When I first heard about Kunal, my eyebrows were curled in disbelief, after I visited him (a year ago) I became a different person.
Kunal Ghatani did make many headlines in the regional newspapers but the headlines didn’t give his children food to eat and cloths to wear. He astonishingly adopted 13 children when what he actually wanted to do was, buy a bike!
He has unspoken story of struggle on how he sustained for two years with minimum support from people and his eyes speak the unquestioning love which he selflessly gives it to the children whom he has adopted on November 2013.
Thirteen children go to different schools and all are good at studies, they are well mannered and well nurtured where in the other hand, Kunal playing many roles is evident in the children’s eyes.
Speaking to this author, the young Samaritan said that he sometimes have to think about the next morsel of food to feed the children. He added the conversation saying that he was brought up in poverty and he wore a thumb protruding shoe with torn socks when he was a school going kid.
The young father (of 13 children) who is now twenty something seems younger enough to believe that he has sacrificed his dream bike to get the roadside children home.
‘‘Now what? Shall I leave the children home, back to their condition? I always questioned myself but my conscience was against my thought, I somehow felt that I could uphold my decision of raising them” said the young man.
Sadly, people who watched him in regional channels couldn’t do much than showing sympathy.
Kunal in the other hand is working to register his ‘children home’ and is still having predicaments, financially. But what are we waiting for? We just have an opportunity to grab, in-order to prove that humanity still exist, so let’s do it.
We can make the children’s future bright, we can sponsor them, we can buy bats and balls or some coloring books. We can donate them old clothes or even buy them new. 🙂
Today the children stepped their third year in Kunal’s home and they seem very happy but it’s only the father who knows the sacrifices behind the brood’s happiness.
So, good people, let’s work on making humanity a charitable practice rather than just leaving it as a useless word in a closed dictionary.
Let’s join hands and help them grow!
Author: Varinka Turquoise.