West Bengal’s Muslims donated all the money organized for their Muharram festival to their neighbour for his cancer treatment. The incident was in the news recently and it is capable of inspiring the entire nation.
Abir Bhunia is a 35 year old mobile recharge shop owner, residing in Kharagur, West Bengal. Bhunia is unfortunately suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which is a cancer of the immune system of the body and needs ₹12lakh for his treatment, as per Hindustan Times. He is currently undergoing treatment at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre.
Muharram festival was called off as the Samaj Sangha Club, who organizes procession of Muharram every year in Kharagpur’s Puratan Bazaar decided to save a life instead. The club raised ₹50,000 initially.
The Muharram festival has been happening since many years, but they could not see their neighbour Bhunia dying. Without any thought they donated all the money for Bhunia’s treatment, and cancelled their festival celebration.
This is called humanity. These are people who did not light their house but instead decided to light the life of their neighbour. A help is simply an intention for one but for another it might change the entire course of their life.
In India today, we often hear of communal riots between people of different religions. We hear of people dying and killing. But such incidences are what keep India going irrespective of all barriers.
The incident reminds us of one thing that deep down, we are all humans.