Write a short story in 150-200 words on the basis of the hints provided.
Ratan was in Goa on a school trip. The teacher asked everyone to play and remain on the seashore ..............
Ratan went to Goa on a school trip, three months after his father was killed while patrolling the border. His mother thought it would be best for Ratan to go to a place that could distract him from the tragic experience he had undergone. She wanted her son to come out of that grief, so she asked him to go on the trip organised by his school.
Everyone in the class was very excited about the trip, except Ratan who looked distressed all the time. During the trip, the teacher told the students to play along the seashore. While everyone was in high spirits, Ratan was consumed by sorrow. Lost in his deep thoughts about his father, he slowly started walking towards the sea. No one noticed him going into the water when suddenly a huge wave stuck him and he fell in the water. But soon he felt as if someone pulled him out of the water. As he came to his senses, he saw the troubled face of his father in the sky. He reaslised that no matter a parent is near his/her child or not, he/she always remains concerned about the child.
These thoughts filled him with optimism and he returned to his group and enjoyed the rest of the trip feeling loved and protected.