Friday, 15 June 2012

Something to Learn..

Sachin ni maarli six,
Aaji la aala chakkar,
Mama ni aandli riksha,
Riksha che paise sodaa,
Aaji ni maarla dolaa... ;-)

I heard this very sweet poem which is in Marathi language yesterday evening from this little boy Laxman.

Hindi Translation for those who don't understand Marathi: 

Sachin Ne maari six,
Nani ko aaya chakkar,
Mama ne laayi riksha,
Riskha ke paise chodo,
Nani ne maari aankh.. [Well, the poem doesn't rhyme in Hindi :( ]



Laxman is nine years old and studies in 3rd standard Kannada medium in one of the nearby village. Yesterday evening when I reached home after my work this boy came to my home along with one of my mothers friend Kalpana Aunty. She is a teacher in the same school where this boy studies and is heartly a very lovely lady. As soon as he got inside my house he directly came and sat on the floor. I felt bad when he did that. I asked him to sit on the chair and he followed it. On asking Kalpana Aunty about his whereabouts she told that his dad is a milk seller in the village and due to the financial problems is not able to take proper care of him. Laxman's mother left Laxman, his father and his 2 brothers just after giving birth to Laxman and is now with some other person. People think  that extra marital affairs happens only in metros or big cities but if we look very closely into the villages then the number of such things are really in large number even in our villages. Shocking but its a fact. 

Laxman's mother never came to see him or even his two elder brothers who are in 7th and 8th standard respectively. Kalpana aunty after listening to Laxmans story could not stop herself from taking Laxmans care  till it is possible by her hands. Now Laxman stay along with Kalpana Aunty since last few days and she looks after his food and also school. Despite of so many problems this little boy is so full of life that I could not take of my eyes from looking at him. I gave him two perk chocolates which aunty asked him to have it after getting back to home and he obeyed her without saying a word. I can bet on anything the kids which are born and brought up at our house with all the facilities and luxuries would never ever behave the way Laxman did. When I served him a dosa and tea he again went and sat on the floor to have it. Looking at his innocence I could not stop my self and I too joined him to the floor and we had a great time talking to each other. On asking him to tell a poem he sung those few funny Marathi lines which are at the starting of my post. Then I teared opened one of the perk and asked him to have it which he had. He wanted to have other one to but due to aunt's order of having it after getting back to home this obedient boy stopped himself. As my habit of taking pictures of whatever I like I took this picture of Laxman smiling happily which you can see in this post.

My mom asked if Laxmans dad is ready to give Laxman, as one of my uncles friend was interested in adopting a child. Kalpana Aunty told that she would let us know after asking Laxmans father. If Laxman gets a good life if some good family accepts him as their son then why not. Isn't it? Well, only if his dad agrees. Its all left on him now. But I wish whatever the decision might be Laxman's way of living life always remains same..

The most admiring fact about Laxman's dad is that despite of his financial problems he has given education to all his children's.

We who have got everything that is necessary. In fact we have got more then it is required but still have so many complaints about our life. Our parents unconditional love and pamper, education in some reputed schools and colleges, just one demand and our favorite food is ready for us and if its not we go to bed with empty stomach but even after that we say our life is so imperfect. We need to learn something from the boys like Laxman to whom even the little things give lots of joy and who knows the real mantra to remain happy no matter what :-) 




49 comments:

  1. Really sweet, and its very nice of your family friends to give him a home and a chance to live well!

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  2. Thanks Ash.. Now only thing left is his father should agree.. Lets c whats gonna happen ..

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  3. I'm really touched, Sonia! Laxman knew the secret of life, to be grateful! And hat's off to his father whom has given proper education to his children.. not only at school but also at home, that's why Laxman is so polite I guess..
    I have this one dream in my life.. I want to sponsor at least one child.. Need not to adopt, but just paying all his/her expenses especially for his/her education.. One day, hopefully.. :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

    XOXO!

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    1. wow Fida.. That's so sweet of u have such a polite and good thinking.. Nowadays its really hard to find someone who think in this way:) God Bless You dear :)

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  4. this is so sweet and touching Sonia..as what I always say touching lives one at a time..even on our most simple ways we can reach people and bring happiness to their lives..the good Lord will bless you and your family Sonia..visiting you with a smile on my face..continue spreading love ;)

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    1. Thank u so much for this beautiful comment di:) I am touched..

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  5. A wonderful story that touches the heart. Great!

