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This is in response to the article ‘Visit your parents, orders China’ (Jan. 7). I fully agree with it because the elderly people need the support of their children.

Other programmes can also be undertaken by the government such as better pension or improving old age homes.

B. Murali Mohan

Class X

Sainik School, Korukonda, AP

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China has made the law so that the senior citizens of the country are not ill-treated and neglected by their children.

Some children grow up and disown their parents or even if they let the parents live with them they treat them badly.

I also wish that the Indian government make a similar law. An alternative solution would be that the joint family system should be revived.

In this way, the elders won’t feel lonely and the younger working couples will be assured of a safe and healthy environment for their children. That would be a win-win situation for everyone!

Saaket Jha

Class VIII

National Model Senior Secondary School

Coimbatore, TN

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This is with regard to ‘Horses to the rescue of South Korea’s Internet-addicted teens’ (Jan. 11). Internet was once popular for the vast information that it gave. But now as generations pass it is turning out to be evil. Internet misuse is bad. It is very easy to get into the wrong path. But to turn back is difficult. Addiction towards the Internet can cause different types of disorders in children. My advice to all teens is that “Always choose the right path to success”.

Anjitha Nair

Class VIII

Paramekkavu Vidya Mandir

Thrissur, Kerala

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