Thursday, June 30, 2011

Advantages of Old age Homes

1.    Old age homes are meant for senior citizens who are unable to stay with their families or are destitute. These old age homes have special medical facilities for senior citizens such as mobile health care systems, ambulances, nurses and provision of well-balanced meals. So they can live a healthy life.
2.    Good services and good behaviour of the staff, food being  palatable and wholesome are the main advantage of old age homes.
3.    Apart from food, shelter and medical amenities, old age homes also provide yoga classes to senior citizens. Old age homes also provide access to telephones and other forms of communication so that residents may keep in touch with their loved ones.
4.    The entertainment and library facilities are also available for the sole purpose of the senior citizens.
5.    For older people who have nowhere to go and no one to support them, old age homes provide a safe haven. These homes also create a family like atmosphere among the residents. Senior citizens experience a sense of security and friendship when they share their joys and sorrows with each other.
6.    In old age homes, old people have a lot of free time, so they can utilize it creatively.
7.     They usually do not have to work in an old age home to earn and do not have lot of duties to perform.
8.    They can also pursue any hobbies in a very peaceful atmosphere.
9.    - They don't have big expectations. They do not have to spend money a lot.
10.  They have the freedom to pursue and participate in religious activities.
11.     - Old people live peacefully and slowly. Old people can live peacefully and healthily in an old age home.
12.        Old age homes provides the much needed comfort, solace and companionship of age- mates and the freedom to pursue their own
activities without constraints.
You might have loads of advantages to dispose off your parents but if they had imagined the advantages to let you grow up in the streets, then they would not be in oldage homes. Cherish them, they are invaluable. Take care of them you would be blessed. That is what love is all about.
                                            Meena.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bribe


      One day an old man came to our home after the Sunday mass. I usually see him only during Sundays when he comes to receive his Holy Communion with a walking stick. So, when he came with my youngest son, I didn’t have any odd feeling of an outside person. We treated him as we would our grand parent, with breakfast and lots of talking. Then he came to the point – the reason for his visit. He needed some money.
        He is the father of a son who owns lot of land outside state but he is bankrupt and unable to look after his old parents and letting them live alone with their own income. He doesn’t even bother to visit his old parents.
        So, the old man and his wife lives with the money he makes by selling rosaries and scapulars, which is not much. His wife is partially paralysed and he is also a sick man. They are totally alone at home. He looks after his wife. Feeds her, cleans her, etc.. Every Sunday, the priest of the church gives him Rs. 50/-. But on that Sunday, he didn’t get it. He needed that money to bribe the doctor of the government hospital for giving him medicines for both of them on a weekly basis. He has all the documents to avail free medicines from the said hospital but the doctor won’t give medicine unless he is not paid under the table. I just couldn’t contain my anger. But we are forced to shut up as this hospital is in the remotest village of Kerala, India. No one likes to come over and take charge as a doctor due to the remoteness of the place. The old man needs these medicines more than anything to help his wife’s and his life bearable. If his wife skips the medicine, she would be crying out loud in terrible pain. So we’re just a spectators for the crime thrust upon us – Bribe.
        How did it start in the first place? Would it end? It might have started with the rich people to fulfil the bargain deviously or else what might be the reason? Here in India bribe has become the pivot in making the work happen. Everyday, we hear only of swindling and bribe in the news and the culprits haven’t an iota of shame to stand in front of the people with a handcuff. Where did our values go? What happened to our morality?
        Well, I remember when we were young, at school and at home, we were given corporal punishment for lying or thieving but not for studies. The family and the society gave more importance to integrity than anything else in the world. Money had no value unless it could save a life. But now, only money talks. One of my friend’s cousin bribed the invigilator of the examination to copy and he secured first rank for the post graduation. Just imagine, the people who has to inculcate moral values in the young minds itself has become the teachers of bribery, then where would our society end? In the gallows?
        Now there are more people in the jail than out of it. The jail of addiction to luxury. If our system doesn’t change, we’re sure to end up with mother bribing her children, to look after them. I hope that the world would wake up as the death knell to morality has been ringing in full swing for some time. Its high time we produce a honest and truthful generation. Where children obey their parents, respect them and take care of them by giving more importance to integrity than to money or else be sure he would bribe for us to be exterminated because we have exterminated many a people by our actions. So beware “What you sow, so shall you reap”, says the Bible.
Meena
         

