Subba’s Serendipitous moments

January 23, 2007

Learning from kids

Filed under: Business,Education,India,Inspiration,Learning,Winning — Subbaraman Iyer @ 10:41 pm

In our own hectic Daily lives, what can we “so Called intelligent people” learn from this??

It was a sports stadium. Eight Children were standing on the track to participate in the running event.

*      Ready!

*      Steady!

*      Bang!!!

With the sound of toy pistol, all eight girls started running. Hardly have they covered ten to fifteen meters, one of the smaller girls slipped and fell down, due to bruises and pain. She started crying.

When the other seven girls heard this sound, they stopped running, stood for a  while and turned back, they all ran back to the place where the girl fell down.

One among them bent, picked and kissed the girl gently and enquired ‘Now pain must have reduced’.

All seven girls lifted the fallen girl, pacified her, two of them held the girl firmly and they all seven joined hands together and walked  together and reached the winning post.

Officials were shocked.

Clapping of thousands of spectators filled the stadium.

Many eyes were filled with tears.

YES. This happened in Hyderabad, India, recently !

The sport was conducted by! National Institute of Mental Health. All these special girls had come to participate in this event and they are spastic children.

Yes, they were mentally retarded.

What did they teach this world?

Teamwork?

Humanity?

Equality among all?

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2 Comments »

  1. This was SUPERB Appa !! These moments are worth cherishing and remembering!

    Good blog. You may want to check the Blogrolls – lot of them (eg Marketing & Innovation, etc.) go to pages that show code!

    Comment by Sanjiv P. — January 25, 2007 @ 2:38 am | Reply

  2. What a lovely story. Kids can teach us a lot! Their kindness is heartwarming. I find your posts interesting, inspiring and thoughtful. You have a way to pick just what inspires you to get us all inspired. Great, keep going

    Comment by radiantwoman — February 8, 2007 @ 6:09 pm | Reply


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