It feels very bad to hear about the city (Chennai) which has given me bread and butter for two years in the beginning of my career is suffering from huge rainfall and floods. But, this incident has also proved that material things have very least significance in the critical situation when compared to helping hands.
God is in people, not in temple
I recently got transferred to my home town from Chennai, but after hearing about the pain people are experiencing there, it feels very bad & I can understand how the parents or relatives feel when they don't know the sign of their loved ones (children & relatives) staying in Chennai.
Chennai is an awesome place with very good hearted people, this fact is proved even in this critical hour also, seeing their help towards their fellow citizens by offering food, water, shelter & most importantly love for the affected ones.
It can be noticed that, though anyone is coming to help them or not, they are using social media to spread their message to all the people who got stuck in the floods.
Material things aren't permanent
I am working as a System Analyst for an American Software Company in Chennai. Presently drawing 18 lakhs P.A. proud owner of a 3BHK in suburbs of Chennai. Today I have 2 credit cards with more than 1 lakh credit limit and a bank balance of 65 thousand in my account.
But, due to heavy rain & water logging I am not able to move out of my house, all I need is water and food for my survival. Till yesterday I was worried about my appraisal and was expecting at least 15% hike, but today I am standing in my terrace waiting for a food packet.
The money, bank balance, position, assets are of no use in the critical hours & people whom we often don't give importance like poor, NGO members, fishermen, students from normal colleges (not that famous) are caring least about their lives and participating in the relief activities to help others stuck in the misery.
The motto of the above folks is not fame or name, they are doing it for an inner satisfaction & zeal to prove that they are human beings and not money-earning machines.
I felt sad, sorry & proud that one of my friend's mutual friend has given up his life in an effort to help people recover from floods, isn't he real Indian - who considered whole humanity as his family & not just his family as his own.
If India is being able to recover from any negative force then that is only because of these great souls born in our country to re-establish our lost pride.
God will help us
Chennai... there are 125 crore people of Nation at your help... don't feel sad & don't lose heart by #ChennaiRains, We Indians will work together for getting you back to normal, please rest assured.