|People are dying every
day without Food.
I am Ashamed Are you?
Generations have passed
since Man first stepped on to the moon and evoked awe and admiration from
humanity. Yet it is amazing to know that we haven't yet taken those giant
steps towards progress in the real sense of the term. Just at the moment
when heads are being raised in pride as India launched their maiden moon
mission, at the same time a father in a remote village was breathing his
last before his son who watched him helplessly. The man died out of starvation
as the family had no food. This is the stark reality that we Indians
have long been avoiding and trying to run away from.
This is a common occurrence
in some of the villages in Utter Pradesh, Bihar and many other states of
India. So many people are dying every day out of starvation and hunger.
These villages suffer from extreme poverty and hunger.
Indian Government is spending
crores and crores of money on trivial matters, little realizing that, that
money could be well utilized on feeding those poor farmers who go without
food and starve for days on end. When would the government realize that
poor people also feel hungry and share the same dreams of any other common
man? Cant’ they spare the poor people a little bit of thought and show
some sensitivity towards them at any given point of time? Is it really
asking for too much?
||In villages like Palamu,
Gadwa, Chatara people are dying every day while the entire nation is watching
as mute spectators. It is already a well known fact that children in Bihar,
Orissa, UP are dying every day after feeding themselves on a fistful of
rice or one glass of dirty water. According to a recent survey, almost
20 people have died out of starvation and hunger in the last month and
one can only imagine how many more are yet to die out of these extreme
conditions. Such shocking occurrences are happening everyday in our own
It is shameful to even
think that such disgraceful and unfortunate occurrences are happening in
a nation we are hailing as a Super Power currently. Indian Government is
investing so much of resources and funds on building flyovers and tall
skyscrapers but they are extremely insensitive to these alarming issues
which are not being discussed and are being pushed under the carpet!
It becomes almost impossible
for any of us to go without food even for a day, whereas most of these
poor people are compelled to go hungry not just for days, but months and
years without end? A fistful of rice is almost a five star meal for the
poor souls-contented with whatever little they are allotted. It is a mater
of shame that we civilized human beings can turn a blind eye to their everyday
plight and struggle for survival.
How about a situation where
the child is going hungry and the entire family is busy decorating the
house? But in our Indian context, It is happening every day. While Our
Indian Government has been sworn in to look after the Indian citizens,
they are investing time and money on decorating our country and heaping
themselves with wealth, little bothering about those poor people dying
every day in deplorable conditions.
|Our ministers chosen
dutifully by us, leave no stone unturned to earn votes from us and we everyday
fall into the trap. But little do we realize that our very own decisions
would be reflected in our future. Ministers like Koda and others hardly
spare a thought to these poor peasants and selfishly pile on money in their
already over flowing bank balance. If leading a comfortable and financially
stable life was on their minds, why did they choose to serve the poor and
address their problems? This only goes on to prove how insensitive and
unfeeling these politicians are.
However this is a pointless
debate considering the fact that politicians would not change and would
continue with their indifferent stance-numb and blind to the plight and
sufferings of the poor and downtrodden. It is quite obvious that common
man can almost abandon any hope of their sufferings being alleviated by
our noble ministers. Is it impossible for these ministers to lead an austere
life and dedicate themselves to the cause of these poor people?
It is a matter of disgrace
that we Indians have not been able to do anything to improve the situation.
How many people would actually read this article? How many souls would
stir after this? Not many…because our conscience has been completely killed.
We are numb to everything going on around us.
It is time the educated
class of Indians came forward to join hands for this cause and took up
some action as the Indian Government would do nothing for this cause. With
The 2010 Commonwealth Games round the corner, Delhi is gearing up for showing
the world how we have shaped up as a power to reckon with. But little does
one know that thousands are waking up every morning hungry, impoverished
and almost in a state of dying? It is a matter of shame. It is difficult
to forgive ourselves after witnessing and silently corroborating their
deaths. When would the Indian Government take notice and do something that
would alleviate their pain, sufferings and give them a chance to live like
any one of us?
I am ashamed- are you?
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