Fun and Awareness

Most children don’t like Civics and think of it as a boring subject. However, it’s an important and useful subject which can be made quite interesting.

Civics should not mean mugging-up loads of mundane information about the Indian Constitution, the various government functions and the rights and duties of its citizens. We can have creative role-plays for Civics. For example, children can pick chits for their roles and enact various roles like the Speaker, the Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition. Some children would be in the ruling party whereas some would be in the opposition. They could have debates and discussions on a bill. It would be a fun experience, but moreover, it will promote a better understanding of our parliament and democracy. Such role playing could sensitize them about the seriousness of politics. There is a chance, just a remote chance, of children understanding the futility of opposing for the sake of opposing.

In the day and age of irresponsible and self-serving parliament members and assembly sessions, these role-plays enacted by children may turn out to be more sensible. You never know!

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