Cricket will ignite HIV fight
This week’s body issue had some wonderful articles that kept me engrossed for the whole weekend. One of my favourites was ‘Our big fat body image anxiety’ (October 4) which proved that parents should accept some of the blame if their kids are obsessive about their appearance.
Parents should bring up wholesome children who spend more time exploring their talents than their appearance. But I think for that to happen, parents need to stop obsessing about their own appearance. constantly battling weight issues. Now I understand that if I want to be fit, I need to be happy with myself. I would like to express my support for Cricket without Boundaries (‘Batting for Rwanda’s future’, October 4), the UK charity that has given impetus to the cause of alleviating HIV/Aids in redeveloping Rwanda. Truly, the innovative method of spreading awareness through cricket has given a new dimension to the global struggle against HIV/Aids. Cricket Without Boundaries has succeeded in actively engaging the children of Africa, in their roles as torchbearers for a safer and healthier tomorrow.
Another notable aspect of this effort is its objective to dissolve momentous social barriers like gender divisions. Without doubt, this campaign has given new life to the prospects of a better future, not just to Africa, but to the world at large.
I sincerely hope the organisation continues to transcend boundaries through its noble cause and inspires many more such initiatives. could do something for them. It was heart-breaking to read about how Laxmi watches her friends become wives and mothers, a phase of life that she will never experience.
I was further pained to read that she is bullied by some people. How could someone not be sympathetic towards her and be so rude and make fun of her?
Thanks Friday for bringing us yet another real-life tragic story.
After reading this, all I can say is that I am grateful for all the blessings we have.
May God give Laxmi strength and courage to bear this and may she become very successful in whatever she does in her life.