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

10 DAY SOUTH INDIA TOUR ITINERARY



COCHIN-KODANADU-MUNNAR-PERIYAR-KUMARAKOM-ALLEPPEY(HOUSE BOAT)-KOVALAM-KANYAKUMARI-CHENNAI

Day – 1 : Cochin (Kochi)
On arrival at the Airport  in Cochin, you will be met (if you have booked a travel agent  or else get yourself a car or there are metro buses from airport to Fort Kochi it'd be much moe cheaper and more lxurious ) and transferred to Hotel at Kochi which has preserved its history well and presents a vivid panorama of a time when traders and warriors landed on here shore.
Start your Kerala tour at the Mattancherry Palace. From Palace walk along the Jew Street to Jewish Synagogue. With St.Francis Church, Santa Cruze Cathedral and Chinese Fishing Nets, just admire the magnificent heritage of Kerala. An ayurvedic rejuvenating massage (opional).
Later in the evening enjoy Kathakali dance presentation.Kathakali(literally, story play),the spectacular classical dance drama of Kerala based on the guidelines laid by Saga Bharatha’s Natya Sastra,the ancient treatise on dance and drama, is over 500 years old. Later in the evening enjoy Kathakali dance presentation. Overnight at the hotel in Cochin
Day – 2 : Cochin (Kochi) – Kodanadu – Munnar
In the morning we drive to Munnar and visit an Elephant training camp at Kodanadu on the way. The Kodanadu Elephant centre is an orphanage and care home for wild Elephants. Here we can see baby Elephants,which have been rescued from the forests, being cared for. It is one of the largest such rescue camps in Kerala and you can  enjoy the chance of close and personal contact with these wonderful animals.
After seeing the Elephants at work, we continue to a local farm which specialises in growing traditional spices.The farm started about 40 years ago with the production of rubber and coconut. All the farming is done in an eco-friendly way and all the spices are grown in their natural manner rather than in artificial stands. We’ll have a guided tour of the farm and later enjoy lunch on banana-leaf plates. After lunch a 3-hour drive brings us to the hill country of Munnar, which at 1,600 metres should be cooler and less humid than the coast. Munnar, a land of tea plantations and rich wildlife, was developed in the early 20th century by British tea companies and is often referred to as the jewel of the Western Ghats. Munnar is a major centre of Kerala’s tea industry, and the town is surrounded by about 30 extensive tea estates where the precious leaves are picked, dried and processed into top quality tea.
Day – 3 : Munnar
After breakfast visit Matupetty Dam, Echo Point, Gundala Lake, Top Station, Photo Point, Indo-Swiss Project, Eravikulam Rajamalai National Park, Nyamakkad Falls, Tea Museum, Pothamedu Sunset View, International Blossom Park etc.
Day – 4 : Munnar - Periyar
After break fast transfer to Thekkady 120kms, a 4 hour drive. On the way visit Signal Point View, Lockhart Gap View, Chinnakkanal Falls , Panniar Dam, Tea Factory, Spice Plantation. Arrival and transfer to resort. Afternoon boating in Periyar wild life sanctuary, plantation tour and spice market shopping.
Day – 5 : Periyar – Kumarakom
After breakfast transfer to Kumarakom 175kms 5 hrs. After breakfast sight seeing, Kumarakom the charming emerald peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake takes you into the heart of the scenic lake where you will come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. Sightseeing in Kumarakom include Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day – 6 : Kumarakom – Alleppey House boat
Check in to a luxurious house boat (Kettuvallam) and savour a voyage in the narrow canals between the wide range of green rice paddies and the peaceful villages enwrapped with coconut trees. Travelers can Perceive the flashes of toddy taping (natural soma), traditional techniques of the shellfish gathering, village walk, and the flocks of cormorant, egret, herons, four species of moorhens, water ducks, Siberian storks, Purple herons, seagulls, teals, and the different types of king fishers.
Day – 7 : Alleppey House boat - Kovalam
Check out from Aleppey and proceed to Kovalam 175kms 3 hrs. After noon visit Trivandrum . Shri Padhbhanabha Temple , Veli Tourism Village , Museum and Palace. Kovalam (16 Kms from Trivandrum city) this international beach has been the favourite haunt of tourist since 1930’s.  Kovalam consists of three adjacent  crescent beaches, the southernmost,  known as lighthouse beach is the most popular. This most renowned beach destination is much sought after for sunbathing, water sports, shopping, catamaran cruising, yoga, meditation and rejuvenative Ayurvedic body toning massages. Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach. Overnight at Hotel
Day – 8 : Kovalam – Kanyakumari
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari enroute sightseeing of Padhmanabha swamy temple & Suchindram Temple.   Check-in at the hotel. Kanyakumari, the land’s end of India or the point where the three seas  meet, it is also known as Cape Comorin. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the state and  indeed, in the country. On arrival proceed for sightseeing of Kanayakumari includes Vivekanada Rock temple, Gandhi Memorial etc. and return to the mainland to see the spectacular sunset in the Arabian Sea. Overnight at Hotel
Day – 9 : Kanyakumari
Early morning view the beautiful sunrise and move around the local temples, markets, flower shops, beach, etc, on your own.
Day – 10 : Kanyakumari - Chennai
Early morning view the beautiful sunrise and proceed to Trivandrum airport and board the plane to Chennai.

