Among the millions forced to stay indoors by a global pandemic, children have probably been the most confused by the sudden shift in their routine. Students across the country are studying online for the past year and one loquacious 6-year-old girl from Kashmir have voiced all of their thoughts collectively. She went on to raise her concern with Prime Minister Modi.
Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, a journalist, shared her video on Twitter and wrote, “A six-year-old Kashmiri girl’s complaint to PM Narendra Modi regarding long hours of online classes and too much school work.”
In the 45-second clip, the girl says her classes begin at 10 am and continue till 2 pm. She says, “There is English, Mathematics, Urdu and EVS. And then there is computer class as well”. “There’s so much work for kids,” the young girl said, using hand gestures to show the stress she faces every day.
“Why do small kids have to deal with so much work, Modi Sahab?” the kid asked. After a few seconds of silence, she said, “What can be done? Assalamualaikum, Modi Sahab, Bye.”
In less than 48 hours of being posted, the clip has garnered 85 thousand views and almost 10 thousand likes. It has been retweeted 2 thousand times with a number of replies under the tweet.
“The cuteness level is more tham the altitude of Himalayas,” one user replied while another said, We need to understand how this pandemic has affected innocent children badly”.
Many agreed to the concerns raised by the little girl. Here are some reactions: