Tanya! Tanya! Mr. Singh entered the house calling his daughter.
Tanya : Yes, Papa! You were calling me. What happend?
Giving Tanya, admission letter of the college she always wanted to study
in, Mr. Singh hugged her. Beta! You always had a penchant to study in this
college. Now you can! :) I am so happy for you.
Tanya, overjoyed and shocked at the same time asked her dad, but Papa! how
is it possible? Earlier, the college authorities refused me admission
because we couldn't afford it. And now, what has happened? What's the
reason behind all this? (Tanya, as usual, ready with plethora of questions.)
Mr. Singh : My li'l angel, calm down. Have a seat and take a look at
today's newspaper. The most awaited decision that we were yearning to see
is finally here. Our Government has dissolved the caste based reservation
and now they have devised new norms stating that reservation would be given
according to financial condition of people.
Tanya was happy to learn this wonderful news. Her dream was soon going to
She was a bright student but because she belonged to a poor family and that
too of Gen category, she could not get admission in the prestigious college
from where she wanted to pursue higher studies.
But now, after the announcement of government's new policy she has got
admission in "Seven Oaks", a prestigious medical college. Gradually, she
became familiar with college. Though, doing MBBS is not a cakewalk but
Tanya was determined to reach her goal. She cleared each and every exam
with so much ease.
Now, five years have passed and Tanya has emerged as the Best Student of
Batch 2016-21. She is loved by all, she is her friends' pillar of support
and teachers' favourite (sincerity and punctuality are the two pillars
which define her, that's what makes her teachers' pupil). In the
Felicitation ceremony, she is being given the trophy for her remarkable
academic performance. Tanya, "Best Student of Batch 2016-2021". Her parents
are there in the audience. They are so proud of her, tears of joy flowing
down her mother's eyes. They were extremely happy. Tanya called her mummy
and papa on stage. She thanked them for always supporting her. Everybody
was chanting Tanya's name. She held her trophy high and the sound of a huge
round of applause engulfed the amphitheatre.
Everything was just so perfect. Then suddenly, Tanya heard something, it
was the voice of her mother. Tanya! Get Up! It's 6 o'clock. And then she
realized that everything which happened was just a dream. *Sighs* Damn it!
It was just a dream. I wish it was true. Why my life is so miserable? She
questioned. And she was back in real life which is full of so many
* * * * *
Surprised? Liked the above story? You too wished at one moment that this
story should have been true! But the truth is something else. And we all
are very well aware of it. This term, the so called, 'Reservation' has
snatched the joys of millions of people. There are millions of Tanyas out there
waiting for an opportunity to showcase their talents. They need to be recognized
and given their due share of education and all basic rights.
I think it's time to revolutionize our rules, the dogmatic behaviour needs
to be curbed. It's time to set new rules which will mark the beginning of
a new era, a more pleasant picture of our land. :)
Dreaming to see a better place, a place which doesn't talk about caste and
creed, a place where there is no violence in the name of religion. A place
where the most important religion is "Humanity". :)