Once there was a boy named Rajeev who was born in a poor family. His parents toiled hard every day so as to provide their child with all the facilities but couldn’t do so.
Rajeev often saw his friends play with expensive toys, wear beautiful clothes and eat delicious food but he couldn’t afford them.
He wanted to be an engineer but couldn’t afford to join the an engineering college as it was too expensive for his parents. Thus he opted for a simple graduation. His friends often came in their chauffeur driven cars but he had to board a bus or a rickshaw. Finally he completed his graduation and landed up with a job as a professor in a college.
Since his salary was not high enough, his girlfriend’s parents didn’t allow their daughter to marry him. Finally he was married to an uneducated girl from his village. After a year she gave birth to a baby boy.
After 3 years when Rajeev had begun to settle down in his life, his son was to be admitted to school. In a few years time, his son’s education expenses started skyrocketing and once again Rajeev was doomed to poverty. He didn’t have enough money to eat tasty food, go to clubs and to buy expensive clothes.
One day his father fell sick and asked Rajeev to pay him some money to buy medicines. After few months, all his savings was exhausted due to which he had a verbal clash with his father.
‘You never had enough money to send me to a good school. I couldn’t pursue engineering only because you were short of funds. I couldn’t marry the girl I loved only because my salary was not enough to satisfy her needs. My life has been a complete failure only because I was born to poor parents like you. If I had been born in a rich family, I would have got whatever I wanted in my life,’ said Rajeev and barged out of the house.
He went to a nearby restaurant to cool himself down and had his favourite vada-pav. On his way back to his home, he spotted a little girl who was selling newspapers and magazines. He felt pity for her and asked her about it.
‘My parents toil day and night just to ensure that I get two meals a day and proper education. I am indebted to them for their generosity and thus contribute as much as I can,’ said the little girl.
Rajeev had tears in his eyes and he purchased all the newspapers and magazines from the little girl. He was very happy to see smile on her face and for a moment went into deep introspection. He thought about his parents who underwent the same conditions but he never respected them.
Finally he went to his home, apologized to his parents and took care of them till their last breath.
MORAL: PARENTS SACRIFICE A LOT FOR US WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN. ITS OUR DUTY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM WHEN THEY GROW UP.