In St. Eric school , there was a 13yr old girl named diya was studying in class 8th. she was suffering from vitiligo (a skin disease which causes white patches over few part of body). All her classmates and other students used to make fun of her. She was really intelligent and a smart girl but even though no one wanted to be her friend. she had no friends.Teachers used to ignore her. Everyone used to hate her except her parents. even after all this she used to try her best to be happy. During their summer break many new teachers got admission in the school for teaching purposes. one of them were Mr. Kunal Sinha. he was 26 years old and was young enough. He was to allotted be a value education and art teacher. After summer breaks everyone was powerpacked. Diya was even looking happy after the summer break. It was the last period and it was value education class ,everyone was excited meet to Kunal sir. Everyone heard about him that he was a very funny and a good teacher. Finally kunal entered the class and everyone greeted him. Kunal allowed everyone to be seated. Diya was expected the same behaviour other teachers did with her. She was lost and quietly sitting in a corner , suddenly kunal asked her to get up and give her introduction to him.
Kunal (waving his hand to diya) : Hey you! What is your name child? Give me little introduction about yourself just like everyone gave it.
Diya (fumbling) : S....s......i...i...rrrr....sir m.....yy........name........ A child : Sir! her name is diya, no one likes her! she looks like a witch! With this everyone started laughing. Mr. kunal also joined them and everyone stopped laughing. Kunal : What happend students! why did you all stopped laughing?! please contiue!
Everyone kept quiet and didn't even uttered a word out of thier mouth. Diya got embaressed by all this. After sometime he started the class. Everyone enjoyed the class very well. After few days kunal went to meet diya during recess Kunal : Hi diya , how are you?
Diya : I’m fine sir………how….are….you…sir??
Kunal : I’m fine. What happened to you? You don’t have any friends?
Diya: No sir, everyone here hates me because I’m suffering from vitiligo. Just because I don’t look good they hate me. I’m a pressure to my parents. I always try to be happy but everyone’s bitter word kills me.
Kunal : Oh! This not a good thing right? I understand, but what can we do? Diya : But sir , this is what my question is to you!
Kunal : diya , tell me one thing , do you know tomorrow is a special assembly?
diya : ya….i know sir…but…….
Kunal : no if or buts , tomorrow in special assembly you’ll take your stand and speak for yourself!
Diya : but sir I don’t have courage to do all this…….
Kunal : no worries ! I’ll help you out for that.
Diya : ok sir then I’m ready……………
Kunal : that’s good! And you know what diya your name itself tells about you! You are a beautiful ray of hope. You shine bright and glow all around. Keep in mind “beauty doesn’t resides on your face , it resides in your soul”
Next day , the time came when diya had to speak for herself. She had no idea what to say. Everyone was eagerly waiting for her to speak. She was totally balnk. She took a deep breath and said “ I don’t know what to say but I’ll just say,I’m not beautiful but I’m better then you all. Maybe I don’t look good but I have a better soul”
These words by her touched everyone , when she said those words principal maam and mr. kunal did gave a applaud to her for this!