A new study (a report on the Hunger and Malnutrition by the Naandi Foundation) based on the height and weight of more than 100,000 Indian children across 6 states, show that 42% of the under-fives are severely underweight and 59% of them are stunted (their height is much lower than the median height). Roughly about 50% of the Indian children are malnourished. Or, almost one in two do not get enough to eat and they are sick and emaciated. This is another feather on India’s cap!
The Prime Minster of India has said it is a national shame!
It is shame on the ruling political leaders who follow wrong priorities! It is shame on those who have hoarded tons of money in the secret accounts of foreign banks! Shame on those government employees who exploit the poor and fatten themselves! Shame on all those who accumulate thousands of millions each year by graft! Shame on those who send rockets up (of what use has it been so far? How many of them have gone up? What have they discovered which have not been already known?)Shame on those who get a share of the billions in the purchase of aircrafts, ships, submarines and other military equipment! Shame on all those politicians who manipulate public funds for programs where a big graft is assured.
Many say India is an economic power.
Many say India is a nuclear power.
Many say India is world military power.
And of course India is a space power too.
Now look at the ground reality! What a sad sight! Our children are suffering. A consioderable percentage of them will be dying without food, medicine and care! Let those sitting in the ivory towers declare in the world summits, at the height of their voice, India is an economic super power, India is a military and space power while our children suffer and die! Let religions condemn birth control measures like Mother Teresa did! what a service to India!