Thursday, November 27, 2014

Lets Celebrate the Way it Counts : #BlogToFeedAChild.

For every blog post you write, we at BlogAdda will sponsor meals for an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year, as a part of our Bloggers Social Responsibility.

I am proud to be a part of this initiative by BlogAdda and Akshaya Patra to #BlogToFeedAChild.
I have tagged myself to Inderpreet Kaur Uppal's Post and Vishal Bheero's post. These posts have really touched my heart and I feel compelled to join this movemnt.

My Personal Thoughts 

Dear Readers of my Blog,

Thank you for reading this post. It means a lot. 

This post is for all those who love Diwali, Christmas, Eid or any of our festivals which we so proudly take part in due to the love for our culture, the peer pressure or simply because it is fun time. There is nothing wrong in thanking the Almighty for all his blessings he has showered upon us. I love my festivals too. In India, we have a rich culture where every month one God is worshipped. We buys new clothes,  food is a spread in every household , which would also put some of the kings and queens of yesteryear to shame and of course the give and take. Silver coins or silver kumkum pots raise our status amongst our friends. Does it? I am sure some of us just attend these festivals just to collect these :P (sshhh.. not taking any names, don't worry :D)

But in all these there is a small child out there who is looking out inside our window of life, just to get a peek of our lifestyle or taste a small portion of our food. A portion which might create a brilliant brain of tomorrow. A victim of fate, whose only fault was he or she is born in wrong side of God's cradle. Can we not all join together to do something for that ONE child?

Things we can do:

1) During festivals it is necessary to buy clothes for all the family members. Can we add a child to this list? An unknown face who will always send a positive thought for us every time he or she has a meal. Just donate the cost of one child's clothes during a festival. Go for shopping. Pick out a child's attire. Something you will pick for your loved one. Don't buy it. Note the cost of the dress and donate that money to feed a child. 

2) During Diwali we buy loads of crackers. Is it really necessary or not is another debatable topic. Or Holi for that matter. Maybe one portion of rockets or sparkler cost can be donated every year? It won't make a dent in your pocket if you were ready to spend it on burning the money anyway. 

3) Our Muslim bros and sis gives Eidi to each other, specially kids in the family.My friends call us and we have so much fun during this time. My kids love it. Can we add one more member there too? Just one....Just donate the amount you would give to my kids during that time, when we visit you house.

4) Christmas in in the corner... I love your festive mood. In fact, every year my kids insist on a Christmas tree. So what would you give to your kids this year? A book? A game? Wii? Playstation? Can you not imagine that you have another invisible child out there who does not need the game but the amount .. can the cost of just one game be donated to the #BlogToFeeAChild.

Can you all see up there.. We all can do this together. All we need is a heart. Sending all of you Positive thoughts .. <3 p="">
Thanks for reading my post,

Rubina Ramesh 

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At November 27, 2014 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

That is a superb idea, Rubina. Hope more and more people join in. So glad you joined this effort.

At November 27, 2014 at 4:52 PM , Blogger Ruchira Khanna said...

Nice ideas...gotta think for just one extra person to make a difference :)

At November 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM , Blogger The Book Club said...

I hope so too Inderpreet. It is very much needed

At November 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM , Blogger The Book Club said...

Sounds simple doesn't it? Hope we can do it Ruchira.. I am seriously going to make an effort.

At November 28, 2014 at 4:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A beautiful post. You have captured the right emotions of the child standing at the traffic signal. A small act of kindness can make a huge difference. I loove ur awesome ideas, Rubina:)

At November 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM , Blogger The Book Club said...

Thank you Vishal :) Hope I can practice what I am preaching...


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