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Tell Me Mother What To Do Now ? Letters Of A Son To His Departed Mother (Punjabi)

Gyani Jarnail Singh

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 13:12


ਜਿਸ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਪੜਨ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹੋ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਪੜਨ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਕਾਲਜੇ ਨੂੰ ਘੁੱਟ ਕੇ ਫੜਨਾ ਪਵੇਗਾ। ਇਹ ਬੱਚਾ ਪਿੰਡ ਉਗੋਕੇ (ਨੇੜੇ ਤਪਾ ਮੰਡੀ) ਵਿਚ ਸੱਤਵੀਂ ਕਲਾਸ ਵਿਚ ਪੜਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਨਿੱਕੀ ਜਿਹੀ ਜਿੰਦ ਨੂੰ ਜਿੰਨੇ ਦੁੱਖ ਹਨ ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਹੀ ਕਿਸੇ ਹੋਰ ਨੂੰ ਹੋਣ। ਇਸ ਦੀ ਸੰਵੇਦਨਸ਼ੀਲਤਾ ਹੀ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਹਰ ਸਮੇਂ ਦੁੱਖਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਪਾਈ ਰੱਖਦੀ ਹੈ। ਛੋਟੇ ਜਿਹੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਨੂੰ ਇੰਨੀਆਂ ਦੁੱਖਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਾਖਾਵਾਂ ਕਿ ਪਤਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਕਿ ਗੱਲ ਕਿੱਥੋਂ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇ। ਉਸ ਕੋਲ ਸਕੂਲ ਵਾਲੀ ਇਕ ਕਾਪੀ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਉਸ ਦਾ ਮਨ ਬਹੁਤ ਉਦਾਸ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਆਪਣੀ ਮਰ ਚੁੱਕੀ ਮਾਂ ਵੀਰਪਾਲ ਕੌਰ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ 'ਤੇ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਲਿਖਦਾ ਹੈ ਆਪਣੇ ਮਨ ਦਾ ਭਾਰ ਹੌਲਾ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ, ਪਰ ਹਰ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਸਗੋਂ ਉਸਨੂੰ ਹੋਰ ਦਰਦਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਡਬੋ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਲਾਡੀ 6 ਸਾਲ ਦਾ ਸੀ ਜਦੋਂ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਮਾਂ ਦਿਲ ਵਿਚ ਛੇਕ ਹੋਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਰਹਿਣ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਮਰ ਗਈ। ਬਾਪ ਨੇ ਦੂਜਾ ਵਿਆਹ ਕਰਵਾ ਲਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਕਿਤੇ ਦੂਰ ਜਾ ਕੇ ਰਹਿਣ ਲੱਗ ਪਿਆ ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੂੰ ਹੁਣ ਪਤਾ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ। ਘਰੇ ਰਹਿ ਗਏ ਬਾਰਾ ਕੁ ਸਾਲ ਦਾ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਦੂਜੀ ਕਲਾਸ ਵਿਚ ਪੜਦੀ ਭੈਣ ਕੰਮੋਂ, ਮੰਜੇ 'ਤੇ ਬੈਠੀ ਦਾਦੀ ਅਤੇ ਡਿੱਕਡੋਲੇ ਖਾ ਕੇ ਤੁਰਦਾ ਉਸਦਾ ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਦਾਦਾ।
ਉਸਦਾ ਚਾਚਾ ਬਲਵੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਚੁੱਕਾ ਸੀ। ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੀ ਮਾਂ ਵੀ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਰਹਿਣ ਲੱਗ ਪਈ ਲੰਮਾਂ ਸਮਾਂ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਰਹੀ ਜੋ ਥੋੜੀ ਬਹੁਤ ਜ਼ਮੀਨ ਸੀ ਉਹ ਵੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ 'ਤੇ ਲੱਗ ਗਈ, ਘਰ ਦਾ ਗਹਿਣਾ-ਗੱਟਾ ਸਭ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ ਦੀ ਭੇਂਟ ਚੜ ਗਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਅੰਤ ਵਿਚ ਘਰ ਦੀ ਕੰਗਾਲੀ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ ਹੋ ਗਈ। ਛੇ ਸਾਲ ਦਾ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਤੇ ਦੋ ਸਾਲ ਦੀ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਭੈਣ ਕੰਮੋਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਭੂਆ ਨੇ ਆਢੇ ਲਾ ਲਿਆ। ਦੋਨੋਂ ਛੋਟੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਇਕ ਵਾਰ ਫਿਰ ਅਨਾਥ ਹੋ ਗਏ ਜਦੋਂ ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਅਚਾਨਕ ਹੀ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਭੂਆ ਵੀ ਦਿਲ ਦਾ ਦੌਰਾ ਪੈਣ ਨਾਲ ਮਰ ਗਈ। ਹੁਣ ਉਸ ਦਸ ਸਹਾਰਾ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਨਾਨਕੇ ਹੀ ਬਣ ਸਕਦੇ ਸਨ ਨਾਨੀ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਮਰ ਚੁੱਕੀ ਸੀ, ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਮਾਮੇ ਦੀ ਵੀ ਮੌਤ ਹੋ ਗਈ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਾਲੇ ਦੇ ਫੁੱਲ ਪਾਉਣ ਗਏ (ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਾ ਮਾਸੜ) ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਦਿਲ ਦਾ ਦੌਰਾ ਪੈ ਗਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ ਹੋ ਗਈ। ਇਹਨਾਂ ਦੋਨਾਂ ਨਿੱਕੀਆਂ ਜਿੰਦਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਸਹਾਰੇ ਟੁੱਟ ਗਏ। ਬਾਕੀ ਰਹਿ ਗਏ ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਦਾਦਾ ਦਾਦੀ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣਾ ਅਤੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਕ ਜੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਤੁਰ ਜਾਣ ਦਾ ਵੱਡਾ ਦੁੱਖ, ਛੋਟੇ ਪੋਤੇ-ਪੋਤੀ ਦਾ ਹੋਰ ਦੁੱਖ ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਦਾ ਸੰਘਣਾ ਪਰਛਾਵਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਹਨੇਰਾ ਭਵਿੱਖ। ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਮਾਈ ਦਾ ਕੋਈ ਸਾਧਨ ਨਹੀਂ ਰਹਿ ਗਿਆ।
