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Now, parents respect kids' choice of career

india Updated: Jun 01, 2010 11:17 IST
HT Correspondent/ Abhishek

Parents of the students have turned very supportive to their children in choosing their career options. Psychologists are of the view, the trend is changing in the city and much credits goes to the Television serials and movies for campaigning for this change.

Bollywood flicks like 3-Idiots and Taarein Zameen Par has made a positive impact on the psyche of the parents and made them believe that the skills like photography, painting not only could be the hobby of their children but also theses options could bring laurels for the family and even country if their children are guided in right direction.

Sneha Yadav, a student of SS Memorial said that she wanted to become a jewellery designer but my mother did not support me in the beginning, as she always wanted me to join MBBS course. But, she understood that if she would force me that could result in damaging my career. Now, Sneha is planning to go Mumbai for pursuing a course of his interest in jewellery designing.

There are many children like Sneha who are not interested in becoming doctor, engineer or an IAS officer, rather they want to follow their interest and passion.

Govind Mishra, a father of two children said that my younger son is interested in sound editing and want to try his luck in the film industry. Though, he is just 17 years old but it is his passion to be the part of music industry in Bollywood and he has started preparation for getting entrance into Film institute.

Mishra added that the movie flicks like 3-Idiots have conveyed an excellent message but many a times, the children could be on wrong foot and they need right direction. "It becomes the responsibility of the teachers and parents to give the right direction to the interest and passion of the child, as non-conventional courses could b riskier for the career.

Experts of the view, if the trend amongst students opting for these non-conventional career continues, the day is not far when the same will be most sough after, just like any of the conventional careers.

Though, he completely agrees that parents must not impose their view over the children.
Unnati Kumar, a eminent psychologist said, " Parents have become very supportive in the city and this is the result of positive campaigning of media to discourage the imposition of parents' wish on children. He added that every child has different skills and their career could affect adversely if they are not allowed to follow their dreams.