There are many ways of going back to your childhood. , so also are opportunities to relive the pleasant times you had. The best way to do so is to attend a children’s Day programme put up to celebrate our former Prime Minister’s Birthday. .I happened to attend one on this occasion at one of the schools in Chennai and found. ,sometimes learning is like reverse osmosis. Generally children are told what they should not do than what they should do unlike in the case of adults who are assumed to discriminate between right and wrong and thus see no need to be told the difference. Is it not a paradox that children commit mistakes unknowingly and adults do the same with full knowledge? For instance don’t we have people attending to calls on mobile phones and carrying on a conversation with neighbours at conferences ,meetings and concerts even though one expects them to conform to basic etiquette ? After the variety entertainment was over and the chief guest was about to start her address, she couldn’t proceed after a few words as the noise was deafening with the children talking non stop,(surprisingly their parents too saw no need to silence them). One of the teachers ordered them to be silent and suddenly there was absolute silence until the chief guest completed her address. Can anyone do the same if it was a gathering of adults engaged in loud conversation over a mobile or with their neighbours at the venue? The only way to learn perhaps is to emulate children and not mind being admonished for giving a goby to norms of etiquette!
n.meera raghavendra rao