ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY
Introduction: Rome is the capital city of Italy. During her heydays she had many claims to fame (see below). But all these pride possessions of the Roman Empire was not built in one day.
Ancient Rome was known as the Eternal City. It had ruled much of Europe as well as the lands around Mediterranean for many centuries. There is a similarity between Rome and Tirumala, the abode of Lord Balaji in India. Rome was also built on the seven hills known as Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal. What a great coincidence it is. To add few more feathers to its crown, ancient Rome had the world’s richest collections of heritage buildings, Arts treasures, the Trevi fountains, St. Peters Church in Vatican, Rome is the residence of Pope, and above all the arena there called Colosseum where games were held and gladiators fought until death while 80,000 spectators sat and watched – if all these were breath-taking sights there at that time – the present day Rome is no less. Now it is the major centre for film making, publishing and tourism.
Explanation: But all these fame did not descend in just one day. The people there sweated it out for many decades to build these cultural heritage sights. Hence, it is rightly said that, “Rome was not built in a day.”
The substance of this great proverb illuminates that behind every achievement there is hard work and ceaseless efforts put by numerous people whether rain or shine. So many examples can be quoted in this regard.
The great pyramid of Egypt-one of the Seven Wonders of the World – was built in 2580 B. C. Built in 13 acres of land, its height is 449 feet and 6, inches, with a base line of 756 feet. It took a
continuous work force of 4.000 men for 30 years to build it.
Similarly, India’s Independence struggle took 90 years (1857 to 1947) to release the country from the British yoke.
Conclusion: Therefore, it is apparent that there requires a great deal of hard work to snatch the victory fruit. It is more pertinent to students who want to excel in the examination. Unless the students worked hard, he/she cannot get through in the present day competitive environment. “There are no gains without pains,” said Benjamin Franklin.
Likewise, many great quotations were told to accentuate this open secret of success. “There is no success without hardship” says another.
Moreover, hard work instantly pays dividend to student community. If a student secures more marks in the Higher Secondary examinations, he/she can get admitted in the No. I colleges, besides being eligible for merit scholarship that can save many thousands of rupees to the parents. This is not the only reward. Upon completing the degree course, again, with flying colours, he/she would get Red Carpet welcome in many frontline companies in India and abroad. How nice! This way, the students will not only help themselves, but to the whole family as well, won’t they?
But again, these achievements require great deal of time and energy.