I was highly impressed by the stories of the young Nepali performers of Circus Kathmandu. As mentioned in the article ‘Circus of Courage’, the youngsters had a rough childhood and were victims of some very disturbing incidents. The fact that they remained persistent and are doing something positive despite all the brutalities they faced is highly appreciable. Also worthy of praise is the organization, and the brave people associated with it, which came to their rescue and freed them from the bond of slavery. It is hoped that they will continue to do the good work.
It is a fact that the curse of child slavery and human trafficking is not limited to Nepal. These societal ills exist in all South Asian countries. Keeping this in view, I hope the circus troupe from Nepal considers visiting the neighboring countries and entertain a wider audience. In addition to providing quality entertainment to the people of South Asian countries, the group can serve as a source of inspiration for thousands of street children in these countries who want to change their lives.
Meena Swethi Bangalore, India