Happy children's day!

September 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

September 14th is celebrated as Children's day (Bal Diwas) in Nepal.  I was taking photos from my balcony last year in Kathmandu when I saw these kids in the neighboring house.  After exchanging quick smiles, they brought out their art all set for some "phototime".This photo brings me smiles because of the realization that these girls are going to school and doing some artwork. According to the Americans for the Arts, one of the benefits of including arts in education is that it "stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills".  I wish to see more schools putting emphasis on art and not just on sciences and math.  It is high time that we value professions in the creative line and not raise eyebrows when a child says I want to be an artist when I grow up instead of the conventional or accepted answer of being a doctor or an engineer.  

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