ਹੁਣ ਜਦੋਂ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੂੰ ਉਦਾਸੀ ਆ ਘੇਰਦੀ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਉਹ ਆਪਣੀ ਮਰ ਚੁੱਕੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੀ ਕਾਪੀ 'ਤੇ ਇਕ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਲਿਖਦਾ ਹੈ। ਹੁਣ ਤੱਕ ਇਹਨਾਂ ਚਿੱਠੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ 15 ਹੋ ਚੁੱਕੀ ਹੈ। ਚਿੱਠੀਆਂ ਪੜ ਕੇ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਬੰਦਾ ਰੋਏ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਰਹਿ ਸਕਦਾ (ਉਂਝ ਵੀ ਇਹ ਚਿੱਠੀਆਂ ਸਾਹਿਤ ਦਾ ਉਤਮ ਨਮੂਨਾ ਹਨ) ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੀ ਹਰ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਹੈ। ਦੂਹਰੀ ਜਿਲਦ ਸ਼ਾਜੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਵੱਖ-ਵੱਖ ਰੰਗ ਨਾਲ ਸਜਾਵਟ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਚਿੱਠੀਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਜਿੱਥੇ 'ਮਾਂ' ਸ਼ਬਦ ਆਇਆ ਹੈ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਵੱਖਰਾ ਲਾਲ ਰੰਗ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ। ਕਾਪੀ ਦੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਪੰਨਿਆਂ ਉਤੇ ਵੱਖਰੇ-ਵੱਖਰੇ ਸਕੈਚ ਪੈਨ ਨਾਲ ਮਾਂ ਦੇ ਅਦਬ ਵਿਚ ਸ਼ਤਰਾਂ ਲਿਖੀਆਂ ਹਨ।
ਆਪਣੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੰਬੋਧਨੀ ਚਿੱਠੀਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਲਿਖਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ''ਮਾਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਤੇਰੇ ਮਰਨ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਪਤਾ ਲੱਗਿਆ ਕਿ ਮਾਂ ਕੀ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਮਾਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਜੱਗ ਤੇ ਜਿਉਣ ਦਾ ਕੋਈ ਹੱਕ ਨਹੀਂ। ਜੇ ਤੂੰ ਆ ਜਾਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੀ ਪੂਰੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰੂੰਗਾ ਤੂੰ ਜੋ ਆਖੇਗੀ ਜਿਹੜਾ ਕੁਝ ਵੀ ਆਖੇਗੀ ਉਹ ਹੀ ਕਰੂੰਗਾ। ਮਾਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਮਾਫ ਕਰਦੇ ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੀ ਗੱਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ ਮੰਨਦਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ। ਮਾਂ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਮਾਵਾਂ ਪੁੱਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਗਾਲਾਂ ਕੱਢਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਪਰ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਤਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਗਾਲ ਕੱਢਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਰਿਹਾ। ਜਦੋਂ ਤੂੰ ਜਿਊਂਦੀ ਸੀ ਤਾਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਰਿਸ਼ਤੇਦਾਰ ਸਾਡੇ ਘਰ ਆਉਂਦੇ ਸੀ। ਹੁਣ ਤੇਰੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਤਾਂ ਜਿਊਂਦੇ ਹਨ ਪਰ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਣ ਕੋਈ ਰਿਸ਼ਤੇਦਾਰ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਉਂਦਾ। ਮਾਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਯਾਦ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਤੂੰ ਮਰ ਗਈ ਸੀ ਤਾਂ ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੀ ਮਰੀ ਹੋਈ ਨਾਲ ਮਿੱਠੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਸੀ ਜੋ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਹੁਣ ਵੀ ਯਾਦ ਹੈ। ਹੁਣ ਮੇਰਾ ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਜੀਅ ਨਹੀਂ ਲੱਗਦਾ, ਰਾਤ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਨੀਂਦ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਉਂਦੀ। ਪਰ ਸਕੂਲ ਵਿਚ ਕਦੇ ਕਦੇ ਜੀਅ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਲੱਗ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਥੇ ਵੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਮਨ ਉਦੋਂ ਦੁਖੀ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਮੇਰੇ ਦੋਸਤਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਮਾਵਾਂ ਸਕੂਲ ਵਿਚ ਆਉਂਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਮਾਂ ਮੈਂ ਰੇਡੀਓ ਤੇ ਮਾਂ ਵਾਲਾ ਗੀਤ ਸੁਣਿਆ ਸੀ ਮੈਂ ਇਕੱਲਾ ਬੈਠ ਕੇ ਰੋਇਆ ਸੀ ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੂੰ ਪਤਾ ਨਾ ਲੱਗ ਜਾਵੇ।
