Thanks guys for all your comments. Thanks for your encouragement.
Today I am going to talk about a very remarkable event in the last year.
Mayura, my daughter, celebrated her 18th birthday on 20th November 2010. She celebrated it in a very remarkable way.
For a long time me & Geeta, my wife, were thinking about how to celebrate that big day in her life.
One day in early November, I was driving to work and I was listening to the FM radio. I heard this cute ad about blood donation.
Young Girl : Thanks Bhaiya (Brother)
Grownup Male : You are welcome. But why are you thanking me.
Young Girl : I have thalassemia. A lot of brothers and sisters like you donate blood to me, but I don’t get to even meet them. So I thank everyone I meet.
Grownup Male: But I have never donated blood. But I will surely donate now.
Young Girl : So thank you for the next time
You got to hear that ad. It’s so touching. I had a lump in my throat. And at that moment I had this thought in mind. Eighteen is the age at which blood donation is allowed. Won’t donating blood on the 18th birthday be a great way to celebrate it.
That day when I came home, I said to Geeta, “Won’t it be a great thing for Mayura to donate blood on here 18th birthday?”
Imagine my pleasure when Geeta told me “That’s exactly what she plans to do”. I felt so proud of my daughter! Mayura, you make us very proud.
So that’s how Mayura celebrated her entry into adulthood. On the same day, she also registered herself in the voter’s list.
How did you celebrate your eighteenth birthday? How do you think everyone should celebrate their birthdays? Please write.