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Sagnik Chakraborty

Children Stories Children


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Sagnik Chakraborty

Children Stories Children


A Rakhi, A Bond of Love

A Rakhi, A Bond of Love

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It was the 15th of August, 2019. When I woke up in the morning I realized that it was Independence Day as well as Raksha Bandhan. I ran off to my father and asked, "Father, today are we going to my cousin sister's house?" My father replied, "Yes." I then quickly brushed my teeth, had my breakfast and bath. It was nearly 10 am when we left for my cousin sister's house. I know that she is very serious about her studies. So I bought a notebook and a pencil bag for her.


By the time I reached her house, I found that though she was enjoying still she was in a fear of something. When she was tying the Rakhi on my hand, I found her school calendar which was hung on the wall. Now I was able to understand the reason for her fear. Actually her half-yearly school test started from the next day. Then I said to my cousin sister," I am leaving." She understood that I had seen the calendar. Then she handed me over a diary in which it was written that tests will occur in many phases of our lives. But if we do one or two tests badly nothing will happen. There is always a next chance.


The main thing is to think and care for others. Then she told me, "Chotu listen, raksha bandhan comes only once every year. Moreover this rakhi indicates the bond of love between a brother and a sister. And do you know that on 20th of July, 1905 our Bengal was partitioned and during that time people tied rakhis on each other's hand to prove that they were all united like brothers and sisters. This concept was given by our very own Rabindranath Tagore." Then we had a lot of fun and by the end of the day, we returned home.


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