Saturday, April 09, 2011

Inspiration! Underprivileged children, visually impaired girls, common man and Anna Hazare

Underprivileged children, visually impaired girls, common man and Anna Hazare

Back to our colony, is an open space. Sometimes, families of pot vendors take halt at night there. They have different members in their families including kids. And when I see them from the window, I always surprise the way they survive. The poor kids get brick or old tyre. One sits on the same and other pools. They enjoy the ride. They are poor. They do not have costly toys, but they find out the way to enjoy their life.

Our company (DSM India) believes on corporate social responsibility. Our employees also believe on their social obligations. As a part of CSR activities, company has a tie up with World Food Programme of United Nations. There are other activities where employees participate actively. Recently we adopted one school for visually impaired girls at Alandi, near Pune. These girls are abandoned by their family members. This school is run by blinds for blinds.

They are cheerful and happy. Every year 20-30 girls are admitted in the residential school. Children do not have footwear to wear. They do not have enough cloths, uniforms; they do not have enough sources for running the school. But still children appear for SSC examination and the result is 100%. They do not have regrets. They enjoyed the life and find out the ways to engage themselves. These girls have same feelings as we have. They like Sachin Tendulkar. They enjoy world cup and they also contribute to the society by donating the money which they earn from selling the handmade crafts and candles. They also enjoy the joy of giving.

One thing children certainly accomplish, and that is that they love and wonder at the people and the universe around them. They live in the midst of squalor and confusion and see it now. They see people at the moment and love them and admire them. They forgive and they go on loving. They may look at the most vicious person, and if he is at that moment good and kind and doing something that they can be interested in or admire, there they are, pouring out their hearts to him. There is no criticism in their minds and hearts of those around them.

Most importantly, they do not curse their fate. They live the life in true sense. All these children are inspiration to us. I salute these amazing kids.

PS: While writing this blog, the news of victory on government by common man lead by Anna Hazare came. Anna Hazare, 76 year old “youth” is a new youth icon and role model for new generation. People want actions and they become active if somebody like Anna Hazare energizes them. Now the time has come to join the movement.       


Subodh Malpani said...

Vinod.......Yes I agree.......the time has come to join the movement !......cause its better late than never.

I think we can definitely contribute to this movement .....(First of all though everybody hate corruption and feel that it should not be there, but hardly anybody tries to do something for it. Those very few, who atleast make an attempt hardly succeed.)

This time it was a rare occassion to see that Anna Hazare and his team's attempt to fight corruption has made such a nationwide impact. I think everybody should try to build on this success. This event has really given a ray of hope. But it would require tremendous efforts by all to keep this hope alive......... or else it will just vanish with the time.


JAI HO !!!

Subodh Malpani

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bidwaik,

You are intellectually arrogant.


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