Made To Help
Dr. Yuvraj Krishna Rana
A single blow of misfortune can destroy lives. This is what happened in Bhopal. Homes and lives, built bit by bit was burned to ashes with a single stroke of bad luck. On 9th April 2018, at 12:00 noon, in a hot day, LPG gas cylinder, in one of the shanties of the slum near posh residential area of Saket Nagar, exploded and heavy fire broke our. Quickly whole slum was turned into a fire pot melting down not just the houses, but dreams and lives of helpless slum dwellers. Amid all this chaos, a group of young men in 'Khaki Shorts' arrived there and launched the rescue and relief operation. It seemed as if God had sent Angels to do his bidding, to save and serve the people in the times of sufferings. The young men in 'Khaki' shorts were none other than RSS swayam sevaks in Gana-Vesh. The swayam sevaks, through their selfless devotion to the cause to alleviate the sufferings of fellow human beings formed a wall of protection against chaos and misfortune. The swayam-sevaks took it upon themselves to pull house-hold items out of fire, while some pitched tents to shelter the affected families. Thirty one shacks in this 25 year old slum got destroyed in the fire. The victims had lost everything, the situation was desparate.