Courage Follows Conviction

Poorvi is four-year old, a  KG student. Two weeks ago her teacher was very angry with a boy in the class for not completing his homework. As the teacher was scolding the boy, Poorvi quietly walked up to the teacher and told “Miss, he could give the homework tomorrow. Please do not scold him.” Poorvi The teacher was taken aback, but was mature enough to take the advice of this little angel.

Reflecting on the incident, the teacher told the story to the school principal. The principal called Poorvi’s parents to convey her admiration for the courage and kindness of the child.

An year ago in a London park some boys were  bullying Rhik, Poorvi’s elder brother. Poorvi went up to the boys, with hands on her hips told the boys, “why do you trouble my brother? Don’t you see that he is sick?” The bullies walked away.

Poorvi, we grown ups don’t face boys who bully our brothers and sisters. We don’t dare stand by our friends and colleagues if it could invite wrath of superiors.  

I salute you.

Poorvi is Prithwi’s daughter, who has been my favourite since I met him in 1999. 



About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.
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One Response to Courage Follows Conviction

  1. Prabha says:

    Insightful article.!


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