Category: Education

Walking on Coal for Self Confidence – Murdering Childhoods

I am saddened at hearing the news of kids being made to walk bare footed on burning coal. An incident reported in Indian Express today that seemed to have happened in a private school in Surat, India as an effort to build self confidence. The said school they say is Riverdale Academy in Surat. I tried googling them, but could not see a website.

The news came up in the indian express today and can be read here.

If this is true, it was even sad to know that the parents witnessed the ninety minutes ordeal that left kids crying with pain.

When will this end?

When will parents learn that kids have rights too. When will they understand that kids are not tools to live their own unlived life. When will the parents know that the kid needs hugs and not a ton of homework and after school activities to kill his or her childhood. When will these lesser life forms learn that its ok to be second. When will they realize that you cant recreate your image in your child. When will they accept that their inability to achieve their dreams is not a reason to sabotage the dreams of their kids

Let them Play

Let them play to the tunes of their heart for some more time so that their heart gets stronger as they grow.

Let they be childish for some more time for that will make them stronger in life.

Let them see life through their own eyes and not be blinded by their parents short vision.

Let them grow at their own pace, the world will wait for it needs more happy folks.

Let them learn what they want to learn for they will excel only in what they like.