New Delhi: A video of a six-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir, in which she can be seen complaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the heavy load of homework she and her classmates endure, has gone viral on social media.
The video had 505.7k views at the time of publishing.
Explaining how she has to attend classes from 10 am to 2 pm every day, she says in Hindi the video: “Why are young children like me being given so much homework?”
Modi saab ko is baat par zaroor gaur farmana chahiye😂 pic.twitter.com/uFjvFGUisI
— Namrata Wakhloo (@NamrataWakhloo) May 29, 2021
As the video garnered views, the official handle of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted a response, ordering a change in policy. “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,” the tweet read.
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
Schools had begun opening gradually as the first wave of coronavirus subsided across the country. However, as the second wave hit, state across India once again began going into lockdown.
Jammu and Kashmir had ordered the closure of schools and colleges, with classes now being held online. The state had earlier cancelled Class 10 board exams and postponed Class 12 exams.
Coronavirus cases have been on the decline in the union territory, with 1,525 new cases and 37 deaths having been recorded Monday. This is the lowest daily death in over a month.
Cases have been on the downhill in several other parts of the country too, but states have extended lockdowns to avoid complacency after seeing an unprecedentedly deadly second wave.