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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hope!

 

Just found this picture while performing some ‘spring cleaning’ on my hard drive. It was taken on a rural trip organized by XLRI.

 

As part of our first-year curriculum, we’re supposed to spend a weekend in a village, in some of the poorest regions of India, in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa. This picture was clicked in one such village.

 

Based on our experiences, we are then supposed to come up with ideas that can help improve the quality of life for these people, who are plagued by illiteracy, diseases, poverty, ignorance, the apathy of the government, and the terror of the Maoists (Naxalites).

 

So far, I’ve not been able to do much on that front, even though some other students have done a fair bit. You can read about their initiatives here.

 

But someday, the day shall come, when instead of only ‘Hope’, I can promise them much more…

6 comments:

Tangerine said...

Atleast you are trying...
which is more than half the ppl who are supposed to be running the country!

Deepti Thomas said...

those eyes..say it all...
Strengthen the BOP...the basic foundation..
n therein lies the answer to a stable healthy economy...

in the illusion of the weakest..will u discover, wherein lies the strongest.. :-)

KauMoChan said...

nice picture!!

Sauron said...

@Tangerine... Unfortunately, simply trying wouldn't make much of a difference to the lives of those folks.

@Dee... agreed

@Kaushal... thanks!!

Scriber's Web said...

I love the photo. They have so much hope!

Sauron said...

Scriber, yeah! The life that the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' shows, is nothing at all, compared to these folks. They have no electricity, they walk 5-6 miles each day to fetch water, and educational and employment facilities are minimal.