It was summer holidays, Sharada was happy the she could go to attend her cousins’ wedding along with her husband and kids. Esha, her daughter was the apple of her eye . She always hoped that her daughter will fulfill her unfinished dreams.
She reached Srirangapatna with her family and the wedding went off well . Her husband suggested that they visit the Rangantittu , a beautiful Bird Sanctuary on the banks of Cauvery that was a haven for a variety of rare birds with its dense foliage.It was a place that both kids and elders could enjoy alike. The kids were super excited, with the very thought of the various types of birds, the lazing crocodiles and not to forget the coracle ride.
They set off to the sanctuary soon after lunch with packed snacks. and reached the sanctuary in time to begin their tour when day light was bright.. Sharada was an avid nature lover and a bird watcher and was soon engrossed in looking for birds. She knew it was the breeding ground for migratory birds from afar. Every now and then as she spotted a bird, she called out “ Look Esha -Spoon Bills, Storks egret,heron patridge" and so on. The kids were too amazed to see the variety of birds which they had only heard fly here from long distances but have never seen. After some time, they decided to explore the islets which were a little further off, though the guide did mention that since it had rained heavily, it would be risky.
Yet again, Sharada was enthralled on seeing those rare Siberian storks. However, they had to be content with remaining in the boat as it was not advisable to explore the islet.and watch from a distance before they returned. All were just too happy with the excursion, when suddenly they realized that Esha was missing! Sharada panicked, she was too shocked, how and where did Esha go, did she fall off the boat? All thoughts and worst fears added to her anxiety. Everyone began searching her here and there, but it was of no avail. Sharada’s world appeared to sink, she prayed hard. All the elders around tried to console her, as the men decided to search along the banks.
Out of the blue, she saw two men holding an unconscious child moving amongst the crowd towards her direction. She fervently hoped that would be her daughter and ran towards men .Her joy knew no bounds when she found her daughter. The men said, they saw the child battling for life in the river waters and rescued her. She wanted to reward the men generously and went to get her husband.When she returned within moments she found that the Saviours had vanished!.