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Depressed Mumbai: 38 suicide in twenty days
The local government in Mumbai is seriously considering all options to stop the wave of suicide since January 1, 2010. In the last 20 days thirty eight people committed suicide in and around the city of Mumbai and nineteen of them are students.
Municipal authorities have set up a helpline for counselling the emotionally disturbed students. The government has also appointed Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to study the reasons behind the rising numbers of suicide.
It seems many children find it very hard to cope with the present educational system in which the pressure from parents and even the society is so high. In this highly competitive learning process the weak students feel left out and search for a way out.
In the mean time seven Christians were arrested in Ullasnagar near Mumbai for distributing New Testaments to school students. According to the principal they claimed to give books that can prevent children from suicide.
Life is beautiful and precious but with out recognizing the Creator and His purposes it is impossible to live a purposeful life. Knowledge of God and His will alone can make life meaningful as well as peaceful.