Bon Voyage
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Points to note:-
  1. Book your train/ plane ticket in advance.
  2.  During peak season (September - February), its better to book rooms before hand and its a lot expensive even for a drab room.
  3. Room during off season are very much cheaper even for 5 star hotels. you might get rooms without booking too.
  4. During rainy season (June - August). You could enjoy the freshness of nature. But better keep an extra 2 or 3 sets of cothing as you would have a lot of sodden clothes, which would be difficult to dry during this season. Rooms are cheap during this time. Sometime you might get the whole place to yourself.
  5. The only precaution to be taken  is try to use mineral water for all season.
Meena

Monday, June 27, 2011

Advantages & Disadvantages of Deforestation


Advantages and Disadvantages of Deforestation

Deforestation is the process of converting forested lands into non-forest sites that are ideal for crop raising, urbanization and industrialization.

Advantages:
1.       Deforestation provides the materials for various industries, such as logs for the logging industry and trees for the paper industry. The forest products industry is a large part of the economy in both developed and developing countries.
2.       It opens more job opportunities for people  in the lumbar industry besides Wood cutters , there are those who work in processing plants to make glue from wood sap, process pulp into paper, and others.  
3.       Cutting down trees provides charcoal, a source of energy.
4.       For every patch of forest cut down, arable land becomes available for farmers.
5.       The land can be used as an area to place urban living sites like apartments, houses, and buildings.
6.        The number of people employed by such a construction project are many and varied.
7.       If the city/government mandates replanting trees to replace the lost ones, then jobs are also provided for those people who do the seeding after a patch of forest is stripped.
8.       The arable land provides the much needed additional food source for man.  
9.       Some places with heavy forests are home to iron ore, mineral, and even oil deposits which can be used for man's needs. These natural resources can be accessed only by deforestation.





 Disadvantages:

1.       Deforestation destroys the habitats of millions of species of plants and animals that will need the areas of forest to survive. Thus, it may lead to the extinction of these species, causing havoc in the biological food chains and the delicate balance of the ecosystem of these areas.
2.       Deforestation leaves the soil bare to erosion and leaching (the depletion of nutrients in the soil). Thus, over time the soil will lose its fertility, and eventually desertification may occur in the area that was once covered by trees.
3.       The removal of trees adds to the high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as trees are needed to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
4.        Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, and when there is too much of it global warming results.
5.       When there are more carbon monoxide atoms going to the atmosphere, the volume of oxygen would decline. Such is the case of ozone depletion.
6.       The water cycle is also affected by deforestation, Deforestation reduces the content of water in the soil and groundwater as well as atmospheric moisture.
7.       Deforestation results in declines in biodiversity.

