Monday, 24 November 2014

What You Don't Know About Children in India, May Shock You!

After reading about the initiative taken by BlogAdda and Akshaya Patra i.e 'One blog post can feed one child for a year!’ Out of curiosity, I googled to know more about the condition of children in India. I was astonished reading about so many difficulties faced by the children at such small age. Poverty is a national disaster! It should be cured in time because, Imagining better India is really difficult after reading this.
"Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one’s own culture and social organisation."- Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Poverty is a chronic condition for almost 30 per cent of India's rural population. The main suffer's of poverty are the innocent children. These children hardly get daily bread and the word education is no where in their dictionary. The only option left is begging or robbery. Their parent sent them on streets thus, their future is misguided.

I would like to share an inspiring story "The Story of Sunshine Project "
(src: http://www.sunshineproject-delhi.org )
Place: New Delhi, Capital of India
In 2002, Kuku Arora met a little girl called Roshni on his way to work. Little Roshini was approximately two years of age, had only one hand. Kuku and his wife Priti started to feed her a little food every day, but one morning she just disappeared. The couple missed her and started looking for her. After some time, they found Roshni begging. At that moment, watching the little girl begging in a very busy main street the Aroras decided to help. They had a conversation with her parents and suggested that they could look after the child during the day, providing food, healthcare and education. As Roshni’s parents lived on the street and the discussion between them and the Aroras became rather heated, more and more children came close to listen and finally asked eyes wide open whether they could come, too! This is how the wonderful idea was born twelve years ago: to give the kids from the streets the gift of a safe and happy childhood. It was only the next day that Kuku and Priti started out with no less than 17 children. They named their remarkable task "Sunshine Project". They provided them food and edcuation with love and affection. An inspiring couple, Big salute to both of them for an excellent beginning. (To know more about the Sunshine Project Click Here )
If every citizen of India comes forward with a helping hand towards these children India will surely be able to overcome the National disaster-Poverty. So lets start from today 'We all promise to show a helping hand towards these little chidren'. I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda
 Better India, Better Us!