அப்துல் கலாம் (என் ஆசிரியர் கற்ற பாடம்): வசனவரிகளுடன் தமிழ் அறிவோம் – சிறுவர்களுக்கான கதை

அப்துல் கலாம் (என் ஆசிரியர் கற்ற பாடம்): வசனவரிகளுடன் தமிழ் அறிவோம் – சிறுவர்களுக்கான கதை


A Lesson for my Teacher I lived on the Mosque Street in Rameswaram, a city famous for its Shiva temple. a city famous for its Shiva temple. a city famous for its Shiva temple. a city famous for its Shiva temple. Every evening on my way home from the mosque, I would linger near the temple. I would linger near the temple. I always felt like a stranger here as the temple goers stared suspiciously at me. They probably wondered what a Muslim boy was doing in front of a temple. in front of a temple. in front of a temple. in front of a temple. The truth was that The truth was that I loved to listen to the rhythmic chanting of the mantras, though I never understood a word. There was a strange magic in them. Of course, something else led me there. My best friend, Ramananadha Sastry, was the son of the head priest. was the son of the head priest. He sat beside his father at this hour, reciting hymns. Ram would steal a smiling glance at me from time to time. Ram would steal a smiling glance at me from time to time. Ram would steal a smiling glance at me from time to time. At school, Ram and I always sat together At school, Ram and I always sat together At school, Ram and I always sat together on the first bench of our classroom. We were like brothers. We were like brothers. However, being a Hindu priest’s son, he wore a sacred thread, while my white cap marked me as a Muslim. while my white cap marked me as a Muslim. One day, when we were in the fifth standard, One day, when we were in the fifth standard, a new teacher came to our class. He looked strict. He went around the class tapping his cane on his palm He went around the class tapping his cane on his palm and stopped before us. and stopped before us. “You, the one in the white cap. “You, the one in the white cap. How dare you sit beside the temple priest’s son!” He shouted, you sit beside the temple priest’s son!” He shouted, “Go sit on the last bench.” “Go sit on the last bench.” I felt hurt. With tears in my eyes, I picked up my books and shifted to the last row. and shifted to the last row. Ram and I wept together silently after school. wept together silently after school. We thought we would not be allowed to be friends anymore. We thought we would not be allowed to be friends anymore. When I reached home that day my father looked at me and asked, “Were you crying… what’s wrong son?” and asked, “Were you crying… what’s wrong son?” I recounted the whole incident to my father I recounted the whole incident to my father While Ram also told his family the same story. While Ram also told his family the same story. Early the next morning Ram came running to our house and said, “Father has asked you to come to our house immediately.” “Father has asked you to come to our house immediately.” I was terrified. I thought I was in for some more trouble. I thought I was in for some more trouble. We hurried back to Ram’s house. My heart skipped a beat when I saw our new teacher standing there. My heart skipped a beat when I saw our new teacher standing there. My heart skipped a beat when I saw our new teacher standing there. “In the light of our discussion, “In the light of our discussion, apologise to Kalam here,” apologise to Kalam here,” said Ram’s father with a stern face. I could not believe what I had just heard! The head priest was asking the teacher to apologise to me? “No child is less than another in God’s eyes. “No child is less than another in God’s eyes. “No child is less than another in God’s eyes. “No child is less than another in God’s eyes. “No child is less than another in God’s eyes. It is your duty as a teacher to help students live in harmony in spite of the differences in their background. live in harmony in spite of the differences in their background. live in harmony in spite of the differences in their background. live in harmony in spite of the differences in their background. live in harmony in spite of the differences in their background. You can no longer teach in this school,” he said. You can no longer teach in this school,” he said. Our teacher immediately asked me to forgive him. He hugged me and said, “I am sorry, Kalam, I have learnt an important lesson in life today.” I have learnt an important lesson in life today.” I have learnt an important lesson in life today.” I have learnt an important lesson in life today.” Ram’s father saw that the teacher sincerely regretted his behaviour Ram’s father saw that the teacher sincerely regretted his behaviour and permitted him to continue teaching. and permitted him to continue teaching. From that day on, Ram and I sat together proudly on the front bench. sat together proudly on the front bench. We have remained the best of friends ever since.

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  2. Ennga school laiyum indha incident nadathudhu aanna thati kekatha aalilla 😢😢😢 iam muslim but my frd is christian. naa indha scene na wings of fire bookla read pannirukka.we r love u kalam sir

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