    Best wishes from Germany and have a nice day
    CL

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    1. Thank Cloudy :) Thank u so much:)

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  6. Sonia, that is a very noble deed by you and your family and also your Aunt. We need to learn a lot about life from boys like Laxman, their mind is uncluttered, obedient and loyal. Very happy that a bright boy like Laxman would be getting a new lease of life. Great work. Thanks for this wonderful and heart-warming post. And I loved the poem too, I don't know why but the poem in Marathi sounded very familiar to me even though I don't understand the language. :)

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    1. Awww.. Thats so sweet of you Akshay.. Thank u so much for such a warm comment.. Regarding Laxman everything is depended on his Dad now.. So glad that this poem seemed familiar to you.. That shows when you read something heartly then the language is no barrier :)U know I have even recorded Laxman singing these lines in my cell :) Thank u once again:)

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  7. This is such a noble act...we need more ppl like this. :)

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  8. A touching post, and yes there are lots of laxman but they are in more miserable way.
    Indeed are very unthankful for all the luxuries God has bestowed upon us..

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  9. Thats so sweet of you and your family, Soni. Thanks for sharing with us :)

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    1. Pleasure is all my Snehi :) Have a gr8 day :)

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  10. A very noble deed :) This post touched my heart and brought a smile on my face :)

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  11. Wow.. first of all that was such a cute little poem from a wonderful little boy. I can understand how touching and memorable an experience it would have been for you to spend time with this lovely kid. Kudos to Laxman’s dad for trying everything he can for his sons’ studies and very nice of your Kalpana aunty to take good care of him. And very sweet of you to write about him so passionately. True, we have so much to learn from them. And I wish and pray that the boy gets a great childhood. Beautiful post really!

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    1. Awww.. That is such a sweet comment Raj.. Thank u so much for that :)

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  12. Sonia, Every revolution starts with one person coming forward to stand up for the right !! There are amazing Kids around who are very talented, intelligent and if given chance will surely make us proud..So the only push they need is some help.. I appreciate you and your family taking that step..Keep it up..and Yes Keep Blogging !!

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    1. Yes U r so right.. Thank u for visiting:)

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  13. Thats the kind of spirit we must learn from such people. I wish this boy reaches heights in his life. Good you gave him chocolates, thats really sweet of you. It's always good to hear such stories which are full of life and positivity.

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    1. Thanks Saru di :) I am really glad u liked it :)

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  14. Sonia, please change your Indi picture...:) It's not clear, the one of the blog is lovely :)

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    1. I ll definitely change it asap.. U know its such a pain to upload a photo in Indi.. Well I will do it soon.. Thanks for the suggestion.. I love U :)

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  15. The idle way of living..:-)Hats off to you and your family..:-)

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  16. aah, that is such a neat post!!! Feel so happy being here...

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    1. Thanks Bhavana.. Glad u liked it:)

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  17. You must have had a title 'a lot to learn' for this post Sonia. Very touching story of Laxman. I wish n hope he gets a deserving life.

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    1. Hey Mak.. Long time:) Well U are so right.. I cud have named the post as a lot to learn.. Thank u:)

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  18. its good to know that there are ppl around who think about these kids like Laxman.....i wish that there are more n more such ppl in our society bcoz there are so many Laxmans out there.......

    Take Care,
    irfan

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    1. Thank u Irfan ji:) A happy marraige Anniversary to u :)

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  19. Really??? Come to my place Sur.. Lets talk to Laxman's parents..

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  20. No doubt you aunty is good and generous at heart. Thanks for bringing smile on his face by giving perk and dosa. As far as Laxman case is concerned there are lot more like him in the society who dont even get required opportunity like other and this kind of experience in life help us to remove the layer of our heart and see the world with different perspective and I hope this encounter of your must have touched your heart and must have given your heart to think differently.

    Overall nice post and nice thought:)

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    1. Thank u so much for such a lovely comment Mithlash.. Yes Kalpana Aunty is my mom's friend and totally generous person.. Thanks once again Mithlash :)

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  21. Nani and sachin combo is superb..:)

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  22. People like him find happiness in little things while we are never satisfied. It's good to know that his father made it a point to get the children educated. Education is a must :)

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    1. Yeah Juhi U r so right:) Thanks for the comment :)

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  23. Wow Sonia, that's really a very remarkable thing your family is doing... hope everything work's out well for Laxman.

    Long time, eh?? Hope all is well on ur side Sonia :)

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    1. All is well RaJ.. Quite occupied with work so couldn't be around that often.. Thank you so much:) I hope you are doing well too and glad you won the Lakme contest..:) Congratulations :)

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  24. That's a very valuable lesson you learnt Sonia. It is true, we take our luxuries and life too much for granted. We should learn to value life and spread happiness as much as we can, so that we can have more of such smiling photos of many more Laxmans out there. :)

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    1. Thats so true Jay.. Thank u for these wonderful words:)

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  25. And then there are people like us, who think that our lives are unfair.

    I remember reading this post when it was published. Sorry I was unable to comment.

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    1. S ur right.. Neways Uruj, I hope ur doing good.. Long time???

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