ਮਾਂ ਤੂੰ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਮਾਫ ਕਰਦੇ, ਤੂੰ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਆਖਿਆ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਮੇਰੀ ਪੇਟੀ ਨੂੰ ਹੱਥ ਨਹੀਂ ਲਾਉਣਾ। ਹੁਣ ਮੈਂ ਹਰ ਰੋਜ਼ ਤੇਰੀ ਪੇਟੀ ਖੋਲਦਾ ਹਾਂ। ਮੇਰੇ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਤੇਰੀ ਪੇਟੀ ਖੋਲੇਗਾ ਵੀ ਕੌਣ, ਤੇਰੇ ਪਿੱਛੇ ਹੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਭੂਆ ਵੀ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੋਲ ਆ ਗਈ। ਸਾਡਾ ਆਖਰੀ ਸਹਾਰਾ ਵੀ ਰੱਬ ਨੇ ਖੋਹ ਲਿਆ। ਇਕੱਲੀ ਭੂਆ ਹੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਗੋਂ ਸਾਰਾ ਟੱਬਰ ਹੀ ਰੱਬ ਨੇ ਖੋਹ ਲਿਆ। ਮਾਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਸੁਪਨੇ ਵਿਚ ਦੱਸ ਕਿ ਮੈਂ ਹੁਣ ਕੀ ਕਰਾਂ। ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੋਲ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਆਉਣਾ ਹੈ। ਦੋ ਚਾਰ ਕੰਮ ਪੂਰੇ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਪਏ ਨੇ ਉਹ ਪੂਰੇ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਵਾਂਗਾ। ਕੰਮੋਂ (ਭੈਣ) ਕਿੰਨੀ ਛੋਟੀ ਹੈ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਪਛਾਨਣਾ। ਹੁਣ ਤੂੰ ਰੱਬ ਕੋਲ ਹੈਂ ਤੂੰ ਤਾਂ ਰੱਬ ਨੂੰ ਪੁੱਛ ਹੀ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਇੰਨੀ ਸਜ਼ਾ ਕਿਉਂ ਦਿੱਤੀ? ਜਦੋਂ ਮੈਂ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੋਲ ਆਵਾਂਗਾ ਅਸੀਂ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ-ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਇਕੱਠੇ ਰਹਾਂਗੇ। ਮੈਂ ਰੱਬ ਨੂੰ ਕਹਾਂਗਾ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਾ ਖੋਹਵੇ। ਕਹਿੰਦੇ ਨੇ ਕਿ ਮਾਂ ਚੰਦ (ਚੰਨ) ਦਾ ਪਰਛਾਵਾਂ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਸਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਤਾਂ ਤੂੰ ਪਰਛਾਵਾਂ ਹੀ ਬਣ ਕੇ ਰਹਿ ਗਈ। ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਆਪਣੀ ਮਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਾਰ-ਵਾਰ ਤਰਲੇ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਪਨੇ ਵਿਚ ਆ ਕੇ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਕਰੇ।
ਛੋਟਾ ਜਿਹਾ ਇਹ ਬੱਚਾ ਸਵੇਰੇ ਜਲਦੀ ਉਠ ਕੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਦਾਦੀ ਦੇ ਚੁੱਲੇ ਕੋਲ ਰੋਟੀ ਪਕਾਉਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਾਰਾ ਸਮਾਨ ਰੱਖ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਸਕੂਲ ਟਾਇਮ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਰੋਟੀ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਵੇ। ਆਪ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਛੋਟੀ ਭੈਣ ਦੀ ਤਿਆਰੀ ਕਰਵਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਆਪਣੀ ਉਂਗਲੀ ਫੜਾ ਕੇ ਸਕੂਲ ਲਿਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਘਰ ਵਿਚ ਇਕ ਮੱਝ ਦੁੱਧ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਦੁੱਧ ਵੇਚ ਕੇ ਘਰ ਦੇ ਚੁੱਲੇ-ਚੌਂਕੇ ਦਾ ਖਰਚ ਚੱਲਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਲਈ ਪਸ਼ੂਆਂ ਲਈ ਪੱਠੇ ਲਿਆਉਣ ਦਾ ਜ਼ਿੰਮਾ ਵੀ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਕੋਲ ਹੀ ਹੈ। ਜਦੋਂ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੂੰ ਪੁੱਛਿਆ ਕਿ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਔਖ ਕੀ ਲੱਗਦੀ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਉਸ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ''ਮੇਰੇ ਦਾਦਾ-ਦਾਦੀ ਤਾਂ ਛੇਤੀ ਹੀ ਮਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਹਨ, ਸਾਡਾ ਕੋਈ ਰਿਸ਼ਤੇਦਾਰ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਮੇਰੀ ਭੈਣ ਦਾ ਕੀ ਬਣੂਗਾ ਇਹ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਵੱਡਾ ਫਿਕਰ ਹੈ।'' ਛੋਟੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੇ ਮੂੰਹੋਂ ਇੰਨੀ ਵੱਡੀ ਗੱਲ ਸੁਣ ਕੇ ਮੈਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਯਤਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ ਵੀ ਮੇਰੀਆਂ ਅੱਖਾਂ ਭਰ ਆਈਆਂ। ਹੁਣ ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਅਤੇ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਭੈਣ ਕੰਮੋਂ ਲਈ ਪੜਾਈ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਅਤੇ ਘਰ ਦੀ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸਥਿਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਠੀਕ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ। ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਇਸ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਉਜੜਨ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਾ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ। ਮੇਰੀ ਸਾਰੇ ਪਾਠਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਜ਼ੋਰਦਾਰ ਅਪੀਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਲਈ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਭੇਜੀ ਜਾਵੇ। ਇਸ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਬਾਰੇ ਹੋਰ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਲਈ +919463216267 'ਤੇ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ।
ਲਾਡੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਾ ਖਾਤਾ ਸਟੇਟ ਬੈਂਕ ਆਫ਼ ਇੰਡੀਆ laddi singh -SBI CHEEMA JODHPUR ਖਾਤਾ ਨੰ : 31671544549 ਹੈ। ਜਿਸ ਵਿਚ ਸਿੱਧੇ ਪੈਸੇ ਜਮਾਂ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ। ਚੰਗਾ ਹੋਵੇ ਜੇਕਰ ਉਪਰ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਮੋਬਾਇਲ ਨੰਬਰ 'ਤੇ ਭੇਜੇ ਗਏ ਪੈਸਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਵੇਰਵਾ ਦੱਸ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾਵੇ। ਇਹ ਵੇਰਵਾ ਅਸੀਂ ਫੇਸਬੁੱਕ ਦੇ ਖਾਤਾ ਨੰਬਰ Gursewak Singh Dhaula 'ਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਕਰ ਦਿਆਂਗੇ।
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Ambarsaria

