THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Noting that children in nuclear families are facing major challenges, Governor Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said that children should be better equipped to mentally, socially and psychologically cope up with the challenges.
Inaugurating the Family Day celebrations at the Child Development Centre in the Medical College here, she said that children in nuclear families are mostly isolated and they need a better care.
“Earlier children used to live in joint families. The grandparents always helped the children to grow mentally and socially. But now children in many families are leading an isolated life,’’ she said.
Stronger and better family bonds would lay the foundation for a stronger society which would help promote moral values and integrity, the Governor said.
Kerala University Vice-Chancellor P K Radhakrishnan said that parents have a major role in building the personality of a child.
Medical College principal Ramdas Pisharody, Medical College vice-principal K R Vinayakumar, Child Development Centre director M K C Nair, SAT hospital superintendent K E Elizabeth and others were present.
The Child Development Centre organised the Family Day fete as part of the International Family day.