“Little Hands That Toil”
This photograph, “Little Hands That Toil” was clicked in Bareilly (India) during July-2013. I was on the highway from Bareilly to Pilibhit. On my way I noticed this small boy that was busy in roasting the corns on his movable shop (that was on a trolley). Three linemen were waiting for their order. The boy seemed deeply involved in his task. He appeared totally unaware of the world around him. His gesture left a deep impact on my mind and soul. This is very sad to see that a big number of small children are engaged in working hard for their livelihood. They don’t have time to enjoy their childhood, nor do they have opportunity to get education in order to ensure their bright future. This miserable situation can be seen in both, the big cities and in small villages of various countries. Measures to strengthen such children are to be taken at large scale so that the brilliant future of poor children may be ensured. No doubt, such steps are being taken by the governments of different countries and some international organizations, yet more is needed. In fact children are very flexible and they can be easily molded in any direction at their tender age. The need is to shape them in positive way so that the future of their own and also of the world may be guaranteed in constructive way. We can also land a hand to such children by giving some financial aid in their education. This will be a positive sign.
I used a Nikon D 90 Camera to capture this shot. The lens was Nikon 18-105 mm. Exposure was f-13, 1/250 Sec. The ISO was set at 200.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma