There is a boy named ‘Chotu’ in hindi means little I belief that this word ‘chotu’ is an insult to all the boys who works as child labor as if their parents never named their babies, he works sometimes at his Uncle’s groceries Shop. The boy looks as if he has no other place to go being only 12 in this tender age he has great responsibilities on his small shoulders!
I asked the Uncle the shop owner with whom I am a person he speaks about his children’s education, I questioned why does not this little boy go to school there are many schools which function as evening schools for the children who have to work. He answered the little boy earns five thousand rupees a month with great pride at his age; he tells Me that the boy has great responsibilities of his parents and in broken English the Uncle also lets me know that his parents have ‘huge debt’ which needs to be paid off and as far as taking care of this Boy he keeps him with his family so that the little boy can have assured rest and good food. But is that all a person can do!
I said if he earns that much at this small age of 12 and goes to school he would be able to help his parents and himself in many other ways, the Uncle politely replied “he doesnot to be educated.”
I never asked or questioned any such thing as to I and every citizen of India know what ‘Child Trafficking’ is defined and takes strict actions against the ‘Child labors’ which comes under Human Rights.
I see that boy always and really want to question that ‘would you love to go to school?’.
There is hypocrisy in the society where a person would do every thing for his own children and still will not let his own relative’s children to be educated. Why ? ‘Mere Jealousy’. The next is the blind folded walk that every human tries to walk away from the responsibilities of any kind where their own relations are not at stake is okay and the attitude speaks of ‘ I donot want to meddle in someone else’s matters.’
So it so happens that we the educated people shining somewhere in our certified degrees, working in reputed companies do not wish that someone can be our equal. Or is it that we are so much engrossed in our own lives that until ‘My house’ is burned let the other’s homes get burned and we will just pass on the sympathies!
I seriously would have helped the boy but the Uncle of the Shop would have shooed me away I know and that way the little boy will never know what his rights are. Fingers crossed will try to do something where he can shine as his Uncle’s children who are being educated in good schools and universities.
As I have written The Little Boy’s story he will never know that his childhood is taken away bey the debts and his Uncle whom he idolizes!