Oh, Dad(Ruling party), and Mom(Opposite party),
stop quarrelling!Please compromise.
Reduce not the fame of India, our house,
from ”Hall of fame”( because of the carvings
of names of spiritual and divine personalities ,
on the floor of our house, namely ”India”)
to ”House of shame” because of internal conflicts.
Pour cold water of love over the flames of hate
elements burning in your hearts against each other.
A proverb in Kannada reads like this:
”The child has become weak because of
quarrel between Dad and Mom”
Oh, Dad and Mom, have a glance at your children.
Some are starving to death; some are critically ill;
some are engaged in fighting over trivial issues.
Please intervene and make the children feel the
warmth of your presence by guiding them.
Dad and Mom, please be not adamant but be submissive.
Dad leads the cart of family and Mom guides him.
If they learn not to respect each other and keep on
quarrelling, children feel helpless and neglected.
No wonder, if they grow up as misguided youths or
desert their parents in search of a better world for staying.
Parents, beware! If you keep on quarrelling, children lose
repect on you and listen not to your words.
Dad, listen to the words of Mom and try to set things right,
if you are wrong. And if you are right, try to convince her
instead of abusing her for misunderstanding you. Hide
not the truth from her but be frank. Try to forget your
differences in the interest of your children. Devote your
attention towards the welfare of your children.
Dad and Mom, our family prospers only if you
co-operate and administer the affairs of the house
with devotion, keeping in sight the welfare of your
suffering and ignored children.
By Vani Hegde.