In continuation with my Learning Series; adapted from a motivating and inspiring write-up which I felt would be very useful for both students and the Society as a whole with day – to – day instances, to encourage positive thinking and improve efficiency !!
BE THE CHANGE ! (SAY NO TO DISCRIMINATION) Some people don’t tolerate others because of their colour, language, sex, nationality, religion and so on. Change the world into a better place of happiness and respect.
Hi, have you ever felt let down when you were not allowed to play a game of cricket saying that only boys play that game. Have you ever felt discouraged when your mother said that you are a boy and you can’t help her in kitchen as ably as your sister does? Were you ever refused an opportunity to perform in a college stage play because you are fat, lean, short, or dark? Did you feel shocked when people from particular countries are looked at suspiciously because of their nationality?
Yes, you are treated with bias, prejudice or discrimination.
People all over the world face such discrimination based on their sex, colour, religion, race, nationality and so on. BUT as young men and women YOU can bring change in such thinking and transform the world into a better place to live in harmony. So “YOU, Be the Change”
We may Have Different Religions, Different Languages, Different Colored Skin…But We all belong to One Human Race……
SOLVE THE RIDDLE
Boys and girls in a class are asked to solve this riddle. “When Deepak and his son Arjun met with an accident, Deepak is instantly killed and his son is injured. Arjun is rushed to a hospital. But the surgeon on duty becomes very upset, and says, “I cannot operate on this child. He is my son.” Both boys and girls immediately responded, “How is it possible when the father is already dead?”
What is your solution to the riddle?
It has become a riddle because the youngsters could not immediately consider that the boy’s mother, a woman, to be the doctor.
CHANGE TRANSFORMED HER LIFE !
Y. Sreelatha, with intellectual disability, from Kannepalli village, Ananthapur won gold and silver medals at the Special Olympics LA World Games 2015. Being trained in vocational education with basic life skills and sports, she learnt Badminton and Table-tennis quickly. She was selected for Special Olympics LA World Games, 2015. She created history along with a team of twelve other Indian athletes at the World Games by bagging 17 medals for India.
Observe types of discrimination she must have faced and how a change in people’s mind has transformed the girl.
Find how these people fought against discrimination and brought a change.
1. Don’t discriminate others because they are women, weak, or disabled.
2. Don’t be biased because of religion, colour, race, nationality or sex.
3. Don’t be prejudiced against people because of their language, cultural practices and food habits.
4. All are equal.
5. Be inclusive of all and be human.