Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sankalp- The Vow

A resolve to fill lives with light,
A pledge to make futures bright,
A vow to set a few lives right...
In the city of brass - Moradabad of western Uttar Pradesh, await to be unleashed some untold tales of injustice, of childhood fading away, of hands that work with tough metals instead of holding soft toys, of diseased bodies and minds that need cleansing and soothing, of forgotten human values...
On one side of the river, are people who mercilessly involve children in the hazardous activity of brass manufacturing to make more and more money from cheap labour, and on other side of the same river are people who work for the betterment of these children.
These people are from Sankalp (Ask India's oath for child rights).Skeety's friend Prashant is doing some good work for which he needs a pat on his back and maybe some foodie points :p
To know more about Sankalp click HERE
To help Prashant in his noble gesture click HERE

13 comments:

dRoZzY!!! said...

cute kids there

~ ॐ ~ said...

thanks Reeta...

The Keeper of the Keys said...

i like that initiative...

I am said...

great girl :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

dRoZzY: :) photo dekhne ko ni kahata tha :P
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~ ॐ ~ : pleasure :)
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the keeper of the keys: me too!
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tanu: :)
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vertigohead said...

Why go that far with this (or why pick my place so to say)? The capital itself is swarming with more children in forced/bonded labor than elsewhere.

Yoga Gal said...

Darling photo!

Lakshmi said...

nice picture and one of your best posts..sad to read abou the way children are exploited..kudos to sankalp

gunj said...

dats a great thing ur friend is doing!!:)

Reeta Skeeter said...

vertigohead: Does it really make a difference dear?
I feel, by helping the kids in Moradabad, in our very very very small way, we are catering to a section of children who need more help. It is the needy in the smaller parts of the country that are often deprived of help.
Help whoever you can, wherever :)
===================================yogal gal: *bows*
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lakshmi: thanks dear :)
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gunj: indeed ji :)
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Keshi said...

CUTE!!!!

Keshi.

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

NGOs like SKS and Sankalp do deserve appreciation, they are bringing up the so-called lower people (Bottom of Pyramid)

B. O'Hemian said...

Congrats and thanks for writing this. This time while in Delhi, I went to the ASK office and chatted up with a few key people there. I will soon put up a similar post (long overdue really).