Till now my boys in the Correctional Homes have been performing in auditoriums, packed to capacity, allover the country for the last ten years. But January 7th 2018 brought a new ray of light in their lives, when they participated in Half Marathon of 5 kms, organized by Kolkata Police for an awareness campaign, ‘Safe Drive, Save Life’.
Their public performances were greeted with standing ovation each time, but there was still a line drawn between the public and them, but, that morning they became a part of the celebration, mingling with more than 12,000 participants, running the marathon with them.
There were no bars, no walls.
It was a celebration of togetherness, trust and faith, something unheard of anywhere in the world.
Thank you Kolkata Police for the trust and honor.