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I wish I knew Punjabi. Would be nice to know what that says, but I know much is lost in translation.

Respectfully,
Jesse
jhelmick ji I am not necessarily a good translator so stand corrected but I tried below,


The child whose story you are about to read, you will have to grip yourself. This child is from Village Ugokeh (near Tapa Mandi) and is in seventh grade. The suffering that this little child has gone through, perhaps few other have. The child has so many sad stories; one does not know where to begin. He has a notebook, when feeling down and to lighten his misery, he writes in it about his deceased mother Veerpal Kaur. But writing this letter renews other miseries in him. Laadi (child’s name) was six years old when his mother got sick from a whole in the heart and died following sickness. His father remarried and went far away to live deserting him and Laddi Singh till now does not know where he (his dad) lives. People left in the home right now are, twelve years old Laddi Singh, his sister Kamon in second grade, the grandma sitting on a cot and his grand dad who walks with difficulty.

He had an uncle Balveer Singh was not mobile. Laddi Singh’s mother was sick for a long time and ancestral lands and valuables were used for the treatment till there was nothing left and she passed away. Six year old Laddi Singh and his two year old sister then were picked up by their great aunt. Both kids became orphan again when the great aunt died of a heart attack. They only had a place to go to their mother’s ancestral home where their maternal grand-mother had already died. One day Laddi Singh’s uncle that they were living with also died and their other uncle who was taking the ashes for disposal also died of a heart attack while on the way for this task. All the support for these young souls disappeared. So here they are with older grand dad and grand mother extremely poor with no sustainable sources of income.

