You are working nights, planning her first birthday party,
They are working nights, fighting to get food and safe water for her.
You are running for her school admission,
They are running to save her life; she is fighting diarrhoea.
You are reading bedtime stories to her,
They are reading the hospital bills with tears in their eyes.
You are teaching her about the world,
They just lost their world-
As they stand in front of the small pyre; life and dreams up in flames.
She is with you, today and forever,
But for them, she is lost forever.
This is the plight of millions of children in India. Millions who die even before they turn 5. Millions who never get a chance to live, to dream, to learn.
This is the India we never stop to think about as we shower all our love and our riches on our children.
India, a country which has one of the highest number of child deaths due to diseases which can be prevented by simple preventive measures such as washing hands.
Diseases such as Diarrhoea and Pneumonia.
Can we help? Can an action as small as awareness about washing hands help them? Yes, it can. Please watch the video and spread the word. This campaign has adopted a village called Thesgora in Madhya Pradesh which has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest number of diarrhoea cases.
We may not have the magic wand to get rid of poverty but we can do our bit to spread awareness in our neighbourhood, in our schools and in our homes.
And if we want to do more, we can donate at
6 lakh children under 5 die this way every year in our country. It's not their time to die. Not yet. Not this way.
They need our action. They need our voice.
This post has been sponsored by Lifebuoy.