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Children's group ban all nursery rhymes, demand better treatment

14, Nov 2009 By Pagal Patrakar

New Delhi. Angered and harassed by meaningless nursery rhymes and recurring requests to recite them in front of useless guests, children of India have finally decided to ban all kinds of nursery rhymes from their lives and school syllabus. On the occasion of Children’s Day, this resolution was passed unanimously by Bharatiya Bachcha Congress (BBC) and comes into immediate effect all across the country. BBC will also approach Supreme Court to get legal teeth for their diktat.

“We burn our brains to learn those lines and grow up to realize they didn’t mean anything. What kind of joke is this? To add to that, these grown up guys tell us to recite those poems in front of their friends and when we religiously repeat them, they giggle shamelessly. Some of you even make YouTube videos and comment LOL, ROFLMAO and what not. Enough is enough.” BBC chief Balmukund Balan said.

One of the YouTube videos detested by BBC

BBC also claimed that some of the nursery rhymes e.g. Baba Black Sheep, had evil effects on kids and were responsible for growing corruption in the society. They demanded that such rhymes or at least the corruptible and controversial stanzas among them must be removed if a blanket ban on nursery rhymes was disallowed by the Supreme Court.

“The whole idea of having nursery rhymes is flawed. They are neither written by children nor do they help us in any way in our physiological or psychological growth. They only help the adults have some entertainment. How will the adults react if we were to produce adult movies for them?” Balmukund asked.

BBC vehemently argued that children were as capable as adults to take decisions for themselves and they didn’t need any censorship or prescription from adults. They pointed out that children showed a lot of maturity in handling various issues as compared to adults and therefore they must be treated with respect. BBC cited the example of the popular hide-and-seek game of children to prove their point.

“A lot of us think we should say ‘I spy’ when we spot a hiding player, while there are others who believe that ‘eye spies’ is the right term, but have you ever seen kids breaking each others’ heads over this difference of opinion and interpretation? We are happy to team up and play the game rather than fighting over such matters. Can you tell us when have adults showed such maturity?” another BBC spokesperson asked.

BBC has threatened to launch a nationwide agitation if their demands were not met immediately.