‘Father–an indispensable entity’—A father’s day appreciation by Dr. Sunil Chopra
A father is a beacon, a central pivot and what not.He is nothing short of a guiding torch whose affection and encouragement invariably shows kinship the way.
Although the role of a father in a family is immense,but he is often underestimated and taken for granted.If a mom is the heart of the family, the dad is its vertebral column.Being the central structure he supports and strives utmost to come to the expectations of each and every member of the family . A father is an embodiment of tolerance and sacrifices.He is strong, yet a highly flexible multipurpose member who is considered the head but rarely saluted for his contributions .A father is a hubby, a dad ,a brother and above all a son. He toils dawn to dusk so that no ménage feels offended or let down, without bothering about his own health, longings and yearnings. He is an example of fortitude, purity, truth and hardwork.
Fathers have a crucial impact on their children’s comfort and security–an impact and influence that initiates even before the child is born. A father is regularly and repeatedly available for his children, emotionally, physically and financially.
(SONORA SMART DODD)
This year the ‘FATHER’S DAY’ falls on 20th June ie. Sunday.It is celebrated in so many countries like Canada,the UK,Argentina,South Africa,Greece ,Ireland, India and the USA on the third Sunday of the June. It was founded by SONORA SMART DODD , the daughter of an American civil war veteran William Jackson Smart.
It is a day to honour fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as revisit the influence of fathers in families and the society .A family without a father is like a boat without the boatman and oars. Let us pay a rich tribute to all living and departed fathers today.
Dr.Sunil Chopra,Ludhiana (India) 815574644
Dr Chopra is alumnus of SCD Govt. College, Ludhiana