A memorable and emotional Republic day in my sister’s life! Yesterday the 63rd Republic day of our country had sprung a surprise on my sister. She accompanied her grandson to his school for the republic day celebrations as he was participating in group singing and the prayer song. His parents could not accompany him as they too were busy with their school function. She introduced herself to his class teacher. She in turn had introduced her to the principal of the school. As she had gone well ahead of time for the function to start, she was just sitting waiting for the function to start. All in a sudden the principal came to her side and told her that she wanted her to hoist the National flag. My sister told her that she felt very much embarrassed as she was just an ordinary person and that she had not that good at public speaking. The principal told her that as an elderly person she thought her fit to hoist the flag and she would be able to say a few words to the children. My sister was flabbergasted to hear this, but she had to bow down to her request. So she had the privilege of hoisting our National flag at a public school. She managed to blurt out a few words also and got the applause from the staff and the children. She thanked the principal profusely for giving her the great opportunity to hoist the flag. She was offered a beautiful bouquet after her speech. Later she was also requested to be a judge in a group singing event. Being a connoisseur of Carnatic music she happily agreed to be a judge. When she narrated the incident to me over phone from Hyderabad I too felt very happy for her. We sisters have an emotional bond and love with each other and share our joys and sorrows. If we were there our P.C.Sriram would have clicked some pictures the one in life time opportunity my sister got. I forgot to ask her if any one had taken pictures. I could not resist the temptation to share this with my IL friends.