Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. His parents were Kaba Gandhi and Putli Bai.
As a student he was brilliant and from a very early age displayed and fostered virtues of honesty and truthfulness.
He completed his school and college education in Gujarat. Mohandas then went to England to study law and became a barrister. On completing his studies in law in 1893 he went to South Africa to practice there. It was here that his eyes were opened to the maltreatment of the Indians . His sentiments rose high and he felt he had to do something about it.
Gandhiji returned to India and started a movement to make the people aware that all must help to free India from British rule. He used non-violent methods and asked all Indians to practice Swadeshi – the use of country-made things. Gandhiji led the way by using only khadi clothes. He suffered a lot at the hands of the British rulers and was sent to Jail on a number of occasions .
The “Quit India” movement and the “Non-cooperation” movement played a great part in the freedom of India, which eventually dawned on August 15, 1947. On january 30, 1948 Gandhiji was shot dead by Nathuram Godse. In his last tragic moment he prayed for god”s help.
My Pet Dog
I have a little pet dog. I call it puppy. I love it very much. When I come from school it comes running towards me. It lies at my feet, wags its tail and licks my hand. I feed it with my own hand. I wash it with soap. It follows me when I go out for a walk. It has a collar round its neck. It is very faithful and intelligent. It keeps watch at night. I should not like to part with it.
Many people keep animals or birds as pet. Some people keep birds, others keep cats.
Many people keep dogs as pets. I too have a pet dog. My dog belongs to Pomerian breed. it is white in colour. I call it Max. His body is covered with soft, white fur. Max is small, active, smart and runs very fast.
I love my pet dog. I take great care of it and give him bath. Every morning I take him out for walk. Thus I too am able to have a walk every morning. I feel my dog personally. I give him biscuits, bread and milk and an egg every day, and twice a week I give him meat.
In Max, I have a loving and faithful companion. He accompanies me when I move around the house or in compound. He is very fond of playing ball. I throw the ball and my dog runs after it and brings it back to me.
My pet dog is also a good watchdog. At night Max guards the house, and is very sensitive to sound. He begins to bark at the slightest noise. He keeps barking till we get up and so does the duty of a good watchman.
My pet dog is very intelligent and alert. He barks at people but does not bite them. He plays with small children and likes their company and is very fond of all the members of our family.
We love our dog very much. Visitors to our house love Max too. When we go out we take the dog in the car with us. When we go out of station, we buy a ticket for Max too and take him with us.
A dog is the most faithful of all animals. It is very devoted to his master. So someone has rightly said that human beings are second to dogs in showing gratitude.
The School Playground
There is a good playground in our school. It is just close to the school. It has green grass looking like green velvet all round the ground.
There are green shrubs which are beautifully trimmed. There is a gardener to water and look after it. It is divided into 4 parts. We play football, hockey, cricket and volleyball. It is compulsory for every student to take part in games. Each game is in the charge of a teacher. The games begin at half past five.
It is pleasant sight to see all the students at play. The headmaster and the Teachers join the games. There is a wave of joy and happiness everywhere. All look bright happy and jolly.
Essay on Postman
The postman is a very integral part of our daily life. Though this the age of computes and all that goes with it, the postman still delivers letters, books, magazines, parcels and money orders which cannot b done by computers.
The postman, being a government servant has to be identified as such, so he dons a khaki uniform, a matching cap and carries a bag on his shoulder in which he packs all the post that needs to be delivered.
The work of a postman is not easy. He starts his day by reporting at the office by 9 o’clock sharp. He signs the register and gets down to the business of the day. A gunny bag full of letters is sorted out for delivering in different zones of the city.
The letters and other postal articles of one zone are taken to the respective counter and thee they are sorted street-wise and number-wise, so that the postman does not waste the time while delivering his quota of the post. Then begins the tedious part of the job, that is going from house to house to make the deliveries. The letters are easy because he just drops them into the letterboxes or slips them under the doors in case there are no boxes.
