My First Day at School

My first day at school was a memorable day for me. My father took me to school. He said good bye and left me at school gate. I went in and found that everyone had gone to class. I was very nervous then. I entered a class room that was not mine. I felt very embarrassed. I was almost in tears. The teacher of that class helped me to find out my class. I entered my classroom at last. Everyone in my class was very helpful and friendly. The teacher also welcomed me. I also made friendship with one of my classmates. So, at last I was very happy. It was a red letter day for me.

Our National Flag

Our national flag is the symbol of our independence and sovereignty. It is rectangular in size. There is a red circle in the midst of green. The ratio of the length and width of the flag is 10:6. The green in the flag is the symbol of youth while the red is the symbol of the sacrifices of the freedom fighters who laid down their lives. Our national flag represents our national identity. To show due respect and honor to our national flag is our national duty. We pay respect to it by keeping it aloft in all our offices and organizations on all working days. The national flag is kept half-mast on national mourning days. We can uphold its honor by doing our national duties properly.

School Magazine

A school magazine is a literary journal of the school students. It is usually published annually. It contains the creative works of the students as well as the teachers. There is a committee for the publication of the school magazine. The Headmaster is the chief patron of the committee. He nominates a teacher as the editor of the magazine who selects the topics for the magazine as well. Sub-editors are chosen among the students. The business editor has to collect money for the publication by selling spaces for advertisements. Students are asked to submit their essays, articles, short stories, poems, jokes, etc. It helps the students to express their feelings and thoughts. Every student feels proud and happy when he/she finds his/her writing in print. A school magazine has, thus a great importance to students’ life.

A Book Fair

A fair which is organized to display and sell books is called a book fair. I visited a book fair organized on the 21st February last year. It was held on the occasion of observing the 21st February. The book fair was held in the premises of the Bangla Academy. I went to visit the fair with some of my teachers and close friends. The fair looked very grand, large and nice. I went round the fair. I saw different book stalls, a huge crowd of people. The books such as novels, rhymes, adventure series, etc. were available there. I saw the children and the students buying books according to their respective choices and tastes. I learnt many things and purchased a few books by Humayun Ahmed. I felt very excited when I was in the fair.

Sheikh Saadi and the robbers

Sheikh Saadi was going to Baghdad with a group of rich merchants. He had a bundle of books and some money with him. The merchants had their goods and a lot of money. They travelled without any problem for twelve days. On the thirteen day, a group of robbers attacked them. The robbers took away all the money and valuables of the merchants. One of the robbers caught Saadi and told him to give him what he had. Saadi gave him the bundle of books and said, “I hope you will make good use of these books”. The leader of the robbers became surprised at his word and asked him how he would make good use of the books. Saadi told him to give the books to his children and appoint a good teacher for them. Then they would tell him how sinful it is to snatch away others money. The leader became repentant and returned all the money and gave up robbery.

An honest Rickshaw Puller

Ali was a poor rickshaw puller. He would earn his bread at the cost of his honest sweat. He had no ambition of being rich or having much money. But his wife was a very greedy woman. She wanted riches at any cost. One day Ali found a heavy purse left in his rickshaw. He took it and found that there was a lot of money inside the purse. He thought that it must be dropped out from a passenger. When his wife came to learn this, she wanted to have the purse for themselves. But Ali was determined to return the purse to its owner. But he didn’t know how to find him. At last he discovered a card bearing an address and a telephone number. He called the number and found that he was on the right track. So, he met the person and handed the purse as it was. The owner thanked him very much and rewarded him accordingly.

A thirsty crow

Once upon a time on a sultry day in summer, a crow felt very thirsty. It flew to and fro looking for water. But it could find no water anywhere. At last it grew so thirsty that it thought that it would die. It, however, continued its search and found a jar at some distance. At once the crow flew down to have a drink of water from the jar. But it found that there was a little water at the bottom of the jar. It thrust its beak into the jar but it could by no means reach it with its beak. It didn’t lose heart. It tried and tried to overturn the jar but failed. It was about to fly away when it saw some stones nearby. At once it hit upon a plan. It picked up the stones one by one and dropped them into the jar. When he had dropped a large number of stones, the water in the jar rose high enough for him to reach it. Now, the crow drank water to its satisfaction and quenched its thirst.

Grapes are sour

Once a fox became very hungry. He was passing through a garden in search of fruits. Soon he stole into a vineyard. He looked upward and found some ripe grapes hanging from vines. The grapes were too high for him to reach. The fox felt greedy to see the grapes. He wanted to have some of them. Thus he took run and jumped high to catch the nearest bunch of grapes. He made several attempts but all were in vain. Each time he missed the juicy grapes. At last he became tired and disappointed. He thus, consoled himself saying that he did not really mean to have these grapes. These grapes re sour indeed.

A Lion and a Mouse

One day a lion sleeping in a forest. A mouse was playing nearby. By chance it ran over the lion’s body. The lion woke up and became very angry. He caught the mouse and was about to kill it. The mouse begged for its life. It also told the lion that it would pay back his kindness someday. The lion laughed at this and out of pity let the mouse go. Some days later the lion was caught in a hunter’s net. He tried hard but could not get out. He began to roar. The mouse heard the roar of the lion. It at once came to the net and cut it with its little sharp teeth and set the lion free. The lion thanked the mouse. He realized that help may come even from the smallest friend.

Nobody believes a liar

Once there lived a cowboy in a certain village. He used to tend cows in the field near a forest. It was not far from his village. The boy was very wicked. To make fun he often cried out tiger! Tiger!. The villagers would come running to help him. Then he used to burst into laughter. At this they would return with a shock. One day at afternoon, he was grazing in the field. Suddenly he saw a tiger. He became afraid and shouted saying Tiger! again and again. But nobody came to save him. He tried to climb up a tree, but failed. The tiger attacked very swiftly and killed him. When people found his dead body, they had nothing to do. If he didn’t tell a lie, people would come running and perhaps he might avoid the danger. So we should not tell a lie even for making a fun.