Today morning, 29 February 2029, on my way to work, my gaze fell on a family of five (Mom, Dad, and three children) walking ahead of me in a single file with grave expressions on their faces. Something was definitely amiss. But what? I asked myself
A second later, it became clear.
1. Three children, far too many these days.
2. They were all skinny and emaciated.
3. The most glaring fact was that the eldest child, age about five, following his parents with a bag hanging by its straps from the back of his head was barefooted.
His parents held the other two small children tightly against their chests.
And then it occurred to me that the boy’s feet would have been inside proper shoes if those other two children hadn’t come into this world. They would have all been better fed and that boy would have probably been walking to school instead of some other goddamned, abusive, violence filled environment. Which only shows how ignorant and irresponsible we Indians are as a whole about the importance of family planning.
Every Government, while implenting new social schemes, must also promote family planning, otherwise all efforts will be wasted. The benefits will not be sufficient for everyone.
See the pic on top. That’s the concept the government must push. Two plus one. It’s the need of the hour.