                                                                               
                                                                                               

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Science Club

Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends.
 Science is a vast ocean of knowledge even a small pebble can cause a ripple.  Think about a world without technology. No computers, no cars. No vaccines or cures for diseases. Life would be joyless and extremely hard. It was not long ago that this was the case. However, now with science on our side it's a whole new story. Science permeates our lives and informs our actions.
Physics, for example, teaches us how mirrors work, how glasses can aid one's vision and how heat is treated by various household materials and there goes a list of many more.
Chemistry discusses the principles of matter, like atoms, molecules and compounds. It discusses the countless different substances that can arise from the minutest variations within compounds. These atoms, molecules and compounds make up the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the medicines we take when we are sick. In short  we can't possibly live without Chemistry.
Biology, the study of life, teaches us why we are the way we are, why we need what we need to survive, how all living things are categorized, when we all came from. These, and countless other questions and answers which are all related to science.
The modern society is now facing scientific and technological issues, from environmental concerns on ozone depletion and acid rain, to economic threats from climate change. Understanding these problems has become as basic as reading.
It is the responsibility of scientists and educators to provide everyone with the background knowledge to help us cope with the fast-paced changes of today and tomorrow. But the simplest way to place the foundation of science in the fertile minds of kids is through science clubs. Where the child becomes exposed to lots of science experiences and experiments and debates and exhibitions.
 And for us students, it is through the science club which makes it possible to develop a positive attitude towards learning science and help us put a base to tackle scientific issues and also create environmental friendly technologies. Making one aware that we should not take the nature for granted and treat it wisely. So it is our duty as the future of science to start at least being little pebbles for starters and helping save the environment with our little hands and make this a better place to live.
 Hope we’d be able to get instilled with scientific literacy with various activities; this can be made possible only if we work together in harmony with our teachers and thereby helping to create a better world to live on.
Thankyou.  

Friday, June 24, 2011

GOAL


Today Is the day when I feel most elated because today is Friday and my children don’t have to go to school tomorrow. When I was at school, I really liked this day and when I became a teacher, I too jumped with my students when Friday arrived. Its not a feeling that is specifically to me alone, its a general feeling I suppose. Friday is a day when we can postpone all our works, as the day after is a Saturday and we have the whole time in the world. Even if we miss the Saturday, we have the Sunday to finish our work.
Now I just don’t know, how we got these days as  holidays. Was it by chance or by choice? Well however, these days help children have a day to look forward to and I think this expectation is the foundation for all expectations of mankind isn’t it?
You know life without expectation would really be boring isn’t it? Everyday getting up early in the morning, having bed coffee, doing our basic necessities, having breakfast, etc.... etc... God, it’d be such a dragging life like award movies. We feel its unending. But just imagine when a mother expects her baby, the student expecting best results, the birthday person expecting her present, the gardener expecting the first bloom, the baker expecting his best batch of cookies, there goes a line of expectations. That’s what man runs for. That’s what makes man moving. These expectations are ultimately called the GOAL.
But  these all happens when we are young, when we are active. But it all ends when we come to the dusk of life – When we become old. Then we are at the mercy of the young, nothing to expect because we aren’t able to make anything happen. Just sighs, tears and prayers. I really wish all the young ones have to ensure that in their goal of life please include the old too. For they are the asset of the family. They are wise and their wisdom do help us in fulfilling our goals easily and could bring sunshine to our weekends and a hope to our Fridays.
Bye Take care.

