The essence of my daily realization is poured in the form of this blog contents.Attempt is made to be Brief and express the ideas succinctly.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
It took 30 years to understand a contestant.....
A glamorous trophy was shining in
a bookcase in a living room and a father’s sparkling eyes were fixed on it out
of sheer appreciation. It was his daughter’s first success. His daughter, a
spring of clear water, has now turned into a cascading river that keeps the
world alive. Truly, his daughter was now his life. And he felt proud to be a
daughter’s father and not a son’s.
Mr. Shankar was that day the most
contented father. He inwardly thanked his wife for giving him such a smiling
beautiful flower who calls and orders, “DADY, I want this. And I won’t talk
Thinking about his daughter, who
now studies in a distant land, he looked out of the window and saw the golden
rays of the afternoon sun. He imagined a sun-shine-like bright future for his
daughter. And he prayed all the happiness of world for her. And felt that
perhaps a father’s heart was most tender…..
Now, he remembered an incident
which dated 30 years back………
He was a student in a college. He
had all the natural qualities of a leader but he loved to stay aloof from
student-politics. But one incident changed his college-life. A girl, who was
well-to-do and was from an English Medium School background, eclipsed all
boy-students. The existence of boys dimmed before her charisma and that day he
had thought that he should accept the challenge as a boy. Soon it was found
that the girl was contesting for the post of General Secretary with him……..
The election-battle saw the
fiercest ever campaign and the toughest ever competition. And a feather was added
to his cap. The girl lost the battle. After the declaration of election result
he had offered some sweets to that girl but she did not take the sweets with
the words, “You won in the election for that I have no pains but I won’t take
sweets from you because my defeat has given a lot of pain to my father. And all
this shit happened because of you.” That day, he had thought that because of
the hang-over of defeat that girl was babbling the name of his father.
Today he understood what a
daughter means to a father and a father to a daughter. It took 30 years to
understand the reason why that girl had not taken sweets that day.