Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Humanity or anthropoid – Which is yours?
We do see so many accidents while traveling to home or office or some other places, just wonder how many of them go forward to help the injured person, while we happen to see such incidents? I happen to see one accident one day while I was on my way to home from office, where the guy skid from his vehicle near saidapet, and got seriously fractured his leg, and there was a huge crowd, and none went forward except me. Once I went in and called for help, a woman who is on her way to temple, with a child in hand, came forward to help me in taking him to platform side. And later a guy who took the bike and parked it aside. Later, when we came to know his leg would have been fractured, the women she gave the towel which she brought for the child, and asked us to tie it tight to his leg-joint as a first aid. Later we asked him if we can go for hospital, he said no, and told just give me a call to any of my family members, so if they are nearby I would be more confident. And later we dialed a couple of times to the number he gave, but unfortunately there is no one in his home to pick his call. And again we tried calling his friends mobile, and they told they would be coming there within 30 minutes. Till I called their friends, the crowd was there, later one by one they left him as such and went, except five of them, including me. Later their friends came and thanked us and took the person to the hospital.
For sure my feeling is once, this guy recovers himself and sees such an accident surely he will go and help, though he haven’t done it before, as he experienced the pain. Honestly myself, when I met with an accident near the beach, there is no one who came to help me, except an old man. That made me think, there was so many crowd around, and why none came forward, even to lift me. This made me human, and now I do help others, though if the accident is going be a Police case also I am not worried, as I know Life is precious.
Humanity – is that state of being human whereas Anthropoid – is a Person who resembles a non-human primate though he is born human. I know you would have felt like helping a person met with an accident, but some fear would have stopped you. But don’t get scared; think them as your family member and go forward to help him/her. Surely when you do good, you will live good. Life is so short, let’s live it and let others live it. To be living in peace, Humanity is the only way. Share your experiences to us.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Stop Child Labour – Social Responsibility, Chennai, TamilNadu, India.
And after that I went took bath and got to ready to office, and took my bike and came out, to see there are some 6 children (Age would be some 3 to 6 years) lying in my compound, near the garden in the floor. I then one of the child was crying and her mother came in. I asked her why you don’t send these children to school. Her answer was “What to do Sir, our work is like that, if we send them to the school, then who will take care of them. We need to go to different places day-to-day for road laying activities, and wherever we go we got to take our children with us. We also had some dreams that we did not study, at least let the children read, but as we work for daily wages, we won’t be able to send them, If we work only we eat food, and no money to spend on their studies too”. After that I left the place.
I was just wondering, the Government says “Stop Child Labour”, if there is any child labour being seen, they would be penalized. But see the situation, the child labour is found more on the Government Projects, like laying roads and other such related activities. And also wondering, why have there not been any plans to make such kind of children who travel from one place to other involving in such kind of road laying activities, is made to study in any of the Government School, nearby their work place. So the child’s parent will also be free from worries, and at the same time the child will get the education too. We people have the social awareness and give a helping hand to stop child labour.
All of us have got Dreams, but why is there such a distance between each other; this thought made me to start the Blog – Social Thoughts & Responsibilities of Human