Will YOU Help Them ???
I heard something. It sounded like someone crying.I had my head down, traveling in a train to mumbai, when I heard this voice. When I looked up I saw a poor blind man asking for help. He was not alone. His son who was just 3-4 years old was guiding his father .The boy had a bright smile on his face cause he was too small to realize anything. The hands which should be playing with toys were asking for help but nobody bothered .Many people were relaxing in the train. Some reading newspaper, some having tea or coffee and some having their breakfast, but hardly anyone bothered to even look at this man.
After some time I see the same boy very happy. Its rare to see a poor person so happy. The reason for the happiness was only cause he was offered half a cup of tea by a passenger. Never thought half a cup of tea which was hardly anything can make a person so happy. A few minutes later I see that he shared that half a cup of tea with his father. Half a cup of tea is being shared among the poor only cause they dont get much help.
A German friend of mine Talayeh (God bless her) has an infinite love for india which has always been surprising. She keeps on asking me about my country. I always feel proud whenever i get time to reply to her. She has a dream to come to india and has started saving money so that her dream comes true. She asks me about the festivals, about the people, about the food n bollywood. Her questions never end. It has always been fun replying to her but there have been many doubts on what will i reply to her if asked about the poverty in india. Will she have the same passion?? will she have the same love?? will she make the same efforts to save the money for her dream?? will she continue asking me about my country and make me feel proud? The doubts which i had from many months were cleared when i came to know that she is already aware of the all the problems faced by the poor in india. Infact she has started asking me about the name and address of any organisation through which she can help the poor in india. She wants to spend a part of her saved money to help the people in need. The respect for her has increased. A person is ready to delay her dream only to help the people of the country which she loves. I wish I get many such friends like her!!!
Being an Indian there are many things which make me proud but there are few things which disappoint me and make me wonder . Poverty is one of them. Its very sad to see many poor people asking for help but people ignore them and dont treat them like humans. Everyday i witness these things. Today people cant help their fellow citizens. When will people understand???
I am a person who always expects a lot. Though I have been dissapointed many times offlate even then i have huge expectations from you. I dont know from which city, which state, which country you are??? I request you to please help the poor people in any small way you can. Please dont ignore them. Please treat them like human beings. They are just like you but a bit unfortunate.
You might be relaxing while reading this and might close the window after completing and forget everything and continue your life. Even tommorow you might treat a poor person in a rude way, u might again ignore the person in need. Will you be happy?? Why cant we make sure that we are there for them??
i am not asking for much. I am only requesting you to help the people in need in any small way you can.Tommorow again u will be reminded about the poverty of the country in some way, Tommorow again you will come across few people who need help, Tomorrow again few may ask you for help with lots of hope in eyes. Will YOU help them????