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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Humane effort

Last week I was again out of gurgaon and went to my cousin's place, arguably the most important place for me while I am out of Raipur. We were returning after shopping kites and Manjas and my brother took the car from the Back gate of Ramniwas garden and could have made through the other gate.But luck would have it the other way to show us some other gateways to create some worthy human beings out of our wicked self.

I saw some of the soul shattering scenes which opened my eyes for a good cause. I saw innumerable people outside the boundary of the gate sleeping with their families while I was still thinking of those two blankets that I would wrap over myself to give me the cozyness of the world standard. There were all variety; there were single and there were whole bunch of people who would/should belong to the same family. I was moved to the highest degree and that is when I decided to donate them the most important thing to them for the moment. No, not food but a blanket to prevent atleast a fraction of wind blowing to them which could have sent jitters down their spine.

I told my brother about my rock-firm determination to distribute 5 blankets which was then increased to 10. My brother's only response could be affirmative. We purchased 8 blankets the other day for Rs 640 and went out at around 12 am to spot the most potential poor human being.

Finally we stopped at a place to spot many people sleeping at a place. I got down of the car to extropolate a detailed view of the conditions beneath the " covering cloth " of the have-nots creatures, who were fighting a battle with the cold winds. I could see a child hardly managing to get his head inside the cloth without which could everything needed was available to fall ill in that ruthless weather. I asked the person sleeping to wake up. She immediately woke up and ,what is this?? She grabbed the blanket in the very similitude of a cheetah capturing the prey. Her eyes had little time to see as to who I was and all she needed at that time was a blanket. The scene was as pathetic as you can guess.

In the whole way wherever we stopped, we could see hell bound poors begging for the blanket. The need for a blanket was asymptotically high. They were for a blanket, ready to put their sleep in the backburner and were ready to walk even a km for a blanket. All this hardwork at 12am..!! Man !! was that India? The India which is growing continiously at 8.4% a year to become a trillion dollar economy.

We took a U turn to go home after distributing few blankets to poorest. What I saw was expected. The people sitting on the other side came to the other side and were ready to block our ways. We gave them what we could give. I can keep writing on this but the conclusion is more important then the anecdote.

Sighs !! 80 rs per blanket...just 80 rs...I remembered the huge shopping I did in that month which came upto rs 6-7K..Now I am dividing that money by 80..Yes, I could have bought 80 blankets.

Guys, please look around yourself and think of those movies which you have seen spending 175/- in the PVR theatre. That movie is equal to 2 blankets for these people..Join me in spending some money for these people. 1000 Rs an year is just .25 % of what we earn..That is 25 paise in that 100 Rs note..cant we give that sum to the real needy rather than adding yet another brand in the already overloaded wardrobe of ours.



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