Friday’s 55 Fiction : Renaissance
Excavators, dump trucks… he was seeing in his village for the first time.
Army vans and ambulances filled him with awe.
Hundreds of workers and on-lookers gave the place a feel of fair.
A dozen men and women with mikes talking animatedly on camera changed the picture of a boy falling in a bore well
PS: Incidents/tragedies of little children falling in bore wells have been happening for a long time. But the media coverage of a little Prince from the village Aldeharhi in Haryana who fell in a 18 meters deep bore well changed the way the rescue operations were taken up for such mishaps. It was said that even the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh was following the story closely.
Prayers for Prince had been held in temples, mosques and churches across India. Shashi Jain, a caller to Zee News, said: “May God add the remaining years of my life to this little boy’s life.” The power of media, indeed!
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