Summer holidays provide ideal time for students to develop skills and improve their employability. And doing part-time jobs is considered as a good learning experience in the west.

Are Indian parents willing to allow their wards to work in hotels, fuel stations etc here? Interestingly, parents feel proud of their wards when they take up part-time jobs abroad, but are they open and accept the same concept in the country? Send your response in not more than 200 words. Email your thoughts to collegian@thehindu.co.in and don’t forget to attach a picture (taken in a digital camera) of yourself. The best responses will be published in these columns.