This has reference to your report “Boys made to stand naked outside coaching centre in Malwani” (March 14). It is shocking that corporal punishment is still prevalent today. The teachers’ insensitive and brutal behaviour leaves a permanent scar on the students’ psyche and hinders their natural growth. Students are beaten and caned mercilessly. Why do these teachers cause psychological damage on the tender minds? With their psychological problems, they display an abnormal behaviour and unluckily the innocent students fall victim to their heartlessness. It is the moral duty of the higher authorities to get a regular feedback from all schools/tutorials through an institutional mechanism. Students should be guided to depict such mentally sick teachers and need to give psychological and compassionate treatment. Severe punishment should be imposed to such teachers who spoil the personality of their students. Let us adopt the new slogan, ‘Spare the cane and save the child’. Children should be treated psychologically and not by the cane.
Vinod C. Dixit
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)