Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Feeding mouths, fighting hunger!

Hunger, by far, is the number one case of deaths in the world. Aids, Cancer, etc follow it. There are 820 million hungry people in the world which is a very sad figure, and the worst is one- third of this number is the population from India. There are millions who die of hunger every year. There are again millions who sleep due to hunger every night. What worse could it get ? This problem really needs to sorted out and we as social human beings can do our best to serve the society and the needy people.

The main question that arises before everyone of us is that "Can we fight the cause and eradicate hunger ?"

Well, the answer is YES, and yes because people like you and me can be the first possible ones to fight this issue and make the world a better place to live in. You and me can fight it out with the organisations that have been long fighting the cause and serving millions of children in the country.

A little donations from us can bring the change in the society by working along with these governmental and non-governmental organisations. It is essential that we our least bit to bring in the changes in the society and work for its upliftment in the best possible ways.

We humans are rational and provided with those beautiful brains, and the best beautiful thing that we can do with the brain is think good for the humanity and do the best for it and make efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty from the society of India.

Let's not take this problem of hunger and poverty to the future years and solve it out right here. We all can do our bit by creating awareness among the elites and educated ones about the best of initiatives that can be taken to eradicate hunger.

Another could be to make donations to the organisations such as those of Akshay Patra Foundation that does a marvelous job in eradicating hunger from the classrooms by bringing them the quality and hygienic food. A good care is taken to serve a nutritious diet to the children in the schools. This has led to reduction in the dropout rates in the number of children from the schools which is ultimately is a boon for our country raising the literacy percentage.

Less or more, efforts have to be made from everyone like you and me, to fight the evils like hunger and poverty from the society.

Eradication of Hunger - #BlogToFeedAChild

It was my first day at hostel back in 2006 and as soon as I entered my mess, there were so many posters and notices planted on the walls at several places. 

The poster read "Do not waste food. There are millions who do not get to see it." And, I was the one getting to see it, watch it, have it, enjoy it and do a lot with it. Till that date were the lessons being taught in the school and home, but as kids we generally do not pay attention to them. Not that I wasted food earlier, but the poster had a huge impact on me, the reason being, I was told that now since I am going live a hostel- life, I should be a responsible child and pay attention to the important details in life. And, right there after seeing the poster, there were lots of thoughts ran down the street of my mind. It was happening because I had the hostel food for the first time in life, and I never thought much about food, for I was always pampered and served whatever and wherever I wished to.

I made a promise to myself, I shall never waste any food and shall always love and respect it as I am one of the lucky one to have it at my disposal as and when I need it. Since that day, I have almost never and ever wasted food, and my family is proud of this habit.

It is essential that we pay importance to little things in life, and larger ones fall in place itself. Why I mentioned this statement is that, in order to have a fulfillment of the dream of a well nourished, educated and well developed India, we must start from the base level where the least and the best possible as the responsible citizens we could and should do is elimination of classroom hunger and ensuring their proper education as this would remove the poverty from all levels of society.

Firstly, it is important to have a will to contribute to the welfare of the society and make the best possible efforts to be a part of it. Like Akshay Patra Organisation and several other NGO's, we can do our little bit by donating and promoting these great initiatives.

Secondly, ensuring proper awareness for the poor masses so that they send their kids to school and get them educated, with the promising meals like those provided through Mid-Day Meal Scheme and Akshay Patra organisation.

Thirdly, organizing activities for children where they shall be eager to make their way to classrooms, and have their meals and education simultaneously. There must be certain kind of motivation developed into these kids so that instead of skipping school and classes, they are excited to join and learn from them. 

There must be obsession fused into the children in-order to shoot out this menace of hunger from the country. Let's not just watch it from a distance and instead make efforts in order to contribute in making changes to the society in whatever manner possible.


Hunger Elimination from Classroom!

I fairly remember the statement so well that my GrandFather usually used to quote, given by Mahatma Gandhiji, "There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."

For once, can you imagine for how long one can stay without food, getting no proper nourishment and going hungry for the longest possible duration. Well, it is difficult for us to even ponder ourselves into that situation. Here, 'us' refers to those who can at the least afford to read this article. 

Starvation is worst possible menace as I could think over all the possible threats to human in the world. There dwells no peace of mind, no desires of living, no adequacy of life without the  purpose of living. What does a person is here for in the midst of all this? This does no good to humanity and society at a large.

Making sense to all this, there is a lot of population of India, especially the poor and poverty ridden children, for whom either the meals or education are the two options among which the choice is to be made. With no doubts, a human would first look to meet the hunger and the body requirements which would ultimately get him/her drifted to other matters of importance.

It is important to feed the children of this country in order to ensure their higher enrollment in schools and give their contribution to education and do things of importance that would bring a change in the growth and development of not only the individual but also the society at a large.

It is essential that the educated and well-paid masses of the country contribute a little to the society for the elimination of classroom hunger and make the best of efforts to pave the children of this country on the imagined path of 100% literate India. 

The great initiative by Akshay Patra Organisation making their best possible efforts to collect funds from governments and other organisations for giving the best quality food to the hunger-struck children and shifting their mindsets towards education, is laudable. Such organisations are a great boon to the society as this would eliminate the problems of beggary and poverty. This is in-turn leading to the progress of these poor masses.

