Hand that rocks the
cradle are vital link in the
character building of a person. We used to read the example of Shivaji in
childhood where it was told that his mother had instilled in him the qualities
of facing tyranny and the feeling of patriotism., The inspiration and ideal of
the youth of our country APJ Abdul Kalam’s mother had a great contribution in building
the character of him . In fact hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. The
education and values received from these people decide the direction of the
world by building the personality of a person.
In the present times due to the changing life style, the hands
that rocks the cradle have started
trembling. In the age of materialistic
race parents do not have enough time for their children. The role of family
influence in the formation of
personality of child has started to fade . We have to look back at our
near past in this context to revital the hands that rock the cradle. We
have to create an environmental in which these hand can rule for betterment of
The personality and value system of parents and close relatives have a special role
in shaping the future of a child . The
atmosphere of family generosity was responsible behind the policy of
'Sulh-e-Kul' by which Akbar got a great fame among various rulers of Indian history. Akbar's father Humayun was
Sunni, but due to need of time , he
convert to Shia sect. Akbar's mother was
also a Shia. Akbar was born with the blessings of Sufi saint Salim Chishti, so
he got the company of the liberal tradition of Sufism from his childhood.
Akbar's Guru Abdul Latif was such a liberal person that Shia people considered
him as Sunni and Sunni people considered him as Shia.
Thus, it is clear that the values that Akbar received from
his parents influenced Akbar's character and through him he carried out those
works which influenced the politics of the entire medieval period and is still
a source of inspiration for the administrators. In this way, by becoming the
basis of the policy of tolerance, they paved the way for good governance system of the world.
Today, the whole world is convinced of the scientific
achievements and contributions of Albert Einstein, who was once declared
mentally handicapped. It was his mother who gave such a turn to his personality
that he reached the world of inventors through the world of music.
In fact the nurturers have a great opportunity to build the
character of a child. At that time the child's brain is like a blank paper, it
can be molded the way you want. Since there is no limit to human power, the
children start building their lives according to the high ideals that the
parents instill in their children. In this context, the example of Chanakya and
Chandragupta Maurya is also noteworthy.
Chanakya bought a boy from the forest from a hunter playing
a game called 'Rajkilam'. Taking him to Takshashila, Chanakya prepared him in
every way. That child not only became the founder of Maurya Empire, but for the
first time in world history, that child also freed his country from foreign
power with the help of the public.
In these examples we have seen the positive aspects so far.
There is also a negative dimension to the contribution of foster parents. Many
people have heard the story of a very big thief in their childhood. When the
child had stolen a pencil from school for the first time, the praise given by
the mother encourage him so much that he
became the biggest thief in the country.
Thus it is clear
that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. These are the hands that
can make a human a superman and can also make a demon. But as we have seen
earlier, in the changing circumstances of the present times, the process of
developing values at the family level is getting blurred. The disintegration of
the joint family weakened the tradition of personality building through the
stories of grandparents. On top of that, due to the working life system and the
increasing prevalence of social media, parents also no longer have sufficient time for their children. Even the work that used to be done by the
parents has come under the responsibility of the cartoon world. Children are
moving towards the film world while watching cartoons and the negative aspect
of the film world seems to be dominating more than the positive aspect.
Due to the
weakening of the value systems of the parents and family members themselves,
those hands are no longer able to build the character of the children in the
same way as it used to be earlier. However,
this tradition not ended
completely. Even today many
influential personalities are helping to make the world prosperous and their
parents have played a big role in building their character.
In this era of increasing materialistic glare
in the world, we have to strengthen the value system of the family members so
that the family culture continues to play an effective role in shaping the character of the person. We have to re-develop those traditions by
which the reins of the world's power remain in the hands of those who rocks the cradle and they continue to cooperate in making the world happy
with positive dimensions.