By The Mother
WHAT A CHILD SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER
The necessity of an absolute sincerity.
The certitude of Truth’s final victory.
The possibility of constant progress with the will to achieve.
AN IDEAL CHILD
He does not become angry when things seem to go against him or decisions are not in his favour.
Whatever he does he does it to the best of his capacity and keeps on doing in the face of almost certain failure. He always thinks straight and acts straight.
He never fears to say the truth whatever may be the consequences.
He does not get disheartened if he has to wait a long time to see the results of his efforts.
He faces the inevitable difficulties and sufferings without grumbling.
He never slackens his effort however long it has to last.
He keeps equanimity in success as well as in failure.
He always goes on fighting for the final victory though he may meet with many defeats.
He knows how to smile and keep a happy heart in all circumstances.
He does not become conceited over his success, neither does he feel himself superior to his comrades.
He appreciates the merits of others and is always ready to help another to succeed.
IS FAIR AND OBEDIENT
He observes the discipline and is always honest.
THE IDEAL CHILD
… likes to study when he is in school,
… he likes to play when he is in the playground,
… he like to eat at meal-time,
… he likes to sleep at bed-time,
… and always he is full of love for all those around him,
… full of confidence in the divine Grace, full of deep respect for the Divine.
CODE OF SPORTSMANSHIP
Keep the rules.
Keep faith with your comrade.
Keep your temper.
Keep yourself fit.
Keep a stout heart in defeat.
Keep your pride under in victory.
Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and a healthy body.
Play the game.
A GOOD SPORTSMAN
ON THE FIELD he does not jeer at errors; he does not cheer at the opponent’s defeat; he treats them as guests, not enemies.
IN SCHOOL, he is considerate to the authorities, the fellow students, and the teachers.
IN LIFE he is respectful to others; he treats them as he would be treated.
ON THE FIELD he works for the good of the team rather than for individual honour; he will even sacrifice his own prestige for his team; he is a gracious winner.
IN SCHOOL he does not become conceited over his success, neither does he feel himself superior to his class-mates.
IN LIFE he does not “blow” about what he is going to do; he does not boast about what he has done.
ON THE FIELD he applauds a good play of his opponents.
IN SCHOOL he appreciates another’s merit.
IN LIFE he does not ridicule the man who is “down” but encourages him. He is not afraid to voice his opinions straightforwardly and clearly.
ON THE FIELD he plays hard; he fights though he may be already defeated; he accepts adverse decisions; he is a good loser.
IN SCHOOL he does his work, he keeps on working in the face of almost certain failure. He has the vim to think straight, the pluck to act straight.
IN LIFE he does his part however hard it may be; he accepts reverses with a smile and tries again.
ON THE FIELD he observes the rules of the games.
IN SCHOOL he observes all the regulations.
IN LIFE he respects the rules which help to promote harmony.
ON THE FIELD he competes in a clean, hard-fought but friendly way; he helps an injured opponent.
IN SCHOOL he does not waste his time nor that of the teachers. He is always honest.
IN LIFE he sees impartially both sides of a question.