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I was really shocked,pained and speechless when I came to know that an 11 year old boy refused to continue his studies and never wanted to go to school as he was constantly taunted and jeered by his classmates as Bemari(sicky).Yes,he was not well physically.That was the ultimate truth of his life.A bitter truth which made his life very difficult.He suffered from a genetic disorder due to which he required blood transfusion every after 15 days.He had to undergo this transfusion since he was 10 months old.Due to this constant transfusion,he could not grow properly,suffered from continuous infections and did not look like an eleven year old.But that was not his fault.
In spite of so much of hurdles,he and his supportive parents were determined to lead a normal life.But the people around them were hell bent to make their life more difficult.But it did not remain confined within the parents of his classmates who always discussed about him without an iota of sympathy.Instead,the children of his class made his life hell with their taunts and cruel remarks.
An eleven year old was constantly made to realise his shortcomings.He was made to feel like an inferior.He tolerated as long as he could.But a few months back he gave up.It was not possible for him to fight so much.He started crying,refused to go to school and became depressed.
The most important thing which I fail to understand is that how could his eleven year old classmates be so cruel and unsympathetic towards one of their friends?How could they detect his shortcomings and neglect him to such an extent that the boy could take it no longer?Why could not the parents and the school authority do something concrete to safeguard the interest of the boy?
I strongly feel that the concerned parents are to be blamed.They must have discussed about the boy,his ailment,his drawbacks and about his physical disability in front of their children to such an extent that they in turn made it a point to make him feel low and incomplete.
This is where we stand today as human beings.When I got to know the situation the boy was in I really chocked.His physical sufferings were already enough to make him weak and low.On top of that,he was now pressurised mentally by his own friends.He has no ways left for him but to stop going to school for good.
As a mother,I was extremly pained and this incident made me realize that as parents we should really make it a point to make our children real HUMAN BEINGS,not in shape but by nature.What is the use if my child becomes a successful doctor or CEO but cannot respect another human being and does not possess compassion,love and caring attitude for others?
I shall consider myself to be a failure as a mother if my child teases those who are weak and not equal to others.I can never forgive myself if I cannot inculcate a sense of humanity in my children.If my child can love and respect to those around him,I shall feel that I have done my job to the best of my ability.
Till then,the boy whose already difficult life has been destroyed by some insensitive people,I just do not know what to say.May be time will be his ultimate healer.
TILL THEN PLEASE LET US PONDER ON THIS INCIDENT AND MAKE IT A POINT THAT ATLEAST IF WE CANNOT DO GOOD TO OTHERS,LETS NOT DO BAD TO THEM.