Once an old man lived with his 3 sons sons in a village. The three sons were hard workers but they quarreled all the time.

The old man tried a lot to unite them but they don’t listen to him. The villagers also make fun of their fights.

Many years were passed and the old man fell sick. He decided to teach them a practical lesson so that they would stay united.

The old man brought 3 sticks and tied them together in a bundle. Then he called his sons and asked them to break the bundle of three sticks all together. All three tried but were unable to break that bundle of sticks.
Then the father removed sticks from bundle, gave one stick to each of his son and ask them to break the sticks. All 3 were able to break the sticks.

The old man replied, “Dear sons, See! You could easily break the single sticks into pieces, but you were not able to break the bundle! Same are you three, if you stay united, nobody can harm you. If you quarrel every time with your brothers and stay divided then anyone can easily defeat you. So stay united.”

The three sons understood and promised their father that whatever be the situation, they would all stay together. From that day they started living happily !