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Thank you for publishing the feature ‘I’m not a Down’s syndrome baby – I am Mara’ (August 15) about Michelle, a mother who was tired of people calling her child a Down’s syndrome baby and launched a campaign to help the public have a better understanding of the condition.
My husband Sushil and I have been blessed with Anoushka, our 11-year-old daughter who has Down’s syndrome. She is special, has made us special parents and changed our life completely. She brings happiness to all around her with her playfulness. I feel proud of Michelle... kudos to her for her campaign and well done to those supporting her.
Thank you for spreading awareness about Down’s syndrome among the so-called ‘normal people’. We hope our kids lead a normal life as we have never differentiated between our two girls Geitanksha, 13, and Anoushka. Thank you for the beautiful article.
NISHA TANDON, VIA EMAIL We agree with you completely, Nisha. People should not be defined by their condition, rather, by who they are. Karen, Editor
The article ‘99 schools in six years’ (August 22) about Thomas Lundgren, CEO of The One, and his team developing schools in Africa and India, was inspiring and motivating. As education is the most powerful weapon against all evils, it was wonderful to hear that Thomas and his team want to increase literacy levels in Africa and India. His initiative is admirable and praiseworthy. Hats off to him. GOPIKA ANAND, STUDENT, GEMS OUR OWN ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, DUBAI
You’re right, Gopika. Education can be the most powerful weapon to fight evils.
It’s so true – the saying that nothing is impossible. Miranda Gibson, who spent 449 days up a tree in protest at illegal logging in the endangered forests in Tasmania, is a true champion ‘I lived 449 days up a tree’ (August 22).
As an animal rights activist and a nature-lover, I’m glad to hear that many are ready to risk their lives for world heritage. I salute Miranda and all those who supported her. I have decided to volunteer in environment conservation groups and also donate money to such groups. The article on Miranda will surely inspire many. ABHIRAMI NAIR, STUDENT, DELHI PRIVATE SCHOOL, SHARJAH We’re glad the feature has inspired you, Abhirami. Do let us know what kind of work you are doing with the eco groups.
Reader Nisha and her husband Sushil are proud of Anoushka