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Once Upon a Time

Dr. Tridiv Basistha

Vice-Principal  | 2018-06-10
I remembered my grandmother whom I use to call “AMAA”passed away in April, 2008. She was 85 at that time. Soon after her death I found a great absence in my heart. She was not only one of my friends but a great storage of my knowledge.

Once Upon a Time

Dr. Tridiv Basistha

Vice-Principal | 2018-06-10
I remembered my grandmother whom I use to call “AMAA”passed away in April, 2008. She was 85 at that time. Soon after her death I found a great absence in my heart. She was not only one of my friends but a great storage of my knowledge. She used to tell me stories, about the freedom movement, Panchtantra, Jatakas, Mhabhrata, local proverbs and so on. Even today when I want some information about a local Proverb, about a life of a mythological character ….I missed her a lot…….

Days are becoming more technical today……no space for emotions. Parents are becoming busy in money-making……. “Child –care centre” are becoming the best way of maintaining their children.Imagine,a mother who is called as the best teacher of a child ,don’t even have time to feed a new born. The place for grand-mother and grand-father is fixed in the “BRIDHHASRAAM” (Old age home).But no one bothers….life is going on. Who has time to remember “Mother-at whose breast civilization is flourished and humanity nourished”.

Competition everywhere….Their child will go to English medium school, than to Art-school, Swimming pool in the evening, tuition at night Tabla and Dance during weekends. Imagine, a five year child goes to school with a heavy school-bag, does whatever their parents want him to follow has no right to ask his father, “I don’t like Swimming, can I spend some time with my grandmother”.Beacuase outdated items have no value in the globalization….

UNICEF has conducted some awareness program this year of story –telling among children. According to the survey conducted by L.Fister 90% children likes story-telling. But how much pre-primary school in India today has a class on it. Every parent wants to make their children expert in every aspect. But what about their intellectual development which come through this process. Earlier it was grandmother or the grandfather ….now who will take her from the “Old-age home”.

I was sitting with Panda Ji ( My  publisher)  on March 16, 2016 when her 12 year old daughter asked him about Abhimanyu. I feel embarrassed. This is what is really happening within us. We are busy with the stock market, seventh pay commission, Kejriwal and Modi government; we are busy with the future of our children by opening LIC policies for them, but what about their intellectual and spiritual development?

Everyone agrees, we should up-to-date but also should not forget to dream. Story-telling is a process of dreaming. It was through stories we went to different world, different place. Still in “Ohio-University” pupils used to listen stories in the night, under the blue-sky to dream high….beyond….

Time has come…to seriously think on it. We should start story-telling. Try to spend some time with our child. Otherwise the day is not far when our next-generation will blame us for not teaching them to dream……… “Once upon a time there was a king………”
Kudos!  +13❤

Once Upon a Time

Dr. Tridiv Basistha

Vice-Principal | 2018-06-10
I remembered my grandmother whom I use to call “AMAA”passed away in April, 2008. She was 85 at that time. Soon after her death I found a great absence in my heart. She was not only one of my friends but a great storage of my knowledge. She used to tell me stories, about the freedom movement, Panchtantra, Jatakas, Mhabhrata, local proverbs and so on. Even today when I want some information about a local Proverb, about a life of a mythological character ….I missed her a lot…….

Days are becoming more technical today……no space for emotions. Parents are becoming busy in money-making……. “Child –care centre” are becoming the best way of maintaining their children.Imagine,a mother who is called as the best teacher of a child ,don’t even have time to feed a new born. The place for grand-mother and grand-father is fixed in the “BRIDHHASRAAM” (Old age home).But no one bothers….life is going on. Who has time to remember “Mother-at whose breast civilization is flourished and humanity nourished”.

Competition everywhere….Their child will go to English medium school, than to Art-school, Swimming pool in the evening, tuition at night Tabla and Dance during weekends. Imagine, a five year child goes to school with a heavy school-bag, does whatever their parents want him to follow has no right to ask his father, “I don’t like Swimming, can I spend some time with my grandmother”.Beacuase outdated items have no value in the globalization….

UNICEF has conducted some awareness program this year of story –telling among children. According to the survey conducted by L.Fister 90% children likes story-telling. But how much pre-primary school in India today has a class on it. Every parent wants to make their children expert in every aspect. But what about their intellectual development which come through this process. Earlier it was grandmother or the grandfather ….now who will take her from the “Old-age home”.

I was sitting with Panda Ji ( My  publisher)  on March 16, 2016 when her 12 year old daughter asked him about Abhimanyu. I feel embarrassed. This is what is really happening within us. We are busy with the stock market, seventh pay commission, Kejriwal and Modi government; we are busy with the future of our children by opening LIC policies for them, but what about their intellectual and spiritual development?

Everyone agrees, we should up-to-date but also should not forget to dream. Story-telling is a process of dreaming. It was through stories we went to different world, different place. Still in “Ohio-University” pupils used to listen stories in the night, under the blue-sky to dream high….beyond….

Time has come…to seriously think on it. We should start story-telling. Try to spend some time with our child. Otherwise the day is not far when our next-generation will blame us for not teaching them to dream……… “Once upon a time there was a king………”
Kudos!  +13❤

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Dr. Tridiv Basistha

Vice-Principal  |  2018-06-10
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