Kochi: It is a common belief that declaring holidays for schools brings joy to children. It is certainly true with most of the students barring a few exceptions.
In an exceptional incident, a class 6 student proved that not all children are happy with holidays when she requested the district collector here not to declare back-to-back holidays.
The student, who introduced herself as Safoora Naushad, on August 7, sent an e-mail to Wayanad district collector A Geetha requesting her not to declare a holiday on August 10.
A screenshot of the little ones' 'unique' request has gone viral on social media after the collector shared a picture of it on her official Facebook account.
''It's really hard to stay at home for four continuous days. Please conduct a class on Wednesday,'' the girl stated in the email.
Following the weekend holidays, the administration declared a local holiday in this high-range district on August 8 due to intense rains.
As the state government had already announced a holiday on August 9 on account of Muharram, schools in Wayanad would remain closed for four consecutive days, which prompted the student to send a request mail to the Collector.
Showering praise on the student, the Collector said our children are smart and their world is vast.
"The future of this country and this world is safe in their hands," she said, adding that not just students but parents, teachers, government and society can be proud of this generation.