– by Naina Mishra
June 18, 2017:
As I woke up in the morning, I started to play with my phone looking for perfect fathers day messages to greet my father on the occasion of Father’s day. Sadly, I could only find a handful of them. Startled at the dearth of celebration on the social media, I pondered upon the importance of a father in our society. Come mother’s day and all the nearby markets are full of gifts and flowers, whereas most of us might not be even cognizant about fathers day.
We have often heard that ours is the patriarchal society, where men hold utmost importance but in the shield of condemning the very nature of society, we fail to recognize the quintessence of a father.
A father is more than the Karta (doer) of the family, we expect him to earn a plethora of wealth to feed the greed of his children but do we know that he quivers to spend a penny for himself?
In the midst of a perfect life, we have indeed lost and forgotten the roles of a father. Can we spare a moment to revive the father’s love?
You may learn to walk on foot with the help of a mother but it is your father who teaches you to stand on your feet. He who has had sleepless nights because of the worries of your future is a father.
If the mother is a sweet melody then a father is an unforgettable saga. A father is a canvas of happiness and sadness, sometimes attended and sometimes unaccompanied.
He is stretched like a blue azure sky which holds within unspoken tales and takes the responsibility of fulfilling the dreams. If a mother can sell her ornaments in the times of paucity, he who will sell himself is a father.
When a daughter bids farewell to his family, it is the father who grieves of the thought of not seeing her little princess evermore. When a son excels, it is the father who taps on the shoulder and says “go ahead, son”.
He lifted you on his shoulders and brought you everything asked for, have we become nonchalant to his needs now when he needs us? Think for a moment!