Teaching Through Experiences-contd.

One day Surya took his class to a Picnic in a bus. They had gone to a bird sanctuary.All of them were amazed to see different types of birds which they had never seen before.On their way back three militants stopped their bus at the point of gun. They made them to vacate the bus and flew in that bus.Surya and his eleven students and other staff members were in the middle of a jungle road where there was no or very little traffic.Surya told them not to worry and keep spirits high. They tried to contact Police on mobile phone but there were no signals. Seeing no other way, Surya directed all of them to march forward in a group in search of water, food and transport. Unfortunately,they ended up at an abandoned landfill where they heard loud and strange sounds. Scared, they thought, “we must disappear from here before the militants who were making these sounds get us.” After a while Surya told his students, “We must not run away like that. Let us find out what really the sounds are and who is making them because whether it is fear, sadness or happiness one must know its cause. Such a person will never be sorry for his actions. So, let us first locate the source of these sounds.”Carefully, Surya marched in the direction of the sounds and found a two feet broken Robot there. It was this Robot, which was making the sounds .But who could have thrown it in this landfill. Relieved, Surya began checking with the Robot and thought that there could be some message inside it. Surya checked the recordings of robot. He was disappointed to find no message in it. Yet he consoled his students on mobile saying no need to fear of these sounds.Surya came back with that Robot. All the students were thrilled to see such a huge Robot.“Let us not waste time”, Surya told them, “you should not be afraid of sounds of this lovely Robot. Let us march forward to reach a safe place”.After walking for two hours they were amazed to see a highway.“Let us wait for some transport to come,”Surya said. All of them sat on the roadside.Abruptly, Goshi cried, “look, a truck is coming.”Surya stopped the truck and requested the truck driver to carry them to the nearest bus stop. Truck Driver permitted them to board that truck but were scared to see that Robot. On boarding the truck they found lots of ammunition in that truck.Surya told his group to keep mum till they inform the police. He informed the police on mobile. Within ten minutes police jeeps encircled that truck. They arrested the truck Driver. He took police to the hideout of militants and got them arrested.

With their combined effort and presence of mind a big tragedy was averted. Wise men have always maintained that it is difficult to destroy even a weak man in a group but easy to destroy a strong man who is alone.

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Teaching Through Experiences-contd.

Once Surya took his three students to a community where Nanu was residing with his mom Tara. Nanu and Goti became friends .Nanu was a poor boy and his mom used to work in a petrol pump.One day,he saw four men throwing a huge iron box near his community.One of them said,”Please,keep this box full of money with you as police is after us” and disappeared in a moment.Surya alongwith his students were watching this incident from their balcolony.Surya told his students to keep mum and watch the scenario attentively.Nanu hurriedly covered that box with a bedsheet and dragged it inside his house.This huge iron box was full of money .He was happy and thought that his mom will not have to work hard to make both ends meetHowever, he was not able to open the lock of the box and was circling around the box when a Postman came that way. Nanu humbly greeted the postman and said, “Sir, please help me to open this box.” 

The Postman  said, “You know my friend, I can not touch anything in your house. You may wait for your mom to come.” And the Postman left the place. After the postman had left, a neighbour came on the scene. Nanu thought, “  How do I escape this fellow? He will not yield to any tactics I know. The only way of keeping him away is scheming. Let me try it.” 
Nanu then went half way to greet the neighbour and said, “O uncle, why are you coming at this time? My mom is not at home and has asked me to keep watch on this box. She has gone to office. Before going, she told me to inform you to come here at 6p.m.” 
These words frightened the neighbour. He told Nanu, “Son, when your mom comes, don’t tell her I had come this way. Please.” 
On receiving an assurance from Nanu, the neighbour hurriedly left the scene. Then came a carpenter.

Nanu thought, “This fellow is strong and has tools. I will persuade him to pierce the sheet of the box”. Addressing the carpenter, Nanu said, “Uncle, you have come this way after a long time. You seem to be thirsty. Why don’t you be my guest and have some water to drink before my mom returns.”And he offered him a glass of water.

