Mallika’s Parishad and Board responsibility; Bharatnatyam display, a photo by Vasu.. on Flickr.
Mallika told me, “I am the director of a board now”. I asked which one. We have five boards in our class, three inside and two outside. I am responsible for the upkeep of one. There are many who are reporting to me. We together have to beautify it. Here is her contribution towards ‘Dances of India” theme for the board.
The other day, Mallika told me “Appa, I am standing for elections. We have Vidyarthi Parishad to which the students elect representatives. We have great number of responsibilities. I get the badge to wear on my chest. I have been nominated now by teachers. I take care of discipline and etiquette of class 3”
I felt good about this way of inculcating responsibility. Mallika has now moved to class 4 in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya