Starvation and Malnourishment in India: What's our Priority?
- THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF INDIANS GO TO BED HUNGRY EVERY NIGHT!!!!!
HALF OF INDIAN CHILDREN ARE MALNOURISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOME PEOPLE IN RAJASTHAN AND ORISSA ARE EATING BARK AND GRASS TO STAY
Against this backdrop, don't our problems look insignificant, our
philosophical discussions meaningless and our fights irresponsible and
How will the Lord judge us?
Following is an extract from an article by Michael Massing in The New York
Times dated March 1, 2003, on a theory of Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winning
"Few scholars have left more of a mark on the field of development
economics than Amartya Sen. ...Mr. Sen is famous for his assertion that
famines do not occur in democracies. ... Now, however, in India, the main
focus of Mr. Sen's research, there are growing reports of starvation. In
drought-ravaged states like Rajasthan in the west and Orissa in the east,
many families have been reduced to eating bark and grass to stay alive.
Already thousands may have died. This is occurring against a backdrop of
endemic hunger and malnutrition. About 350 million of India's one billion
people go to bed hungry every night, and half of all Indian children are
malnourished......It's so shocking, Mr. Banik (an Indian-born political
scientist at the University of Oslo) added. "There's so much food in the
country, yet people are starving."
DO WE, MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS, HAVE OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT? Let's
not focus on what others are doing wrong. There are many (even,
non-Christians), who do things better than we do.
Dr.Cherian Eapen's posting "Relevant quote - Worth meditating" in IOIF Digest
764, quoting an American President (Harry Truman or Dwight Eisenhower), is
Dr. Abraham Phillips
- Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Prayer and greetings from
MGOCSM.Wish u all a blessed Easter. Christ is Risen Indeed He is
Syndesmos is the World fellowship of Orthodox Youth. Its jubilee
general assembly is in albania in 2003 July.There is a chance to
become a STEWARD at the assembly. It is now recruting stewards from
amongst its Member movements to provide practical support at its
J.G.A.In july2003 in albania. Being a steward means hard work-from
making photocopies to carrying chairs or planning cultural events.It
means working, praying and enjoying yourself together with other
orthodox youth from around the world. Who can Apply? Mgocsm members
or senior friends between 18-35. speek English well and enjoy
practical work and can hard work.From 8-22 july 2003.How? Syndesmos
will provide a percentage of your travel ticket to albania. and also
free accomodation and board. Your application will reach on or
before May 1 2003.For further details contact email
syndesmos@.... One person from MGOCSM.One
from youth movement also can apply. Hope one of you will be there for
the JGA.2003 at Albenia.
With love and prayer from MGOCSM
MC Cherian achan