DP Daily Prompt: Moved to Tears Post by Ranu

It happened in my second year of teaching.I was teaching in an all boys school.It was a ‘Residential Model School.’There were boys ranging in age from five years to twelve. One of the five year old was asked by my colleague,’Who was his favorite teacher’? He immediately, said “Chaman Apa”. ( Apa means big sister in Urdu) It sounded so beautiful,to me a five year old only thinks of his mother.This really moved me to tears.

I knew then, my decision to teach little kids was the right one.

11 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Moved to Tears Post by Ranu

  1. Dear Chaman,

    Awhh that’s so beautiful! This is what I love about our culture, the way we address our elders with so much love and respect. It is truly beautiful! Something we must cherish and hold on to! Thank you once again for sharing this beautiful moment with us all 🙂

    Best wishes and much love,
    Shaidi

    • I remember I once mentioned the word’Apa’over the phone.My colleague asked what does the word mean.She was impressed,she said you know we do not use words like that because we don’t have it in our vocabulary.It sounds so beautiful.
      I felt proud to hear that.The respect we show our elders is truly remarkable.
      Love always,
      Chaman

      • Awww I agree, same with saying ‘aap’ instead of tum or adding ‘ji’ to someone’s name out of respect. It’s Masha’Allah so beautiful! There’s no such form of respect in other languages.

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