Yeh mera India, I love my India
“Crash”, my car landed in the ditch. For a few seconds I just froze. My two children were in the car. What if something had happened to them? I gathered myself when I saw that they were looking at me with confidence in their eyes that, their mom will not let anything happen to them. I locked the fear in my mind as I had to be strong for the sake of my children. The left wheel of the non driver’s side of the car was in the ditch.
This incident happened very near to the school that I work. Two of my colleagues stopped by and while one of them took care of the children, while my colleague and myself tired to reverse the car out. Meanwhile there was a construction site near by and few workers from the site also rushed to my aid. Meanwhile around six to seven of my other colleagues who were on their way home had also stopped to see how they could help me. Finally another old gentleman stopped by and somehow took the car out of the ditch.
The young man, the construction workers and the old gentleman did not know me, but they decided to stop by and help me, a complete stranger. There was no need for my colleagues to stop by, but they did even though each and everyone were dead tired after being with children the entire day.
This act of kindness that was shown to me by people that day and many such incidents like that I witness everyday makes me proud to be living in India where humanity and decency is not lost. Though there might be incidents like rape of young girls and other volatile incidents takes place, there are also incidents that bring out the humanity in people. The love and care that people show for the others who is in need of help makes me think how lucky I am to be living in a place that is rich in its heritage and value system. The culture of the country has deep roots and though termites like violence and rape try to eat it away the roots and pillars of kindness and humanity keeps our country strong.
I prefer to be in this country where parents take care of their young and when they become old the children take care of them. I love my country where the brothers take care of their sisters, where the fathers and husbands cherish their daughters and wives. Everyday ten acts of humanity are being performed for every act of violence. Yeh mera India and I love my India.