Suppose you are Kalam/Ramanadha Sastry. You are upset about being made to sit away from your best friend in the class. Write a diary entry expressing your feelings and reactions. In your diary entry you should
a) Describe the incident briefly
b) Say how you and your friend felt about it
c) Decide what you are going to do about it
Things to do:
1. Narrate the incidents described in the memoir in the form of a comic strip
2. Make a short film on the incidents narrated in the memoir
3. Script and stage a skit on the incident that happened in V grade.
Thursday, 13th January, 20 - 9.00 pm
I am very sad at what our new teacher has done . I and Ramanadha Sastry used to sit together in the front row in our classroom. No one had ever objected to our sit ting together. Our new teacher looked at me wearing a cap and Ramanadha Sastry a sacred thread. It didn't take him long to understand that I was a Muslim and Ramanadha Sastry, a Hindu. He didn't like it and asked me to sit at the last bench. This made me sad and Ramanadha downcast. This action of the new teacher amounted to spreading the poison of social inequality and communal intolerance. This really broke our hearts as such things had never been known earlier among us in the island. Sadly the teacher later stood reformed after the elders intervened.
This action of our new teacher can't be accepted as it amounts to breaking communal harmony of all castes. religions and faiths here. By this action the teacher aims at sowing the seeds of hatred. ill-will and fragmentation of the people They have long been living like a big family. I am surely going to complain about this to our seniors who have always felt proud of living in complete harmony. This action should not be taken lightly as it aims at creating walls between Hindus and Muslims. Such a development is unhealthy for our society.
Kalam / Ramanadha Sastry
Things to do :
1 . Narrate the incidents described in the memoir in the form of a comic strip
2. Make a short film on the incident narrated in the memoir .
3. Script and stage a skit on the incident that happened in Vgrade .
Things to do : Teachers to organize these on their own at class level .