KAR BHALA, TOH HO BHALA ...(When You Do Good, God Does You Good)

by Retd. Prof. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava
(C-3, Janak Puri, New Delhi, India)

A True Story ....

Dear friends, Two of my senior students sent me a video of a speech given by a teenage girl, who had been struck by blood cancer at the age of 6 months, but weas treated and lived a meaningful life. This made me recall a true story from my own life.... here it is ....

He was a young specialist doctor in a small town of Uttar Pradesh in India, at the start of his professional career. His medical expertise and noble attitude had made him very popular in that small city. One day, as he attended to the crowd of patients in his small clinic, he had a bout of coughing. He at once gulped down a medicine. But the coughing did not stop. He called his assistant and asked him to prepare a diagnostic slide of his 'spit' (thook) and sent it to a local diagnostic center for examination.

An hour or so later, the man from the diagnostic center arrived with the news that the glass slide had accidentally slipped from the pathologist's hands and broke down. Another slide was requested. This was prepared and sent.

After some time, a group of local doctors came to the clinic and asked the young doctor to close the clinic for the day, and go with them for a detailed medical examination. They feared it was blood cancer. Further examination confirmed the diagnosis.

The people of the city rallied to the help of their popular and noble doctor and decided to financially sponsor his trip abroad for a bone marrow transplant. The transplant was successful but the doctor was told that he had only about 15 years of life left.

The doctor returned to his home town and after a few months of rest, resumed his medical practice. His attitude became even more kind and noble. He now took his work as a sacred mission to serve people, refusing to accept any fees for his services. But people insisted on voluntarily paying him.

Thirty years have gone by and the doctor is now a senior citizen in perfect health. Long Live the Selfless spirit of the medical profession. We are proud of you.

DKS, 5 Aug, 2013

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Useful at every age ....
by: Retd. Prof. D. K. Srivastava, C-3 Janakpuri, New Delhi, India

I have made many new friends since my retirement in 2005, many of them in the nearby park, where I and my fellow retirees gather twice a day in the forenoon and early evening for a one hour session of gossip.

One of my new friends is a sprightly 88 year old gentleman who always carries a notebook in his hand. If you say something that is of interest to him, he notes it down. A portable radio is his permanent companion.

One day, he told me that this note book helps him to write quotations, words of wisdom, and anient Mantras from the Hindu scriptures on the board outside the Arya Samaj Temple in the neighborhood. he spends half an hour each morning to write a new quote on the board. He has been dong it for many years.

Dear fellow retirees, I wish you all the best in the New Year 2016. DKS, 15 January, 2016

by: Anonymous

What an uplifting true story, l enjoyed reading this and wished it could have gone on & on. Not to many stories like this 1, not to my knowledge? Thank u for writing it. And how wonderful for that young doctor, that he was able to continue on with his chosen profession for many years and sooo kind too.

The Joy of Giving
by: Nina from London


How wonderful to read the story of this amazing doctor! True happiness is serving others not wanting anything back. The purpose we have in helping is not only noble but it extends our life because it supports other lives. It was very moving.

When I retired I began to think ..."What do I want to do with the rest of my life?" After a while I felt that I wanted to volunteer and help others. Not only do I feel that I am useful but I also feel that I am doing what God wants me to do. It's deepened my faith.

Thank you for sharing with us this amazing story.

Best Wishes, Nina

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