So when Laddi Singh is overcome by sadness, he writes a letter addressed to his deceased mom in the notebook. He has written fifteen such letters so far. It is hard not to be teary eyed while reading the letters. In a way these letters are also an example of literature style. Every letter is addressed to Laddi Singh’s mother. He has done double binding and decorated it with various colors. In all his letters when ever he writes “Mom” he colors it differently and in red. At the back end of the notebook he has written stanzas in respect and addressed to his mother.

In letters addressed to his mom Laddi Singh writes, “I only figured what mother is when you passed away. There is little to live for without mother. If you come back, I will do loving care and do what you ask me to do. Mother forgive me as I did not listen to you sometimes. Mom other people’s mothers are around to call them names (when angry); no one is around to even call me names. When you were alive, the relatives used to visit. Now your children are alive but no relatives come to visit. Mother I remember when you died I made a solemn oath to you, which I still remember. Now I am heart broken in the house and cannot sleep at night. But sometimes in the school I feel OK. There again I start hurting when I see others mothers coming to pick them up from school. Mom I heard the “Mother” song on the radio, I wept alone so others may not find out. Mom forgive me as you told me not to go through the trunk (valuables and clothes storage). Now I open the trunk everyday. Who else is going to open it other than me now that my aunt has passed away too? Our last source was the aunt and not only that we lost all of the rest of the family. Mom please make a decision and tell me in a dream what should I do! I must come to you. I have couple of things to look after then I will definitely come. Sister is so young and no one is going to care. Now that you are with God, can you ask why we received such punishment? When I come to you we will happily live together. I will tell God to not take anyone’s mother away. It is said that mom is like cold brightness of the moon, but you just became a shadow as such. Additionally Laddi Singh begs repeatedly of his mom that she meet him in his dreams.

This little child gets all things ready in the kitchen for grand mother to make them a meal so that it could be ready before they go to school. After getting ready himself, he helps his sister get ready. He takes the sister to school offering and letting his fingers (hand) be held by his sister. They have a buffalo at home and they sell its milk to get basic necessities of the house. Laddi Singh is also in-charge and responsible for bringing fodder for the buffalo. Laddi Singh was asked what his greatest worry is and he explained, “My grand parents are old and are going to pass away in not to distant future, we have no relatives, I am worried what would become of my sister”. Hearing such noble talk from such a young child, my eyes filled with tears. Now Laddi Singh and his sister Kamon need help for education and housekeeping. Your help can save this family from ruins. I impress upon all readers to provide needed help and support to this family. To know more about the family phone number (+919463216267) can e used.

Laddi Singh’s account has been setup with State Bank of India (Laddi Sing – SBI CHEEMA JODHPUR, Account Number: 31671544549). Money can be contributed directly to that. It will be good that you let us know on the phone number about your donation. This we will publish on Facebook under “Gursewak Singh Dhaula”.

Letters
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6​
Mother Veerpal Kaur​
Mother Veerpal Kaur
Mother I want to come to you as there is no body to listen to my misery. Also isn’t it mother who always listens to son’s misery! Mother I am definitely coming over to you but I cannot say if it is today or tomorrow. When ever I feel like leaving this world, I will come to you. Mother when I am with you I will tell you about all my misery and we will live happily. I am here as I think of Kamon (sister) as to how she will live in this world alone. Who will be here for her? Plus now a days no body cares about any body else. May be one in a hundred person could recognize this. Kamon is still so young. Mother I remember you a lot and I am much bothered. Mother we have no one here for us. Mother nobody understands my sadness as only but only mother does.​
Mother it would have been better if I was not born.
Written by Laadi Singh to his mother

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9
Mother Veerpal Kaur
Mother Veerpal Kaur​
Mother you used to be so good. Mother when I come over to you, I am definitely, and for sure going to ask God why did you stole our Mother away from us? Only I know the sadness of your passing, how can anyone whose mother is alive feel this? I will tell God to not steal anyone’s mother. A child is heart broken without a mother. The hurt for mother is felt by those who lost theirs. Mother you don’t come in my dreams. When I come to you, we will be happily born and we will talk about a lot. Mother I heard a song about mother’s at night, I cried a lot after listening to it. Also I kept crying more on the inside so the neighbors may not find out. Everyday my mind thinks of dying, and I will definitely come over one day. All the time I think of dying.​
Written by Laadi Singh to his Mother
Sat Sri Akal.

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spnadmin

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Ambarsaria ji

This is heartbreaking. Thanks for the translation as it could not have been easy -- long, arduous and emotional. Did it take many hours?

My question is a practical one. How hard would it be to set up a foundation of some kind where those who have been blessed with more could adopt a family? Adopt the entire family, elders and children-- and be not only a source of economic support -- but also a proxy for family when times are so hard for people like this. I have been wondering about this since the acts of terrorism in Mumbai a few years back when I read of an older man who lost his only son in the carnage.
 

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Ambarsaria ji

I did not mean a legal adoption
I don't know how various laws, rules and regulations will impact but otherwise as I said, makes perfect sense to me.
But a long term commitment -- much like Save the Children, and other federations, where you send money every month. This would be for a family in distress. I don't know how something like this works, or how to keep scams out either.
 

