Gulshan Devaiah: Education cannot be a corrupt business
Ahead of his upcoming release, Shiksha Mandal...India's Biggest Education Scam, the actor spoke about recent scams in education across India
MX Player recently revealed the first look of its new original series, Shiksha Mandal. The show's announcement has coincided with news of a teachers recruitment scam in West Bengal and another raid on a medical institute clerk in Madhya Pradesh.
As it turns out, Shiksha Mandal...India's Biggest Education Scam is inspired by similar incidents in the educational system in India.
The lead actor, Gulshan Devaiah, shared his views on education-related scams in the country. Gulshan also spoke about his past, having been a teacher himself. In the series, Gulshan plays the role of a simple, hardworking man running a coaching centre.
“They say teaching is the most noble of all professions and having been a teacher myself, for a brief period in my life, I truly believe in that ideal," Gulshan said.
"The story of Shiksha Mandal is about an education scam that brings to light the motives of certain unscrupulous people & their network of scoundrels, who conjure up scams for their personal power & profit, in turn ruining the life of many talented, honest & hardworking youth of this nation. It’s no exaggeration to say that a lot of such scams have been happening around us & we may have even heard of one in the news recently."
Encouraging people to take responsibility to avoid such incidents, Gulshan adds, "If the young are the future of India, then we are its present & we must take the responsibility of creating an education system that operates on merit & is rid of any corruption. Education can be a business but it cannot be a corrupt business.”
Shiksha Mandal is directed by Syed Ahmad Afzal and features Gauahar Khan, Gulshan Devaiah and Pavan Malhotra in lead roles. It will stream soon on MX Player.