Just last Saturday, we were in Dahanu, at our school that we manage there. There are about 700 children studying there, with about 450 in the student hostel. Most of the children come from the Varli community. What was great to see, that the some students were serving all the others. They took turns in serving their friends.
I joined them for dinner.
When food was placed in my plate, I asked Pooja, one of the students, whether she was going to start eating. She mentioned, that only when all the students were served, and they said the prayer together, they would start.
That was so wonderful. In our daily hurry, we sometimes forget these wonderful and simple habits, that inculcate a consideration for others, and a sense of community.
At the end of dinner, they cleaned their own plates.