Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mr Deeds part 1

Rohan was busy at his workstation and typing away when he thought about what he had accomplished over the years in his company, an Indian software major. A plush job, a really fat pay check and all the amenities he had ever dreamed of. But something was amiss. Rohan had wanted to do something he had never done before. Something that would make a difference to a person's life even if it was for one day. That day, he recieved an email. The email spoke about his company's endeavour into making hundreds of poor children and orphans smile for Diwali, make a difference in their lives.  

"Diya, an NGO has prepared a wishlist of the gifts the kids want. The names of the children and their preferences are written on a card. Take a card and make a child happy this Diwali." 

That was the gist of the email. Rohan pondered over it. "I have spent money on a premium gym membership, on dvds and various other things. Why not make a child's wish come true?" 

The day came and went. It was time to leave for home. Rohan went to the ground floor and took a look at the cards and what each child wanted. "All these children are from orphanages and off the street.", he wondered aloud. He picked a card with the name Lakshmi, from one of the many orphanages that dotted the city he called home, Chennai.

'A pink salwar, toffees and cream biscuits and small balls' is what the card said. Popping the card into his gym bag he carried to work after his morning workout, Rohan went to the parking lot and was soon inching his way home in the evening traffic on Mount Road.
 
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2 Comments:

Blogger Sriram V Iyer said...

Andy,

Its surprising!

For a minute, I thought i was reading from MY mind. These are the same thoughts I went through. I'm happy I was able to make a child's wish come true.

Its a good endeavour by Chirag.

Looking forward to Part 2.

Regards
sRi

2:52 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Amen. Part 2 is coming up Sriram. Stay tuned.

1:21 PM  

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