Vijay Singh aged 13, who hung himself at home in Manchester, after being bullied at school.
Vijay Singh’s, 13, bullying went un-noticed for a long time before he decided it had come to a stage where he could not take it any more. He also wrote a chilling poem in his schoolbooks about his torment at the hands of race-hate pupils.
One in ten students said that they had suffered severe bullying which included physical violence. Most of them felt they cannot share their problems and the consistent bullying they faced drove them to depression and misery. Vijay Singh was a bright 13-year-old boy from Manchester.
This child was tormented; his life made a misery and it drove him to taking his life. The reason why this happened was because of intolerance, racism and bullying. Vijay Singh attended predominantly a white school. Most children did not have an understanding of why Vijay Singh wore a turban. Racist boys at school would beat up young Vijay Singh, when going to school, in school and going home. He was half their size, but size did not matter. They would knock his turban off and punch his eyes, so what if he cried they thought.
“DIARY OF DESPAIR
MONDAY -My money was taken
TUESDAY-Boys called me names
WEDNESDAY-My uniform was torn
THURSDAY-My body pours with blood
This poem is a harsh reminder to the effects of bullying back then and now. Bullying is still a taboo today and is avoided most times as some feel it is not as serious as one may think but the truth is, bullying is more alive than ever and the more we turn a blind eye to the issues, the closer we are to losing people we dearly love.
This video was aimed to create awareness and to help people understand the seriousness of bullying. The last thing we expect is anything terrible happening to our loved ones. We are always exposed to dramatic and hurtful experiences through the pain of others and least expect anything similar to happen to us. But the truth is, it is closer to home than we think.
This is something we must fight together. Bullying must stop, because it’s just not fair. We are all equal- regardless of race, faith or beliefs.
So please spread the poem of Vijay Singh and stop the bullies.