Brother will you please, give us little money? She has a high fever, and also my two young siblings did not have anything to eat since morning." I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. I saw a helpless child and her two siblings were sitting in the Huda city center metro station, Gurgaon.
I bought them food and asked about her parents, she pointed her finger towards her mother.
I went ahead and asked, are they your children? Why don't you try to earn yourself instead of begging?
The woman replied, Yes, I work for two houses and pickup plastic and rag, but still I cannot feed my 3 children. When my son was one month old, my husband left us (ran away to Bihar). I used to stay in a house at Haryana. But I cannot afford the rent. Since then rail platform is my address. Today, I could not even go to work as my daughter has got a high fever.
Where I see many children on the roadside. Most of the stories of their lives are pathetic like this. I wanted to know more about them. I wanted to find out where do they live, what do they do to earn, how do they spend their days and nights and where they come from?
Does anyone know how do these kids spend their days? They roam around the station all day long, without proper food, cloth, and security. There are no shoes on their foot, education is a distant dream for them.
But they are human, they have dreams and they too feel the pain like us:They want to go to school, they need a house, an address, an identity.
We are trying to give them home, education and jobs to mothers so that they can return to the main stream.These children also want to learn to read and write and stand on their own feet so that they do not have to take shelter under the station's open sky.
Please help them to get a good life, their life has not finished yet. Please stand by us.