Thirumaran describes taking the girls to experience train travel:
"It is a wonder that there are human beings in this world who have not seen a train in a station or even at a level crossing!
"Yes! I am talking about TRUST Children.
"We celebrated 2016 with new dresses, sweets, fruits and a good non-veg lunch. Then I just asked the girls to come with me in a van. The children didn't know where they are going and even our driver and staff didn't know what was going to happen.
"We reached Pavoorchatram by 3.30 pm and the van dropped us at the Railway station. I made arrangements to get individual tickets for all the children. The van left us there and started to Kadayam Railway station, 10 kilometres away. The train came by 4.00 and it is a passenger train. In that half an hour the children wondered seeing the railway route, iron bars, inspection wagon in the station, over bridge across, and everything.
"The passengers in the station were very happy to see the children with much enthusiasm in their faces, ready to see and receive the train.
"Fifteen of the girls had never seen a train before. There are categories 1) Never seen a train 2) Never travelled in a train. And one girl (Narnia) had seen trains only in films telecasted at TRUST Children Home. My concentration was only watching these 15 children, especially Narayanavadivu (Narnia) how much they are enjoying this small surprising trip.
"We get in to the train. The girls peeped through the windows, changed their seats, ran here and there and tried to climb up to sit on the luggage carriers. A few wondered by seeing the toilets in the train. Some of the children used the toilets with the help of our staff Mrs. Seelibai. The other passengers also enjoyed the situation! Our children were proud to carry individual train tickets (just 10 Rupees) the music (Tadak Tadak – Tadak Tadak) of the train running seems to be greater than any symphony. Yes! It is true.
"They all get down at Kilakadayam Railway station, crossed the railway by the bridge, visited the station, waved their hands
"...and that’s all - my “word bank” is empty now because of immeasurable happiness."
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