They got themselves back to their rootsMr. Sujit who had been working in the US since last 10 years was in India for vacations along with his wife and two sons 5 years and 8 years old. Since his children were born and brought up in the US they had got used to custom, lifestyle, and environment there. His sons asked him, ”Oh Papa! When will we go back to the US? India is so boring and backward. I cannot mingle with kids here, they are so odd”. Mr. Sujit was very worried about his two sons not being able to adjust to Indian culture as after 2 years he was planning to return to India and settle here.
His main intention of coming to India this time was to make his kids acquainted to the Indian culture and traditions. He made them sit with their grandmother who told them stories of how India struggled to get independence and how it progressed after it. He started telling them about the rich culture of India and how it was different from the world. He even visited many places depicting cultural heritage and customs of people of India. He explained to them how in spite of not being advanced India is progressing rapidly and said that their roots were here only. Mr. Sujit was not sure how much his efforts would help.
On the cold morning of 26th January – The Republic day Mr. Sujit had planned to take his sons to a flag hoisting ceremony in their town. But he was surprised not to find his two sons in the house. Little worried he ventured out of the house and started walking along the road in search of his sons. To his great relief, he observed his two sons in red and blue jackets, cap and blue denim standing on the boundary of the footpath and waving Indian tricolor flag. There were shouting the slogan “Happy Republic day”, “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, “East or West, India is the Best”. Mr. Sujit could not believe his eyes that they were his children. After all his efforts to bring his children back to their roots succeeded. This Republic day was so special to him. Now he could come back and settle in India without any worries.
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