebration. Asia Cup 2012 was a great win for India with the Tendulkar-Raina partnership for the third wicket yielding 86 runs in a 10.5 overs and Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasting a couple boundaries to take India past 280.

 

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The Poor State of General Healthcare & Eye Treatment in Underdeveloped Countries

The health situation in Bangladesh remains poor as compared to world health standards despite the improvement measures initiated by the government over the past decade. Malnourishment is a major problem faced by the poor and economically backward class and is the cause of death of two-thirds of children aged less than five years.

Children face major health problems during their development years. Almost 50 percent of all children are underweight and face issues of poor physical and mental growth. Despite the governmental efforts in prevention and control of communicable diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS, a lot still remains to be done to gain control over the alarming situation of poor health of the country’s children and infants.

Governmental healthcare plans do not reach their desired audience and the rural population remains deprived of even basic healthcare facilities. It is believed that only 40 percent of the population receive primary healthcare and most of them stay in main cites and nearby areas. With just 1.1 percent of the GDP being spent on health, the country remains abysmally backwards when it comes to providing healthcare to its needy population.

World Health Organization states that Primary Health Care System covers just 12 areas and reaches out to just 48 million people which is less than 40 percent of the population of the country.

Eye health is another area where the government has a lot of catching up to do to be able to match the standards set by other developing countries. Bangladesh has around 750,000 blind people with cataract being the main reason in 80 percent of the population. Other reasons are macular degeneration, uncorrected aphakia – a condition in which the internal crystalline lens of the eye is absent and refractive error.

Over 120,000 cataract operations are performed annually in government managed hospitals and private health care centers. Lack of trained eye health personnel and poor public awareness about the condition is the reason why there is low number of cataract surgical rates and a perennially huge backlog.

Most cases of blindness are curable and even avoidable but the barriers in accessing government eye healthcare services are sometimes far too insurmountable for the economically backward class people.

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Cricket World Cup ? The Next Big Sporting Event

The cricket world cup is one of the most watched sporting event of the world that organized by ICC. It is international cricket championship held at four years intervals that is the premier contest in one day cricket. The people of all over the world are most excited for this mega event. There are many sports to be played well countries wise like football is most famous in European countries, Gymnastic is famous in Norway’s countries and in some Asian countries, lawn tennis is one of the famous sports and favorable in US.  Cricket world cup had first played in 1975 hosted by England. During that match, eight teams were participated. West Indies was won the match by defeating Australia. On that day the one day international matches was played 60 over each side. Australia is the most time winner of the cricket world cup tournaments.

The enthusiasm of cricket world cup 2011 is changing gears as the tournament moves toward near. This mega event has hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh together and will go on from 19th February 2011 to 2nd April 2011. The cricket has always a major attraction in India and Sri Lanka. The Bangladesh is also excited for this sporting event and cricket also grows well in Bangladesh. The team has divided in to two groups as A and B. Each group has seven teams. There will 42 matches played on this tournament. The finals of the Cricket World Cup 2011 are participated by all the ten Test playing and ODI playing nations, along with other nations that qualify throughout the World Cup Qualifier. The rules, restrictions, dressing codes have been also changed till date. The mascot of cricket world cup 2011 is an energetic and enthusiastic ten year old elephant.

The cricket world cup schedule has announced by international cricket council. The matches will hold in India and their sub continental country Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The cricket world cup 2011 dates will be commence from 19th February 2011 to 2nd April 2011. The opening matches will be played on 19th 2011 February at Dhaka, Bangladesh and Final matches will be played on 2nd April 2011 at Mumbai, India. There will be 49 matches played in the 2011 cricket world cup and 14 teams will participate in this mega event. People can also book their cricket world cup tickets from online facilities available in various websites, as is one of the leading international championships in ODI therefore, numbers of online gateways have come up with their ICC cricket world cup section from where you can check online live score and can also book your tickets.

The icc cricket world cup 2011 is the 10th big cricket world cup tournament organized by three South Asian Test cricket countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It will be the first cricket world cup co-hosted by Bangladesh. Cricket World Cup will use cricket One Day International format, with fourteen national cricket team scheduled to compete. World Cup will get place between February and early April 2011. This icc world cup 2011 will be the most viewed sporting event worldwide. The ICC has, in a promotional constrains, also facilitated batch tickets that will facilitate fans to follow their favorite teams all through their matches in the group stages. As the discussion of related topic you can get much information. If you want to know more about the cricket world cup you must view my web portal.

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