A society gives away its true nature by the way it treats its children I believe. Indian Government started a project, years ago, to provide underprivileged kids with mid-day meals.
That became a dark stain on every thinking Indians conscience I believe. Those who read the news will sadly agree with the pessimists that Indian society has shown all possible methods by which adults can rob little children of their food even if someone else is paying for that.
There are full-fledged rackets of the grain and other ingredients of the meal especially the fuel, apart from that the food is often cooked in lethal surroundings, where deadly creatures can fall in it and get cooked and served, or the ingredients can be replaced by lethal things by mistake, or shower of rain can make kids go back home hungry.
We should remember one thing, quite often this is the only square meal these kids were supposed to have away from their overcrowded, too poor households even that can be stolen! If we think of human greed our souls will shudder with horror.
In this one case at-least, we can’t blame the politicians, leaders, ministers- we are the ones to be blamed, the entire society because we steal the food, directly or indirectly. By doing the act or allowing it to happen.