Food for thought!

It was a sports stadium. Eight Children were standing on the track to participate in the running event .
* Ready! * Steady! * Bang!!! With the sound of Toy pistol, all eight girls started running. Hardly have they covered ten to fifteen steps, one of the smaller girls slipped and fell down, due to bruises and pain, she started crying. When other seven girls heard this sound, stopped running, stood for a while and turned back. They all ran back to the place where the girl fell down. One among them bent, picked and kissed the girl gently and told ‘Now the pain must have reduced’. All seven girls lifted the fallen girl, pacified her, two of them held the girl firmly and all of them joined hands together and walked together and reached the winning post. Officials were shocked. Clapping of thousands of spectators filled the stadium. Many eyes were filled with tears !
YES. This happened in Hyderabad ! The sport was conducted by National Institute of Mental Health. All these special girls had come to participate in this event and they are spastic children. Yes, they were “mentally retarded”.
Do you think we would have done the same had we been there?Of course not…We would have rushed to the finish line grabbing the opportunity! There is always this comparison…right from schooling! Parents first ask the so called bright student’s marks and then only their ward’s! If their child has performed better than that kid…then they’ll be on cloud nine! If not the child is screwed for the “so called poor performance”.
The seeds of jealousy and selfishness is sowed from a very tender age.So its hard to change those qualities in the later days( We actually don’t realize its bad first of all)! 99% of us bask in others failures which we term as our success.
What did these special kids teach this world?  Teamwork? Humanity? Equality among all?????Successful people help others who are slow in learning so that they are not felt far behind.
After reading this, do you really think it is these kids who are mentally retarded? It is a question  which we have to think about… 

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