11 December 2014

Blog to Feed a Child - my fifth post

Heart-breaking pics I came across-Photo credits -Reuters,NYtimes
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

If charity begins at home,a revolution begins in a community.

When people with a common purpose combine their skills and energies, the outcomes are magnified.

Needless to say ,because, that's exactly how we got our motherland,India, back years ago .

We did get our country's independence but unfortunately, we didn't get independence from many social evils YET like female literacy,female infanticide,child labor/child exploitation,poverty ,hunger to name a few.

We all are aware of it,we whine,feel sorry,complain ,THEN,we ignore and do nothing ,even if someone is willing to do their bit,we don't step forward to extend our hand and support them or some even stop them to go forward and bring the change . Are we being a responsible citizen of a great country even westerners can't stop singing praise of ? Are we really proud to be an Indian then ?

It's high time,we have to change the "It happens in India " attitude to ,"It won't happen again in India."

A lot of welfare schemes and developmental plans are launched by the government but only a few are implemented.If we can bring a change politically ,well and good,meantime we can support all those valid child welfare programs /NGO's in action.

Just like our great freedom fighters who took matters in their hand ,won freedom and shaped our country ,we, each one of us can also do simple to big roles possible to erase the blots on our country.

If you are a shopkeeper,you can arrange pre-packaged foods at a reasonable price that customers can buy and donate to support any child hunger welfare organizations.You can even give the option of donating a minimal amount for the same cause while customer purchases anything from the store.

Every restaurants, universities, hotels, sports ,entertainment venues,community programs can tie up with organizations fighting child hunger and donate extra good food to help the kids/people in need.

Every community can grow a community garden to provide fresh produce to such organizations ,so that they will be ever motivated to make not just some food but "nutritional foods" as a part of meals for hungry kids .

I am not sure if there is one already but if not,we should also have organizations or community programs that ensures local school kids/government school poor kids should also get food not just during school days or school time but also after school time or during holidays as well.

Moreover,every community should take initiative to raise public awareness about the social evils like child hunger etc and the steps one can take to support thereby.

Any slum area nearby should be volunteered to highlight the importance of balanced food and cooking .

Every one can at least spare some time personally to volunteer to support organizations dealing with women and child welfare and do their bit.

Every retired medical professionals (atleast) should come forward to help establish a good medical facility in rural/slum areas.They can also assist in providing multi-vitamin tablets to poor pregnant ladies and unhealthy kids for sure (something is better than nothing after all).

Every retired (atleast) teachers may volunteer to spread education to the needy and therefore ,create more awareness -like accepting a girl child,educating her,marrying her at right age,may she be aware of birth control methods,how to be healthy and deliver a healthy child in future and so on.

Every chef or someone with cooking knowledge can render their cooking skills in any soup kitchen that arranges meals for the hungry.

If someone has a political influence in any way ,please do a good deed ,atleast try to advocate the serious implementation of more child welfare programs and our ex-prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh himself publicly declared ,"Child hunger as a big National shame."He further added,"India cannot hope for a healthy future with 42% of children aged below five years being underweight. The health of the economy and society lies in the health of "this generation". Policy makers need to clearly understand many linkages -- between education and health, between sanitation and hygiene, between drinking water and nutrition - and then shape their responses accordingly." Praying to God, may our government get enlightened somehow and take the necessary steps as soon as possible.PLEASE !

Let our celebrities be a real hero than just a reel hero , to inspire people to take action .Unity is strength.

We,whoever is capable of,should come up with more fuel efficient cooking methods,simple homes,electricity,water etc for rural/slum dwellers.

Easier said than done.However,if there is a will,there will always be a way.We have to do something now or it's never.That is humanity all about afterall.I am doing my bit whenever I can and am willing to and God will show me the ways and means too .I can't help everyone, though I wish I had a superpower to do so but yes I will do my bit to help someone atleast.I promise!

If you are doing your bit,High five ! 

No matter how much we develop ,it may not only enhance our lifestyle,attitudes,education,job posts,luxury etc but also our heart that beats not just for us but for others too.Let us always keep us human ,humble,available especially to the needy.

Let us all be the candle that don't mind to burn itself to blow away darkness and bring a ray of light and hope!

Imagine that feeling, when a hungry/helpless child smiled and the reason behind that happiness is YOU .Speechless and life worthy ..Isn't it ?

Imagine our country where every child is healthy ,educated and no one is left hungry ,crying and dying .That proud moment and you know you did your bit for that positive change .How proud to be an Indian and above all a human ..Isn't it?

So,let us all ,who call themselves "Human" come forward and play their role in shaping our country and make it a better place to live in happily and safely irrespective of any religion,gender,caste,color or creed.I promise,I and family will by God's grace ...Will YOU ?

 "Hope is not enough to change the world, to bring peace, to end starvation and poverty, to provide a decent education for all children, or to prevent nuclear holocaust. Yet it is a critical starting point for building a better and brighter future. All of us are challenged to connect hope to action until we have created a might river that will carve a new path to the future." -- David Krieger

Prayers & love to those kids and family,

P.S.:This is a part of Blogadda and Akshaya Patra's collaborative effort “Blog to Feed a Child” theme where any blog post contributed for the same cause, BlogAdda will sponsor meals for an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year.

So,I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda

This is my 5th post (I believe ,that means 5 kids meals for a year are sponsored on behalf of me by Blogadda and Akshaypatra...yippeee ) and so, I take this opportunity to thank Blogadda and AkshayaPatra for their noble effort and giving me a chance to do my bit as well.My blogging is so worth now ..Thanks a lot !