Friday, May 7, 2010

Is Creative Education = Summer Vacations

Creative education is the need of the hour, but is it right to confine the creative education for blooming individuals only to summer vacations.

Actually the fault is not of parents, teachers or anyone else, the problem is competition where 1/4th a marks less can ruin your career and lead you to the dark world of depression. This is the reason why parents today focus majorly on book education.
And then comes the long waited summer vacations with various ideas, summer camps around the corner. Activity classes in in the schools, various entertainment options at the nearest mall and all across the city. 

Don't you think this is the same time that was supposedly utilized earlier for our 10-15days outing, with our parents, siblings and grandparents away from the regular routine to enjoy the serenity and calmness either of our native place or some other holiday spots away from the regular city life.

We need to give vent to the creativity of our children in their everyday life because creativity is not a thing to be learnt in a period of 2 months and then forget once you enter the same rat race after this span.

Let them explore their own creative side within themselves so that they move on to become the individual of their choice.

Megha Jha
Renaissance Society - working for a better and aware society! 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Is it easier to kill one's own child rather than accepting his/her decision?

Even if lawfully Nirupama's parents get death penalty, will their souls ever rest in peace?

The very thought of having murdered their own daughter brutally will always remain with them even after they cease to survive.
How dare we call ourselves modern & educated, when we have such stigma & differentiations of castes and religion. I have heard people saying that even if we agree, what will the society say?
My answerto this is that we make the society and I really want to ask Niru's parents as to what help is this society of today for them?

It is our parents only who after a certain period of time make us realize that we ve grown up and are responsible & mature enough to make decisions that matches us, then why don't they support us in the most sensitive and major decision f our lives - choosing our life partner.

This act is indeed a shame for the society as a whole and more to a mother who carried this daughter in her womb for a tough period of 9 months and took no time or felt no pain in taking away the same life. 
Their outrage on finding their unmarried daughter pregnant is understood, but dear parents dn't you think the other way out would have been better, happier and respectable.

On one hand we call ourselves educated and modern and on the other hand we get to hear or see such incidences which forces us to think whether we are HUMANE also or not?

I sincerely hope Nirupama's murder prove to be a lesson for all such parents.

Megha Jha
Renaissance Society - working for a better & aware society