What is the message conveyed in the story ‘What happened to the reptiles’?

The message is a lesson for humanity. Prem ran away from his village after communal violence broke out in the village. There was bloodshed and people fought with one another and burnt temples and mosques. Prem reached Pambupatti. An old man took care of him. Prem realized that people in Pambupatti were generous and friendly. Neighbours, as well as strangers, came to see him. The old man told him a story to make him realise the importance of love and happiness. Prem realized that one can be happy if others are happy. Happiness can’t be celebrated all alone. It does not lie in violence and hatred. This is the message that each and everyone should learn.

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