Mine is a very busy life. I sleep very soundly at night. My sleep is generally undisturbed by dreams but one night, I had a pleasant dream. I dreamt that I had won Rs. 1 crore in a derby lottery. My joy knew no bounds. My parents, too, felt overjoyed.
I received numerous telegrams of congratulation from my friends and relatives. For a time, I felt elated. I was mad with joy. I could not decide how to spend the huge amount. I thought over the matter and hit upon a solution.
I decided to have a decent bungalow far removed from the din and noise of the city, surrounded by a garden, with rarest flowers and trees in it. This would cost me Rs. 30 lakhs. I would live there comfortably, in the lap of nature and nearer God.
I decided to spend Rs. Ten lakhs on a beautiful Rolls Royce, one of the best cars. I would drive it myself. Every morning I would take my parents and family for a long drive along the mall and the canal. This would add to my status and position in society.
I would invest Rs. Twenty lakhs, on the establishment of a steel rolling mill. This would provide employment for about 40 souls and give me a monthly income of Rs. 50,000. This would ensure me a comfortable living. I would gradually become a mill-owner.
I would donate Rs. 15,000 to the Punjab University as an endowment fund out of which a scholarship of Rs. 25 per mensem would be awarded to a student irrespective of caste or creed, who would stand first in the matric examination, from amongst the candidates of my village. This would serve as an incentive to the students of my village to rise in life.
Thus, I would dispose of the entire sum. All of a sudden, I was aroused from my dream. I realized that it was a dream though a pleasant one.…...