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31st October 2009, will be one of those dates which I will always cherish.
Well it was an honor that came to me quite unexpectedly a week before 31st October 2009. I was enjoying a very interesting lunch with three friends at Oakwood Premier, Koregaon Park, Pune. Mrs Vanita Dogra, the principal of Kider Brook Child Development Center, Kalyani Nagar, gave a call.
With an amazing red wine doing it magical effect on my neurons, nothing more could have given me a high at a noon ish time. But guys, trust me, the call was like an intravenous shot to the ultimate. After a few formal lines, she told me that the school was planning it’s sports day with Viman Nagar and Kalyani Nagar combined on the 31st October and that they had all (teachers) have decided that I would be their honorable chief guest for the sports day!
It’s one honor to be the chief guest but it’s a more valuable honor to me as my two kids have spent their three years at Kider Brook School. I was overwhelmed and accepted the honor delightedly.
Come 31st October, and my kids were more ready than ever. All four of us dressed our best and landed at the Don Bosco Stadium, where Mrs Dogra was waiting with all the parents of the tini tots.
The kids were adorable as always, dressed in blue shorts and white tops.
There were such amazing participation by the kids for various interesting races like fisher-man and fisher-woman race, match the shape race, vegetable seller race etc.
I could not stop smiling for the next two hours and by the end my lips and the jaw muscles refused to stop smiling ! ( I was reminded of my marriage reception day )
I was thrilled as much as the kids when I gave away the medals and their certificates of excellence! There were times when I helped the kids in coming off the winner’s podium, when Mrs Dogra whispered to me that the teachers will take care of it.
Can’t help, Mrs Dogra, I am mom first, so all that basic instincts are now basically involuntary :).
There were races for the parents too. I could see my hubby fumbling with a saree that had to be folded neatly before making a dash. The moms had to walk with a book on their crowns.
I gave a lovely short speech and will always be honored to be part of the school that has groomed my kids and me into a better personality.
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