Archive | December 2014

Dream to be hunger-free India!!!!

India is facing a major challenge of poverty and hunger.Poverty and hunger is a vicious circle as due to poverty a child has to work to end his and his family hunger and this in turn ruins his childhood and education making him poor whole of his life.The only way to come out of  this vicious circle is to end hunger which in turn will automatically end poverty.These are some of the measures that can be taken to eliminate classroom hunger and encourage children to join school.

  1. Healthy and nutritious mid-day meals-Though government has implemented this scheme in all government schools but most of the times it is seen that the meal is unhygienic and many times made students sick or even die. Most of the students now out of fear don’t eat the meal provided or get their own meals from home. Akshaya Patra ,an NGO has come up with a very nice concept of centralized kitchens which provides healthy and nutritious meals and the day is not far when each and every school will be benefitted from it. One more thing that can be implemented to ensure them diet full of nutrition is some food supplement/powders which can be had with water, that will ensure that they are getting proper nutrition too, even if the food they get is not healthy.
  2. To have corporate partners and public schools as food sponsors-Events can be organized once in a week in a company or school whereby everybody will devote a day to prepare healthy meals and serve them. Even public school students can devote a day to prepare meals and serve them .This will give our young generation a sense of service and make them a better citizen. With the meals, kids should be given some chocolates/sweets to make the meals more exciting for them. Students of public schools can be appreciated by certificates so that they are encouraged to take up such types of events in future.
  3. To get them to school-We have ample of government schools in our country, but there is a shortage of students as well as teachers. Only half of the students who enroll in school actually attend the school. This is due to the lack of enthusiastic teachers who know they are not going to be kicked out when if they don’t teach. That makes environment for students altogether boring.NGOs must come forward to conduct weekend activities like drawing competition, sports etc. in schools and give away prizes .This will encourage them to come to school. Even common people can contribute towards it. Any individual can celebrate his/her birthday in the school, which will make them enjoy and have gifts and sweets too.
  4. To get them good education-Even if students come to school what is the use if they are not able to write their names even? To impart good education, the school needs to implement interesting education techniques and hire responsible teachers. There should be a check in government schools so that each and every teacher teaches properly like it is in public schools.NGOs must come forward and impart training to government schools teachers on latest teaching techniques and skills.
  5. Integrating technology in education-Technology not only makes subjects interesting but easy to grasp too. But for that the biggest challenge for these schools is electricity.
  6. Helping employ parents of these kids-If the parents of these kids have proper means of earning, they won’t encourage their children to work or beg. So, giving their parents some benefits will surely encourage them to send their child to school.

But all these seemingly impossible things are possible only when all of us join hands and take a pledge to make our country free of hunger and make it a place where every child is educated. You can also contribute towards it by spreading the words of the efforts of Akshaya Patra.

Let us become socially responsible citizens.

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

When Papa became a Hero

I am Rashi. Me and my husband Rakshit have a sweet little daughter Ananya, who is 5 years old. She is a total Papa’s pampered daughter .Ananya is just a sweet little angel!!!! But in this small age she has the wisdom of an elderly and that’s why people around had to think twice before speaking to her.She has a big mouth which could leave one embarrassed in any situation.

It was Sunday evening and we came back after watching movie “Haider”. Rakshit was quiet influenced by Shahid’s looks and told me that he wants to look like Shahid Kapoor in the movie “Haider” .HaiderShahid

So he decided that he won’t shave now and asked about my views. I said ,”It’s ok, its your decision , but don’t be in a false conception that you are going to get Katrina or Kareena”. We duo burst out in laughter.

Rakshit got so obsessed with his idea of growing beard that he used to admire himself daily in the mirror as if he was near to becoming a Bollywood star. Ananya somehow didn’t like his beard.Earlier they used to rub their cheeks with each other ,kissed each other,but now Ananya used to run away from him saying papa has become a cactus.After few days Ananya stopped going near Rakshit.Though,Rakshit had started feeling bad about it, but he was much more engrossed in his dream of becoming a hero .One day Ananya came to us telling that there was Annual Day celebration in her school and parents were invited. She had participated in a mono acting competition.

Rakshit had grown his cactus fully.I told Rakshit to please shave and come back to his normal looks and we had to attend Ananya’s annual function also. Meanwhile Ananya came and told Rakshit”Papa please don’t come to my Annual day with this cactus look,my friends will tease me”.

Rakshit felt quite upset, he had to make a choice between his daughter and his passion.He thought about it for whole night and finally decided to shave and attend her daughters function,though his heart was sunken inside.

On the annual day,Mamma and Papa reached to see their little child perform.Rashi was quiet excited but Rakshit seemed to be in a lost world.Ananya presented her Mono acting and her theme was “Love for Papa”. Rakshit had tears in his eyes after watching her little daughter , his heart was melting and the remorse of shaving was slowly getting washed away. After the act, Rakshit ran to the stage and hugged his daughter, the whole audience applauded.He felt that though he could not become Shahid kapoor but he had become a Hero in the eyes of her daughter,that feeling was just greater than any other feeling.The judges declared Ananaya as the winner and Raksit was honored as most well groomed father in the audience.The three had their family pic with the trophy and that picture still reminds me when a well groomed look ensured that they struck gold on an opportunity given to them.

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