THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE
There is hardly any living being who has never gone through ups and downs in his life. In fact, life is full of bad as well as good incidents. Some of them may be forgotten with the passage of time whereas others leave an everlasting imprint on ,the mind. One feels delighted when one is favour with fortune but plunges into despair during misfortunes. In fact, a wise man is one who is neither overjoyed in prosperity nor takes adversity to heart. last year, I passed the Higher Secondary Examination. Although I bad fared well in the examination. I was not so hopeful of getting a first class. I was very much anxious because the question of my career was involved in it. A day earlier, when the result was expected to be published in the local newspapers, I spent a restless night. I, along with my friends, got up early in the morning and went to the newspaper hawker on the way. Finally, he appeared, shouting aloud, the declaration of the Higher Secondary results. His voice were piercing my heart. I hurriedly bought the paper and started spotting out my roll number. All sorts of expressions were appearing on my face. It was a matter of immense surprise and pleasure to find that I stood second in my school, securing a first class. God fulfilled my desires. I felt grateful to Him. My other friends also passed, securing good marks. In order to celebrate our happiness, we chalked out a programme to go to some picnic spot. We decided to go to Okhla. We reached Okhla, a lovely picnic resort, at 12 noon. There was a heavy cavalcade of people. The banks of the canal were occupied by the visitors. We identified a place under a banyan tree and sat there. We also took with us all the paraphernalia lunch. We had our lunch to our heart’s content. Then, we listened to music. As we were lost in the sweet music of our transistor, we heard loud cries. I immediately rushed towards the canal and saw to my shock and surprise that a boy was drowning. He was...
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