Thursday, January 28, 2010

A young Toybanker's musings

This was written by a young Toybanker named Nishant

My views on poverty:
   'When I see a poor child knocking at my car window it really arouses a lot of sentimental feelings. It makes me wonder why these children are in their positions. Along with sadness I also feel a lot of gratitude for all the various things I have that I take for granted and do not appreciate enough.
           Poverty in India is escalating every day and not much is being done about it. Everyday we hear about several Indians going abroad and succeeding in their professions. It is not very often that we hear about Indians who actually prefer to work for the benefit of India. It makes me feel that we could be a far more prosperous nation if more of our own resources were used for our own betterment.
          Speaking of the government, I do not think it is doing enough to cure the plight of the poorer classes of India. One probable step for the government would be to make primary education compulsory. This will at least ensure a strong mental base for all children in the country.
           Education can even be imparted through toys as all children will learn quickly if they enjoy the learning process. Toys which teach toddlers the alphabet or the numbers from 1 to 10 and other such informational toys can be very useful in imparting useful information to children at the right age.
       The future of India is looking bright as new youngsters are entering politics wanting to make a change.Ideas like unemployment benefits which exists in the united kingdom presently whereby every unemployed person gets 50 pounds a month as  compensation. It may be surprising but it is a fact that terrorism arises from poverty. Poor people do anything as long as they get paid. Thus the eradication of poverty can cause a drastic reduction in terrorism.
These are a few ideas that should be pondered over for a while.'

Nishant Jhaveri
14 years, Cathedral School

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