Monday, January 31, 2011

Hachiko: The dog who faithfully waited for 11years for his masters return

Hachiko, born on November 1923 was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Odate. He is rememberes for his loyalty to his owner, even after many years after his owner's death.

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo took in Hachikō as a pet. During his owner's life Hachikō greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the golden brown Akita waited at Shibuya station.

Hachikō was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, returning again and again to his old home. Eventually, Hachikō apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachikō waited for the return of his owner.
The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. They brought Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.
This continued for nine years with Hachikō appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.

One of Ueno's student who become an amateur expert on Akita breed saw the dog at the station and followed him. He eventually came to know the story of Hachiko. Greatly impressed by story of loyalty of Hachiko, he came frequently to visit the dog over the years and published several articles abot Hachiko's remarkable loyalty.
In 1932 one of these articles, published in Tokyo Asahi Shimbun, threw the dog into the national spotlight. Hachikō became a national sensation. His faithfulness to his master's memory impressed the people of Japan as a spirit of family loyalty all should strive to achieve. Teachers and parents used Hachikō's vigil as an example for children to follow. A well-known Japanese artist rendered a sculpture of the dog, and throughout the country a new awareness of the Akita breed grew.

Eventually, Hachiko's legendary faithfulness became a national symbol of loyalty.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Being Myself...

Thank you all of you who ever is reading this. The very fact that you are reading this means you would definitely like to know who i am.... so i wanna start with my introduction and my life....
so.. lets begin...

Hie, I am Madhulika, Born and Bought  in the coal capital of Indian. well, many one of us does not know which city is the coal capital of India.. so let me be more precise.. i am born and bought up at Dhanbad ( Jharkhand, India). i completed my complete schooling from Mount Carmel School and presently I am pursuing my Bachelors in Technology ( from Rajasthan Technical University. i am like most of the normal girls with a very loving family, great friends and lots in life to cherish. I can say that I am not a perfect girl because... my hair doesn't always stay in place and i spill a lot of things. I'm pretty clumsy and sometimes I have a broken heart, my friends and i sometime fight and sometimes nothing goes right..... But when i think about it and when i take a step back... i remember how amazing my life truly is and that may be, just may be - i like being imperfect :)
During the beginning of my college i was selected for the title of "Miss Fresher". i have been an active anchor and worked for several NGOs. I believe female is the best creation of God and it hurts to see that in many places on earth females are not treated properly... my ambition in life is that  i want to start an women empowerment NGO. I just wish my dreams turn into reality soon...