Ambarsaria

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Ambarsaria ji

I did not mean a legal adoption

But a long term commitment -- much like Save the Children, and other federations, where you send money every month. This would be for a family in distress. I don't know how something like this works, or how to keep scams out either.
spnadmin ji perhaps modeled after the following where people pick a micro-coverage area,
Much more effective.

Just analogous to micro-financing charitable/support model.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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Ambarsariah Ji,
Gurfateh Jios.
I have no words to express my heartfelt thanks for the really good translation. I had a mind to start but got overcoem with emotion in a short while and dleleted the paragraph and told myslef that i will do it in the morning..so pleasantly surprised you did the honours...and so well too. Bahut bahut Dhanwaad Ji.

2. Spnadmins idea of us living relatively well off in foreign lands adopting such families in entirety and providing financial help as well as the more important "moral support/family type of love and respect/fall back support" is wonderful and will be a source of happiness to the giver as well a s the receiver. I always beleived that being a Giver is so much more satisfying than being a receiver...DEENDAH DEH laindeh thak paiyeh..Since HE Gives so much...it should be the same for US becasue Hes our father .

3.I am aware of many adhoc attempts at such "adoptions" of villages and fmailies by Diaspora Sikhs but these are all disorganised and indiviidual based. Rozana Spokesman Correspondents also regularly bring such cases to the attention of the readers and this latest write up in Punjab Spectrum is a step in the right direction. First there has to be widespread AWARENESS that such cases do exist and they are real...and they do need our aid fast.

SPN can be a Mover-shaker in this Global Effort as we have a wide readership and Membership spread all over the Globe.

Regards
Jarnail Singh:happysingh:
 

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ ॥

Giani Ji - Thanks for the post. It did bring tears and i got emotional. Part of the reason is this village is close to my Nanke (ਨਾਨਕੇ ਪਿੰਡ) and i am well aware of the situation there. My Grandmother died 2 years ago and my mother was the only daughter in the family. Infact my mom was born in Malaysia before World War II in 1937 or 39. After my Grandmother's death my Mom is sole owner of the ancestral land. Since we are all in US, we have set up a TRUST in her name. It's for the education / Scholarship for the kids.
I was reading this news and somehow related to the area. I will definately call the number of the article and try to help them out. I didn't want to write about this to get attention but the discussion is going on and i already have made up my mind.
 

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Harpal Singh Pannu Ji,
Gurfateh.

Thank you so much Ji. I am glad i took the time to post this. Noen of us cna bring back Ladi Singh's mother or fill that gap in his heart..BUT we can sure take care of a few things that surround him in misery and release that. He is such a bright boy and has a good future ahead of him. Thank YOu on his behalf.

The Sikh weekly Canada has also featured this story and they too floated the idea of a Foundation or Institutionalised Charity that will take care of this and others simialrly in bad situations through no fault of their own. Please feel free to write in to Sikh Weekly and give them your valuable comments. Please be sure to mention SPN as we may also walk along that path real soon..if Guru Ji permits..Guru raakha. Punjab is SO SMALL..we can almost always relate to almost any village...either via Nanake..dadkeh..massees married there..or Fuffarr from there and here.....and plus its the Land of our GURUS..the GURUS that gave theirs ALL for this Land....Guur nanak ji endured a few SLAPS for His Sacha Sauda of feeding the hungry..TODAY the Guru Ka Langgars world over feed MILLIONS..and WE get "congatulatory articles/wah wah and praise"....BUT IF Guru Ji had not endured the slaps ?? it wouldnt have even begun. We owe it to Guru Ji to carry on His SEWA of the Needy...THANK YOU JI.

Here is that link and Bank Account of Ladi Singh is also given in this Link.
http://www.sikhweekly.com/Page 3.htm
 

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BUT IF Guru Ji had not endured the slaps ?? it wouldnt have even begun. We owe it to Guru Ji to carry on His SEWA of the Needy...THANK YOU JI.
That is the reason why! :) That is also so easy to forget. So this young boy brings us back to our Center. I wonder if he realizes how much good he has done?
 

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ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ ॥

Giani Ji - Thanks for the post. It did bring tears and i got emotional. Part of the reason is this village is close to my Nanke (ਨਾਨਕੇ ਪਿੰਡ) and i am well aware of the situation there. My Grandmother died 2 years ago and my mother was the only daughter in the family. Infact my mom was born in Malaysia before World War II in 1937 or 39. After my Grandmother's death my Mom is sole owner of the ancestral land. Since we are all in US, we have set up a TRUST in her name. It's for the education / Scholarship for the kids.
I was reading this news and somehow related to the area. I will definately call the number of the article and try to help them out. I didn't want to write about this to get attention but the discussion is going on and i already have made up my mind.
Sat Sri Akal hpannu ji,
I just want to say thanks to you from my heart. What I was planning to post last night for today you have posted already. Since I read this heartbreaking artical I wasn't not in peace, continue thinking how we can help him because I am not from Punjab and don't know the area and don't want to send money to who is may be really not needy and also if it reaches to the person or not? Since I read your post I felt like my half burden is gone ( I was planning to ask if any SPN member is from that area practically he/she can help us. So Waheguru send you to help us and Laddi Singh and family.) If you have time collect the information and share with us and I believe from "thode cho thoda" if we collect we can help him a lot.
 

