Friday, March 12, 2010

Parents must stop pressurising children: Buddhadeb

Parents' pressure on children to become engineers or doctors must stop as it results in fear psychosis and could jeopardise their lives, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said on Sunday, March 8.

"Children now are intelligent, they are not even afraid of haunted houses or ghost stories. But another ghost in the form of career building grips them," he said after giving away the awards for best children's literature.

"It pains me to see that a child is burdened by its parents' dreams of making their sons and daughters engineers or doctors. Such pressure takes away their childhood," Bhattacharjee said.

Full report here PTI

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