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Parents should impart Vedic teachings in kids: Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre says imparting education and values is not only the duty of schools as parents should also try and inculcate them through vedic teachings.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: December 20, 2015 6:50 pm

 

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Actress Sonali Bendre says imparting education and values is not only the duty of schools as parents should also try and inculcate them through vedic teachings.

“We cannot put all the onus onto schools. What are the parents doing? There has to be some responsibilities that parents have to take. It is not that you send your children to the factory (school) and the final product comes out – that’s not going to happen,” Sonali said.

The 40-year-old actress, who released her book “The Modern Gurukul – My Experiments With Parenting” here, believes with the culture of nuclear families coming in, children are losing the connect with the culture which sustained in joint families.

“In Gurukul system there was a holistic approach to impart education. The holistic way of upbringing was not just to impart education but also the concept of Dharma as enunciated in Vedic literature.

“In our joint family system that space was filled by grandparents, but we are now moving more and more to nuclear family. So it is something that the parents have to take on the responsibility of imparting Vedic teachings at house.”

Sonali said parents should not control or restrict kids, but encourage them in what they are good at.”I think I have never controlled him (son Ranveer) and I hope not to ever control my child.I really want my child to think for himself.”

Sonali said she never expected to turn an author but is happy that the book ultimately came about.

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    gaurav
    Jan 2, 2016 at 4:55 pm
    well said
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      PREM CHHATPAR
      Dec 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm
      Thankful that such views have been expressed by someone who is perceived to be modern and not ociated with right wing who would have been pilloried for being backward or medievalist.
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        Romik
        Dec 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm
        Yes Vedic teachings should be necessary in schools. I went to a christian school in India and I had to read the bible. There was no choice -every student had to. Similarly Vedic teachings are integral to India and all students should be made to read and examine these valuable ancient books. Ancinet Wisdom will help the w nation.
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          BharatK
          Dec 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm
          PLease read and forward the site to others: Hinduwisdom dot info
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            jaya
            Dec 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm
            Wow! I never thought I would hear something so intelligent from Bollywood personalities. Usually, all I hear from them are mimics from Hollywood personalities that do not apply to India.
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