India – Bihar Elementary School Tragedy

July 23, 2013

By Padmini Arhant

Heartfelt Condolences to young victims families in Masrakhi Village, Saran district in the northeastern state of Bihar.

The sad incident involving the deaths of 20 school children between the age of five and twelve from food poisoning in the free school lunch served as part of social welfare is deeply regrettable.

Obviously, the tragedy prompts quality control along with regular visits from food and health inspection team to deter repeat event.

Those behind the loss of innocent lives are burdened with guilt and suffering they have brought upon themselves with such injustice.

Conscience is the moral guide and bearer to human actions and inactions with consequences according to individual deeds.

One could possibly evade justice system through political clout, economic affluence and social status, however the wrongdoer can neither run nor hide in an effort to escape judgment delivered from within as witness to willful and deliberate indulgence.

Even though expression of sorrow and extending sympathy do not reverse the unfortunate situation for the bereaved members, the caring aspect of human nature could perhaps bring solace to the affected community.

May God Bless the departed souls to rest in peace and grant the parents and survivors strength as well as hope in dealing with the difficult moment in life.

Peace and happiness to the people in Masraki village, Saran district in Bihar.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant