Winning The Race

At the end of this story, ask yourself a question:

“Which is the important race to win?”

It was a Sports Stadium.

Eight Children were standing on the track to participate in a running event.

* Ready! * Steady! * Bang !!!

With the sound of Toy pistol, all eight girls started running.

Hardly had they covered ten to fifteen steps, when one of the smaller girls slipped and fell down. Bruised and in pain she started crying.

When the other seven girls heard the little girl cry they stopped running, stood for a while and turned back.  Seeing the girl on the track they all ran to help.

One among them bent down, picked her up and kissed her gently and enquired as to how she was.  They then lifted the fallen girl pacifying her.  Two of them held her firmly while all seven joined hands together and walked together towards the winning post…….. .

There was pin drop silence at the spectator’s stand.

Officials were shocked.

Slow claps multiplied to thousands as the spectators stood up in appreciation.

Many eyes were filled with tears. And perhaps even God’s!

YES.!! This happened in Hyderabad, India, recently!

The sport was conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health.  All these special girls had come to participate in this event.  They were spastic children.

Yes, they were “Mentally Challenged”.

But what did they teach the WORLD?

Teamwork?

Humanity?

Equality among all?

Successful people help others who are slow in learning.  So that they are not left far behind.  Sadly, we often don’t… because we have brains !!!!

So tell me… in your opinion:

Which is the important race to win? The one in the stadium?  Or the one in Life?”

This is really a great message… Please share it with a friend.

(I received this as an email from my friend, and thought it a fantastic meme to spread through my blog, too)

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2 Comments
  • Ragavia Leo
    Mar 25,2010 at 7:14 am

    This is so true… but how much ever we try to tell the people it is so hard for them to take it to their brains…

  • Desmond Chen
    Mar 11,2010 at 3:22 pm

    dr mani, this is a truely inspiring story that forces you to think about life and what makes us human. i would think that the most important race to win is the one that hinges on our conscience and what makes us human

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