The angel wrote, and vanished.The next nightIt came again with a great wakening light,And showed the names whom love of God had blest,And lo! these Samaritans name led all the rest.
It’s that time of the year, when the entire town is painted red (and white). It’s Christmas and there is a jingle of the bells everywhere. The air is not only full of festive fervor, but also the bone cracking chill it brings is making us go bonkers. The mercury has taken a nose-dive and all we want to dos dive into our cozy and comfortable blankets for like forever. But have we forgotten that there are some unfortunate individuals who can’t enjoy even these little luxuries or should we say afford a basic winter wear..
But for those who have a will, the way is never too far away and the most determined of souls pave their own way. A way to lend a helping hand occurred too soon a youngster named Jasmeet and she decided to make Nashik winters less of a torment for the poor. She got together with a bunch of like-minded volunteers and another young head, Jagbir Singh who shared a similar vision and runs the NGO ‘Manav Utan Manch’.
In no time, volunteers who worked tirelessly for various causes this NGO takes up at
different times of the year began to collect discarded but yes…not old..or worn out clothes. They believe that charity certainly doesn’t mean treating those who are less fortunate like a dumping ground for things. The group collected winter wear especially blankets and sweaters from people and distributed it to the needy.
Since childhood, we have been brought up to believe that the Santa Claus comes and grants them their wishes. Indeed, the definition of the Santa has changed. Just that this time the Santa is not a old and fat figure but a two amazing youngsters and their equally young and enthusiastic team of volunteers who are truly Santas of Nashik. Page3 applauds such amazing people. God bless them and may their tribe increase.
Like Dr Suess writes in his book How the Grinch stole Christmas, “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
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