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Friday, December 7, 2018

Marina beach ~ and a good samaritan .. .. ..

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever ~ and one such is ‘Marina beach’ known for its  pristine beautiful sandy shores - that runs from Fort St George to Besant Nagar. This beach has a long history.  This was conceived in 1884 and christened by Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, the then governor of Madras – the beautiful beach  is famed for the  ambience and rich eco system though it  stands a lot polluted now.   On the road side, many stone statues, some of them installed during the Tamil World Conference adorn the area.

Early morning the famous Marina beach offers intriguing things.  There are young, old, fast, slow, and varied people indulging in chit-chatting, eating and drinking the various health drinks ! that are sold on pavements.  You can see people walking, walking fasting, jogging, sprinting, skipping, doing physical exercises, yoga, laughing out loud – more – all law unto themselves – thinking and spreading that these are the passport to good health. .. .. .. then there are many beggars too, waiting for rich to distribute food items, cash and the like !

You can hear the sea, the sound of waves  and nearer – the  waves jumping and touching the shore and then submitting themselves to the shore but trying to comeback to conquer again ! would be very interesting sight  – One  can see monstrous  ships anchored in the middle of sea, some fishing boats and Sun coming out as a red ball from the Sea – all great sights to behold.  To those given to enjoying Nature, the morning at Marina  provides innumerable things like morning birds, dogs – stray, and owned – local and foreign breeds of various sizes; posh cars; bi-cycles; vast expanse of sand and more…..

This is no post on the beauty of Marina beach but on its people ~ the innate goodness.  A couple of days back, watched with curiosity near Lighthouse, a gentleman talking to disabled beggar, asking him to get up (helping to) – thought he would dole out something, may be bread,  biscuits (curiously have seen  some giving mixture and the like !)  -  it just passed out.

This morning occasioned to see him walk with a dozen or so crutches  - talked to him and with his permission took this photo.  He is Mr Ashok from Sowcarpet .. .. he runs a medicine support business and today in remembrance of his father, he was seen distributing those walking-aids, (totally new ones) to those disabled beggars who would require that for walking. 

Noble act indeed  ~  there are so many good Samaritans – may be we fail to notice !

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
7th Dec 2o18

1 comment:

  1. Mr.Ashok ...our salute you are great....and Sampath sir your article so nice...Thanks STSKannan for sharing this ...LS