A six-year old Kashmiri girl’s appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lessen her burden of ‘long zoon (online) classes’ and ‘too much' homework has born fruits as the government has decided to make a policy on homework for children.
The appeal of this chubby-faced six-year-old addressed to ‘Modiji’ in a short video clip has been breaking the internet for two days. Lakhs of people have liked her video and asked the authorities to hear her pleas.
This unnamed child’s video going around on different social media platforms shows her beginning with ‘Asalam Vakelum Modiji,’ and moving on to tell the Prime Minister her story of being a girl, a six-year-old and how the ‘small children’ like her have to sit for long Zoom classes and then do the homework.
On Monday, Jammu Lt Governor Manoj Sinha took cognizance of her ‘adorable’ appeal. Responding to her video shared on Twitter Sinha said he has asked the School Education Department to frame a policy within 48 hours to ease the homeworkburden of minor students:
Very adorable complaint. Have directed the school education department to come out with a policy within 48 hours to lighten burden of homework on school kids. Childhood innocence is gift of God and their days should be lively, full of joy and bliss. https://t.co/8H6rWEGlDa— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) May 31, 2021
This child with a clear Kashmiri accent was so adorably cute in her address to Modiji yet she seems to have raised a valid point before the government in this lockdown and an era of online classes.
Manoj Sinha while taking serious note of the message Monday directed the School Education Department to come out with a policy in 48 hours to ease the burden of homework of the minor students.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Sinha while reacting to the video said, “Very adorable complaint, have directed the school education department to come out with a policy within 48 hours to lighten burden of homework on school kids.”
“Childhood innocence is gift of God and their days should be lively, full of joy and bliss,” Sinha said.