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Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Saddest Story Today

This story is sad on every level. It reports on Sania Khatun, a 12 year old girl who lived with her mother in a village in India. Sania committed suicide after being told her mother did one have one rupee for her to buy food at school.

Along with the tragedy for this family, it's an example of the immense disparity that still exists in India - which is a powerhouse economy today, with a burgeoning middle class. (Child poverty has increased in many industrialised countries as well, including the US.)

There is no need for any child in this world to not have an abundance of food and until that is the case, we have done nothing to justify being called modern, civilized or advanced...

For a look at the state children in the world today, look here.

Ouch Gary, why'd ya have to post on this?! Lord have mercy!
Sorry - it is a hard one, isn't it? It made me so sad and angry that I had to post. Probably should come with a warning...
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That's ok. I posted it on my blog too. I created a special folder because of you in my bloglines folder called father blogs. You are the first one in it!
I want to get tattoo too. But I first I want to get my nose pierced!

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