Neeli Will Always Be Blue
was a forest called GreenPuri. It had big green trees and
a river called Neeli. The trees in Greenpuri bore many juicy
fruits like Mangoes, Apples, Berries, Bananas, Guavas etc.
The water of river Neeli was blue in colour and very sweet
in taste. All animals lived very happily in GreenPuri. Nanhi
sparrow, Chhotu mouse, Raja tiger, Bholu bear, Montu monkey,
Tiny ant, Flexi fox and many other animals used to eat the
tasty fruits and drink the sweet water of river Neeli.
It was a Sunday morning and Montu monkey woke up to the call
of his mummy. "Montu beta, get up, and please bring some
water from Neeli river. Some guests will be coming today for
lunch. I will go and collect some mangoes and bananas in the
"Mummy just five
more minutes, let me sleep please" Montu replied from his bed.
His mummy was already getting late so she told him in a strict manner
"Listen beta, it is not good to sleep till late. You should
get up and help me in doing household work like good children. Now
get the water in this bucket"
Montu finally got up and took the bucket and ran away towards Neeli.
He saw that Bholu bear and Nanhi sparrow were sitting at the bank
of Neeli and talking something. He took a few big leaps and reached
there quickly to join the conversation.But as soon as he reached
there, he saw that the water of river Neeli looked black in colour.
He turned to Bholu and Nanhi and said "What happened to Neeli,
why is the water looking black in colour?"
Bholu replied sadly "We came here to take water but the water
was black.We could not understand what has happened. How can we
drink this black water?" Nanhi said "Bholu I think we
must tell Raja tiger and Flexi fox about this. This is a very serious
problem because all trees and animals of our GreenPuri will die
"Ok Nanhi, I will also go home and call mummy. Let us tell
everyone about this problem and tell them to gather here" Montu
replied and went back home with an empty bucket in his hand.
"Mummy, mummy, come out fast mummy, there is some strange problem
in Neeli. Everyone is coming there. Let us go there fast" Montu
shouted at the door of his home. "What happened Monti, why
are you so worried, and Why didn't you bring water beta?" Mummy
asked while coming out.Montu said "Mummy Neeli has become black
in colour". They both went to Neeli.
They saw that
all animals were sitting at the bank of Neeli.They also sat
there. Then Raja tiger stood up and said "My friends,
as you all can see, our Neeli which had sweet blue water,
has turned black. I am very sad to see this because this water
is unfit for drinking and we shall have to bring our water
from Fruity forest now, which is very far away."
Tiny ant asked "But Raja uncle, why did it happen? Raja
tiger replied "Montu, this happens if waste materials
are thrown in river. I once went to city and saw this problem.
They used to throw plastic bags, wrappers and many more waste
things in river. So it had turned black like our Neeli."
Montu, so he was responsible for this condition of Neeli. He remembered
that he had emptied his dustbin in river Neeli last night, when
his mummy told him to throw the waste in the big dustbin of GreenPuri.He
was in a hurry and he threw it in Neeli and ran back.
Montu started crying "I am sorry, I wont do it again, Neeli
please turn blue again. Please Neeli I promise I will not do it
again. I can not go to Fruity everyday to take my water. It is very
far away. I am sorry Neeli" And then he woke up, this time
his mummy was saying "Montu now get up, your five minutes are
over, get the water for me".
"So it was just a dream" Thought Montu. He was very happy.
He took the bucket and ran towards Neeli. He saw Neeli blue and
beautiful. He tasted the water, which was sweet as ever. "Neeli
I will always take care of you and keep you clean, because you are
very important to us", said Montu to Neeli while filling his
bucket. He had understood the importance of clean water.
Contributing Story Teller: Vijaya
Suryavanshi - write to express myself. I hope
that whoever reads my stories enjoys them. When I write a story
for children, I make sure that they learn some valuable lessons
through the story.