To share an incident which I witnessed, I had gone to the hospital with a friend of mine to meet her grandmother who was a heart patient undergoing electro cardiogram (ECG). We were waiting for her grandmother when I noticed the ECG room locked. When I asked about it, one of the patients waiting outside said the machine was not working and most of the people had been send back for the other day.
But just sometime later, I saw a few people with a patient in a wheel chair along with the doctor who was heading towards the room and opened the door.
They came outside after a few minutes. Seemed they were done with their test. I felt this is something that is not a good thing to be continued with.
It is happening all around: are in services, in jobs, in schools, in politics, in businesses and in fact in every organization.
One such incident happened to one of my colleagues who is a reporter at present. He once sat for an interview in a reputed foundation. As soon as he entered, the interviewee’s first question was, “Are you Dasho’s (name could not be remembered) son?” My friend was shocked for a while. Before he could answer somebody interrupted saying, “No, he isn’t”. Then and there, their interest in him declined. He went through the interview but he did not get the post. What could have happened if he had been the said Dasho’s son? He would have been selected for sure.
In another example, at a private school the cut-off point for admission was 56% and it was on first-come-first basis. If the forms that need to be filled up finishes, no extra candidate will get a chance for admission. But then, a student with 58.4% got admitted despite there being no more forms because he had links with the school authority.
Everyone likes privileges or being favored but we have to ask ourselves if we are doing it at the cost of less fortunate ones.
Undoubtedly, nepotism is rampant in the country and it is a wide spread social evil.
I just have to experience it myself.