SAVE PRECIOUS CHILDHOOD
While waiting for a signal to turn Green, a small girl named Bindi, aged around 8-9 YO grabbed my attention, asking for money, not for her own but for her siblings. her dry eyes, messy hairs and chapped lips compelled me to park my car nearby and get out of my car and go to watch her actual condition, though my heart and mind were well aware of a trap of false stories behind sometimes, I was ready to face those, instead of just to ignore. I started following that poor small girl on my request to take me along. As I reached the plot, the sight was heartwrenching.
Bindi lived in an open area under the tree, with her two siblings, one her brother aged 6-7 lied down on the bed of leaves and plastic bag in high fever, the reason he goes to work on a daily basis for bricks molding (eete ki bhathi), way more heavier job than the capacity of a 7 yrs old boy, result, started taking toll on his body now, another sibling was there a baby girl aged 2 yrs old, lying in the soil like a piece of skeleton, in the lack of proper nourishment.
I asked, “Bindi why you live here?”, she replied,” Because this is our home for these days”, her reply filled my eyes with tears.
“These days ?” means? I asked She Said,” Yes usually we live at the site we work to get food, accordingly we change places, but these days I and my brother don’t have any work due to his illness, we are not liable for food and home to stay.”
My Ghosh!!! her words torn me apart every second. We say, ” Children are the future of the nation”, do we really meant it? It was just one story I came along, no idea how many similar stories are ruining our nation’s future , by ignoring the plight of these slum’s kids. Bindi’s word shaken me deeply and rang a warning bell to save little the precious pies of our country, not just because they are future but also because the child doesn’t deserve this, they only deserve a world full of love…….
Let’s join hands to take a step forward towards blogging with a purpose, and respond correctly to save our small precious lives.