Kaaveri is a quite cute and delightfully pretty gal. She is 7 years old. She is good at studies and aims to become doctor in future. Today is very special for her. Yes, her birthday. She is awaiting for this particular day since months. Her parents have planned everything. She has been discussing with her friends about the way every second has to be spent on this day. Her mother did wake her up with a warm hug, a sweet kiss and lovely greetings. She got dressed up in a beautiful white skirt.
Kaaveri is looking like an angel. Her dad and her brother wished her in their own ways with lots of exclusive gifts showering upon. Kaaveri do swims in the love ocean of her family, always. She tasted her favourite sweet . She is more eager to be at school than at her home. Everything is happening as she expected. The school bus came. She took the chocolate box, kissed her mom and rushed towards the bus to catch the expected cheer ups from her friends. She is more interested in the celebration time at school, rather than at her home.
The journey to her school was filled with sensuous feelings, thoughts and expectations . She loves her school very much. Kaaveri becomes emotional regarding any aspect of school, be it teachers, play ground, uniform, shoes, books, home work, exams, friends, birthdays, marks, pats, smiles, fun, playing, Meanwhile, the bus reached the school. She entered the school premises with a sense of belongingness.She loves her friends a lot.
When she entered the classroom, everything did happen as per her expectations, as if it is scripted. She was bit blushing with the loving compliments and pleasantly surprised greetings. She did grab every inch of attention, may be because she is topper of the class too. She did feel the pinch of priority among her friends on that day. She never felt her classroom so soothing and concerned about her. She distributed chocolates to everyone in the classroom and she did remember every greeting wished by her classmates. Her classroom means a lot to her, almost, a family.
She is waiting for the best moment of her day. Her wait ended as her favourite teacher 'Krishnaveni' madam entered the class. Kaaveri admires and reveres her teacher her a lot, more than god. She is madam's favourite student. Kaaveri was approaching 'Krishnaveni' madam to give chocolates and to take blessings from her. Exactly, when she was bowing to touch her madam's feet, Kaveri heard someone shouting at her in a harsh and loud voice, "Kaaaaavereeeee, wake up, it is already 6...quick.....wash the utensils and clean the flour....Kaaavereee ..... today is Neha's birthday, make it fast". Kaaveri woke up in a hurry and felt disappointed with her favourite incomplete dream. She is habituated, she dreams it regularly, day and night. What else a child labour like Kaaveri can do other than dreaming. She even don't know that she is a child labour. She is too small and innocent to know about the legal Rights and constitutional stuff. She neither knows her birthday nor her parents. All she knows is hungry, insecurity, fear, hard-work besides few hopes and sweet dreams.
I wish, Kaaveri will dream about someone coming forward to take the responsibility of making her childhood bit better, bit cheerful, bit colourful and bit meaningful. Thank God(Where is he? Enjoying his Script?), at least she has got the liberty to dream...... Just look around. Many Kaaveris are desperately in need of us, the so called elite, educated, developing Indians.
Any Kaaveri at your home or at your friends/relatives homes???
We, together, can definitely contribute more, than writing and reading.
"Happy Birthday, Kaaveri"