But unfortunately, the children never recognise this mother's touch and neglect her. This is the fact known to the IAS officer and that is why he said that is mother's touch. Whatever you do to them it will be definitely less than what they have done to us. So I request all the younger generation, people, not to send their parents to old age homes and try to take care of them physically. Spending is not the greatest things these days buy physically taking care of them is very important.
I don't support the parents to sent to old age homes. But have you observed the orphan child on the streets & specially on the main square which is highly populated. How come they are there?
Someone did something & because of this they exists here. But we see the orphans but where are the parents. We are discussing that the child doesn't take up the responsibility when they are grown ups & send their parents to the old age home. Here my question is, where are the parents of those street orphans?
Possible we could start practicing the projects based on considering all kinds of social issues then only we can have the solutions. But this is not happening.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
If you recollect, mothers will apply black kajal spot on the baby's face or arms to ward of the 'evil eye'. They will do everything possible and beyond for their children. Such is their affection and love that they cannot tolerate somebody berating their child even if he has wronged.
This is the scenario here, an old age home, an IAS officer, a stranger curses children of the parents who live in the old age home. This angered a mother, who has corrected the officer by slapping him.
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From the story, it was also not right for the officer to curse people who send their parents to old age home. Everybody has some kind of compulsion or obligation in life, so even the officer's way was not correct.
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However, since the rat race is so much alive, children often work overseas or in locations like Mumbai, where the parents are never happy holed up in very tiny spaces, more so, if they have lived in spacious independent houses back home in their native places.
So, left with no other choice, children do admit their parents in old age homes, where the couple make new friends and live a life of peace, contentment and happiness. They often visit their children and play with their grandchildren, but long to get back to their native places.
One cannot blame the children, in today's times, when the inflation simply eats away everything, and the deposit rates on fixed deposits are frozen at ridiculous levels by the RBI and the Central Government. Since both the husband and the wife are invariably employed, they hardly find any time for parents, even if they are physically present with them. The mother 's touch will very much be there at these times.
However, we need to understand that the modern times does play a part at how every single human being perceives the situation on hand. In fact, many parents themselves understand the issues involved and go as paying guests to the old age homes, spending anything between three weeks to a three months, every year, with children. This is a very healthy trend, where there is a win-win for everyone.
Yes, the mother's touch will always be there. What has now changed is the complexities associated with it. That there is no escape from this situation has to be understood by everyone concerned.