Thursday, December 17, 2009

Are you concerned about the disappearing playing ground in schools?

Hi friends, last week end I traveled about 700 kilometers to attend my mother’s death anniversary rituals at Kasaragod (my birth place) and it was not a pleasant journey for me for various reasons. During the entire bus journey I was looking out side the window and observing the various changes taken place in our society. I would like to confine this post to the subject of depleting infrastructure in schools in developing countries like India. I always believe that playing games is a part of curricular activities in schools and it is the fundamental right of children to play and enjoy. When I was young, our schools used to have big play grounds as spacious as those schools where all students were accommodated. In those days as students we used to give equal importance to both studies and games without bothering much about our future with respect to our professional life. Even our parents were not over ambitious like the present generation parents about their children’s future and allowing us to enjoy our normal school activities without putting much pressure on us. But things have taken a u turn and school going children are not a free bird any more and lot of things are expected from them at this tender age at the cost of freedom and enjoyment. The exponential growth of population is a main cause of this unhealthy activity in the field of education and one can see a gradual decrease in the basic infrastructure provided in schools. The existing school buildings are insufficient to accommodate the large number of students who are admitted to schools and new buildings are occupying the playing grounds thus denying the students enjoyment and healthy physique. Spacious playing grounds are slowly disappearing to make room for new buildings. I feel pity for the present generation school going children who neither have freedom nor free time to play. Even if they manage to create some free time for extracurricular activities, many schools are not having a proper play ground. Under such condition how can we expect our children to be healthy both physically and mentally?

6 Comments:

Ram Bansal, the Theosoph said...

Indian economy is flourishing on inflations and deficit financing under guidance of a world-fame economist of India. Under such devastating management of economy, soon there shall be no class-rooms in schools for high prices. Even today, government-run primary school has only two classrooms for five classes. Further, the small playground has been occupied by kitchens for mid-day meal and Anganvaadi, etc. Children go to schools with begging bowls in their hands.

sreenivas said...

ya its really a bad newz for our society..

vicy said...

Hello there!!That is sad for the present and future students..Nways, Just dropping by to give some love. Happy Holidays to you and your family.God Bless!!

tips blog said...

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nothingprofound said...

Similar things are occurring in the US where the pressure to accumulate knowledge and succeed has eaten into the children's free time in school and at home. More work, more drudgery, and less time to play, to laugh, to sing, to be happy and be children.

How Much You Know said...

interesting! i wish someday i can visit india :)

 
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