"Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." - William A.Foster
They also had to be on their best behaviour. Everybody started laughing as soon as the latter was announced. They were laughing at Kushal. They thought that being on best behaviour was impossible for him. He accepted this tease with a smiling and grinning face but in his heart of hearts, he felt very bad. He thought that his naughtiness had resulted in him being made fun of. He took an oath to be the best-behaved child in the class. He also decided to show his qualities to the whole school. He wrote a very thoughtful poem for the occasion and drew a mind-blowing picture in connection to his poem.
When the great day finally arrived, he was very tensed about his drawing and poem. He thought they were not good enough. But to his surprise, the chief guest started to call out the names of the people who had ranked in the exhibition and had the best behaviour throughout the programme backwards. He was just erasing the possibility of his coming first when his name was called out in the first position! He could not believe his ears nor could his classmates believe what was said. But, his art teacher was very happy for him. She had hoped from within that he would get the first prize. After the award ceremony, his art teacher called him aside and told him that if he could nurture his qualities with love and care and if he would fix his behaviour like he had done that day, he would go a long way in life. He completely understood what his teacher was saying and vowed to listen to her. He became the most polite child and everybody in the school knew him by his works from that day onwards.
- Innovators @ Billabong High International School, Thane
Vaishali Phatak, Bhumi Punjabi, Smita Bobhate, Krishnakshi RaviShankor