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A Walk Towards Charity

  • Date Submitted: 11/01/2012 01:41 AM
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Mother Teresa has said,
“THERE IS MORE HUNGER IN
THIS WORLD FOR LOVE THAN
FOR BREAD.”
We, the students of Classes 10th ‘A’ and 10th ‘B’ realized this during our recent visit to ‘Asha Daan’, home to 400 destitutes, run by the sisters of ‘Missionaries of Charity’ under the holy guidance of Mother Teresa.
        It was just the mere news of this visit to the differently abled and homeless that brightened the melancholy of the 10th standard students. Eagerness coupled with a desire to help them filled our minds as we prepared ourselves for this small trip. Humanity was at its best, as each St. Marian, motivated with the desire to help the underprivileged donated either in cash or kind.
The golden day dawned as our euphoric minds full of zeal craved to reach there at the earliest. We reached our destination by 9 a.m. accompanied by our teachers, Sr. Smitha, Mrs. Leena Johny, Mrs. Philomena Fernandes and Mrs. Rohini. Reaching the gates of Asha Daan, our eyes were greeted by a statue of Mother Teresa, standing humbly in bright divine light. A sister led our way into the serene abode of the disabled and the destitute.
        As we stepped into the girls’ ward, the inmates were delighted to have young visitors. They tried to communicate with us and holding our hands tight, they tried to express the happiness they felt. We were then led into the women’s ward. The dull monotony of their life was broken by the various performances that some of us presented. The ward was filled with an air of exhilaration and zest when they began singing – the evergreen songs of the yesteryears and praises to the Almighty.The men’s ward welcomed us with a similar attitude. Our hearts were filled with compassion at the sight of little children who at the dawn of their lives carried with them a huge load of disability and impairment. The creativity displayed by the differently abled amazed us.
It was not perhaps the same ecstasy with which the girls bade farewell to ‘Asha Daan’....

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