One day in July I got u early and saw that the sky was overcast with thick black clouds. I felt relived that there would be a respite from hot weather. As I was thinking how to welcome the first shower of the season, my class-mate and next door neigbhour, Tushar, came to me. He suggested that we should welcome the rains in the open. So, we decided to go to India Gate lawns to get wet. We changed our dress to half-paints and T-shirts and put on water-proof canvas shoes. Both of us took permission from our respective parents to go out.

We came out of our houses. As soon as we stepped out, it began to drizzle and cold breeze started. We decided to walk to kilometers to the lawns. We expected the place to be deserted, but it was not so. There were many men and women of all ages. Some of them were taking stroll. There were many children also. Some of them were playing football and some other running hither and thither.

In the meantime drizzle changed into light rain and then into heavy downpour. Some old men scrambled for shelter under a dripping tree. But I and Tushar decided to go in for boating. We did boating for two hours. It was now A.M. 11.30 and both of us were hungry. We went to one of the stalls for a cup of tea and some snacks. The owner of the stall was preparing hot ‘pakoras’ which we ate and drank tea.

Then we decide to visit the zoo and take full advantage of weather. We hired an auto rickshaw and reached the zoo. We bought tickets and went in. we saw monkeys jumping from one branch of a tree to another in the rain. The big cats like lions and tigers could be seen in the open and thoroughly enjoying rains. The elephants were trumpeting with job. It was now 5 O’clock. The rains had stopped. We also were extremely tired. So, we hired an auto-rickshaw and returned home. We were extremely happy as we had passed the day in the most enjoyable manner.