It was a sports stadium.
Eight Children were standing on the track to
Participate in the running event.
* Ready! * Steady! * Bang !!!
With the sound of Toy pistol,
All eight girls started running .
Hardly have they covered ten to fifteen steps,
One of the smaller girl s slipped and fell down,
Due to bruises and pain she started crying .
When other seven girls heard this sound,
Stopped running, stood for a while
And turned back,
They all ran back to the place where the girl fell down.
One among them bent, picked and kissed the girl gently
And enquired ‘Now pain must have reduced’.
All seven girls lifted the fallen girl, pacified her,
Two of them held the girl firmly
And they all seven joined hands together
And walked together and reached the winning post.
Officials were shocked.
Clapping of thousands of spectators filled the stadium.
Many eyes were filled with tears
And perhaps it had reached the GOD even!
YES. This happened in Hyderabad [ INDIA ], recently! (2007)
The sport was conducted by National Institute of Mental Health .
All these special girls had come to participate in this event
And they are spastic children .
Yes, they were mentally retarded Challenged .
What did they teach this world?
Equality among all?
Successful people help others who are slow in learning
So that they are not left far behind.
This is really a great message… Spread it!
We can’t do this ever because we have brains!!!!!! !!!Narasimhalu
(I wrote this in Sulekha in 2007 & if you care for people,pls read about Narsaimhalu too link given aboveI miss him after coming to Coimbatore,tho’ I have told him I am away for a few months only!)