LAPTOP SCHEME IN PUNJAB
1. This is the age of information technology.
2. Keeping in view the importance of information technology, the Punjab Government launched Laptop Scheme in Punjab a few years ago.
3. Thousands of students have been rewarded laptops.
4. This scheme has given great advantages to the students.
5. This scheme has also disadvantages.
6. The Punjab Government has already been criticized for launching this scheme.
7. This scheme is not bad at all. It is its use that makes it bad.
This is the age of information technology. With the arrival of the internet, the world has become “A Global Village.” All the important tasks related to any field of life are being performed through the Internet. It has also become important for the students. With the help of the internet, they can get knowledge of all the branches of knowledge. Keeping in view the importance of information technology in mind, the Punjab Government launched Laptop Scheme in Punjab a few years ago.
Thousands of intelligent students have been rewarded laptops in institutes all over Punjab. The scheme has many advantages for the students. They can get knowledge through internet. So many foreign institutes launch online learning programs for students. It becomes very easy for students to get knowledge as well as degrees through internet. If a student is unable to understand some topic of his interest, he can get the help of internet and quench his thirst of getting knowledge through different educational websites. This scheme has also fostered the interest of the students in their studies. So many students are inspired by this scheme and have started to study keenly. It has started a competition of getting good marks among the students. This scheme has also created an atmosphere of competition among the students at the international level. The students can contact foreign students and teachers and enhance their knowledge.
No doubt, the students have got great advantages with the help of this scheme but it has also many disadvantages. The very first disadvantage of these laptops is that the students use it in their institutes and have ignored their studies. There are few students who use it just for the right purpose but most of the students use it to play some game, to listen to songs, to watch some movie or to enjoy the vulgar websites. It is causing obscenity among the students. It is causing sexual perversion among students, especially at the university level. We have observed so many cases. We have also noticed that some students post vulgar and immoral movies on Facebook and other sites. At least three cases of suicide have been observed. If the students are to take this scheme negatively, they are wasting their time and marring their lives. Its disadvantage is that the students have ignored the activities of playing games in playgrounds and visiting recreational resorts. It is also affecting their health, eyesight and memory. It makes them suffer from sleeplessness and restlessness.
The Punjab Government has already been criticized for launching this scheme. It was considered a political trick to pursue the youngsters to be part of PMLN because it was being said that the Punjab Government launched this scheme just to finish the popularity of PTI among the students. Whether it was a political trick or not, I think it is a great scheme for the students.
In so far as its use is concerned, I think it is not a bad scheme. It is a great scheme for the students. It is not bad itself; it is its use that makes it bad. The students must use it for positive purposes. (Words: 524)