Contemporary social psyche

Contemporary social psyche.

As India develops, there is change in social psyche. The recent introduction of Amma Thottil (Mother's Cradle) at Kerala and the development of Old age homes are some of the result of these changes. Amma Thottil means mother's Cradle where people can put their unwanted child. The idea of mother's Cradle came up when a new born abandoned baby was mauled up by street dogs near Sree Uthradom Thirunal Hospital, Trivandrum. Also there were reports of sick and abandoned babies recovered from garbage dumps frequently in the media. It was believed that these babies are deserted by beggars or mentally unsound. Then the officials at the welfare board thought to open a cradle for the abandoned infants. This facility is run by the state's child welfare department and the Government bears the expenses of these babies till they are adopted. This unique facility is established to save the unfortunate babies who otherwise would die before they began life. The cradle allows desperate mothers to place their babies anonymously in the cradle, often in the stillness of night. These electronic cradle has sensors to alert authorities when a baby is deposited in it.

One fine day a well dressed young woman with a small child asked the woman staff at the gate to open it for her as she wanted to put her baby in the cradle. The stunned staff, dumbfounded by the brazen demeanor of the women, mechanically opened the gate, and she deposited the baby in the cradle and walked away. Now it has been noticed that this facility is being used by poor as well as rich and affluent people of the society due to various social circumstances. Protection of orphaned children is the duty of the literate society.

Promise of God

Now I remember the promise of God. Bible Says:

Isaiah 49:15 says "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

What a lovely, comforting, encouraging, refreshing, rejuvenating, energizing promise!!! Promise of God!!! That God will not forget you. The promise of God is like a stream in the wilderness which gives life to a tired, thirsty traveler. A mother may forget her own child. But God is the father of every one of us. Even though we acknowledge it or not, he is the creator and father of every one of us. He will take care of us. He will protect us. He will give provisions for us. Your parents, children, relatives and friends may forget you. But remember that God will not leave you alone. He is with you and he will be with you all through your life.

The good news is that many of the abandoned children were adopted by rich and affluent families who provide better care and living standards to these children. These children are getting better education and good cultured environment. We know that many celebrities and well known people are adopting children. God has planned for these children a better home, a better education and a better living condition. See the fortune of forgotten children now. This is what God meant when He said I will not forget you.

God is not only interested in the welfare of the abandoned little children. But also He is keen to take care of you and me. And he does it every moment of our life. Protecting us and keeping us well.

Thank God for your provision, protection and all the blessings.

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Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

I never knew this you have opened my eyes. Thankyou.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

We finally have a similar program here in the US - where you can leave your baby at certain places to be safe - it's called "Safe Haven." But women are still afraid to do it as they may be identified - so the baby winds up abandoned anyway.


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Helen Cater, Thanks for your comment Also thank you verymuch for visiting the hub.


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

@BkCreative, Thanks for the information, it is a necessity for every country to have such facilities now a days.


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Laylam 7 years ago from Dublin

good hub, very sad though to think a mom could be so desperate and feel there is no other way except to abandon their baby.


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

@Laylam, you may be right. Thanks for your comment


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Lisa Luv 7 years ago from Conneticut, USA

Oh Gosh -Thank You so much for that info --My heart brakes for the innocent darlings..It is overwhelming to hear such things that pull at our heart strings...

As it overwhelmes me -after I finish writing this to you I am going to say a prayer for all Gods children and creatures, I ask you and all that read this to do the same..

Thank You again my friend for such a touching yet informative writing... A BIG PURE LOVE HUG I SEND TO YOU MY FRIEND...


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Lisa, Thanks for your good heart of prayer for all Gods Children. The wold will become a better place to live if we all feel and think like you.

May God Bless you


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Maraiya Storm 6 years ago from Prescott, Arizona

I think that this is a very needed service everywhere. Thanks for informing us about it. I will pray for all abandoned children. I have heard that in India, female babies in India are being murdered by their parents because they don't want female children; perhaps they may be abandoning their babies, also?


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

You are right Maraiya Storm.

Thanks for your comment and good heart.

May God bless you


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks all for your visits and comments


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multifunctions 6 years ago from India

very informative about AMMA THOTTIL . now i know this . i see the news of leaving a child at the doorsteps of temples , at even the garbage bins in the tv and newspapers . i always have mixed feelings of hate , anger to the parents and sympathy to the baby. required effort about amma thottil.


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks multifunctions for your visit and comment


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theirishobserver. 6 years ago from Ireland

well written hub - tragic stories - hope you are well and hubbing along - keep up the good work....Irish


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks theirshobserver

Thanks for your kind visit and comment.

Wish you all the best

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