Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good things do happen!

Met my Mumbai cousin Rangaraj recently and he made my day! He said he liked my blogs and also made a comment, 'While I enjoy them, your blogs appear to complain often!'

So I said let me look at the good things happening and blog about them. The same day I received the same forward from Hari Gopalan and Prasan, who both reside in the US.

It is an impressive achievement. Have a look.

Since 2001 all Indian primary schools have provided pupils with a free midday meal. Seven years on truancy rates have been slashed, and child health is soaring. Western governments are taking note.…
Added on 02-07-2010

TOI 16, Oct 2010, said that Nutrition was not adequate while appreciating the good work!

It always is a mixed bag!

Then this news from TOI about Pune waste pickers impressed me!:

The demand of waste pickers from across the world for recognition of their efforts in providing "a solution to climate change problem" has a Pune voice too.

Baidabai Gaikwad, who collects waste in Fursungi area, attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) held in Tianjin, China, recently.

"We told them how our recycling work is nature friendly and why all governments should take steps to increase recycling instead of burning the waste," said Gaikwad.

Read all about it from this link.


Rama Gopinath said...

YES good news is always welcome. Thanks Nidhi.


Jayashree Mani said...

good one Uncle and definitely encouraging

N L Sriram said...

Rangaraj is definitely very nationalistic, I have heard him justify many things that happen in India as being acceptable given the conditions and is the best possible, he probably feels that NRI's are too critical!

While that is admirable, there is definitely room for improvement and it takes a few other people to point it out, as the majority will be oblivious. This is something that happens at every level, within our own homes, work place, government, etc.

Not something unique to India either, lots of issues in this country which don't get addressed while some other pork project gets funded, and there is a lot of cheer-leading with absolutely no basis.