I was with my parents at the Annual Sports Day in our school, I was 6 years of age, studying in class ‘Prep’ then. I had no idea about what was going on that day at the school. Before reaching the school that day, I even did not know that my parents had registered my name for the ‘Balloon Race’ there, I was just very happy riding with my parents on our scooter. In those days, I always enjoyed sitting on the little seat ahead of my father on the scooter.
That day, our school was very crowded. There were sounds and their echoes everywhere, mostly because of the mikes and also due to the noise made by the kids and their parents. Many events were organized that day, most of them were related to athletics, but as a kid I was very confused about everyone jumping and running here and there.
Then came the announcement from one of the may mikes, “Dear parents of the participants of the ‘Balloon Race’ are requested to make your child ready for the race. The race will be in 10 minutes.” After hearing this announcement, my mother who was standing beside me, started pushing me towards the race track and said, “Beta (Son), get ready, you have to run in the race.” I was like, “What? Race? Why? I having fun,…. I don’t need to run.” My mother replied, “No beta, you have to. Now let’s go.”
At the next moment, I was at the starting end of the race, with the other 10-12 kids. Then, one madam (Teacher) came to explain to us the rules of the ‘Balloon Race’. She said that we had to........... To read more, go through the following: