Our Lansdowne trip was the most impromptu trip ever and a memorable one. Stories around it shall be shared some other day.
Here is a picture which i clicked through the rear window of our car when we attempted (and failed of course) to cross Pauri-Garhwal. One of my favourite click, i thought i will share this with you despite the poor quality of the picture.
The whole world is crying & cribbing about how society has lost it. It being civic sense, morality, humanity and all other ‘its’. Well I would say, No Sire, we still have hope.
When half the Indian population is young and ready to embrace knowledge, we still have hope.
Look at those kids who walk kilometres on a daily basis. This rough terrain where urban population goes for a trekking weekend in years, these kids do the ‘trek’, twice day.
All for education, to improve the living standards, to learn and break conventions. To grow beyond what they are and where they live. Don’t we have hope?
All they need is a bit of guidance, a vision. Tell them about the world beyond what they see or hear, tell them about the goodness that is still left in this world. Tell them how they can shape this world, a world beyond their text books & classrooms.
My dear traveller, the onus is upon you & me to take this forward.
Stop by when you see a kid during your numerous trips.
Talk to him/her, tell them about where we come from.
Tell them how we run away from what they think is a good life.
Tell them how we depend on them to bring humanity back in this world.
Tell them how we are proud of them.
Let them change our world.