Tell me to describe Ambaprasad. I will say humble, obedient, caring, empathetic, responsible, dutiful. I have fond memories of the tenure of his classteachership. Sometimes, God’s blessings are disguised as students. Some give you joy just by being in the classroom. Ambaprasad was one of the blessed ones.
His classmates fondly used to address him as ‘Amba’. During the Open house meetings, I met his mother. The origin of his nature and behaviour was then clear to me. Down to earth, soft spoken, loving and warm are the qualities of his mother. Undoubtedly, these were inherited from her by Ambaprasad. As I always say, a child is the mirror image of parents. The values instilled by them are crystal clear in the actions, even before one speaks. Undoubtedly, it was true in his case also.
Being an introvert,
he used to speak to the point, not a word less, not a word more. Very few people know how to speak what is relevant and in sync with situations. Its a boon I must say. As an introvert myself, I distance myself from people who speak unncecessarily.
In Ambaprasad’s matter, his smile spoke before he did. He himself might not be aware of his charming persona. Not only back in school days, but also till date. I am lucky to be in touch with him as we converse on phone. But its enough to know from his words that he hasn’t changed an inch.
Its a privelege to remain unchanged in life. Once we start earning and get exposed to the world, which constantly tries to make us something else. Ambaprasad has this privelege and I am fortunate to have taught him. His wishes on my Birthday and Teacher’s day make my day blessed. You can sense his regard and gratitude from his messages. Such is my child Ambaprasad – Empathetic, responsible, dutiful.
I wish him success and smiles in his life. May God bless him and grant whatever his heart wishes for.