We all know that every year on 14th of November our country celebrates ‘Children’s Day’, on the occasion of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday. Every year it is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and joy, but a question does arise, Will the children celebrate the occasion in the same manner every year? Is there any need to reform the traditional way of celebration? The answer is ‘Yes’ there is an immediate need to reform the way we celebrate!
Every year children go to school, participate in different co-curricular activities to know about the history related to Children’s Day and then it comes to an end with the distribution of sweets. Should this be repeated every year? Don’t our children already know the history? Is it necessary to repeat the same thing in the same way every year? No, we need reformation if we are to make our children smart and fit to face the real world. Now, the next question, what kind of reformation do we need? We need to improve our education system, the way children grow up and the parenting goals.
In this modern era, Technology plays an important role in making our forth coming generation ready for the challenging world. Many developed countries like Japan and U.S use modern education strategies by including advanced learning tools to provide quality education to the children. So to compete with this challenging world we need to add modern educational tools to our education system and reform the strategies.
But before the technological transformation we need to concentrate on some of the problems at the grass root level. One can be, spreading awareness on “Right to Education” which will eventually help us to eradicate “Child Labour”. In our country poverty and lack of social security are the main causes of child labour. The increasing gap between the rich and the poor are the reasons for neo-liberal economic policies which drags major part of the population to poverty and unemployment. To eradicate child labour there has to be free and compulsory education for all with the provision of basic facilities. If child labour is eradicated then comes the next concern i.e ‘Basic Human Rights’. Our upcoming generation is to be made aware of their basic human rights so that they are not deprived of anything they deserve. If these problems are eradicated from our system then we can drive our coming generation towards a better future.
Now comes the concern to make our children technologically fit, but how? To compete with the need of the generation, it’s high time now to introduce e-learning tools to our education system.
What is E-Learning?
E-Learning is a process of infusing modern day learning with smart technology enabled tools. Smart tools include internet based webpages, software and usage of smart devices to make the whole learning processes an interesting one. E-Learning enhances the process of knowledge transfer and allows the children to explore the world of new learning opportunities
Many E-Learning tools such as video conferencing, learning with mobile technologies and using smart devices are yet to be added to our education system.Video Conferencing is a modern day method to transfer knowledge all-round the globe through the internet, the audio visual equipments used in video conferencing make the learning experience a lively one. By the help of video conferencing even the remote villages in our country can be covered with the umbrella of global knowledge and learning and thus making our rural children compatible to the worldwide competition.
Next comes the smart devices. Enabling the children with smart devices will help them interact and gain knowledge in a better manner. Using electronic devices such as tablets will not only enable them to reach to the global content of knowledge available on internet but also help them to be aware of the global scenario of learning. It’s the need of the time to introduce our forth coming generations with the modern methodologies of learning and thus securing our country’s future.
But, should we forget our traditional values? No, we should not. So, from now on it’s a challenge for us to create a sustainable system of education which not only equips our future generation with modern technologies but also keeps them rooted with the traditional values. If we succeed, then we’ll be able to celebrate a more meaningful ‘Children’s Day’ and it would be a proper tribute to our Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru.