It was 10:35’O clock in the morning. I went to a samosha shop after gym. Which has in the way of my house. I said “Chhotu 4 samoshe pack kar dena”. A very thin boy aged about 17-18 year asked me “sirf samosha”. I replied “haan”.
During packing samosha, he asked me “dada, aap gym jate ho”. I remembered, few days back he was asked me same question. I said “last week bhi tumne yahi sawal puchha tha”.
He said “ haan dada, mujhe aapse ye puchhna tha ki aap kaun sa gym jate ho aur kab”.
I asked “ achha kahan rahte ho”.
He replied “ yahi rahta hun, jab dukan khula rahta hai to dukan ke andar aur jab band rahta hai rat me to dukan ke bahar yahi bagal me bichhawan laga ke so jata hun”.
For few seconds, I could not ask any thing. Then he handover the samosha. I was in hurry but I cant stop my self to ask “tumhara ghar kahan hai”. He smiled in timid. I said “kya hua”. He replied looking down, “ mera ghar bihar me hai. Ek saal pahle ghar se bhag gaya tha”.
I asked “ kyun “. He replied “ wo jab tak maa jinda thi tab tak khana mil jata tha kisi tarah, jab maa mar gayi to khana bhi nahi milne laga, aur baap ko koi matlab nahi rahta”.
That time I was unable to ask anything about his past life. After few seconds, I asked “ to tum gym jana chahte ho”. He replied “Main gym jata hun roj subah 6 baje, yahin bagal me Krishna gym”.
I asked “ tumko utna paise bach jate hai”. He replied” main gym wale ko paisa nahi deta. Uske badle main roj gym ki safai kar deta hun. Aur uske badle mujhe kuchh der gym karne dete hai. Par 7 baje ke pahle bhaga dete hai. Wo kuchh mam log aati hai 7 baje gym.
I asked “ kaun kaun sa exercise karte ho”. He replied “ kuchh-kuchh gymwale bhaiya ne batay hai, wahi karta hun. Jayda nahi bataya. bolte hai gym karke kahan jayega. Itna bataya hai ki ek din me ek hi exercise karo; hanth ek din me, chest ek din me, pet ek din me”.
I said “ badhiyan, aise hi karte ho. tumhara bhi ban jayega”. Before I could move away , he said “ bhaiya , aap kuchh tips do na”. I said “ Main point in gym, himmat kabhi mat harna. Patience rakhna. Agar saal lage, lagne do, bas karte ho. Fir ek din tumko bhi koi aake bolega nice body. Dusri bat, jis din jis body part ka exercise kar rahe ho dhiyan rahe pain sirf usi part me hona chahiye. Jaise agar biceps kar rahe ho, aur pain shoulder me ho raha hai matlab ki tum galat tarike se exercise kar rahe ho, tabhi apna position thik karo. Aaram se karo. Haan khana ache se khao. Anda khate ho”? He replied “ aanda wala bagal me lagata hai, wahan bhi kuchh kaam kar dunga, ande ka bandobast ho jayega.
I said “ aur third important bat, bodybuilding me jitna exercise important hai watna hi aram bhi. Aram ache se karma. He replied “ wahi to nahi milta, yehi ek chij hai jo mere hanth me nahi. Jab jage raho to malik paresan karta hai, aur jab so jao to gadi ke horn paresan karte hai”.
I said “koi nahi, apna patience kabhi nahi khona, aur isi tarah mehnat karte raho”. I have so much sympathy for him but I know, my sympathy can make me feel better, that ll not gonna solve his problem.
Chamakti duniya ka kala sach, aur kali raton ke chamakte sapne……
(In India, According to the statistics given by Indian government there are 20 million child laborers in the country, while other agencies claim that it is 50 million.)