hpannu

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Giani Ji and A.mother Ji - Please don't thank me anything. It's our moral duty to help the needy. I remember walking as a kid from Tapa Mandi to our ਨਾਨਕੇ village in sand in the middle of summer in the afternoon. ਜੇਕਰ ਕੋਈ ਸੰਗਤ ਦਾ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਟਿੱਬਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਤੁਰਿਆ ਉਹ ਜਰੂਰ ਸਮਝ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ what i am talking about ? i was born and raised in a city (Patiala) ਪਰ ਪਿਛੋਕੜ ਤਾਂ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਦਾ ਹੈ । ਅਸੀ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਸੀ - ਬੋਤੇ ਦੀ ਸਵਾਰੀ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ । how can i forget what life is back there ? and specially for a poor person with no mother or ਨਿਕੱਮਾ ਪਿਉ to look after. I also feel sorry for the ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਦਾਦਾ ਦਾਦੀ at this age burden of raising the kids with nothing to fall back on.
I called my cousin to personally go to Laddi's village and get to the bottom of this. I will again check with my cousin in couple of days. Like i said earlier in my post, we have already set up a fund for the education of poor and reward / Scholarship for the gifted students.
ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਨੀ ਜੀ Teacher ਸੀ ( ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / math ) and she went to school (ਭਸੌੜ) back when girls were not sent to school. And she was a Pioneer of her times encouraging girls to go to school. While she was alive she asked me what to do with the land ? and i told her to fulfill her wish - donate it. ਤਾਜੋ ਕੇ ਪਿੰਡ ਦਾ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ is pretty good for a Dera ਜਿਥੇ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਦੀ ਆਮਦਨ ਹੈ । Besides i am against giving donations to Gurduara Sahib. They have plenty and it's more business and less parchar. We decided to help the School in the village. Rooms were built - ਪੱਖੇ ਲਵਾ ਤੇ and now set up a fund for education. If we can then it should be for the needy / poor. For education - reward the kids who do good in school to encourage them to study more and more ...........


After i get
 

a.mother

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hpannu ji,as you said " I remember walking as a kid from Tapa Mandi to our ਨਾਨਕੇ village in sand in the middle of summer in the afternoon. ਜੇਕਰ ਕੋਈ ਸੰਗਤ ਦਾ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਟਿੱਬਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਤੁਰਿਆ ਉਹ ਜਰੂਰ ਸਮਝ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ what I am talking about ?"

hpannu ji I am a practical example of who walked in the middle of Indian summer in the noon and afternoon in burning 'tatti ret' (burning hot sand). Thats why even today I can feel the pain from others, let me tell you something when people like you are around us journey is easy. If we as a spn members collect 1$ each it can change many Laddi Singh's or his grandparents like many grandparents life. Whenever you got update from your cousin share with us .
 

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Dear Sangat Members - i don't know what to tell you guys and what not to tell you ? but here is the update !

My Cousin went to Laddi Singh's house today (Sunday) I just talked to him couple of hours ago. He said there were 10 other people at Laddi Singh's house including a NRI to check out the story. One of the group came from Moga after reading the article like us. But here's the inside situation. It's a typical Punjabi family with 3 acres of land (that's average now a days in Punjab). Laddi Singh's father is in NihalSinghWala where his other 2 brothers are. They are Truck Drivers and I was told ਉਹ ਲਾਡੀ ਦੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਕਿਤੋਂ ਕੱਢ ਕੇ ਲਿਆਯਾ ਸੀ ਵਿਆਹ ਨਹੀ ਹੋਇਆ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦਾ । ਹੁਣ ਵੀ ਉਹ ਨਿਹਾਲਸਿੰਘਵਾਲਾ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੂੰ ਰੱਖੀ ਬੈਠਾ meaning he is with another woman. Laddi Singh da ik Chacha Kuara he ( he's not married ) and lives there with them. ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਦਾ ਇਕ ਮੁੰਡਾ ਖਾੜਕੂ ਸੀ ਅਤੇ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਵਿਚ ਮਰ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ । ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਘਰੇ 3 ਮੱਝਾਂ ਖੜੀਆਂ ਸੀ । I believe the article mentioned one buffalo.

Bottom line is it's a average Punjabi family like now a days. Since the boy started writing about his Mom and it got published. It's getting lot a attention. he was also recognized at a tournament and given some cash money.

All of this doesn't mean that the boy has not suffered and doesn't need help. I think we should let it cool down a bit.
I am looking at the options - one is to sponsor education of Laddi Singh or just give some cash money and forget about it. There are plenty of kids in Punjab which need sponsorship just like Laddi.

