“Whoever is able to get food without standing in a line must consider him/herself blessed,” said Money Sharma as he painstakingly photographs children and their families standing in long lines for one meal, served at a Government School in New Delhi.
Across India, and the world, the COVID19 pandemic has had a tragic bearing on the lives of children – a silent emergency that is still to find a voice. As working members of families lose their jobs, children become the first casualty of the situation – their schools turned into relief centres, their homes turned into virus hot spots, their play time turned into zero productivity time, and their prospects for a future turned into a fragile cycle of poverty and deprivation.
These photos of children waiting their turn, some masked, some with empty steel bowls and others clutched in their mother’s arms, act as an evocative eye opener… Unless we act today for the sake of childhoods, the echoes of COVID19 will live on through their adulthood, waiting their turn to an equal life.
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Bringing you pictures from my recent visit to a government school . While it is satisfying to see that government is trying its best to feed the needy and underprivileged, it is heart wrenching to see these homeless, needy people in this condition. Kids, elderly people, women, all of them uprooted from their homes are hoping for situation to normalize so that they can get back to their regular routine. My key takeaway after visiting the school was “whoever is able to get food without standing in a line must consider him/herself blessed”. @afpphoto #india #indiapictures #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #MyPixelDiary #delhigram #delhiwale #delhi #coronavirus #covid #work #afp #photojournalism #hunger #poor #food #stayhome #staysafe