This a true story of compassion and love.,T he affection showered on Sharda by her well wishers was so intense that no one could ever think that she was an orphan. Mr. and Mrs. Taneja had two daughters. Mr. Tanja was working in a Government office. He got a salary which was suficient for him to run his family. The daughters were studying in a good school.Both of them were good in studies. They had no regrets in their life.
It was an ordinary day. Mr.and Mrs were going for a party.to a friend's house. On the way, Mrs Taneja saw a small child crying loudly. By her side a woman seemed to be in deep sleep. The car was running at a fairly good speed when they crossed that place. Suddenlt Mrs. Taneja said,''Stop''. Mr.Taneja got worried and the car stopprd with a jerk. ''What happened?'' he asked. She just told her husband to turn back. Without a word Mr. Taneja turned the car.His wife asked him to stop after a short distance. She pointed to wards the child, who was still crying. They got down and went near the child. Mrs Taneja bent down to wake up the mother, but she screamed when she realised that the woman was not alive.They performed her last rites and took the child home. The child was about two years old.She was given a bath and some food. The child put her head in Mrs Tanejs's ap and drifted into deep sleep,
The Taneja couple put an advertisement in all newspapers. No one came to claim the child. The child was a baby girl.The Taneja couple discossed the places where they could send the girl child. Finally they decided to keep her and bring her up like their own daughters. She was named Sharda.
The girl was looked after so well that nobody could even think that she was not their own child. she went to the same school where their own children were studying. Sharda was a bright child. . She obtained 95% marks in in Sr. Sec. Examination. She qualifed in engineering admission test and was admitted in a prestigious college. She ws sent abroad to study for M.B.A. Today she is happily married. The Taneja's are proud of her.
Such examples of compassion are very rare. Hats off to Taneja couple!!
WRITTEN FOR B A R THE DAY OF COMPASSION # 1000 SPEAK