Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Childrens Day- Celebration or Pity !!!

We as kids.. looked forward to childrens day, as we would have function in school, we would get sweets.. and it would be a special day dedicated only to us..
But as i grew up and learnt to see the realities, childrens day no longer became a day of celebration, rather.. it reminded me of all those kids who are not so fortunate. Their day is no different on childrens day. you will find them on chai stall early in the morning, serving chai , cleaning utensils, eating left over food.. or you can find them on construction sites picking bricks heavier than their weight, or taking care of the younger one in the sun when their mother is working at construction...Does childrens day make any difference to their life?? i dont think so.. 1 in 3 of the world's malnourished children lives in India.. more than 12 million children are exploited for child labor.. the most exploitative form being child prostitution.. they are overworked.. underfed.. and underpaid..
On the other side of the coin, we see next gen kids who are smarter than adults.. who know laptop operations at age of 5, who live in a virtual world..they good at studies.. good at sports..attend communication skill classes starting class 5th...they have doting parents who focus all their attention on the kid..
On one side we say the coming generation in India would be lucky as it would be born and bought up in a strong developing & domination nation.. But when i see the actual India.. i feel pity.. Are we any better than Africa or other underdeveloped nations in this respect ???

Every kid deserves a good life..
I believe.. if we have been born fortunate.. it is our duty to help atleast one kid with a better future..

1 comment:

  1. Very true and loved the last line, if every Indian take resposbility of one, thinsg will turn around