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Arthi Murugeshan

Children Stories


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Arthi Murugeshan

Children Stories


A Real Blessing!

A Real Blessing!

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Thirumalaisamy is from a village down South India and owned a renowned pesticide shop in the nearby town. He is quite popular in his town were every farmer looked at him not only as a pesticide seller but as a mentor and guide who clears all the farming doubts. He was very fond of exploring things that related to agriculture and he owned a lot of books that could make up a library at his home. He always believed that knowledge is the real treasure. He was equally interested in all the world happenings and was always eager to share the stories of women achievers.

Thirumalaisamy had four daughters and two sons and it was a happy family. He already had a grandson and a granddaughter and used to narrate the stories of freedom fighters and the children were excited to listen to stories as it contained hidden messages which kindled freedom thoughts. He used to say that independence has to be a way of living than just reading through books.

On one such evening when Thirumalaisamy was busy in his shop explaining the usage method and benefits of a particular pesticide, there came news through telephone that again a granddaughter was born just a few minutes ago. It was indeed good news for Thirumalaisamy but for anyone else other than him it would have been just news as it was a girl baby.

Usually when a baby is born a practice or a kind of ritual is followed in his place. It's the act of dipping a piece of gold say a ring or anything into the honey and just to make the baby taste it. It is believed as a good sign that the baby will earn a lot of money later. It is mostly done by the grandfather.


Thirumalaisamy visited the baby that night and after some time he was reminded by his family to perform the ritual. Thirumalaisamy was quiet, he was deep into some thought. After a minute he took out the pen from his pocket, washed it, dipped it into the honey bowl, and gently placed a drop of honey in the baby's tongue. When he did this his family was confused and for a moment didn't understand what was he doing. After sometime Thirumalaisamy explained, " I used a pen to perform this ritual because I consider pen as a sign of Education, Literacy, and Knowledge. It is Education but nothing can give a girl child the freedom she deserves. Hence I bless her with the pen and I would love to see her being independent through sound and good education and I hope she will pass on this good vibe all over setting the pathway for #FreeIndia." The moment his family realized what was he saying a channel in the television wished their viewers, " Happy Independence Day". The clock struck twelve, it was August 15. Yes, probably the real independence day!


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