Meena

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Punctuality

Let every hour be in its place
Firmly fixed, nor loosely shift,
And well enjoy the vacant space,
As though a birthday gift.
          The measure of any society's development and progress does not lie in the wealth of which it disposes or the natural resources that it harbours but in the value system to which its citizens subscribe. The most important of these values are, “a respect for time”
Honourable judges, respected teachers, parents and my dear friends
          I would like to speak a few words about punctuality.  What is punctuality? Allow me to begin by stating the Dictionary's definition of Punctual:  Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed. One might wonder whether punctuality is really all that important? Does it hold any great value? What difference does it create in life?
          Well, being on time shows that you are responsible, trustworthy and can follow directions. More than that, it shows that you have personal integrity and self-discipline. Time is a precious gem that cannot be wasted at any cost." It is a very special resource in that you cannot store it or save it for later use. If you don't use your time wisely, you can never get it back. A punctual person is always one step ahead of others. Often we say plan work and work plan. But if you don’t  stick on your work promptly, punctually, how can you become a better person in life?
          Punctuality is essential for man in every walk of life. For students it is a great blessing. If you are punctual you will get enough time to do your work according to your plan. In hospitals, punctuality can make all the difference, of course between life and death. A punctual person never face any difficulty so far as time is concerned. He commands respect and admiration.  Punctuality is inevitable everywhere. According to an age old saying, “Time and Tide wait for none”, If you aren’t  punctual, you can see your opportunities taken  away between your cup and lip!
          If we study the lives of  great men, we find that punctuality was one of the secrets of their success in life. The necessity of doing our work punctually should be felt more keenly because we live today in a complicated society where each work is dependent on the other. The smooth working of the modern world is due to an increasing recognition of the necessity of doing our work punctually. Punctuality being so important in life, it is necessary for every man to cultivate this habit from the very beginning. Once we are punctual, our labours will be lightened and well behaved. 
          As citizens, of a fast growing nation like India, a punctual society, would be an extra leap to reach the forefront of development, we should inculcate it to enrich our society. As Charles Simmons so aptly wrote, "Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.Thankyou

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Influence Of Media In Our Daily Life

Respected Teachers And My Dear Friends.
I’d like to speak a few words on the “Influence of media in our daily life”
In the last 50 years the media influence has grown exponentially with the advance of technology. They have a strong social and cultural impact upon our society. We have put our trust on the media as an authority to give us news, entertainment and education.
 Of all the media channels the most influential has been the television and the internet.And the most influenced,the kids,adolescents and the youth of our society.Several hours in front of the computers and television lowers children's interest in interacting with other people. Instead of spending time with friends on some outside activities, or participating in cultural life, children tend to choose spending time on the internet and the television. 
 The individuals of mass society have  lost their souls to the phantom delights of the film, the soap opera, chatting, networking and the variety show. They fall into a stupor  and the children have dramatically lost their creativity and imagination, bringing up a society who gets bored easily without the presence of mass media. Its high time we wake up before the disaster befalls our society and prioritize our necessities. With this I conclude.

Thankyou

Friday, June 3, 2011

"The Importance of Maternal Care and Love in Childhood” - Part 2

story about a MOTHER’S LOVE written by an unknown Author

My Mother’s LoveMy mom had only one eye. I hated her …She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. One day during elementary school, my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.
The next day at school one of my classmates said, ”EEEEE, your mom has only one eye!” I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. So I confronted her that day and said,” Are you going to make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?!!!”
My mom did not respond…I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted her out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go to Singapore to study. Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts.
Then one day, my mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she hadn’t seen her grandchildren too. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, “How dare you come to my house and scare my children” GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!!And to this, my mother quietly answered.” oh, I’m so sorry. I have gotten the wrong address,” and she disappeared out of sight. One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house in Singapore. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity. My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.
“My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to Singapore and scared your children. I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up. You see…. When you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. Wishing you all happiness and success.
With my love to you,Your Mother.

