So apparently, gone are the times when our elders would give money in our hands as a token of appreciation! Why you ask! Too much westernization or something!?! Oh no no! Just a little change here, now instead of giving money in our hands, they might as well stuff it into our mouth! Or so The Deputy speaker of Telangana Assembly T Padma Rao thought would be fun!
A little improvisation from his side! Pun Intended!
#Shocking : #Telangana Deputy Speaker T Padma Rao was caught on camera while stuffing currency notes into the mouth of a child during #Bonalu2019 celebrations in #Hyderabad #BonaluFestival pic.twitter.com/GdvC7j4c7n
— Anusha Puppala (@anusha_puppala) July 30, 2019
Now the child or his parents, for that matter don’t have a say but this act is sure frowned upon by child activists!
“It might be an appreciation towards the child, but the way in which it was shown was not right. He could have waited for the child to finish playing and either given it to him in his hand or kept it in his pocket. We should have more care, concern and respect when dealing with children.”
He retaliated instantly at the criticism.
“Had I burnt the currency notes or destroyed it, it would have been an offence or a punishable crime. Is rewarding a child with some money a crime? I put money three or four times, showing my appreciation. How can that be construed as wrong? It is common in Indian society even during marriages. I was impressed with the boy playing the drums and rewarded him.”