LESSON – 15
YES, WE CAN
Veena and Shalu are good friends. Both are excited to take part in a sports rally which is going to be held at school in the next month. Veena is a good badminton player whereas Shalu is good at racing. Shalu is a bit upset because she has a leg injury which is the cause of worry for her performance in the upcoming event.
Veena : Why are you upset?
Shalu : Veena, I want to participate in the sports rally. But due to injury in my leg I am not confident whether I will be able to take part in it or not.
Veena : Dear friend, don’t be upset. Have you not heard the name of Arunima Sinha, the famous mountaineer?
Shalu : No, I haven’t. Who is she?
Veena : She is a national level volleyball player. She was pushed out from a running train by some robbers. She was badly injured. so one of her leg was amputated.
Shalu : Oh! It’s sad.
Veena : In spite of this, she climbed the world’s highest peaks and made us proud.
Shalu : Wonderful! This should be the spirit.
Veena : Not only she, but Bharat Kumar (a Para Swimmer). Sudha Chandran (Bharatnatyam Dancer) also became famous in their fields in spite of their disabilities.
Shalu : They are really very courageous and confident people.
Veena :Yes, you should take inspiration from them. You are good at sports. All you need is to boost up your confidence.
Shalu : You are right. Now, I will participate and do my best.
Veena : That’s like my good friend. We all have some special qualities.
We should have faith in ourselves.
Shalu : Definitely! I will work hard to give my best.
Veena : So dear, “Always say I can; never say I can’t.”
Shalu : I can do it.
Veena :That’s the spirit.