J K News Today Special
Jammu, August 30:
Narendra Modi is not just the prime minister of the largest democracy of the world that India is , his passion to build India of realising dreams of children , the future leaders of the country , is legendry . This became clearer today ( Sunday- August 30th) during his “ Mann Ki Baat”. It has a special message for the children of Jammu and Kashmir, though Prime Minister spoke to the millions of children and their parents, teachers across the country.
At length he talked about toys. The joy of having a toy for a child is immeasurable. The children live in their world of toys, enjoy feel of the toys, and playing with them makes them ecstatic .The toys introduce them to the world, as they learn about the world through these toys.
Toys are stress relievers. The children of J&K, especially the Valley, have been undergoing stress and strain in their lives . To make a statement of facts, it can be said without any fear of contradiction that the children of the Valley have not shared the pleasure of having a normal childhood with the children of the rest of the country.
It is not their fault. The atmosphere is such where the definition of their toys and games has been changed , and their sense of creativity has been blunted by the sound of bullets and bombs for the past over 30 years . The guns and bombs were exported by Pakistan that interrupted and destroyed the childhood’ routine pleasures of playing with their dolls , plastic choppers or assembling the things . They were not even permitted to go to play fields by their parents and there were times when for weeks together, their schools were shut, and stones were handed over to them as new brand of toys which would damage property or injure the people.
PM delivered a message of creativity to them where there was appeal to the children of the country to go in for creativity for positive outcomes. The children of Jammu and Kashmir, now free from the shackles of the different perceptions about their land and the rest of the country, have a chance to try their hand on the positive creativity . Now, it is for the parents and children to make children aware of PM’s message so that these children are as much part in the nation building and securing their future as the children elsewhere in the country.
Talking about toys is not a toy-thing . It is an appeal to the sense of leaning and creativity among the children . That’s what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did while making an expansive mention of the toys and their role in the lives of children.
The connect is that of love-affection, joy ad creativity that Prime Minister struck with the millions of children, preparing to learn at different stages, some playing for joy, others trying to find out what exactly has gone into the making of toys and others for whom the learning their class-room lessons through online is just another game. Toy is another name for innovation , and the innovation is deeply connected with the sense of creativity.
Prime Minister’s invocation of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore about the suggestions that the best toys are the incomplete ones. The pleasure of completing these incomplete toys transcends all the joys of playing with the little things brought to children by their parents . This is game , and the game should not be over because someone else gets some fancy and expensive toys. Nothing can beat the pleasure of the game and also making our own toys.
That can reshape the thinking and future of children in Jammu and Kashmir. Special responsibility lies on parents , teachers to tell children about the joys of toys and its connect with the future of theirs.