Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blindfolded - I

Srimate ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

As most of us are too engrossed with our day to day challenges in life, we seldom notice how people with disabilities grapple with the challenges posed by life. Please read the following to take stock of the world situation outside and show gratitude to the Supreme and all fellow beings for keeping us in the state we are.

“My father was brought to a bus-station, when he was just 16 years old and abandoned there, because his parents could not give enough care for a blind son!

Life unfolded in different ways...he shared a number of tales of sorrow and good moments from his life...until he left my mother and me, while i was 13!

I studied in a local orphanage and completed my ITI....all of 16, it was time to set foot in the world outside; i had to decide 'how' i could make a living in a world that was full of darkness for my parents !
I decided to look Life in its "eyes" and light a lamp to chase the darkness away....from many others' lives!”

The above his life story was related to us by Kannan with the least bitterness. When asked why he had printed on his card the photo of a woman who had lifted the downtrodden and lepers from the gutters of Kolkata, he replied that she is his idol.

This is the life of Kannan, son of Krishnan, now aged 25, running an orphanage.
(……………… be continued )

(An account written by one of the volunteers of Srimaan Trust who visited the home and interviewed Mr Kannan)

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