J&K, June 1: A six-year-old girl’s video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining of a huge burden of homework through online classes not only won hearts on the internet but triggered a policy change in Jammu and Kashmir to lighten the pressure on school kids.
In the video, which had over 3.69 lakh views at the time of publishing the story, the student introduces herself as a six-year-old girl.
Comparing the burden of classes and homework on a student of her age to that of senior students, she asks PM Modi to give her the reason for the same.
Further, she goes on to tell the PM that she attends back-to-back classes from 10 am to 2 pm which adds to the pile of homework.
Modi saab ko is baat par zaroor gaur farmana chahiye😂 pic.twitter.com/uFjvFGUisI
— Namrata Wakhloo (@NamrataWakhloo) May 29, 2021
Now, the video has even got a response from J&K Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha.
J&K L-G tweeted, “Very adorable complaint. Have directed the school education department to come out with a policy within 48 hours to lighten the burden of homework on school kids. Childhood innocence is a gift of God and their days should be lively, full of joy and bliss.”
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. https://t.co/8H6rWEGlDa
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) May 31, 2021
The L-G has directed the School Education department to come out with a policy in 48 hours to ease the burden of homework on school students.
“Assalamualaikum Modi sahib,” is how the girl starts her video message to the prime minister as she complains of her teachers giving her too much homework through Zoom classes.
“My classes are from 10 am till 2 pm… This much homework is for students of Class 6, 7, 10. Why are kids given this much homework Modi Sahab?” she says.