Monday, January 18, 2010

{Hope For Peace}

Today, I want to talk about something that needs our attention, now. A few days ago, two kids (Suby and Vasu) knocked at my door for some donation. I asked them where did they come from and which organization where they associated with. After a brief conversation, my heart melted and I invited them inside to talk some more. Soon, I found out that they were from a Kashmir Children's Relief Camp. These were the children whose parents were killed in Kashmir and they had to abandon their houses and run to save their lives. They had been in Delhi for over 2 months hoping for government to give them houses where they can live without the every minute fear for their lives. These are two sweet little kids who leave their camp each day in a group and disperse to different areas of the city to meet back in the evening after collecting food, money or what ever they are offered. I talked with them and learnt that there are over 1100 families living in the camp and are deprived of basic necessities like food, water and shelter. I promised them that I'll visit their camp with food. Yesterday, I went with my husband to the camp and was saddened by what I saw. I took some pictures of the surrounding they are living in to share online with you to spread awareness of the most inhumane state they are living in. We donated food to the families and sweets to the children. As we were leaving I decided that I'll talk about them to as many people as possible, may be some of us will come forward to help them get at least three squares of meals a day. If you are interested, you can see some of the photos I have uploaded here. I picked out the above shown painting by Rachael which I think is so appropriate for this post. I too hope for peace in the world.


Sandra said...

that's so sad :S

Unknown said...

I just think this post is perfect especially with everything that is going on in Haiti...hopefully this story gets the attention it deserves!

surfy birdy said...

thank you for using my art on this post, i am a big fan of your blog and the image popped up below a more recent post, i hope those sweet children have grown from that time and more kind hearted people blessed them as you did. it is so sad how people can loose what they love so suddenly but so encouraging the strength they gain and the love they give. thanks for sharing the story.
peace & love!