Sheikh was a street kid, who fought with his adverse situations and grew up to
be responsible citizen. An orphanage Snehsadan, played an important role in
shaping him and changing his life. He is well traveled, has his own travel
agency and planning to open a coffee shop for all. Indians like him are an
inspiration for the rest. They teach us how focusing one’s mind on positivism
can change one’s life positively.
you were a street kid, but you have come out beautifully. Do you see hope for
other street kids? Also please mention few of the problems faced by these kids
in both the genders?
AS-Every child is different , it
also depends on what kind of situation they had been through, whether in family
or on street. According to me, it’s very hard to deal with such situations when
there is no family support and love. Yes, there is hope to see the
changes if they come across good people and opportunity. When they feel good then
they want to do good things and be better in life, i think if i can change then
so do others. Please understand,they have sexually abused , forced to take
drugs , kicked and shouted by people when they beg , they pick up food from the
garbage , they sleep in a very dirty place because of such treatment on the streets, they
get internally damage and psychologically ill. All these can be fixed with love
and care, but it is not easy as it takes a lot of time.
is the basic thing that can change the attitude of a street kid and make him
more hopeful towards life?
AS-Love , care and to step in his shoes to understand their ways
of living what they want .
common man/ Indian Citizen can help in making a difference to street kid life?
AS-1st thing a common man , who
knows his life is not economically fit to feed a child should not have children. I think that’s the
best way to take care and reduce number of children on street.
the world is turning crazy and selfish, do you think still humanity is alive?
If yes, please quote an example from your life?
AS- Its true day by day this
world is getting crazy , materialistic and selfish, but yes i still
believe that humanity exist and it will be there as long humans rule this
planet. Goodness is god and every good person has got god in him. I have met
few good people who think about others for example if you never had good
intentions you wouldn’t be interviewing me, so i believe in humanity and we are
the change for better world .
to you what make a kid on the street survive? Have you seen any kid life coming
to an abrupt end, due to inhuman conditions on street?
AS-I have explained to you how
they survive and some of my companion died due to drugs but i haven’t seen
anyone committing suicide , at times they do suffer from depression and loneliness
message do you want to give to fellow Indians, through this platform?
are not responsible enough to take care of yourself please don't bring life to
this planet , because bringing new life is a huge responsibility and any
child deserves a better life, after all they are part of you It’s your heart