Need to protect childhood


Marginalized elements of life, in today's environment there is a need to protect childhood from the market Cultures are made of rituals, passing on them from generation to generation and build their palaces on memories. What future are we trying to give to our children by depriving them of the chemical from which our memories were made? There is no wonder if the children who do not even have any local taste, their memories also have objectivity. It should be a pity that their dearest people will be responsible for all this! About two decades ago joint families were commonly found in villages. Families would have many children of our age. In many households, there was no concept of food, especially breakfast, but eating three meals a day was more like a rule. No matter where one went, whatever the time, he always used to go after having food.
Possibilities like 'will eat outside' were not considered there. The children go to school at seven in the morning in the summer, till then Khan Due to not being ready, he used to eat the remaining food of the night as a snack. Breakfast was eaten during half the holiday, then lunch was eaten in the afternoon. In winter, when the school time started at 10:30 in the morning and at 4:30 when they came home after the whole vacation, the children would be very tired. Bread replaced grandma's bread However, in spite of that fatigue, his liveliness would remain intact. Then his grandmother would prepare tea and red chili chutney for everyone. As soon as they arrived, they would bake the morning roti on the embers in the chulha and serve it with tea. She would give food and without asking any question, the children would gobble it up. Actually, the name of bread or double roti was not that popular in the villages during that period. Children would have only imagined if they heard about it from someone's mouth, because then generally such things hardly entered the rural farmer's family. Nowadays, seeing children eat everything with bottled chutney brought from the market, these memories seem far away and somewhat imaginary. The discipline called eating has ended Now in the name of food The discipline that was there is over.
There was no concept of ready-made breakfast in the village. Milk, buttermilk, curd, rabri, gram, moong dal, gram flour-onion curry, roti with raw onion or dry jaggery in summer, all this was in the fixed rules of eating. The taste was linked to the land, the food and vegetables grown indigenously in the fields had their own taste. The goods of the market were brought to meet the needs, and not for hobby, show or entertainment. But then things changed not slowly, but aggressively. based on existing internet In the era, the market spread everywhere. In such a situation, what was to be saved even for the food plate! Now the villages have left the cities behind in terms of food and drink for the children.
Nowadays it is difficult to find such children even in the village, whose mind is not satisfied with eating curd or who is fond of milk. It is surprising that parents have started taking this aspect of parenting so seriously keeping aside all other responsibilities as a way of modernity. Whether they give good ideas to their children or not, the slavery of the market and their show off These are going on giving. Parents feel proud to say that our child does not even touch bread or the children of today do not eat anything at all. He is also heard saying about these children that even if they are fed canned food for a hundred rupees a day, they will eat it. The question is, do any parents ever think about why children do not eat.
Second, the important question of whether children really don't eat or we don't want to feed them has been completely ignored.Is. In fact, in the frenzy of providing all kinds of facilities to the children, we are not only cutting them off from their roots, but are also playing with their health. We have created a wrong definition of modernity and facilities. We have our memories in our values and we only care about those shortcomings, which remained in our childhood. That's why we are trying to satisfy our memories by fulfilling them in our children. But this is probably the wrong way. Every time and generation has its own kind of needs. What was a dream for us yesterday, is today. It is a strange reality for children. We need to protect their childhood from the market. There is a need to retain them as children rather than consumers as long as possible. They need to be given ideas, discretion and clear vision, not objects.
(Writer is a Retired Principal & Educationist. Views expressed are personal)

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