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The Balloon Dance!

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This fictional story was written in 2012 when I was at Samtse College of Education undergoing Post-graduate Diploma in Education (PgDE). So all characters or names appearing in this story are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.  One morning, an invitation letter greets Tandin in his sitting room. Bound with strong curiosity he quickly reaches for the letter as he reads out loud: 
“We the Samtse College Family would like to cordially invite you to the 44th Foundation Day cum sports day of Samtse College of Education on 28th of April, 2012 at 0700 hours at College Stadium. Your presence will be highly appreciated…”
A freshly graduated Army officer from National Defense Academy (NDA) from India, of course, now Dasho Tandin gladly accepts the invitation. It has been just over a couple of months since his first placement at Royal Bhutan Army’s Samtse Branch, and the invitation of this sort too was the first time.
Being the youngest of five sibl…