Speaking and Writing

Suppose you are one of the volunteers who went to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for relief work after the tsunami. You work in the relief camps, distributing food, water and medicine among the victims. You listen to the various stories of bravery of ordinary people even as they fight against odds to bring about some semblance of normalcy in their lives. You admire their grit and determination. Write a diary entry. You may start in this way. 31 December 2004 The killer tsunami struck these islands five days ago. But the victims are being brought in even now. Each one has a story to tell...


31 December, 2004

The killer Tsunami struck these islands five days ago. But hte vicitms are being brought in even now.  Each one has a story to tell. I met threee kids of the age group between 10-14 who lost their mother, two brothers and  their grandfather and uncle. They survived with their father who is manager in a cooperative society in Katchal.They said their brothers caught hold of their grandfacther and uncle and were swept away. Similarly, their mother was also washed away by a giant wave. 

10 year old Meghan was brought by the resucue team two days ago from the shore where she was walking in a daze. She along with her family and 77 other people was washed away by Tsunami but she was the only lucky fellow to get life. She was floating on a wooden door for two days.

Almas, a 10 years old school girl from Port Blair, is still traumatised who lost her parents grandfathers her aunts and was also washed away by the waves but somehow got a wooden log and saved her life. But what's the use?she has lost every beloved one and is now an orphan.

"Destiny plays an important role in life" This line comes in practical here on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. There are dead bodies, chaos, fear, cries and despair spread everywhere.