29 June 2012

Krishna to kids

This evening I happened to listen to a nice hiphop version of a devotional song about Lord Krishna. I think that such child friendly songs will motivate today's Hindu children into spiritualism. Thanks, Ram K, for your song.

Once Hindu kids delve into the nectar of God consciousness (via Krishnaa Consciousness, Raamaa Consciousness and so on), it is better to gradually replace western music by Indian Classical music because the latter is more appropriate in the Hindu context.

This is one way to let kids appreciate Indian traditional music (such as this song rendered by K J Yesudas, one of my most favourite singers); otherwise, they may not get to appreciate our devotional or classical music at all. (I am neither comparing the two types of music nor saying that one type is better than the other. All music is good if it is within acoustic limits, melodious and free from obscenity).

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.