Saturday, July 15, 2006

Kumbakonam Kids

Exactly two years ago, over 90 kids perished in a ghastly fire due to the callous attitude of the School, City and State Government officials. That particular school has been closed, but many such schools still run with impunity in many parts of Tamil Nadu and elsewhere in India. This is despite of all the noise that was made immediately after the fire.

Since this tragedy, many other tragedies have stuck India and people seem to have forgotten the Kumbakonam Kids. In fact, there is not even a mention of the Kumbakonam anniversary in the papers today.

We can not bring back the kids but the least we could do is to keep their memory alive and prevent such incidents in the future.

My thoughts and prayers with the all the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in the fire.