It was a fine Sunday morning when I had just started cleaning my old bookshelf. A few minutes later while I was dusting I came across a lot many books, novels, story books which I had read during childhood. “Hey Mom! Remember these?” I asked her in excited tone. “Let’s give those to the needy or maybe donate them to a library. You aren’t gonna use them anyways!” mom exclaimed. After a while, all of a sudden a history textbook popped out onto my hands from one of the shelves. “Hey that’s my 8th standard textbook”. And a flashback just gushed through my brain. Those golden days!!
Those days when we had fights with our best friends. Those days when we did every mischief possible. Those days when our mom gave 5 bucks to buy vadapav from canteen for which hearing the whole explanation about ‘how unhealthy junk food is’ was mandatory. Those days when birthday celebration, chocolate distribution in whole class and bunking lectures so as to get blessings from all teachers was best memory. Those days when we had every festival celebration in school- Christmas party, Garba celebration, etc. Those days of singing prayers, patriotic songs and national anthem during the start of day. Ofcourse how can I forget the annual celebration every year. It was the only day when we all batchmates were super energetic to rock the dance floor! Those golden days!!
School gave us the best of childhood memories. It’s not just about memories but it is the place where we had our very “First Step of Education”. Teachers who were almost next to our parents gave us knowledge, love and care. Words of every teacher was like an enlightenment of something new to learn. Friends- who uplifted us in every possible way and made us realize that how incomplete are we without them. School wasn’t only related to education but also with our behavior, manners, habits, discipline, punctuality and much more. Development of our personality, our conduct towards every person we meet, the impact of our presentation is all because of this abode of learning. School is the only institution where we have spent most of our learning years.
Life gives you experiences
Teaches you in different ways
But school time is best of all
I badly miss Those Golden Days!