Your mother has shown you some family portraits of elderly members of your family. She has described their lives to you.

Write a letter to your grandfather and grandmother, expressing your appreciation to them. Also tell them how they have been your inspiration.

7G, Rainbow Colony,
M.G.Road, Dharavi,
Mumbai-17.
29th November 2013.

Dearest Aaji and Ajoba

Sashtang namaskar. Hope this letter finds you both in good spirits.
Just this morning mother was going through some old files and come across photographs of the old days. There were portraits of many of my uncles and aunties whom I have not met for years. There were also portraits of both of you in your younger days and some photographs of the time when you were living with us before leaving for America.
I remember with deep affection the time you spent with us and your loving care and concern. I wish to express my gratitude to you for having brought me up so well. As a child, I heard my stories from you. They were stories filled with moral values, which I hold dear even today. I learnt my first values of life from you. Much of what I am and believe in today is because of the two of you. You instilled in me a deep regard for all humanity and taught me the importance of spirituality. You held my hand, when I was only two or three years old, and took me to different places of worship. That has been my guiding force all through these years. You gave me your time and your love, and I am immensely grateful for that.

I think of the both of you with the greatest affection. Truly, you have been the ‘torch bearers’ in my life and I dearly love both of you for that. I only wish that you were around now so that I could talk to you as and when I felt like.

Wish you both health and happiness,
Yours very respectfully and affectionately,

XYZ