I have seen years pass as usual but some particular days in a year remind some purple time of our lives. Those days are called special days. Such special days help strengthen our emotional bonds and make us more humane. Marriage anniversary is such a day. That day it was my seventh marriage anniversary but I had no time to celebrate my marriage anniversary. My wife was with me but I was not with my wife. I was occupied with an enthusiastic audience of twenty thousand in a ‘Loko Mahotsava’ and my wife was seated alone as one among the audience. That day on the stage, which was flashing brilliantly in colored lights, amidst the applause of around twenty thousand cheering spectators, I was hosting the people’s festival of a small town. Huge sound boxes fitted at the corners of the arena were reverberating my voice from all sides. Spiritually and emotionally, I felt one with the audience and I was announcing, “Dear friends, standing on your sacred soil I feel the very truth of the words that there is only one religion in the world. And that religion is the religion of LOVE. There is only one language in the world and that is the language of HEART. And I speak to you in the language of heart.” I was announcing or speaking like this to the audience as a whole but I could not speak any special words exclusively to my wife although she was sitting very close to the stage in a reserved gallery. I wanted to thank the wonderful lady who takes every care of me and my family on the occasion of my 7th marriage anniversary but the stage did not allow me and I continued otherwise, “Friends, we are here to celebrate life and realize the essence of humanity. I hope in your thunderous clapping, we will welcome the dawn of the brotherhood and fellow-feeling among us…………….. ”
The words of good feelings, unity and peace that I was constantly infusing among the audience as an anchor to the programme was powerfully generating an extremely positive vibration in that small town. For last two days I was giving the best of my feelings to the people gathered there. As a result, I was also reaping a lot of love from my audience because I was speaking there with all my love to the responsive audience gathered there.
In the middle of the programme a number of times I felt the moral obligation to unite with my wife and family because that day meant a lot to my wife. I wanted to leave the place earlier so that I could celebrate my marriage anniversary at home. I had already intimated the organizers about my intentions to take leave from the stage before time. The organizers or the committee members did not want to part with us because they had become very close to me in a short time. They were silenced for a moment at my decision to leave the place before giving a good end to the function but they had to accede to my requests. So waving my hands to the happy audience, I handed over the microphone to another talented presenter and left the stage and met my wife in the audience. When I was about to step out from the audience, a big surprise came from the stage. The music group played one of the best ever love song, “Humko Hamise churalo, dil mey kahin pey tum chupalo” and the presenter requested me and my wife to come upon stage. He also called all the distinguished guests of that evening to present me and my wife a memento on the occasion of my 7th marriage anniversary. It was the best moment of my life because twenty thousand happy human beings could become a part of my marriage anniversary. When my wife climbed the stage she was looking extremely beautiful with her signature smile. She looked like a lovely rose. In the height of pure joy and love, I spontaneously sang out two lines of a song and dedicated it to my beautiful smiling wife. The atmosphere was soon filled loud cheers and applause of 20 thousand blessed human beings.
The natural law, ‘Love begets Love’ was fulfilled once again.
My wife was once again requested to present a certificate of appreciation to me on behalf of the organizers. All the guests were clapping. The stage was brilliantly lighted and the public was cheering and clapping. My wife was happy and blushing at the same time and then slowly she presented the beautifully framed golden colored certificate to me, which told, “It is your rare specialty that on stage you speak from your heart and you speak sincerely about the timeless message of love and brotherhood. You feel it deep within yourself and then you attempt to spread it honestly. You shower the finest of human sensibilities on your audience by speaking from your heart while capturing live words from the melodious fountains of your sacred emotions. You may not go with the reasoning of the mind but you always follow the wisdom of heart. You are what you are. You love and you conquer. Let your life grow in the elixir of Love and Joy”