The way we are trying to set up at our Nanke village is - First prize - x amount of cash reward Second prize - y amount of cash prize. Middle School topper gets prize and so is High School topper. These are just some of the things we are trying to do to encourage kids.

I welcome Sangat Member's opinion on this. I might be wrong ...........

Bhul Chuk Maaf karna Ji !

I promised you the update I am afraid this is not what i expected ............
 

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Hpannu ji, I did not want to say while translating. My sixth sense was much in line with your report.

We need to find lot more Laddi Singh(s) likes as they exist and who perhaps need as much if not more help.

Great to understand about your projects in your area. Wonderful and worth great praise.mundahug

Sat Sri Akal
 

jhelmick

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Thank you, Amarsaria ji for taking the time to translate this for those of us who do not understand Punjabi. That was a huge surprise on such a down day. The story, while depressing, is still encouraging that a child has written about his mother like this in todays society. It's so true that kids are very disrespectful. But this was actually very heartening.

Thank you again.

Respecfully,
Jesse
 

hpannu

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Hpannu ji, I did not want to say while translating. My sixth sense was much in line with your report.

We need to find lot more Laddi Singh(s) likes as they exist and who perhaps need as much if not more help.

Great to understand about your projects in your area. Wonderful and worth great praise.mundahug

Sat Sri Akal
Ambarsaria Ji, Appreciate your effort on the forum. My village is in Ludhiana Dist and i was born and raised in Patiala. But my Nanke was in the Bathinda belt. So you can imagine going from one corner to the another. One is developed and the other is drug ridden. I am talking about 70's and 80's. Drug made it into Bathinda belt from Rajasthan. Now a days it's all over Punjab so it's a different story. I have seen it first hand what life is in that area and the picture in the article brought back memories from the past. But i guess much of Punjab is like that.
What i have learned from my life abroad in US is - serve the unknown, serve the poor and the reason i say that is My Nephew graduated from Princeton University last year and wants to be a Doctor. He took off from studies for one full year to serve the poor in Africa - volunteer work. His project is UPENYU.org ( Admin Ji - I apologize for this ). In the planning stage he came to me to help him out with raising funds. I questioned him to do a project in Punjab ( like Drug free Camp ) and i will help him out. he says Mama Ji - ਆਪਣਿਆ ਦੀ ਤਾਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਮਦਦ ਕਰਦੇ ਆ - we are going there to serve the poor. And i recognize that fact - ਮੇਰੇ ਪਿਤਾ ਜੀ ਕਹਿੰਦੇ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਸੀ - ਤਕੜੇ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਹੀ ਰਿਸ਼ਤੇਦਾਰ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਆ - meaning everyone is related to him. But the poor even family disowns him. And that's true in reality. ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜਾਓ - ਅਜ ਫਲਾਨੇ ਦਾ ਲੰਗਰ ਹੈ - ਚਲੋ Help ਕਰਣੀ ਹੈ । ਸਵਾਦ ਤਾਂ ਹੈ ਜੇਕਰ ਬਿਣਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਭਾਵਨਾ ਦੇ ਮਦਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਏ । ਕਿਸੇ ਲੋੜਵੰਦ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਏ । ਤਕੜੇ ਦੇ ਤਾਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਅਗੇ ਪਿਛੇ ਭਜੇ ਫਿਰਦੇ ਆ । I am very blunt now - My wife called me there's a baby shower I am buying a gift. I told her forget about it. It's all ਤਮਾਸ਼ਾ, ਪੈਸੇ ਦੀ ਖੇਡ ਹੈ ।
 

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Hpannu ji my father was a Headmaster at Khalsa College High School Amritsar. He was also always there to help the needy and worthy. He used to say (I translate),

"God bless me much more with the ability to give versus the need to receive"

There is no greater happiness compared to living through happiness of the needy.

Sat Sri Akal.
 

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jhelmick ji, as you said "The story, while depressing, is still encouraging that a child has written about his mother like this in todays society. It's so true that kids are very disrespectful." You are very 100% right,and I agree with you.

hpannu ji, Thanks for quick update and for me helping anyone with cash is not a very good idea (it depends on situation) as you said like in your nanake pind 1st, 2nd prize is also very good encouragement, or sponsor the education . As we all can see grandparents age how long they can be with laddi and sister. AND THIS IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT THAT WHERE WE HELP, HOW THEY ARE USING IT, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT TOO. Giving is a beyond limit happiness but we have too make sure what the person is doing with it. Now days in India that is a trend cry when to take and then misuse it.
 

hpannu

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a.mother Ji - what baffles me is - Laddi's Grandfather has 4 sons - one living with him and 3 as truck drivers in Nihalsinghwala. I know one of his sons died. It's not that Laddi has no one in this world except his aging Grandparents.

I have heard of families who are in worse shape. I have seen a school in Mohali where kids of Militants are studying. Basically they are orphans -either from Punjab or Delhi riots victims. It's a very fine line to cross.
 

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