Children and the Society | Article by Kungkum Sadhanidar Baruah

Children and the Society | Article by Kungkum Sadhanidar Baruah

Children and the Society

         UNICEF says, “Children are both makers and markers of healthy, sustainable society.” Yes, we all know that society is an inherent part of anything related to the human kind. Then why there is a premonition that society is not committed to the success of our young people? Whereas, a child learns from his home, school and society. We cannot deny the existence of society in terms of growth of a child. Children are the future of a family. They are our hidden treasures. When they are born, they are welcomed to the family with lots and lots of happiness.

They grow and learn different things from their parents, relatives and

the society where they live. Society comprises various religions,customs, cultures, philosophies, ideologies etc. It is an ocean of learning for the children. It develops an inquisitive mind in them. Here, parents and teacher play a vital role to guide the children what to learn.The parents and teachers have the primary responsibility in the individual development of the children in adapting the social roles. As children are the important part of a society, they become members of social groups with the passage of time. In the words of William Shakespeare —

All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.”

These famous lines exhibits the importance of social roles. Society helps the children to develop and nurture the qualities to perform their duties well in the future. It is obvious that the present pandemic situation has affected the children very badly as they have to confine and learn within the walls of their home. However, they are able to get in touch with the outer world through e-learning. In this regard, society can play a crucial part in exhibiting the importance of learning through internet. Social organizations can monitor and counsel the children when required. For the prosperity and betterment, the children must be guided to gather knowledge and wisdom. They must be taught not to waste their precious time carelessly. Children are the bright future of the society and builders of a nation. The great pop legend Michael Jackson sang,

“ We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones

Who makes a brighter day.”








Illustration By : Sukanya Bharadwaj

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