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Monday, January 6, 2014

Kafal Pako Min ni Chakho: A Garhwali Folk Story for Chief Executive Officers (CEO)

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, part- 49   

       Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)


      In spring, we used to hear the twittering of birds. It is said that one bird used to tweet,” Kaful Paku Min ni Chakho.” The second bird would replies” Sautak Putu Puru Chhayo.”
 The folk story around the tweeting of these birds is as follows.
          There was a boy Radhu. Radhu’s mother died in early age. He had step mother called Binya who looked after him. Binya never thought he was her step son and looked after as if her own son. However, Binya had affection for her parental family than her husband and Radhu.   Binya used to send gifts to her parental family in every festival.
         It was middle of Jeth (summer /May) month. The sweet and tasty Kafal or Kaful (berry type, Myrica esculanta) tree were bloomed by red, ripped Kafal fruits. Binya wanted to send Kafal fruits to her parental family where Kafal were not found.
               Kafal or Kaful fruit has specific characteristics. The nut is large than pulp area. It is better to pluck Kafal before noon as after the afternoon usually, there is less pulp on fruits due to dehydration of some water.
         One day, in early morning, Binya took Radhu to forest for plucking Kafal fruits from high Kaful trees. They collected Kafal fruits (berry) and filled five six covered baskets (Kandi)  by ripe Kafal fruits. Binya was pleased to see baskets full of red Kafal fruits.
      She took four baskets (Kandi) and gave two to her step Son Radhu. Binya came to her house before Radhu as Radhu became busy to play with his village fellows. He kept Covered Baskets (Kandi) on open with full of sun and was playing.
 Later on after hours, Radhu reached to home. His step mother checked Kandi of Kafal and found that the volume was less. In fact, due to dehydration the volume of Kafal fruits was lowered. She asked Radhu, “You took Kafal?”
Radhu replied,” I did not taste or consumed Kafal.”
Binya put those Kafal Kandi inside the room. Due to shadow, now, Kafal fruits came into original shape.
            Binya was not satisfied. She tied Radhu on a Geenthi tree under bright sun. Radhu died due to dehydration and thirst.
 In the evening, Radhu died and Binya found that Kafal came to original position and both the Kandi (baskets) were full of Kafal.   
  She felt very sorry and due to repent, she also died immediately.
 They both became birds in other life.
Now Radhu bird says,” Kaful Paku Min ni Chakhu or- Kafal were ripe but I did not consume.”
In reply, Binya bird says,” Sautak Putu Puru Chhayo or -Yes my step son! The Kafal were full.”
 So before acting upon any decision, everybody should find the reality. Never take decision in haste!  


Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 6/1/2014 for review and interpretation                     
Garhwali Folktales, Fables, Traditional stories for Managers,/executives, boss, supervisors or Stories for management from Garhwal to be continued…

                                 References

1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003, 
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun

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