Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Round and white!


This post has been selected by BlogAdda as one of the BlogAdda's Spicy Saturday picks Aug 17, '13.

"Papa? I had an egg today!" The kid said with a wide smile and a pride in her tone. 

"That's so nice. Come here. What else did you have?"

"Sambar rice and curd rice too. But leave that all, I had egg papa."

"Today is your first day at school. What did you learn?" 

"Papa, The egg is perfectly round. It felt smooth in my hands."

"Yeah, that's nice."

"That's the first one I have ever had mama!" The kid turned towards its mother. 

Her mother felt so sad struck by the reality that they had sent their kid to this school to have at least one meal a day. She faked her smile. The kid stared at her face. 

"I used to have them every day when I was a kid, dear," diverted its dad. 

"Was that egg also white in color and round in shape?" 

"Yes, the same attributes." 

"Wow, so cool papa, I am going to have yet another one tomorrow. Now I shall go to sleep dreaming about eggs!" 

A few minutes passed. By then, the kid had slept. 

"I am happy that she can have one full meal a day. Though she can never learn things, she can eat. That's all I want." The kid's mother cried.  

Her husband gave her a concerning look. Their voices faded away in the rain. 

Next day, almost every single face was staring at the news channels. 

"23 Students died after eating poisonous mid day meals." 

Source : The Indian Express 

P.S: In memory of those innocuous kids who had died after eating poisonous mid-day meals.  

13 comments:

  1. So intense ! And so sad.
    Rest in Peace those souls !

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    1. Hmm yeah. Hope it never happens again. Thanks for the comment :)

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  2. "I am happy that she can have one full meal a day. Though she can never learn things, she can eat. That's all I want." This shows the desperation of the parents.

    You've shown the matter very well from the perspective of the intended beneficiaries.

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    1. Hmm, That's a bitter truth and yet people do that. Thanks for the read :)

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  3. Very beautifully written , a poignant story but its a true fact that many parents send their kids to school so that they can have at least one meal .

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  4. Thanks for your nice post and information.

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  5. Well written and goes straight to the heart... No one cares about health and sanitation in Govt Sectors. Nothing can bring these children back. The respect we show to their memory is trying to make a difference. Good Job here...

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    1. Yeah, the problem is here is not the main thing itself, it's the carelessness. They don't give these little things important and events take place. Thanks for the read :)

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