Mr Murthy & family have been in Chennai for the past few decades.
This summer, his son Jai going to step into his 12th birthday & Mr Murthy had planned for a Galla birthday bash.
Weeks ago, he & his father-in-law had a lengthy discussion about the lad’s future.
Both the gentlemen has decided to send little Jai abroad for his further studies.
As scheduled, birthday party was a huge hit & the teenager thoroughly enjoyed his day
The poor kid’s didn’t know his joy would be short lived.
Jai hurried towards Murthy & gave him a tight hug & said – Appa! You know how I am feeling now?? Love you so much for making my day so special.
Murthy kissing the child’s forehead uttered the words with a heavy heart – Dear Jai kutty! I have another gift for you & presented the little boy a box wrapped with colour papers.
Like a lightening flash, the young man grabbed it from Mr Murthy & started unboxing it.
It’s a brand new pairs of sneakers…….. Bright & vibrant with splashes of new look designs onto it.
The very next moment, Murthy told his son that boy is going to travel abroad in a week’s time.
It was a shock of his life! Eye drops started pouring down his cheeks & he ran towards his room.
The whole night he cried .People tried to console him & he evaded everybody.
Two days passed, he slowly coming back to his own self .With that, the journey date has come .The little Jai has packed all his belongings & was ready to accept the harsh reality.
Hours later, the flight had took off & reached the shores of city of London.
London – The city everyone dreams to be in! Such a beautiful city with a rich history of culture & people to boast about.
Our young man reached his destination – A scenic Boys hostel with adoring amenities.
Jai reached to his room .He was told that he would be sharing his dwelling with four colleagues.
It took some time to soak into the reality! From Chennai to London. Great. A Journey has begin!.
Jai started arranging his things .A bell has rung & time to have his supper in a alien land.
Jai switched of lights & left the room .Minutes later – “Hello! My name is Hanna & I m from Manchester .There came a reply – Vanakam (hello in Tamil) I am Rajini from Chennai.
Puzzled! It a conversation between two sneakers from two different countries.
“Well Mr Rajini! Chennai is in India, right? – asked Hanna.
“Oh nice to meet you, Rajini .Well what is that annoying odour coming from you .mmmm! You smell like a rotten egg .Please doesn’t mistake me! Kindly ask your boss to clean you on priority.”
Feeling ashamed, Mr Rajini didn’t reply anything. He started understanding that it wasn’t his mistake, but of lands he hailing from!
Yes.. Roads filled with garbage’s & filth made our Rajini a untidy shoe indeed.
Years rolled on & A letter from Murthy has brought smile in the face of our Jai.
But, a crying sound came from the shoe stand, It was none other than our Rajini .
Hanna enquired him the reason behind his weeping.
Rajini told Hanna that now only he has started becoming more clean & tidy .Again to India, brings goose bumps!.
But as the destiny goes, Jai & Rajini landed at Chennai.
Much to the duo’s surprise, the city looked damn clean .They can’t believe their eyes.
How come it is possible? For ages, India was havocked with garbage’s & all kinds of nonsense everywhere .But, how come this is possible ???
“Dad, Is this our own Chennai? How come this miracle happens?
“Dear Son, After you left the country our government has come up with a idea of – Clean India Mission(Swach Bharat Abiyan ) .
Everyone here thought it will be a flop mission, but there daydreams were shackled.
Youngsters like you had taken up this cause seriously & that’s the miracle happened in our nation – Our Youths have started wakening up from their Slumber!
Rajini, after hearing all this was left elated & was proud to be a product of this sacred nation.
If we youngsters believe nothing is impossible! Clean India, Healthy India!
Youngistan had brought revolution during Chennai floods & protests for Jallikattu in my city.
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