A videograb of the Kashmiri girl.
Sakeena Banday, Gulf Today
The coronavirus pandemic has upturned the lives of millions of students and professionals the world over. It has highlighted the overarching importance of online learning, as in-person classes take a hit in many countries. However, children have to bear the brunt of online learning, which can be quite a tedious task allowing no room for recreation, as a cute little girl from Kashmir has learnt.
Encumbered with the heady load of homework, without any room for fun and games, she has decided to air her problems before the powers-that-be. She has not just carped to her loved ones or friends, but has taken her complaint to a whole new level: the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The cute video of the girl telling Modi detailing the burden of homework and classes on school kids has gone massively viral.
The short video of the little girl complaining has won hearts and is being re-shared on the loop on social media platforms. The girl was seen telling Modi that children who get online education are overburdened with homework which leaves them a very little time to play and have fun.
The girl says she starts her classes at 10am and continues till 2pm.
"There is English, mathematics, EVS and computer. There is so much work for kids. Why is there so much work for kids, Modi saab?" she says.
"Why do teachers assign huge home tasks to children of my age? Right since morning I have to attend Zoom classes and after that teachers assign so much homework to us which should be assigned to students of Classes 9 and 10.
"I get hardly any time to play because of the homework assigned to me by my teachers," the child told Modi.
"What can be done? Assalamualaikum, Modi Sahab, Bye," she adds.
The clip has garnered replies from hundreds of netizens, including the J&K L-G who said the complaint was adorable.
"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," Office of LG J&K tweeted.
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