Our tests were over and the consequence was besides declared. Our all schoolmates passed the tests with winging colorss. Myself and my close friend besides got really good Markss. It was the terminal of June our school was about to open from 1st of July. One all right forenoon I received a phone call from a friend of mine that all of us have to roll up in school to subject our signifier for admittance to the following category. So the very following twenty-four hours we went to our school. After finishing the necessary formalities we all went to the canteen to hold some refreshment and merriment every bit good.
When we were discoursing about our calling some gave importance to academic accomplishment while other were of the sentiment that occupation oriented instruction is more of import than acquiring mere grade. One of our schoolmate said it is really easy to sit and discourse about instruction and its importance but have you of all time seen the position of literacy in those who work difficult day-to-day to gain their staff of life and butter. Education. calling and good occupation are mere words for them they do non cognize even the importance of being literate what to believe of higher instruction. We had a serious treatment over it and the result of it was that we all will roll up in our school on the coming Sunday with our old books and some of our old apparels which we can portion off with and see a close by slum to administer them. We besides decided to execute a street drama to put emphasis on importance of instruction and advance literacy among them by prosecuting them to go to the categories which we will run in their vicinity on every Sunday in the eventide.
Once everything was decided we contacted our chief and informed her about our thought. She was overwhelmed and non merely gave her consent but besides parted the school mini coach to take us to the slum on Sundays for this good cause. As per determination we all gathered in the school. The school coach was already at that place and to our delight our principal was besides at that place to attach to us to hike our moral. She asked the coach driver to maintain the mike. talker and battery to run it as we might be necessitating it.
It took us about 20 proceedingss to make the slum. We contacted a few slum inhabitants and briefed them about our slogan of coming. They were really happy to hear this and promised us to roll up all the slum inhabitants within an hr. In the average clip we set our mike to turn to them and made agreements for administering books and vesture.
After all the inhabitants collected our chief told them about our slogan of coming to them. The thought was good received by bulk of them but a few said we have lived most of our life now what is the usage of being literate at this age and said “Buddhe Tote Ram Ram kahna nahin seekh paate” . After that we took our bend and non merely told them about the importance of instruction for their kids but besides laid emphasis on the importance of literacy for grown up people. To stress on importance of literacy for grown up we enacted a drama. The subject was that there was a backward small town in which all the occupants were illiterate except the Postmaster and the workers of the station office. There were no installations in that small town like electricity. H2O supply. school. infirmary. bank. railroad station etc. So there was really less work for the station office besides. The workers used to sit the whole twenty-four hours and go through their clip in chitchats. Many times the postmaster tried to prosecute the villagers to acquire literate. He besides spared clip to learn them to read and compose but it was all in vain and cipher bothered to go to his category.
One twenty-four hours a wire from near by small town reached the station office addressed to the Sarpanch of that small town. The mailman delivered it to the Sarpanch and told that it is from the in-laws of his girl and returned back to station office. Hearing this all the household members started shouting believing that their expecting girl had expired while giving birth to the kid. The intelligence spread to whole small town and all the villagers joined the bereavement. Hearing this intelligence the postmaster besides went to lenify the household. When he reached there the Sarpanch showed him the wire. After reading the wire the postmaster laughed aloud and said that you people are mourning and shouting over good intelligence. The wire is about that the girl of Sarpanch has give birth to a boy and both of them are whole and hearty. Hearing this all the villagers cursed their illiteracy and thanked the postmaster.
Thinking that this is the right clip to one time once more state the villagers about the importance of literacy the postmaster said it is better to illume a taper than to cuss the darkness. He besides said still you people can get down analyzing and I am ready to learn you. It is better to be tardily than ne’er. The villagers agreed this clip because they themselves have seen the importance of literacy and from the really following twenty-four hours they started analyzing.
Our thought to advance literacy in slum was good conveyed and the slum inhabitants asked us but who will save clip to learn us. We promised them that we will learn them on every Sunday eventide. Hearing this they all were delighted and promised to fall in the categories in the eventide. Our mission was accomplished and we all returned back with a promise to see them all in the category on following Sunday.
While returning from there I was really happy as now they will besides be literate and the most interesting thing was that we will learn them. I kept praying to god that may our program be successful. I hope that all the slum inhabitants try to understand our slogan and seek to larn reading and authorship.