Gone are the days when kids would happily play outside their homes! Now you can only see them poring over books or hooked onto the internet! Knowledge is one’s greatest possession. Agreed, academics play a vital role in the kids’ future but, that should not let extra-curricular activities take a back seat! Both are equally important. They are needed for recreation. Otherwise, the very purpose of education stands defeated. Academic rigours such as in-depth reading and complex problem-solving go a long way in strengthening the mind, but extracurricular activities will take this mind strengthening even further. So, encourage children to participate in extra-curricular activities which bring out the true potential in them.