Lessons on Kind Act , Patience and Perseverance- Students corner



Kind Act

My mom was walking to her office to collect some files when she noticed a mug different from her old one which had a broken handle. This was a brand new mug lying on her desk. She was surprised and wondering who would have got it for her. Then slowly the cleaner of her office walked in and told my mum, that since she saw the broken mug on her table she thought she would replace it with a new one. My mother was touched with this kind act and she told me and my sister about this. It meant a lot to her and I also understood the importance of how one can do a kind act without being told to. It gives immense joy to the receiver as well as the giver.


I learnt to do kind acts even when I am not expected to. I would like to see the smile on the faces of other people.


My mom was very patient while teaching my new helper aunty cooking. Even though it took her a long time, she had to put up with a lot of mistakes but she did not lose her patience.

Contributed by: Tanisha- 8yrs old


I was longing to be in the Students council of my school for a long time. I was working on my speeches for a long time without any success. Finally this year I am in the Student Council. I am very happy that I did not give up.


I learnt that one must develop patience to get anything done. Losing patience creates disharmony and disturbs our minds also.

I also learnt to be perseverant and never to give up. When I followed that, I was successful. I will always do my best.

Contributed by; Aryan Govil-9yrs old


Lessons on Staying Calm and Going the extra mile-Students corner

The children share what inspired them to be better children. Children were asked to look around, observe people around them and then to share what incidents inspired them and what were the learning.

Staying Calm

There is a boy in my class. Every day a few boys tease him. But no matter how much they trouble him, he stays calm. This really inspires me.


I learnt that in such situations, it is better to ignore and stay calm. We should not get angry over simple things. I learnt the value of Non- violence.


Contributed by Nandini. K. 9 yrs old

Similar incident was shared by another student, about a girl in her class and below is her depiction



Contributed by Manasvini Bharat- 8yrs old

Going the extra mile

The grade 5 head of the Grade in our school is Mr Pollard. Mr Pollard had a new kid in his class. He had joined the school 3 weeks after everyone else had. The child never socialised with the other kids. The other kids were friendly but soon gave up as this boy was not responsive. Mr Pollard was wondering what to do. He then noticed that this child’s birthday was coming up soon. All the kids had bought cupcakes and chocolates on their birthdays. When this boy’s birthday came, he didn’t get anything for the class. After the break time, Mr. Pollard noticed the child’s table filled with cupcakes. Mr. Pollard asked the boy, “Did you bring these cupcakes?” The boy replied “No, I don’t know who bought these.” To this day Mr. Pollard has no idea who put those cupcakes there.


I learnt that we can bring a smile to someone with a surprise. We can take that extra step or effort to help someone out. We need not necessarily be appreciated for that. We should do good deeds because that is the right thing to do. This is the value of Right conduct

Akshara Venkatesh








The Twins

There were two twin sisters born on October 17,1995. One named Brielle and the other one named Kyrie. Brielle had a breathing problem. The nurses could not do anything. One nurse suggested they put Brielle near her sister so they did. Kylie put her arm around her sister. Brielle could now breathe properly. They decided to make both of them sleep together. Thanks to the hug Everything is fine now.

Moral: Let us not forget to embrace those whom we love.


Shared by Kimaya Wagle- 7 yrs oldTwins

Cup of coffee


Value- Right Conduct

Sub value-Selfless Service



Cup of coffeeI sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice(Italy), the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, ‘Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall.’ We were piqued to hear this order and observed that he was served with one cup of coffee though he paid for two.

No  sooner than he left, the waiter pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying ‘A Cup of Coffee’.  While we were still there, two more men entered and ordered three cups of coffee, two on the table and one on the wall. They had the two cups of coffee but paid for three and left. This time also, the waiter did the same; he pasted a piece of paper on the wall saying, ‘A Cup of Coffee’. It was something unique and perplexing for us. We finished our coffee, paid the bill and left.

Many days later, we had a chance to go to this coffee shop again. As we were enjoying our coffee, a poorly dressed man came in and  he seated himself; he looked at the wall and said, ‘One cup of coffee from the wall’.

The waiter served coffee to this poor man with the customary respect and dignity. The man had his coffee and left without paying. We were amazed to watch all this, as the waiter took off a piece of paper from the wall and threw it in the dust bin. Now it was no surprise for us – the matter was very clear. The great respect for the needy shown by the inhabitants of this town made our eyes well up in tears.

Ponder upon the need of what this man wanted… He enters the coffee shop without having to lower his self-esteem… he has no need to ask for a free cup of coffee… without asking or knowing about the one who is giving this cup of coffee to him. He only looked at the wall, placed an order for himself, enjoyed his coffee and left.


When we want to really help someone and make a difference, we must do it selflessly. Do a kind act so that the person in need does not have to lower his self esteem while seeking for help. It just happens that sometimes we are in a better position to help someone, so we must try to do it discretely without allowing our egos to raise or blowing our own trumpets. Let us do a kind act not with some expectation, but just do it because that is the right thing to do.

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