A hilarious misunderstanding.
andan was a delightful, ineffectual young man with a perfect profile but with no accomplishment. He had been into various professions and tried his fortune, but time and fortune had favoured him not even once. He finally took to teaching profession as an English teacher and thought it was his actual cup of tea though he wasn’t really qualified for the job though he had a profound knowledge of English. He joined a very small and obscure school, but was underpaid. Nandan gleefully took the job since English was his passion.
Things were not so comfortable for Nandan, particularly the correspondent of the school had a very poor knowledge of English and was a horrible orator. But every day he used to be in the limelight during the assembly session and delivered speech in English to the children and the staff, unmindful of whether they like it or not. Whenever Nandan offered him assistance he snubbed him and never allowed him on the stage to address the children for fear of him being sidelined and his poor knowledge in English exposed to others. Nandan thought nobody in his school was prepared to bell the cat to inform him about his follies and if he goes unrestrained only the children would be affected. So, he kept his fingers crossed and was waiting for a ripe moment.
A couple of months later the correspondent of the school decided to celebrate the school annual day function and he has intended to invite a retired judge of the Madras High Court as chief guest. Everybody knew that the correspondent would act as a master of ceremonies to exhibit his English knowledge to the visitors and as expected, Nandan was sidelined and the annual day programme was entrusted to the principal of the school and she prepared the agenda for the annual day programme. She chose Naren, a 10th standard boy to offer the vote of thanks. The boy suffered from dyslexia, but still the principal wanted to prove that she can train even a dyslexic boy to
deliver a speech. She
Correspondent of the school had a very poor knowledge of English and was a horrible orator. But every day he used to be in the limelight during the assembly session and delivered speech in English to the children and the staff unmindful of whether they like it or not. Finally the day arrived. The correspondent with pomp and fancy took over the mike and started to address the gathering. He spoke with terrible intonation and accent.