Like every child, Dhunia too likes looking at the stars, yet she doesn’t want any new addition to it

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Like every child, Dhunia too likes looking at the stars, yet she doesn’t want any new addition to it


Articles / Society & Culture   /   Aug 20, 2015
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Heat kills. So does rain. Both in their scarcity and abundance. And so it goes, many a lives have been lost following the unpredictable weather conditions. Maharashtra alone witnessed 1,300 farmer suicides this year in the period of six from January to June.

 

In order to provide easy and accurate weather forecast to everyone across the country especially the farmers who are dependent on weather conditions more than anyone else, skymetweather.com has started a campaign #HelpTheFarmer to spread awareness about farmer’s plight. According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India 13,754 farmer suicides were reported in 2012.  In most of the cases, suicides happen on the impulse of the moment. Most of the time families do not notice such signs. And most importantly, in cases where suicides happen help rarely arrives on time. Perhaps this is why Dhunia is having sleepless nights.

Dhunia is too scared that her father too will leave her and become a star. She follows him everywhere just to keep an eye on him. At night as she looks at the sky, her constant fear keeps her awake and she clutches on her father’s arm which she is too afraid to let go. This might be the story of every child like Dhunia who needs assurance on a daily basis that her father is still alive.

 

Wondering if Dunia’s laughter will still echo at the apathy with which the Haryana Minister Prakash Dhankar suggested that farmers who commit suicide are cowards and deserve no state help. Or will she still chuckle at Union Agri Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s statement blaming love affairs for farmer’s misery.

 

Has any of us ever looked at the star and thought of Dhunia or Gajendra or millions like him who are lost in the vastness of the sky?

(image courtesy: http://goo.gl/CP7sem)

Video courtesy: Skymet Weather


The views expressed here are those of the authors and doesn’t reflect the official policy of Janpratinidhi. The views expressed here are those of the authors and doesn’t reflect the official policy of Janpratinidhi.
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