Rain, hail, sunshine or storm you will never fail to see the postman on his rounds. He has no choice as his work is a very important and risky one at the same time, as he can be identified and held responsible for the loss of any postal articles. But unfortunately, the postman gets a very meager salary.
In villages the postman’s work is more or less the same but his job is made easier as he goes on his rounds on a cycle, because the villages are far apart. But sometimes the postman has to move on unmetalled roads and has to cross muddy fields.
Then the postman has to return to the post office, make his report to the postmaster, and then if any odd jobs need to be completed, he does so and calls it a day. He returns home a truly tired man.
AN INDIAN FESTIVAL HOLI
India is the land of fairs and festivals. The Hindus, Muslims, and the Christians have their own festivals. Holi is an important festivals of Hindus. It’s the festival of joy and happiness. It is celebrated every in the month of March when the spring season pervades everywhere.
The legend behind it- The festival of Holi is celebrated in the memory of devotee Prahlad. His father, Hiranyakashyap, tortured him much but he did not give up his faith in god. Hiranyakashyap asked his sister, Holika, who when sit in fire she doesn’t burn to sit in burning fire with Prahlad. Holika was burnt to ashes but Prahlad was remained safe.
How it is celebrated- On the day of holi aheep of sticks is burnt. Women and men sing folk songs. They sprinkle colors and water on one another. They also use colored powder. Children smear colors on faces of one another even the oldest people pass mischievous remarks on one another. It removes social inequality. It creates the feelings of friendliness and mutual relationship among the people.
Time is money
It is rightly said that the time is most precious than money. Money once lost can be regained sooner or later, but time once lost is lost forever. There is a famous saying that time and tide wait for none.
A lost opportunity may spoil once life. Those who do not listen to the alarm of time, repent afterwards. A wise person waits for the proper and opportune time. If he makes full use of it he leads a successful and happy life. It is no doubt advisable to change the plans according to the time. Whatever the job be, it is of paramount importance for everyone to make use of time to be successful. Hence learn not to waste time.
The modern man in the name of progress has interfered too much with nature. As a result, environment has become polluted. Step by step, the precious gifts of nature are being destroyed. There are three kinds of pollution such as:
Air pollutions- Air pollutions are mostly caused by smoke coming out of the chimneys of factories, mills or workshops etc. Air pollutions may cause lung diseases, asthma, eye flu, headache etc.
Water pollution- Water is the basis of life but greed of man to get more and more money pollutes it. The owner of industries dump waste materials on the surface of earth or in rivers, lakes, ponds etc. Thus water is polluted. People uses this polluted water and invite a number of diseases.
Noise pollutions- Noise more than that of 80 decibels is said to cause deafness and some other diseases. In large cities the roar of vehicles is unbearable. Their engines and horns create noise pollutions which is harmful for people’s physical as well as mental health.
When a Shakespeare says-”A friend in need is a friend indeed”, he define friendship in a nutshell. It is the greatest virtue of humanity. It is one of the greatest gifts God has bestowed upon man. Friendship has it’s root in the origin of the universe. Ever since the mankind came into being the elements of friendship cropped up. A friend is said to be another himself. A true friend is a divine entity who not only provide timely assistance but also closely watches his friend’s steps. A true friend is a perfect embodiment of the best guide. It is always unconditional. It is natural flow of love between two hearts. It is not merely a duty but a worship that spreads the perfume of divinity.
A VISIT TO A HOSPITAL
Those who do not take care about their health, they suffered from diseases and have to admit in hospital. Once I went to meet my uncle there. He was admitted in the General ward. The surroundings of the hospital was attractive, neat and clean. There were different wards like-surgical wards, medical wards, etc. The patients were under the care of nurses and doctors. Nurses were dressed in white. They noted their temperature and give them necessary diet. They felt pulse.
Patients were lying the whole day. They were often sad and gloomy. The head of the of the doctors visited in the morning. He made inquiries about patients and gave instructions. There was a fixed time for visitors also. A ward is generally silent place.
But it was pity that some doctors and nurses were greedy and careless. They do not do much for the patients till they got money from them. The servant in the ward had to be tipped for their work.