Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ignited Minds...!

Whenever I see tiny tots around my first instinct urges me to run upto them & teach those innocent small wonders bunch of ideas 'n' tips which might help them in dealing with different people(difficult ones in particular) in walks of life when they grow up (Sometimes days are just not normal;)). While checking out my favorite "Timon & Pumba" Comicbook from the local library today evening, I observed some 7-8 smart kids in Kids' Section-they were trying to arrange blocks to formulate a pattern displayed in a big artbook placed in their proximity and I must admit that observing them immersed in the activity was so much fun. Each one of them was so spontaneous, exceptionally curious, energetic, naive and totally unself-conscious! Near zero anxieties, unbiased view of things/people around, sheer idea of living life fullsize & celebrating small victories-for a moment I thought that merely by changing their viewpoints kids are able to inhabit a euphoric state which we as adults have a hard time adopting! The small episode instantly reminded me of the amazing book "Ignited Minds" by the reverred Dr. Abdul Kalam I read few years ago...I wish I had the book around now:(

On the brighter note when the Moon Impact Probe [MIP] attached to the top of Chandrayaan-1 with Indian tricolour painted on all sides lands on moon at around 8 PM IST tonight-it sure is a reason to cheer for all Indians dwelling in India or abroad. What makes it super special is that it coincides with Chidren's Day (Dr. Kalam's brilliant idea)!

Here's me wishing all the super-talented tiny yet ignited minds a Very Happy 'n' Eventful Children's Day ahead-N'joi the Song :)
"Life's what you make of it, so lets make it rock!"

5 comments:

s k gupta said...

Superb !
How can we say that Success of chandrayan mission on Children's day & wish of Our great Ex-Prez APJ Abdul Kalam who made a sicere attempt to ignite young(at heart)minds was just a coincidence.

It is indeed a memorable day & the blog remind us to salute our little ones as well as learned scientists who made us feel proud today.
I am sure our Ex. Prez will be happy to read this blog & may be chacha Nehru too will love it.
good one !

Chinmay said...

Thanks Dad-I am so glad that u liked the post! At times these lil' ones seem to be perfect guiding stars indeed :)

murali segu said...

Hey Chinmay,

I have read that blog..Nice Blog...

I have seen ur narration abt ur India trip thru Lufthansa with the attachment they have sent in reply to you...

Cool man....

shikha said...

Very nice Chinu and thanks for reminding me about the day!... Children's day holds a special place in my memory.We had amazing celebration in school on this day. The teachers and the 12th standard students would switch roles for this one day. It was lot of fun!

Srividhya said...

Hey...thats a nice observation...this reminds me of a famous saying "There is no point in growing up when you cant be childish some times"; im not sure on the exact words...but this is the essence.