"Why?" I asked him.
He said the story that, he doesn't get time to play.
He studies in 6th standard and goes to school at 7.30 am and returns at 7.30 pm.
They run the schools stating their focus on a particular kind of education. They tell what they'll be working on, IIT Foundation!!
In the urban scenario, engineering has become a state of privileged and a promise to the future. With such hullabaloo, there are a series of common schools who try to imitate the elite schools trying to cater to what's society is asking for.
Society never asked for IIT. All they asked for a promise in the future and with the free market economy and elite school's methods, there's a trend everywhere where holistic education is never encouraged. Such a society would only bring out the crowd who can't be a problem solvers for the current problems in society.
In Krishna Kumar's, "What's worth Teaching?" He talks of this elite and common school practices. This was written in 1992. Wonder what would be his comment seeing such practices in schools.