Friday 14 January 2022

Compassion - Simar Kaur

‘Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.’

From tying someone’s shoelace to saving someone’s life. It’s all compassion. Compassion is something that makes our world a better place to live.

It is a beautiful feeling, and an exceptional
 warmth fills your heart by the end of it. It makes a rough day better in an instant. Sadly, nowadays, we are missing out on the essence of this warmth. The sole reason for that is our greed, our desire to lead an extraordinary life.

Recently, the world was in mayhem because of COVID-19, as it took away the lives of so many. When the second wave hit, innumerable people lost their lives. Towards the end of April, the situation became truly horrid. I lost my own grandfather. Many people were hurt in the lap of just five to six days.

During this time, numerous people came out and helped all in distress. One of them was the now
Padmashri Awardee Jitender Singh Shunty. Shunty runs an NGO called ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa
Dal’ and has been running it for the last 25 years. His NGO helps organise free cremation for
people who cannot afford it and for unclaimed bodies. The danger the pandemic imposed did
not stop Shunty from helping others. He cremated over 4000 lives. He gave many people the last chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. 

He is an actual role model and a shining ray of hope for many. I’m sure we all have learnt a lot from the
second wave of COVID-19. This is compassion- the ability to sympathise and empathise with others and be there for others when they need it the most. It is something that we need more of
in today’s world. And the feeling you get after doing something kind and compassionate; is the
most beautiful in the world.

Name: Simar Kaur
Class: 9B
School: Gyanshree school

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