The Joint Family
The Joint Family2 mins 88 2 mins 88
Vidhu and Vinod are the two sons of Mr Sharma, who are next door neighbours of the Tripathy family. Both brothers were married and had two kids.They lived together with their parents. However, their wives daily quarrelled over trifle matters. This created a very bad atmosphere in the house and started affecting the kids too, who also began quarrelling with each other.
Sharma Ji, the patriarch of the family was a retired headmaster. Rakesh, who was the younger son of the Tripathy family, who were his neighbours, was also his student. He always admired Rakesh due to his good manners.
One day he called Rajesh and asked his help to resolve the ongoing conflict in his house. Rakesh assured him that he would see to this and left.
The next day he invited Vidhu and Vinod along with their wives and kids and their parents to a lunch party citing the marriage anniversary of his parents.
The Sharma family reached on time. They started talking and mingling with the Tripathy family. The kids started playing with the kids of the house, the two daughters-in-law started gossiping with the three daughters-in-law of the Tripathy family; and Vidhu and Vinod got engaged with Rakesh and his brothers, Rajesh and Ritesh.
Rakesh said that many times he has to go out-of-station for his touring job. Last week he asked his younger brother Ritesh to attend the parents-teachers meeting of his children as he was away for work. Likewise once his son was very ill and he was away for work! His elder brother Rajesh took his son to the doctor. Thus he explained that though there are some problems in a joint family, the advantages are always more than the disadvantages.
The daughters-in-law of the Sharma family also saw that how the Tripathy family lived harmoniously with even a larger family as compared to theirs!
Thus, from that day onwards there was never a talk about separation in the Sharma family. Mr Sharma thanked Rakesh for his timely help. Rakesh said that he was fortunate enough that he could accomplish the task given by his beloved teacher!