This boy had shifted to the city for the first time in his life, he was in grade six technically spending all his live in a village..
It was the first day of new school when during the english lesson his teacher asked him to stand up and read out an application.. The young boy had no clue about what he was being asked to do and all the knowledge he had of english started reading out " A B C .. Z " and a few more english words he had memorized, whole class burst into laughters and so did the teacher.
"What do you want to become when you grow up?" The teacher asked.
"I will become a doctor." He replied.
Another pause and the whole class along with the teacher laughs again.
"You and a doctor? you will be lucky enough if you pass Matric exams". The teacher replied back.
Couple years passed and he wasn't the most gifted one. Biology wasn't the easiest of subjects for him, with all the english and the alien terms used. he bought a dictionary, started studying with the book infront and it usually took him 3 hours just to cover one page of the book, but he never lost hope and he kept on working hard.
By the end of the year his vocabulary had improved considerably and he could now read one page in 45 minutes. His uncle, who was a doctor told him if he wanted to be a doctor he should cover one page in 10 minutes with all the understanding.
He worked more harder and harder.. now just before his Matric exams, was able to cover a page in 30 minutes... After the result was out, he had topped in his school.
First thing he did was to take his result card to that teacher, handed it to him and stood silently!
The teacher wrote his name with the initials of DR. before it with best wishes!
That boy is indeed a doctor now, working at the second biggest hospital in Asia. His name is Dr. Ashraf Awan and he is my father :)