Every year we celebrate children’s day on 14th November, right? What about the other 364 days? As active members of a so called civilized society, DO WE REALLY CARE ABOUT CHILDREN AROUND US?
14th November... a special day for children, we all know that. Everywhere, this day is celebrated with great pomp but I think someway or other, the actual purpose of the day is fading out with the advancement of civilization. Now a day’s children are not safe at all. The rate at which crime against children are increasing is just shocking. Let us look at the following data from government data platform………….
CRIME CASES IN 2013 CASES IN 2014 % INCREASE
Crime against children 5,224 89,423 53.6%
2. Murder of children 1,657 1,817 9.7%
3. Infanticide 82 121 47.6%
4. Child rape 12,363 13,766 11.3%
5. Kidnapping and 28,167 37,854 34.4%
6. Procuration of 1,224 2,020 65.0%
Some more facts -------------------------
A child is the essence of a family as well as society and not a liability
Children’s day and child labour are the two sides of a same coin now days. Poor children sometimes don’t understand the crime and its effects because most of the time I saw that the poor, illiterate child does not even know what is going on over him / her. They just bear with the crime.
Inspite of having so many laws under IPC and some special laws also, the real picture is as shown above. Oh my god!!! We call ourselves human beings! We claim to be modernized, civilized, educated and so on …. do we really???
The above data shows the picture as of 2014 and it is growing. God knows how far it grew till now. Now the time has come to seriously analyze, debate, discuss at the same time to be alert and aware of such issues. Let’s take a pledge to seriously change our outlook towards children and what a better way than to commence this from the ensuing children’s day.
Change will not occur in a day I know, but it is already late. It is not only the duty of government and police, but a combined effort is the demand of the hour.
Today’s children are the future of India. if our future is at risk then how can a country progress?
The philosophy of Buddhism and Jainism prospered in ancient India, reaching their zenith in the centuries immediately preceding Christianity. While there is not enough evidence to suggest their impact on Christianity, there are several striking similarities.
This legend is celebrated on Janmashtami by people keeping fast, singing devotional songs of love for Krishna, and keeping a vigil into the night. After Krishna's midnight hour birth, statues of baby Krishna are washed and clothed, then placed in a cradle. The devotees then break their fast, by sharing food and sweets.
Deepawali is a long festival of lights. It begins with Dhanteras, then on the 14th day there is 14 diyas, 14 spinach, followed by Laxmipuja and Kalipuja.
Children's Day, Women's Day, or any other day for that matter, will all appear meaningless if we will consider them in this kind of context. The irony is everywhere. Valentine's Day is being chosen by some people to beat couples. Diwali, which was supposed to bring happiness to all, now requires some people to leave their houses and go to someplace where there is no smoke so their allergic child can breathe in peace. I agree with your arguments though, that we seriously need to do some thinking and work for the welfare of the future of our country. It's great that you are trying to create awareness and forcing people to think about this problem. Wish you all the very best.reply 1
I am happy that someone like you actually bought out this point. Most important points to ponder over.reply 1