A good neighbor is a great blessing. He is always with us. Either we are in sorrow or joy, in rain or in shine; he is always by the side of us. He is the first to reach to our help, even before our relatives. A good neighbor always rushes to his neighbor with active help and support. Last month, we shifted our residence to Shastri Nagar. It is a new government colony mainly inhabited by government’s employees, belonging to different government’s departments and ministries.
It is a middle class locality. My next door neighbor is Mr. Chopra. He is a Principal in a government high school. He is a very nice person. He has a small family. His son Ankit reads in class Xth in Model High School. His daughter Nidhi is thirteen years old. She reads in class VIII in Xavier Mary School. In the evening I play cricket with his son. He is a disciplined boy.
He is very intelligent. He is very punctual and sincere to his studies. We have good neighbor relations with his family. We often visit each other’s house. If there is any problem with anyone he is the first to turn up for help. His wife is a highly religious lady. She helps the poor and the needy. Mr. Amphora lives in front of us. He is a police officer. He is 52 years old. He has two sons. One of his sons is an IIT engineer while his other son is a final year medical student.
Mr. Amphora is out and out a gentle man. Though he is in police he never shows of his power. He never misuses his power. He is a man of good habits. He often makes us hear interesting stories.
He is a law abiding citizen. He always helps the other. His sons are also very decent young men. They are qualified but are very simple and sober. They respect the elders of the family. Mr. Amphora is very cooperative and helpful to his neighbors. The family who lives next to our left is a middle class family of Mr. Mahakam. Mr. Mahakam is a clerk in Corporation. They do not seem to be familiar with good manners. They do not possess the decorum of civilized people. Mr. Mahakam is highly arrogant by nature. He is rude also. His children are also like him. His son is twenty years old. He is a college student. He is not sincere in his studies. He wastes his time moving aimlessly. He always creates scenes. He hears music in very high volume. It creates problems in neighborhood. When anyone dares to complain against him, he begins to quarrel with him. His parents also come for his help. His daughter too is very naughty.
Their mother is a terrible lady. She always makes a noise if anyone shows his displeasure at her activities. She is not very educated. She always creates hell in her house. Everyone in the locality tries to maintain distance with this family. Most of the people are not on talking terms with them. But majority of my neighborhood comprises good people. They are social and helping. We enjoy our festivities together. We celebrate our festivals with each other. A good neighbor is indeed God’s gift. So we should try to be good neighbors and create an environment of peace and friendship in the neighborhood.