Nanu said,”Uncle please,come in and help me in opening this box.”

The Carpenter said, “ Kid, how can I accept your invitation. You are alone at home .If I want to serve here long I should not touch this box. I will leave now.” Nanu assured him, “Don’t worry, you go ahead. I will alert you when anyone comes.” 
The carpenter then began hitting the box and when he broke the lock Nanu cried, “ Run. The guard is coming.” In this way, Nanu managed to get rid of the carpenter, also.
When Nanu began opening that box full of money, another boy Shinu came that way and tried to steal its contents. He was very angry and looked very strong. Nanu remembered the  lines of his mom “crush equals with power” and struck the trespasser boy with great severity and he ran away.

Meanwhile,his mom returned from office and was curious to find an iron box in her house,”Nanu! whose box is this”.Nanu told the whole story to his mom.She immediately rang up police and handed over that box to them.Next day someone rang the doorbell.His mom opened the door and found two police officers.The said,”Good Morning Mam!can we come in?” “Sure”,replied mom.Nanu overheard these dialogues and came on the scene.The police officer greeted Nanu,”Vow Boy you did an amazing job.All the smugglers have been caught and Government has rewarded you with free education and a highly paid job to your mom”.

“Thank God. Nanu is brave,honest and sincere and he has been rewarded.”exclaimed his mom.

Surya told his students that this is the way bravery,honesty and sincerity pays.

 

 

Teaching Through Experiences-contd.

Surya took them to a businessman named John merchant who lived in a town in Goa, India. He believed that there was no God Power but money was the only power in this world. He held that even enemies crave for the friendship of moneyed persons. His logic was that Trade &Business is one of the ways that helps a person to mint wealth. Mobilizing all his wares John set out on a day for US in search of markets for his goods. He had invited Surya along with his three students to accompany him on his travel. He began his travel in a Ship along with his pet dog Zinsi, his helper Yogi Surya, Gogi, Goli&Goti. On the way, his pet dog Zinsi collapsed in the middle of the sea with seasickness. But John continued his journey asking Yogi to take carcare of the animal. But the Yogi abandoned the dog soon after John had left. Joining him later, he told him that the dog was dead.Surya told his students to watch all the incidents without any comment.
In fact, Zinsi was not dead. Surya Fed Zinsi with abundant fresh milk, meat and bread on the ship. Zinsi regained strength and began to merrily explore the ship dancing and singing in joy. In the same ship Soniki, the cat was, also, travelling with her Madam Minko .One day when she was drinking milk she heard the barking sound of Zinsi. In panic, the cat withdrew into the lap of her Madam and sat deeply lost in thought .But soon she became friends with Zinsi.Here, Madam Minko had joined hands with with Yogi on the ship to rob John of his wealth. She was lured by the money of Jhon.Oneday,she invited John for dinner in his cabin. Madam Minko had planned to kill John with the help of Yogi&take all his money, gold &diamonds. As soon as John entered her cabin Madam Minko served him with a glass of wine. Both of them were taking sips of wine. Zinsi was told by his friend cat Soniki that Madam Minko had mixed poison in John`s wine glass. Abruptly, Zinsi jumped in that cabin and broke the wine glass of John. Madam Minko was too furious but could not help. Meanwhile, John had left the room but fell down on the floor in the corridor as he had consumed some poison.Surya &his students were watching all the events. He took him to the Dispensary where his stomach was washed & life saved. Zinsi was always there with him. When John regained his consciousness he could not believe seeing Zinsi alive and saving his life.He was ashamed of throwing his faithful pet alone when he fell sick on the ship.Soon Yogi&Madam Minko were arrested by the ship police.
Surya asked Goti,Gogi&amd Goli as to what they learned from this travel on ship.Goli replied”Animals are more faithful&God is great.” Gogi replied”Never leave your pet in distress”.Gogi said”Never loose your friends&never trust strangers”