IN A RURAL VILLAGE IN INDIA, THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE 1,000 days were also praised in song. “Light the lamp of knowledge in every home, transforming our weakness into strength,” sang a chorus of pregnant women and new moms in their Hindi dialect.
If you take care
you’ll need no medicine
and won’t need to spend a penny.
Before delivery, tend to the mother,
and afterwards, the baby.
Share this wisdom
for the good of everyone,
transform weakness into strength.
The singing triggered a rare wave of laughter and joy in the downtrodden village of Rampur Khas in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Together, ...