How much do you care for poor and destitute of the society? If you feel that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless, you are totally wrong. Poverty is much more than that. Poverty leads to being unwanted, unloved and uncared for as well. That is the biggest curse of this malice. If you feel you have an iota of responsibility towards this, start from your neighborhood.
Especially in the case of children, poverty seems to be a penalty for a crime which they didn’t commit. Free them from this punishment otherwise no nation will ever taste the actual fruits of freedom. If a sizeable population of India continues to reel under poverty only fool will claim that the nation is on the path of development.
Remember the quote: “Poverty is a lot like childbirth – you know it is going to hurt before it happens. But you’ll never know how much until you experience it.” When the mightier of the world are racing against each other to conquer the space, is it difficult task to win over poverty. And since it is not, just a collective response will do wonders.
Take the reference of an old quote of Mr Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, “As the wealthiest nation on Earth, I believe the United States has a moral obligation to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition and to partner with other.” On paper the words of his quote sounds very valuable in eliminating poverty. But the world knows the country has remained more active in waging war against several other nations than working towards the eradication of poverty.
India can learn lessons from such mistakes. Poor children are a bigger burden on a nation than the enemy countries. If a nation has to grow economically, it needs to act on the every aspect of child development.
Once the economic growth is noticed by other countries, quite obviously, they come under tremendous pressure to follow its line. Because, with the growth in the economy, country’s international say moves northwards. This in turn strengthens its overall say in international issues.
There are thousands of NGOs working towards uplifting the level of poverty, child labor, child education and other such issues. They are also tirelessly working for improving the situation of girl child. Education for girl child is very important and it must be consistently followed by the NGOs working for poor child education.
Child education rights in India are consistently discussed but on the ground level the issue has seen little progress. Same is the case of natural disaster relief organizations. Almost every year a sizeable population gets affected by natural disasters and yet an impactful and result oriented solution mechanism needs to be implemented.
It’s a very crucial time for the society and the nation and to see the changes, some serious mechanism needs to be implemented. Let’s join hands to see the change.