Reaching out to all the parents of the country who pressurise their children to study, Cricketers Shikhar Dhawan and Robin Uthappa have reacted strongly on the same. A video going viral on the internet and on Whatsapp which shows a child trying to narrate the numbers and being beaten if makes a mistake.
Dhawan wrote, “I request parents to be patient with ur kids at all times. Every child learns at his own pace. Pls, refrain from beating/degrading them.” alongside the video. Uthappa tweeted, “This is heart-wrenching. Children shouldn’t be raised this way. This needs to stop. I pray we can raise our kids with love instead of fear.”
The video in question shows a little girl reciting numbers from 1 to 5 which was written in a notebook. The girl pleads to be given a break while claiming she is having a headache and in tears but the women in the video, possibly the parent, continues to get the child to repeat the counting. In the end, the child gets frustrated and tears up even further. The video has been going viral on Whatsapp and getting plenty of attention.
I request parents to be patient with ur kids at all times. Every child learns at his own pace. Pls refrain from beating/degrading them. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/jy8xV8gC9M
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 19, 2017
This is heart wrenching. Children shouldn't be raised this way. This needs to stop. I pray we can raise our kids with love instead of fear. pic.twitter.com/6R4mKrFy4r
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) August 19, 2017
Shikhar has one son – Zoravar – who frequents his father on multiple tours. Meanwhile, Uthappa married his longtime girlfriend and former tennis player Sheethal Goutham in a private ceremony in March last year and they don’t have any kids.