“Who Is David ?” By Jaya Sudhakar and Siddhanth Palaparti

Who Is David ?

This incident occurred when Siddhanth was in the 6th grade. We were vacationing in Hyderabad during his Diwali holidays. One evening we happened to be attending a prayer meeting conducted at a residence. After a few devotional songs, the lady who was conducting the meeting proceeded to open the Holy Bible. The small pause in the proceedings led Siddhanth to think that the meeting was over and he got up. In a bid to hold his interest, the lady said, “Sit down Siddhanth. I am now going to read the story of ‘David and Goliath’. Do you know who David is ?” Pat came the reply, “He’s my classmate.” My husband was like,“I saw that answer coming” and why not? Indeed Siddhanth did have a classmate named David and he was his good friend too!

To this day, this abiding memory brings a smile to our face.

By Jaya Sudhakar

Jaya Sudhakar has done her Masters in Physics and was employed as an Asst.Manager in a PSU. Her son’s diagnosis urged her to seek voluntary retirement from service . She is actively involved with Forum for Autism, Nayi Disha and The Spectrum Autism. Friends,tending to plants, reading, writing, music, movies, travelling and a little bit of spirituality are her perennial energy boosters.

Typing of story in Word and Creative graphics done by CreativeSaathi Siddhanth Palaparti, Jaya’s son

Siddhanth is a budding graphic designer, coder and music lover. He has graduated in computer applications and completed several certificate courses. His work trajectory includes internships, freelancing and voluntary work for social causes. He derives immense happiness from remembering birthdays and wishing everyone for it. Swimming, travelling and playing music on the keyboard are his other passions.

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