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Thoughtful gift: NGO children surprised me on my birthday

Last updated on: May 19, 2016 10:01 IST
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We asked you, dear readers to tell us about the most thoughtful gift you ever received

Here, Basavaraj shares details of his most memorable gift, a shirt, which the children from his NGO gifted him. You can share yours too!

NGO children

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Basavaraj 

I was working with an NGO (orphanage) as a social worker. We had 44 children and I was responsible for the arrangements of their birthday celebrations.

After eight years I left the NGO, but I kept visiting the children once in two months.

To my surprise, on one of my birthdays, the children bought a huge cake, cold drinks, and gifted me a beautiful shirt.

All expenses were covered by them; they'd saved it from their pocket money.

I didn't have any words to describe my feelings; it was very sweet of them. 

Whenever I step out for some important work, I wear that shirt. 

We ask you, dear readers, to tell us about a thoughtful gift you received. It doesn't need to be expensive, big and elaborate. It can just be a simple yet thoughtful gift.

Write to us at (subject line: Most Thoughtful Gift) along with your NAME, AGE and the place where you LIVE. Don't forget to include a photograph of the gift if possible.

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'Thank you Baba for these thoughtful gifts'

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