A cent-percent educated India would in short time be eliminated of the grave problem of hunger and this would take them to shoot for better heights and ensure the proper growth of future generations and India.

I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

To the joys of Childhood!

It is never too late to re-live the childhood, for what I feel is that it is that phase of life, we can live as many times as we want to, only if we really wish and aspire to.  

I do not miss my childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things,  even as greater things crumbled, and I keep visiting those days time and again as and whenever possible. Those were the days I could not control the world I was in but now there are certain things under my control, under my wish and will. There were times when I could not walk away from things or people or moments that had hurt me that time, but now I have all the choices and variables available at my disposal. The only thing that has been constant is that I took joy in the things that made me happy and I still continue to rejoice them the same way. Wonderful it is, ain't it? It really is, and that is how it should be.

As we grow-up in life, it becomes full of quirks and the deadly secrets. Childhood days are those days in the life of an individual where one goes on to stem those pillars where the branches of life are nurtured over it. The branches and the tree would be as heavy as the foundation would be.

For sharing and coming up with the best memories from childhood days, the best were rhyming loudly with the whole school. I used to eagerly wait for the assemblies and for the announcements where everyone would be singing in chorus.

One of them goes like this:  “If you are happy and you know it”

If any of the St. Thomsian, would be coming across it, he/she would know what I am talking about. The morning assemblies were the best part of the day. The best was our Principal Sir and all the teachers also used to join us in the song. This particular song “If you are happy and you know it” used to fill the thrill in every child in the school and everyone used to be so happy for whole of the day, for if you feel good, everything around will be good and emitting positive vibes and energy. This is the aura of the happiness, which the song ultimately conveys at large.

The video for the lovely rhyme is here:



Here goes another one: “Old MacDonald had a farm”

And if anyone from the Garg family that I am from, comes to stop at this post, shall approve of what I am going to narrate next. We have never known limits to the joy of this particular poetry song till today. Any one of the cousins would start and all would come out of their rooms and join. These are the joys of a joint family and I am proud of it. We have so much of these fun-filled moments. The best part of this song is that we used make our grandfather sit with us and make rounds and rounds around him while going on loudly with this poetry. Can you imagine of the joy I am talking about it here? To no doubts, it used to be so much fun and the excitement in we all kids new no boundaries.

The video for this yet another wonderful rhyme is here:


These are two of the memories of my childhood with the rhyming and merrily going around, and living happily to those memories today as well. These are the pure and pious moments for me which I would love to cherish and live forever with. With the advancement in life, we have entries and exits of individuals, like as I write it, I am missing my grand parents for they have left for some better world from here. Also, I miss my school days and singing in chorus and with friends and lots of schoolmates.

These are the joys that stay with us in the form of memories and precious moments. Though I cannot set back certain things, but even as today I want to remember and re-live those moments, I sing them and live them. I had a happy and a lovely childhood, that makes me a child again even today.

This post is a part of Kids Hutactivity at BlogAdda.com


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#ToiletForBabli : The dignity of female!

Women Are Honored Where, Divinity Blossoms There
(Yatra Naryastu Pujyante, Ramante Tatra Devata)

Perfect statement to refer Womanhood that has been long reverenced as a manifestation of divine qualities since ancient Indian culture. It has been a symbol of eternal values of humanity in selfless love and caring for others most of the times. The ancient Indian philosophers long believed that the seeds of divinity grow and blossom in a well cultured society where women are given due honours of equal opportunities of respect and dignity.

Despite of the declining state of affairs during the medieval times, where exploitation and suppression of women occurred at a faster pace as compared to the ancient times than moral devaluation, women kept rising through several dimensions proving their existence and survival. 

Females, in this country have been worshiped since times immemorial, but with the passing time the situations regarding proper sanitation, health and hygiene have been deteriorating, which is ultimately a sad state of affair for a developing country like India.

Defecating in the open poses a serious threat on the dignity of women in our society. Imagining of the situation of females defecating in the open is grave menace which must be tackled immediately and stringent measures by governmental and non-governmental agencies should come forward and make things actually happen on the ground by providing adequate facilities and means of sanitation.

There is no better service that could be done to the females of the villagers of this country, than providing them with proper sanitation facilities which would improve their health and hygiene standards. If the female in the family stands fit, the other members are ultimately benefited from her as she can take care of the family in the best possible manner.

According to the reports of WHO and UNICEF where India tops the list in the open-defecation, is a serious threat to the social status. This makes us to look down. The efforts should come forward to remove this blot on the name of India and pave India towards a healthier state where everyone would be having access to better sanitation facilities and taking forward the baton of India from a developing to a developed nation, and seeing forward to that day when India would be set as an example before everyone of happier and merrier country.

High GDP (Growth Developmental Product) would rise manifold when proper care is taken of the women in terms of better education and health facilities. They must be given necessary lessons on the maintenance of hygiene of their own and the family which would reduce the number of ailments and diseases. This would lead to prosperous and happy family and ultimately a progressive and leading nation.

For a nation to progress, its citizens must have the basic facilities to be provided at the grass root level and their progress must be ensured so that they contribute in the growth and development of the country at a large.

It is essential that without any grievances, for whom-so-ever it is possible should come forward to donate for the cause of making India a "open-defecation" free nation. Domex has done a great work by paving way for the development of defecation and adequate sanitation facilities in several parts of the country for better disposal and hygienic standards.

You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.


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