Bully is painful, it hurts too. To stop bullying, they ask for exchange of precious things. It’s heart-breaking. "Bully" is the documentary released to focus much talked issue of many countries that is bullying. “Bully” makes audiences uncomfortable as it shows the pain on school children face.
Director, Lee Hirsch, does a brilliant job showcasing the intensity of this issue. The film follows five children and their families throughout the country during the 2009 – 2010 school years. One could feel the pain of the families portrayed in the film immediately. School children’s fear for getting bullied makes them to get withdraw from their fundamental right. They commit suicide when they are unable to face the bully. There are many examples of families losing their sons or daughters.
In india, it can be better called as ‘Ragging’. Well, question arises whether one movie focusing Bully is enough? No, right?
I thought of a solution for this. Each and every day of first to tenth grade school, each school student should read the pledge by understanding the meaning of the same. Teacher should stress on some words of the pledge.
During my school days, teacher used to read the pledge for us upon getting bullied. She used to do in the first hour of school for five minutes. Motive was that meaning of the pledge should touch children’s hearts.
The way the Potter molds his clay-pot as per his wish, likewise Children at tender age gets molded as per one's teaching. So its up to teacher to mold his or her pupils.
The Pledge we used to read was written by great leader ‘Swami Vivekanand’. Here is the English version of the pledge---
India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.
As a student, I used to read the pledge before starting my studies too. When I used to read, ‘India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters’, I used to feel proud of my country, and even used to start treating my school peers as brothers and sisters. I never faced ‘Bullying’ and never thought of doing ‘Bullying’ with others. Well, It was the impact of Pledge.
Class teacher in the school and parents at home should make the child read this pledge lines to save children from dying or getting bullied.
If 7 out of 10 students do the way I did, then the word ‘Bullying’ will be found in the dictionary of Fools. I thank Severson Sisters for coming up with foundation of a bullying solutions and self-compassion outreach organization for girls.