Nobody said eat cake …..

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight

A government guest-house at New-Delhi in 1965.

I returned around 4.00 pm. I was tired and hungry (having missed my lunch). I reached the dining hall – only to find the doors padlocked.

The then PM (LB Shastri), in view of chronic food shortage had urged people to voluntarily give up one meal a week so that food saved could be distributed to those with severe need. The PM and his family followed it before appealing to the country. The request had overwhelming response – even restaurants and eateries downed the shutters on Monday evenings.

I observed ‘Shastri-vrat’ that day. 

Words ~ 97
Shastri-Vrat – vow to miss one meal/ week

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



33 thoughts on “Nobody said eat cake …..

  1. very meaningful – and fasting has perks and so I assume that those who gave up meals to help- were also helped in the longrun as their intestines had a small pause…

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