Short Moral Story
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we are trying to bring to you a short story about a woman who showed extraordinary courage and perseverance and proved herself. Tell this story to your kids and don’t forget to explain the morals learned through this real-life story of Sudha Chandran.
Sudha Chandran is an Indian actress, dancer, and television personality who was born on September 21, 1964, in Kannur, India. From a very young age, she had a great inclination toward dance, and despite facing several challenges, she continued to pursue it.
At the age of 3, she started learning Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance. Her love for dance was so intense that she used to head straight to her dance classes after school and sometimes returned home as late as 9:30 pm.
After practicing dance intensively, she performed in almost 70 competitions by the age of 15. Unfortunately, when she was 16 years old, she met with an accident that caused a near her ankle. Although the people present at the accident site wrapped her leg with cloth, they didn’t clean the wound, which resulted in an infection spreading in her leg. The doctors had to amputate her leg below the knee to save her life.
Sudha Chandran had to start from scratch. She gradually learned to walk again with an artificial rubber foot. After three years of intense physical therapy, Chandran was ready to learn how to dance again in these new circumstances. She did not want to bow down to those who believed she would never dance again.
After years of medical treatment and hard work, Chandran finally told her father that she was ready to perform again. The announcement of her first performance was made in the local newspaper and was completely sold out. When she finished her performance, the entire crowd stood up and applauded. She knew that her dreams of becoming a professional dancer were far from dead.
Now, Chandran dances all over the world. She has established a dance academy where students practice for hours. She is the head of the National Federation of Disabled in India and encourages disabled people to believe in themselves and not let obstacles get in the way of their dreams.
Moral lesson of story –
1. We should never give up in difficulties.
2. Perseverance and determination can help us overcome any obstacle in life.
3. Positive attitude and mindset are crucial in achieving success.