ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
( Informative speech given by Aadithiya Ajaykumar in the gavel club )
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How many of you have felt a sense of gratitude to your parents , Srikumar Pai Sir and Nandakumar Sir for having given this opportunity to be part of Gavelier’s club ?? Please bear in mind that this is a learning experience which very few people in Muscat or India can get at this age . When this came into my mind, I felt that I should utilize this opportunity to transpire my feeling to my fellow Gavelier’s club .
Respected Toastmasters, Gavlier of the day and fellow Gaveliers the topic I have chosen is “ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE “
We have the great epic of Mahabharatha where we know
that Ekalavya who was the best
archor had offered his thumb as “
Gurudakshina “ to show his gratitude
to his teacher even though he knew that he
could never excel in archery without his thumb. It was so touching when my
father described about his visit to a centre for physically and mentally
handicapped people where many people
are struggling and life is a burden
for them . We should thank almighty for creating us without any abnormalities.
We should admit that during our school days , we never thank our teachers for
guiding us and giving us the proper direction in accomplishing our ambition .
But once we are out of our school we will definitely feel the value of our
teachers who have contributed to our success . I could feel this during my father’s silver
jubilee Alumni get together in their engineering college when he himself along
with every one of his college mates were eagerly
waiting to touch their teachers’ feet to take their blessing .
If we think for a moment we will understand how much we owe to our teachers for
taking all the pains in bringing us to the level where we are . For any activity
we do we will feel a
sense of gratitude if we think about the positive and negative aspects of it .
Often we only think of what we are not having , we forget of what we have got
from god for leading the current life style .
We have stories of showing gratitude in the worst manner also . We all know about
the great Mughal Ruler Shajahan who had cut the hands of Artisans of
Taj Mahal to ensure that they cannot
replicate this monument .
At the present age we can see that in many
families the old parents are sent to old age homes . The children are ready to
spent any amount of money but they
have no time to devote for their old
parents who had sacrificed their
life and took lots of pain to bring
them up . Are they doing right ?? I
sincerely feel that we can bring about
some changes in this system. Hope we will
take all the efforts to spent the
best possible time with our parents during their
old age .
So friends, we have to decide ourselves the best form we have to choose to express our gratitude . We should never miss the opportunity of expressing our gratitude at the right moment , because as was seen in the movie Kungfu Panda , today is the present where we have all the opportunity to do whatever we want to do , yesterday is past and tomorrow is mystery.
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