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Recent Changes in the society

Updated on November 28, 2018
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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

A Mother's Cradle

Picture of a Mother's Cradle called "Amma Thottil"
Picture of a Mother's Cradle called "Amma Thottil"

Social changes in India

As India develops, there is a 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 results of these changes. Amma Thottil means mother's Cradle where people can put their unwanted child. The idea of a mother's Cradle came up when a newborn 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 the night. This 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 the 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.

At the same time, old age homes are now established in many places to take care of old age people who do not have someone to take care of or those parents, who's children are not able to look after them. Many parents have children who're working abroad and not able to look after their parents. Some parents were abandoned by the children. There is a lot of reasons for that. In some cases, the son-in-law or daughter-in-law is not able to adjust with their in-laws. Whatever is the reason, they are abandoned and alone.

In both the cases, parents leaving their children and children abandoning their parents are becoming the recent change in the social culture of India.

Promise of God, I will not forget you!

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!!! The 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 a better education and a 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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