The Winner3 mins 460 3 mins 460
"We need to practice more for the competition," said Shiv to Suri.
"Yes, of course, the event is scheduled for next week and competition is going to be tough too," said Suri. "We need more and more practice so that we do justice to our efforts." "ok, let us meet tomorrow morning at 7 am and start practice." Both of them decided so and got ready to go home along with their group of 4 more friends.
Suri reaches home and gives inputs to his parents about the next days' practice session. His father advises him to have dinner and go to sleep so that he can wake up early and go for the practice session. Next day morning his mother prepares nutritious breakfast of oats and milkshake, both energy boosters. She even packs a box of nuts and fruits. So far we got an idea about what kind of preparation and expectations Suri's family had from him in relation to the upcoming event. Suri reaches his college on time. He sees his sports teacher eagerly waiting for him. Suri wishes him and his teacher gives him the required instructions with an underlying strong message that Suri has to win the race at any cost. Of course, this message was not a new one to Suri.
But as the d-day was fast approaching this message seemed too louder to Suri and his group. Finally, the d day was there. All athletes in full form, ready to give their best. Suri too present on the track with heart pounding rapidly. He was competing with the best of the athletes from different parts of the country, the excitement palpable and finally the bugle beeps. All athletes sprinting in their tracks. Suri is just behind another athlete who was in full form, but something was amiss. Almost near the finishing line, he slows down. In a jiffy, Suri pushes the other athlete towards the finishing line and that person stands first followed by Suri. His parents, his group mates, his coach were all disappointed and shocked at the turn of the event. But Suri was relaxed and comfortable. When asked why he stood second in the race which he could have comfortably won noticing how the other athlete slowed down, Suri says how that win would disturb his conscience.
On knowing the real reason for his loss everybody applauds loudly and felicitates Suri on Stage. You too will do the same on learning the real reason. Suri was running behind an athlete who belonged to a backward tribe and obviously, he did not understand the signage that was in English. Suri realised this and pushed the athlete towards the finishing line. That is how he stood second in the race. So all is well that ends well. Right? So let us talk straight and understand that Suri is the real winner even after losing the race.