At 17, This Man Adopted A Prostitute’s Kids And Today He Has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers
Laima Stasiulionytė and Robertas Lisickis
*** begin quote ***
When Ajeet was 17 years old and still in college, he was attending a cousin’s party that had a dancer, a “nautch girl”, performing for the guests. Historically, nautch was a popular court dance performed by girls in India that symbolized grace and elegance. Before that, it was a devotional dance performed in temples for spiritual reasons only.
“I felt really bad about the way people were behaving towards her,” Ajeet said at the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference on modern slavery. “I waited for the whole night until I could talk to her.”
However, nautch girls nowadays are shunned as prostitutes. And guests were treating this dancer as one. Ajeet felt bad about the way they were behaving towards her, so he waited the entire night to talk to her in hopes of helping her get out of such a life. He eventually found out that she was a mother of three, making Ajeet want to help them even more.
He also learned that she had 3 kids and wanting to help, he decided to adopt and raise them
*** end quote ***
When I read Bored Panda, I think “funny stuff”. Here a human interest story as a change of pace.
Like the stories about those who risked their lives to save Jews from Hitler, I have a pretty strict definition of “hero”.
This fellow fits in.
(I have to believe that the sex traffickers were too happy with him messing up the “business model” and they may have taken action to stop him from his activities and exposing their actions to some “sunshine”!)
I’m not sure I could even be such a hero, but I can recognize what he’s done.