The last day of examinations is the happiest day of the whole academic year. The overwhelming joy of Vacations lessens the sorrow of saying
“Good bye!" to one's friends. However, in these times, the happiness of Vacations is never about visiting the homes of relatives or about the games with friends. It is all about getting the permission of parents to use smart phones - theirs or one's own - without interception. It is disheartening to see how the pleasant days of Vacation are spoiled by our getting chained to smart phones or to other electronic gadgets.
"...I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots..."
These are the words of Albert Einstein, the Father of all inventions. One of the studies, conducted by Times of India reveals that, for 89% of people WhatsApp is the meeting place for their families, and 73% are connected on Facebook. It is true that we need everything. Turning against the technologies, draws us back to the Stone Age, but becoming addicted to them, makes us their servants.
Vacation is a time to refresh and rejuvenate ourselves. We need to go out and relate with everybody, especially with our elders. We need to travel and see beautiful places and read fascinating books.
The two-month-long pleasant experiences of Vacation should be the driving spark for the next academic year. It should be a time to plan and design our activities for the coming year.
Wish You All Happy Holidays!!!