Friday, 23 May 2014

Morning School Assembly



After my 10th grade, I always tried my best to avoid the school assembly in the morning. But every time it wasn’t possible though, and sometimes I was present there physically. It was so boring. I could never understand the Morning Prayer, neither I could memorize it. Our Morning Prayer was so damn complicated, but I always managed to sustain the illusion that I was praying. Then, somebody had to read the news as well. On top of all these, I remember one time our Principal Sir introduced something new in the morning assembly. He randomly called a student on stage, particularly from the senior grades and asked to reveal publicly what he/she had prayed to God. Being a true atheist, I was always tensed that by mistake our Principal Sir shouldn’t call me on stage. Fortunately I was never a victim of that. Every day, someone or the other, more or less used to say the same thing like, 'I prayed to God that I come first in class', 'I prayed to God, I asked him to give me admission in an IIT', 'I prayed that God makes me the best doctor’ Bla Bla Bla. It was so boring. 

One morning, Sir called someone on stage. I was waiting to hear the same old craps. But then, she said, 'I prayed to God to give me strength, so that I can work hard and fulfill my dreams' I was kind of stunned and wondered, 'what the hell was that?' I repeated those words several times in my mind. Well, sometimes some words get stored in our memory forever!!

37 comments:

  1. :) really nice...and i understand that some words get etched into our memory...so much so that seem not like words that came out from another but from your own. Enjoyed this one too just like the rest. :)

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    1. Yes Shivani, some words just get etched into our memory. So glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  2. Some memories are stored in our minds forever...and most of the time , surprisingly , those are our childhood/adolescence memories... :-)

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    1. Yes Maniparna, most of the unforgettable memories are are our childhood/adolescence days. Thanks a lot for dropping by :)

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  3. I used to love morning school assembly and often read news also

    Survivor

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    1. you must had been a good and sincere student :) Glad you could refresh your good old school days and thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  4. Awesome!!Your post(-writing and picture) reminds me of my school days. School days have been the best days for me. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Swati and could refresh your good old school days. Yes, school days are always the best. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  5. Beautiful words the girl said, It is good for you that you still remember those words :)

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    1. Yes Aunt Mary, those were beautiful words. Thanks a lot for dropping by :)

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  6. "Strength to work hard..." That's a great prayer.

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    1. Yes Tomichan Sir, that was indeed a great prayer. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  7. Wow...that was a good thing to pray for :)

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    1. Yes, that was really a good thing to pray. That would indirectly solve all our problems I guess :) Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  8. So nice the way you wrote the last lines.yes some words do get stored this way and they remain in our memories .

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    1. Yes Nima, some words do get stored permanently. Glad you liked the write up and thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  9. reminded me of school assembly, I use to hate them but in 10th i became the School prefect , So I had to be there stadning in front of everyone .. everyday ..

    and the little prayer beautiful


    Bikram

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    1. Nice to know that you became the perfect school boy in your 10th :) Usually guts become imperfect with age, but you were different. Glad you enjoyed the post and could refresh your good school days. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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    1. Yes, that was indeed a nice and a very clever prayer :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  11. nice one a truly sensible girl-----to have said that prayer

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    1. Yes Rajni Ji, that was a very true and sensible prayer !!

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  12. Oh that morning assembly at school must have been the same for most of us studying here in Indian schools! The prayers followed by news...you took me back to memories.
    The girl's prayers were so realistic...God can give you the strength to achieve your dreams...but if you're going to remain a couch potato and expect to move mountains, even God might give up on you ;)

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    1. Yes Vinodini, we will have to properly utilize the strength :) So glad you enjoyed the post and could refresh your good old school days. Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  13. Being realistic in such an age, i like that girl already. :D

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    1. yes shkhwt, being realistic at such an age is really impressive :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  14. I really like your postings yaar...really with some life...all the best!

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    1. Thanks Murthy Sir :) so glad you like my posting. Thanks a lot for dropping by and for your wonderful wishes !!

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  15. I agree that morning assemblies can be too long and that sometimes it seems that the principal is oblivious to how restless everyone is getting.

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    1. Yes Carlyn, it always the case :) I never liked the morning assembly. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  16. Nice narration. Principle of my school would used to call someone from crowd to say something about his/her ambition (irrespective of class). The interesting part was that we would have to elaborate it. Indeed a nice experience!!

    Awesome post!!Keep writing.....:)

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    1. Thanks Swati :) glad you enjoyed the post. Thta was the most confusing question I had encountered many times. I was always confused about my ambition :) Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  17. nice post...such profound words from a school girl :) no wonder you remember it. and what about you? did you ever get called? :)

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    1. Fortunately I was never a victim for the prayer game :) glad you enjoyed the post, Preethi. Yes, those were profound words from a school girl. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  18. ah! took me back to schooldays. we had Sant Dnyaneshwar's 'Pasaydaan' daily.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post and could refresh your good old memories. Thanks a lot for visiting out here!!

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