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किरण बेदी, शुक्रिया सेक्रेटरी साहब: Learn Hindi with subtitles – Story for Children “BookBox.Com”


Thank you Mr Secretary I grew up in a family of sport lovers. My father adored tennis— he was a national champion— and my mother was
a badminton player. After school, our whole family met at the tennis
coaching centre. My mother would come from home dragging along a bag
that had everything from hot milk and fruits to tennis clothes. My younger sister, Reeta, and
I would run all the way to the
court right after school. My younger sister, Reeta, and
I would run all the way to the
court right after school. My younger sister, Reeta, and
I would run all the way to the
court right after school. We would sit together on the side bench and try to finish our homework and try to finish our homework while waiting for our turn. while waiting for our turn. As a teenager, I travelled all over
the country playing
competitive tennis. I travelled all over
the country playing
competitive tennis. I travelled all over
the country playing
competitive tennis. I didn’t have much money then I didn’t have much money then and had to travel in unreserved train compartments. However, the benefit of third class travel was that students like me that students like me got the ticket
at half the cost. got the ticket
at half the cost. But, it was hard to get hold of the form that would allow me to do so. The Secretary
of the Tennis Association
issued these forms The Secretary
of the Tennis Association
issued these forms The Secretary
of the Tennis Association
issued these forms and was a very
important person. and was a very
important person. He liked to prove
his importance by making applicants wait. by making applicants wait. Sometimes, I wasted an entire day
waiting to see him. I had homework, exams, I had homework, exams, tennis and often
extra fitness sessions tennis and often
extra fitness sessions but had to sit in a queue but had to sit in a queue but had to sit in a queue which never seemed to move. which never seemed to move. I would beat my fists angrily on the bench feeling helpless. On one such occasion, after waiting for hours
in a queue, when I finally managed to see the Secretary, I couldn’t hold myself
back anymore. I told him in a serious tone, “I have learned from you that I must always respect
the needs of others. that I must always respect
the needs of others. When I grow up,
I will never make anyone wait like this. I will value others’ time.” The Secretary was furious and can you guess what he did? I was already
a National Junior Champion in tennis and as was the norm, I was waiting to be nominated to play at Wimbledon. to play at Wimbledon. It had been my dream to participate
in this prestigious event. to participate
in this prestigious event. But the Secretary chose someone else instead of me. someone else instead of me. I felt sorry for myself, I felt sorry for myself, but decided to work harder on my studies instead. on my studies instead. I soon began to top my class. I soon began to top my class. Today,
when I look back at my life, I thank the Secretary
for teaching me such a valuable lesson. He helped me become a better police officer who values people’s time.

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