Students capacitated on anti-war toys
Dimapur, June 5 (EMN): With an aim to help students gain proper knowledge on the use of different types of toys, capacity building programme on “Anti war toys” was conducted on June 2 at Sacred Heart School, Khuzama.
The resource person Ms Susan Kulnu began with a brainstorming session asking the students on the use of toys during their childhood. She said that there are toys for various ages that entertain and educate children. Playing with toys is an important tool in making a child understands the complex phenomena of the world around it, she said.
She also added that today, some toys that are available, unwittingly encourage factionalism and feud among children and teach them violence and elimination of one another through imitations of dangerous weapons. She said children are also seen to be manipulated into replicating the violence content they see on television, videos, video games, violent cartoons and they tend to imitate these in real life.
Ms Kulnu also brought out the dreams which turned to reality. Taking example of the inventions like the x-ray machine, heavy machineries, etc, which was once a dream of someone turned to reality. The different machines that are available in the market today are all dreams that came true, she said. Likewise, if we students unite and dream of a peaceful society and put efforts of changing oneself towards promoting peace then one day that dream will turn to a reality, she said.
She concluded by saying that children should choose games that develop team spirit and intelligence, rather than purchasing any war toys like guns, knives, bows and arrows, war planes, etc. Later, the students were invited to take an oath stating that they would strive towards reducing the use of war toys.