When Azka woke up in the morning, she peeped outside the window. This was a daily ritual. The snow-filled roads were being cleaned by a boy. There were lots of trees everywhere. She loved Karachi because of the beauty. She jumped out of her bed and went to get ready for a walk in the park nearby. Since it was cold outside because of the snow, she wore her Abaya, joggers and a jacket.
Then she left for the park. On the way, she saw white ducks roaming freely. The clean roads and the plentiful trees were always a breath-taking view. Azka walked and jogged and did a little bit of exercise. She was a health-conscious person, so exercise and staying fit meant everything to her. She was a tension-free person. Azka was a housewife, who did her house chores before leaving for university, as she was a professor. She was a far-sighted person and a kind teacher.
Azka returned home, had breakfast and got ready for college. After some time, she was sitting in her car and driving along the smooth road. There was no traffic and all the cars were moving in the same direction. The environment was clean and peaceful.
“Karachi is a paradise on earth,” she thought. That is the reason why it is the most beautiful city of Asia. The city has hundreds of parks with thousands of trees planted at every nook and corner. Also, no beggars were seen. The rich people were concerned enough to help those who could not afford.
Suddenly, Azka woke up. “Wow! Was that a dream? I had never had such a beautiful dream before,” she spoke to herself. She peeped out of the window and saw the streets full of trash and garbage. The boy was there doing his job of cleaning the roads but the road still looked dirty.
That day, on her way to university, she kept thinking about the dream – how beautiful it was to see a clean Karachi. So she decided to talk about ‘An Idea of Clean Karachi’ with her students that day. Her enthusiasm pumped and motivated the students to the extent that they planned on educating the masses and going out twice a week in order to clean the streets themselves.
Be the change you want to see. Dreams need hard work too!
By Amna Sadiq
Usman Public School System
Winning Entry of hibakidz Mega Writing Competition