Children Fed: 300
It is less than a month since we were last here in Jai Prakash Nagar with the children of this area. On arriving I am immediately struck by the warm reception we receive from every child. There is a chorus of hellos and requests for handshakes. It is as if every child wants to greet us and touch us, some very enthusiastically, others sheepishly. Once they identify the photographer he is engulfed in a swarm of children, with choruses of "pictures, pictures". With a quick wave of the arm, they instantly organize for group photos. Smiles abound, and joy and happiness reign in stark contrast to the state of the surrounding community, homes and pond.
It is an unusually warm December and the day is filled with glorious sunshine and warmth. The ground is even warm to sit on and be served the food. The traditional meal of puri, a stew of potato, spinach and eggplant in Indian spices, and a banana for dessert is served today. It is a great showing and we feed 300 children.