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A Child’s Diary: Saee Yogesh Kokil’s Corona Lockdown Days

We are encouraging children to write diaries and share with us. We are presenting Saee Yogesh Kokil, a 13-year old girl, who lives in Pune, India. Here are her thoughts as shared by her mother (no edits, no filters):
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November 25, 2020

After so many years, we visited our village home

My dad is from a village named ‘Sangamner’. It is small where we have our house. My dad grew up here to become a successful mechanical engineer. He loves this place and experiences a pride of his current position and prosperity. His school is situated just in front of this house. The people here are caring and of friendly nature. Villages are a symbol of unity, strength, down to earth souls and simple lifestyle.

In such places it’s too obvious to find things which are precious. At my place we have coins from age of a mighty Indian Ruler ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ’ and from ‘British period’ too. On the former  ‘Chhatrapati’ and on the latter ‘ East India Company’ is inscribed. I also have coin on which it is written ‘ George VI King Emperor’ that coin’s value is one quarter anna and it from the year 1940. Moreover, a coin on which something is written in Urdu I suppose. Perhaps but I know not much about this one. The coins which you see in the last pic are all paisa. I love to observe such historic articles . Sangamner has a temple that consists of an underground tunnel which opens near the river, it’s believed that ruler Shivaji Maharaj used to travel from here.

Finally, I would say preserve your past because “ People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots.”


                                                            Bye, bye


  1. Very nicely written…everyone miss the festival of Ganapati and Gauri…and waiting for long year…
    Ganapati Bappa Morya…

  2. True feelings saee😊 though it seems very tough now but i wish u wud b able to revisit those memories again , infact every student ..

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