Saturday, November 07, 2009

Being Good and Doing Good

Many come with the argument that if one is good then that
itself is the greatest contribution to the society, But
the fact is our good is of no use when it cannot help
someone in need, cannot give hope to someone who is
depressed, cannot bring smile to someone who is sad.
If someone is good then he/she is the one who could do
some good to the society and this is the time for action.
Some say that "I would start doing somthing to society
when I.........." But that time would never come until
we commit to do somthing to society from today. Yes
everybody is busy and running fast for their careers and
ambitions in their life, but at the same time we had that
responsibility on our shoulders to give our hand to those
who could not move forward. One need not be a Bill Gates
or Naraya moorthy or any other celebrity to do this and
one should remember that everybody cannot be a Bill Gates.
Every common man can do his bit by doing what ever he can.
Living and let living is the true meaning of life.

Some Tips: This is how I started doing somthing in small
ways to the society.
1) When somthing good happens in my life
like getting job, achieving somthing, good things happening
to my family memebers, for birthdays, annivarsaries etc, I
made it a point to do some good work for others without
expecting anything in return, As all the good things bring
happiness in my life, I decided to share that happiness with
as many people as possible.
2)I sacrifice small small comforts of mine and save that money,
like travelling in AC for long journeys, giving grand parties
for small achievements, Watching lot of movies in Malls. All
these are really small things but I feel good sacrifising these
small things because I use that money for somthing really useful.
3)Creating awareness about social issues in my own world, like
for eg. keeping a tag "Stop Child Labour" at the end of every email
I send,because many times people around may not recognize some
issues as problems that need to tackled.

No matter who we are or where we are, still there would be people
around us, who are desperately waiting for our help and it is our
duty to reach them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The story of Govind

After nearly one year later I am publishing a post in my blog,
because something touched my heart so deeply that I felt worth
sharing. Recently I organized a picnic to some of the orphan
kids in an orphanage, who were feeling lonely during the dussera
vacation. While we are returning from the picnic, I sat with babu
(a physically challenged boy who is eldestamong all the kids) and
asking about all the other kids, then I came toknow this story of
10 years back when govind was just months old baby,
he was found in a public dustbin to a social worker, Govind was in
that dustbin without food and water for 3 days and this damaged
his brain cells to a great extent. Today he is 10 year old
physically challenged boy with both his hands and legs crippled,
still he was going to school and pursuing his education, but slowly
things became worse to govind, slowly he started loosing his sight
and becoming blind. When doctor was consulted, he said that slowly
each part of the govind s body would stop working and then he would
die,because of the damaged brain cells.
Babu said that one day govind came to him and
expressed that he no longer wants to live and want to die as soon
as possible. Listening to those words from babu, I felt really
touched deep down in my heart,Also I felt very bad that a ten
year old boy who saw nothing in his life other than grief and
grim is waiting for his death to come. Immediately I felt like
doing something to save his life, but it is nearly impossible,
all that we can do is,give him some sweet moments in life, some
happier times to cherish and most importantly some good words
of hope. There are many govind s out there in this society
and it is our duty to reach them and bring HOPE in their lives.