by Chanchal Sarin
The season of Advent The preparation period of four Sundays Leading up to the Nativity at Christmas Time to open hearts Expecting and waiting Preparation and longing Prayers in every heart For Jesus to be born The solemn preparations for Jesus' arrival Prayers Fasting Spiritual exercises Christmas is round the corner The birth of Jesus The Son of God The December twenty five Jesus comes as a human being To love humanity To share his divinity with humanity To forgive weaknesses of humanity The advent wreath Made of branches evergreen And the candles five Depicting everlasting life The first candle signifies hope The second for love The third for eternal joy The fourth for peace The fifth, the candle of Jesus Christ One candle lit on each of five Sundays The advent period combined Prayers and songs merge with surroundings Christmas arrives Fifth candle is lit Jesus spreads light on cosmos Carols singing in the church Santa brings gifts to people Give charity is the symbol Help someone in need Santa’s theme Opportunity to mend deeds You become a better person indeed When actions are sacred, An inner journey is possible Joy spreads all over Hearts jubilating Christmas has arrived Merry Christmas to all Humanity on earth.
Dr. Chanchal Sarin worked for her Ph.D. (Genetics) under the world-renowned Geneticist, the father of green revolution in India Prof. M.S. Swaminathan. She retired as Associate Professor, University of Delhi, India. Dr. Sarin has authored seven books on Genetics and Biology, and several articles on research and popular science. She has also contributed in many anthologies of poems during last few years.
Chanchal, over the years, had been actively involved in various scientific and welfare organisations to promote welfare of women and children, creating interest among students and young generations to serve the community for eliminating ignorance and increase scientific temperament.
She is settled with her husband in Gurgaon, India. Her two children, a daughter, and a son, work as medical specialists in NHS, UK.