If you are living far away from your hometown, then only you can feel what I am going to talk about.
My basic education till 10th was done in Sitamarhi itself, after that I moved to the capital city of India.
Before moving to Delhi, I never went to any other place other than Muzaffarpur (just 2 or 3 times). Thus, my whole world was only my own town, Sitamarhi. I didn’t know the advancements that were already in the metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc. I never felt that I am lagging behind from these towns as I never knew what else were going on in the world. But the truth was that I was really unaware of many things which were common in the big cities. I was a simple guy who used to eat, play, study and sleep only. I didn’t go to any other place either for vacation or for any other work.
I always felt bad being there because of the poor mindset of people around me, adverse situations in the family, and few other reasons. I always wondered how I will live here in such environment.
When you have no options, you accept things easily and compromise, but as my brothers were already living in Delhi, I had the option to move here in Delhi. I was always tempted to come to this new place and start a new life in a new way. I thought that I will enjoy my life in the new city.
Finally, when I got the result of Matriculation, I moved to Delhi to live with my brothers. Until I reached Delhi, I didn’t have any realization of how much importance the hometown possess in our life.
My life had taken a big turn as I moved from a very small city to a very big city. When I came here, I didn’t like to stay here as well, but due to the bad situations of my hometown, I preferred to stay in Delhi to complete my studies.
With the time, I started to accept this city, and I have completed 11th, 12th, and then BCA. After these, I started working in IT Firm to earn money and build my career. Things were fine and still all is going well!
Apart from all of these, somewhere I used to miss my hometown Sitamarhi though I used to visit regularly once in a year.
I still miss those days when I used to go to watch movies in Nutan, Shankar, Kiran, Bajrang( now RD palace) cinema halls by cycle. Oh, I just miss those rides on cycle with broken breaks. The small things used to give immense happiness like when we win a cricket match. Those winning parties Samosa-chatni! Wow! The days when I used to play cricket matches the full day. Neither the boiling summer nor the rain could stop us to play the matches. Study at night matches in the day. I wonder when I used to sleep?
“Wo diye jalakar Diwali manna, wo chhath ghat par kele ke thumb me bomb lgakar udana. I miss all of these. Here in Delhi, people celebrate Diwali with electric lights, that doesn’t look natural to me.
Wo subah-subah uthkar flowers torna during Saraswati pooja and Durga pooja. All of these are amazing memories that are still there into a special corner of my heart. These memories are still fresh, and they are not going to fade away.”
When I was living those moments, I never thought that somewhere in future, these memories will be the best moments to remind of.
Now I am living a life where I am surrounded with latest technologies, and even my work area is somehow advanced enough even for city people. I go to KFC, Pizza hut, McDonnalds and other food junctions. But these are nothing in front of that life where there were not many technologies available, walking on the dark roads, eating on small food stalls; samosa, chat and chura-ghugni. I really love these small town things!
It’s the true saying that “When we have something with us, we don’t give importance to it. But when it goes away, we start missing it badly”.
The same happened with me, there hasn’t been a single day when I didn’t miss my home Sitamarhi.
For me, that tough life without consistent electricity and other facilities was much better than the life in the Delhi where there is consistent electricity, and many other facilities available.
I would like to say that there is no comparison when it comes to your hometown. Hometown is the best place to live, enjoy and die.
Now, I would like to mention about something that I admire. There is a Facebook page of Sitamarhi maintained by Ranjeet Purbey. It is one of the best pages where I spend my time because it makes me feel like I am close to my city. Recently this page completed 10,000 fans, and for that I have already congratulated my all Sitamarhian people.
Thanks to all of the Fans who are keeping the page alive, and helping the admins to update the page with new images, news, and latest happenings of Sitamarhi.
I don’t know how much importance your hometown has in your life, but in my life my hometown, Sitamarhi has a great importance.
Even it is still a city which needs to develop so much; I am in love with it. Whenever I visit there, I try to enjoy those moments as much as possible.
So where is your home town? Are you staying far away from it? How much your hometown means to you? Share in comments!