Children have impressionable minds. They get easily influenced by the happenings around them, and try to make it their own belief and start acting accordingly. That’s exactly what happened in a housing society in Malad in Mumbai.

Some children in a housing society in Malad refused to play with a fellow resident because she was a Muslim. The girl confided in her mother about the incident who shared her traumatic experience on the society’s WhatsApp Group. Soon, the women of the apartment lent their support to her and also expressed their contempt towards the incident.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Some children in a housing society in Malad refused to play with a fellow resident because she was a Muslim.
  • Mothers in the society came out in support of the Muslim girl and her family and counselled the kids.
  • They resolved to inculcate unifying values in their children and celebrate festivals together.
  • Our society will become very tolerant and peaceful if we start respecting all the religions and teach the same to our kids also.

The mothers have now resolved to inculcate unifying values in their children and celebrate all the festivals together.

Besides that, they summoned the children and counselled them and explained to them as to why they should respect all fellow human beings and how all religions are equal.

Image credit: Mumbai Mirror

The women are now shouldering the responsibility of making their society a more accepting and inclusive one. Now, they organise various events from time to time to ensure that the message of unity in diversity is sent across. They resolved to inculcate unifying values in their children and celebrate festivals together. For instance, all the society residents assembled together with their children for Ganpati Visarjan.

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The girl’s mother told Mumbai Mirror that it was the society’s relentless support and the sensitisation meetings that were organised that made her feel that her children were growing up in the right atmosphere.“The children are back to playing together. There is no animosity whatsoever,” she told to Mumbai Mirror.

“Our society welcomes all and that’s how it will remain. The only thing that is not welcome here is bigotry,”

“Our society welcomes all and that’s how it will remain. The only thing that is not welcome here is bigotry,” said Garima Shrivastava, a resident, to Mumbai Mirror.

Society members now plan to organise dinners and get-togethers to make their children aware of different cultures. “Mothers are children’s first teachers and I want my kids to respect everyone. They should not grow up carrying any sort of bias,” said another resident, Rukhsana.

Imagine how much tolerant and peaceful our country will become if each one of us starts being more emphatic towards others and start hammering the idea of unity in our kids also. This will definitely eliminate all communal hatred among people and that will be unity in diversity in the true sense.

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