Thankyou.
See you Tomorrow.
Meena

Thursday, June 2, 2011

“The Importance of Maternal Care and Love in Childhood”-Part 1


Though my topic is mostly on Maternal love and care, it doesn’t mean that Paternal or father’s love isn’t necessary or isn’t important. Parents(both father and mother), who love children unconditionally, serve as excellent role models. All facets of parental love and care are of vital importance to children's all-round growth. Love expressed in silent, unspoken ways, can have a powerful impact on children's lives. But demonstrating love freely in as many different ways possible can be a powerful elixir in children’s lives. That is possible with a mother and that’s what I would like to focus here.
Nature entrusted the job of bringing up kids primarily to mothers because of their natural intuitive mind and patience. Young kids in their growing age are like saplings, very delicate. Any harsh treatment damages the sapling and retards its proper growth. The kids have to be guided with love and lots of understanding. Little things matter in parenting little kids.
Children need to be assured of parental love; when parents express their love and care in simple ways like with a hug and a kiss, it makes them feel secure. Showing children your genuine love and care in loving heartfelt ways like a pat on the back; a little note or simply by expressing it in words, can create a deep, significant impact on their lives. 
Let us look closely at some of the qualities that children get when they receive genuine love and care:
·         When love is Demonstrated
This is the first vital step. The mother-baby interaction, in the first year especially, it is the very foundation of human emotions and intelligence. Love grows the brain. The capacities for what make us most human – empathy, co-operation, intimacy, the fine timing and sensitivity that makes a human being charismatic, loving, and self-assured – are passed from mother to baby. A child's self-esteem, self-worth and confidence can be bolstered. It can bring in a sense of security. Mothers are more demonstrative than fathers. The mother becomes the child herself in her love for her offspring. The child is not a separate person for the mother, but very much a part of her. And hence she protects, cares and guides the child as she would do to herself. Studies have found that the longer the hours a child stays in day care, the more aggressive, disobedient and difficult the child would become to get along with.
·         When love is Communicated
Words spoken with warmth and affection can equip and emotionally sustain the child to take on the challenges of the day! It can serve as a helpful reminder that you, his parent are your child's closest life-long ally and well-wisher. They have a positive impact on the child's intellectual and emotional development. These are important aids to enhancing the child's future successes. Verbalizing easily comes to a mother.  She is too intuitive, that she recognizes the right moment to say the right words for the child. A mother lives with her heart, which makes it easy to understand her child.
·         When love is Performed as care
Children often find it hard to express their unmet needs to their parents. At times, even older children tend to feel that they do not have all the right words to express their feelings; it is here that mother can step in and help their child to open up to them. Mothers are better listeners and they try to delve into the deeper meaning and causes of any emotion of their child’s. Mothers are more approachable not just for kids but adults alike.
·         When Encouragement is lavished
A mother is able to lavish praise without any shyness. Hearing this, the child is motivated and spurs the child’s efforts and raises his self-esteem and self-confidence. Natural motherly instincts guide the mother in matters of child’s wellbeing.
·         And Above all,  Be there for the child
A mother is capable of crossing the seven seas or climbing the Himalayas to be with her child and will always be there to openly and proudly cheer and applaud every effort her child makes irrespective of the results, letting the child know how important his success is, this helps in strengthening and energizing a mother-child relationship.
            Genuine love and care, is the soul of good parenting. It could be the single-most energizing and motivating force through all the stages of child development and beyond! 
 There is a wise saying, "Kids go where there is excitement; but they stay, where there is love."
The truth is that there is no parenting manual or handbook that has all the solutions to parenting issues.  Parenting is not easy. But a mother is able to connect her intuitiveness, resourcefulness and a loving heart to fulfill one of the most difficult jobs known to man, even during those times when the task becomes too overwhelming – Parenting
I’d like to conclude  with an inspirational story about a MOTHER’S LOVE written by an unknown Author
See you tomorrow.
Meena

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Honesty is the Best Policy

Respected Teachers And My Dear Friends.
Today I’m going to speak about a very essential quality which we have to cultivate from a very young age. This is a real life story happened to Laila,

One  day coming home from work, Laila stopped at the corner Chicken Store to buy a chicken for supper. The butcher reached into a barrel grabbed the last chicken he had, flung it on the scales behind the counter, and told Leila its weight. She thought for a moment. "I really need a bit more chicken than that," she said.

"Do you have any larger ones?" Without a word, the butcher put the chicken back into the barrel, felt around as though finding another, pulled the same chicken out and placed it on the scales. “This chicken weighs one pound more,” he announced. Laila thought for sometime and then said , “Okay, I’ll take them both.” Just imagine the trouble  the butcher had fallen into? Do you think Laila will believe  the butcher again?........  Will Laila say to others too about this butcher?.........

So that is what I would like to say, Never say lies. Whether we are big or small, whatever wrong we have done will come out in the end. We will be in big trouble then.Now we are kids, this is the right time to learn to be honest, to be truthful.  I would like to say “Be truthful to ourself, then to others and most importantly in all our everyday dealings.”

So from today onwards make a policy to be Honest.

Thankyou