Monday, April 23, 2007

Changing India every small way..

My friend and I were having a discussion about the changing India, the other day. People have so much money and along with it came more greed and desire..and the bottom-line that very few people sacrifice a significant amount of their effort doing something for the nation.

I am happy to note that my father contributes in a very noble way to improve India. He runs a charity school in our home town in Kerala for 300 kids of the poorest people of our society - the coolies, autorickshaw drivers, plumbers, and the unemployed. Needless to say, most of the kids study there for free.

My mother works there as a teacher too. They get a pittance of a salary - about Rs 3000 a month (about USD 45)! While I work in the big metro cities of India and US among other yuppies with glittered dreams, they do not care about any returns and a glossy life anymore.

I feel really proud of my parents courage. Even though they have atleast a decade of service left between them, they have chosen this path for the rest of their lives. I too contribute but only by sponsoring a couple of kids' education (which comes around to only Rs5000 per kid for a year!)

Definitely, my parents are contributing in the noblest way they can in improving the society!



6 comments:

Karthik said...

This is a good idea.

Susan Isaac said...

that is a very noble thing your family is doing...

Mithra said...

Visiting your blog after a long time.. it is truly amazing to see such sacrifice and sprit.. rarely do we think about echoing our parents footsteps.. but sometimes those shoes can be hard to fill.. My dad's a village doctor.. he did'nt care for the upscale glitz of city life & luxuries that we cant' dream of giving up..

Great to know you are contributing the same way :) Keep it up!

Girish said...

Awesome Mithra! Hats off to your dad. I have met one such doctor before and truly know the sacrifice they are making. Amazing!

Mithra said...

I tag u..(chk my Blog)

Anandham said...

Ur parents are great. Such small ways lead to a big change. It's good that u too have started contributing. How much we are putting is not what matters people care for people who need help. Keep the good work.