While the world was musing over the newly elected leaders, and political debates, currency change overs, the little boy kishu was trying hard to figure out the essential concepts of Arithmetic from his newly bought book.
After his working hours in the restaurant, he used to sit at the fireplace and tried hard to learn what it required to be called as ‘BIG’ tomorrow!
“And It’s Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States”, the anchor on the television proclaimed as kishu completed his third exercise.
“So, chachaji how is the president elected?”, asked kishu, out of curiosity.
There had been enough of buzz about the elections going on in the USA, and obviously the young mind was like a sponge,ready to absorb whatever was flowing around.
“Kyu tujhe banna hai kya President( Why, you want to be the president?)”, mocked Jambal, the head cook of Chacha’s Restaurant.
Kishu said nothing and walked out of the room.
Chachaji asked Jambal to shut up and continue with his work, instead of mocking Kishu. He went outside,patted Kishu on his shoulders and said,” So, do you want to know how the US President is elected?”
Kishu smiled and listened attentively as Chachaji satiated his curiosity by explaining him the entire process of election.
The night was calm, the stars twinkled with all their might, cool winds blew past the sand dunes, the wolf echoed in the silence, the bonfire near the restaurant ensured that no animals came nearby.
“……..and hence the president is elected”, concluded Chachaji.
“Wow! I also want to become the president when I grow up, will I be able to do so?”, asked a puzzled but curious Kishu.
“Yes! Definitely. But initially you have to work hard and concentrate on your studies, things will turn up step by step”, Chachaji said tamping his back.
Kishu smiled and said,”Yes! I will do it..”
(to be continued……..)
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An inspirational journey of small village boy, who dreams to become an able administrator and be what they call it as ‘BIG’!
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