They can bank on suc­cess

Friday - - FridayInbox - ANU­RADHA PATANKAR, VIA EMAIL YEPYEP, SHAR­JAH AMEENA SONI, AJ­MAN

The ar­ti­cle on how a char­ity in New Delhi is teach­ing home­less kids to save for their fu­ture was very in­for­ma­tive as well as touch­ing (The Street Kids’ Bank, Septem­ber 20). I was moved by how th­ese chil­dren were not only try­ing to fi­nance their own dreams but try­ing to ful­fil the dreams of their fam­ily as well. Hats off to the street chil­dren of In­dia who at such a young age are not only able to save for their fu­ture but run a bank as well. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Chil­dren’s De­vel­op­ment Khaz­ana for ini­ti­at­ing this help­ful pro­gramme. May you con­tinue to serve more chil­dren, not just in Asia but through­out the world. I be­lieve this ini­tia­tive will bring about a big change in our so­ci­ety. Keep it up.

Thank you Fri­day for shar­ing this in­spir­ing ar­ti­cle with us. While read­ing the ar­ti­cle ‘Sav­ing the child slaves’ (Septem­ber 6), I was highly im­pressed by Kailash Sat­yarthi’s ded­i­ca­tion, good­ness and self­less­ness on one hand, and deeply moved by the plight of home­less chil­dren in In­dia on the other hand.

I feel it is only be­cause of peo­ple like Kailash that good­ness pre­vails on this Earth.

It is not that we are ig­no­rant of the evils in our so­ci­ety but most of us do not want to step out of our com­fort zone and speak of such atroc­i­ties.

It has be­come a habit with us to keep crit­i­cis­ing the so­ci­ety we live in and not make any pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to­wards it.

I would like to get in touch with Kailash Sat­yarthi and ex­plore ways in which I can help in his cause. You can write to Kailash Sat­yarthi on the link: www.kailash­sat­yarthi.net/con­tact

Time for us to act, not just talk

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