These were the words of our idol..my idol…who moulded us, made us realize how important it is to take up responsibilities and live up to them….
To her house we went in droves. To study, to have fun, to eat and to laugh. The first day at her house, I was not exactly dreading it..but was thinking ki..’what the hell, what different am I going to do other than what I would have done in my home’…..Then she came…and asked us to study as usual….no great shakes….no great funda…just she said..do what you would be doing in your home….(my doubts about the usefulness of this whole exercise was increasing)….
The differences were that..out of the blue she would ask any of us some questions…for which we had to be prepared with the answers…and of course…once every hour..we had a wonderful serving of tea…and then also has lunch at her house…..In fact there were days…when we used to sit in a circle around her..and she used to place in our hands a mouthful of rice with curry….brought back memories of those vacations spent with sithi giving us food under the moonlight….
There was also a change in our whole attitude..we started looking forward to going to her home…and left the place..only when she asked us to….never by ourselves…And then…there was the parting shot….’So far you had come here to learn something, henceforth if ever you come..that would really mean you come here out of affection..and not for any other purpose’….Am thanking her…. each moment of my life….