Time to say Goodbye

Bidding Farewell – Goodbye HLIC !

Three years back, I entered the college gates for the first time, to seek admission. I was in a dilemma, whether to pursue my graduation from HLIC or not. With guidance of Abhishek Sir and Parag Sir, I was finally able to answer the BIG question, and I am both glad and proud of my decision.

I remember myself as a quite person, keeping to myself most of the time. The beautiful journey began with a wonderful first day, and I was late. I was under an impression that since, my home was next door, I could simply walk in any time. Trying to hide the anxiety, we all went to our respective classes. A short briefing was followed by ice creams and the day was over. We made some introductions in hopes of making new friends.

That was the first day, as I remember it. And today, the last day of college greets us. Time flew with wings and the passage of three years passed, even before we could realize. Yet, the changes these years have brought in me, in my mindset and knowledge level have been tremendous. It is today, when I look back, that I realize why it is said that college days are the best part of our lives. We spent 12 long years at school, but still the kind of bonding we have in college today, is missing there.

Attendance in lectures (with special emphasis on proxies), the last-minute project presentations and cramming a day before exams now form a part of beautiful memories. We learnt a lot, both in the class and even more, outside it. I also met few people, whose friendship I shall cherish for lifetime. The support from the admin staff (especially office and library staff) has also been a crucial part of this journey.

In a few days, I am shifting to Mumbai, to embrace new opportunities there. So, through the medium of this message, I would like to thank all, who helped me, guided me and supported me on this path. Without you, life would have still been there, but it would not be as good or as interesting as it is today!

As they say-

“It is always the end, which makes us realize how beautiful the beginning and journey was”

Will Miss You..

Parting Notes – Graduates Now..

When I woke up today these lines from “The Road not taken” by Robert Frost came to my mind-

“Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.”

Often, we get so used to some things; we begin to think they shall always be there. We take their presence for granted. But, one fine day, this seemingly permanent thing simply walks out of our life. And with tears in our eyes, we bid them goodbye!

We meet a lot of people on daily basis. They form our list of acquaintances. With increased instances of interactions and ‘chance meetings’, some of them turn into friends. Out of this group of friends, only select individuals come really close to us! These are the ones; we share our secrets with, our sorrows and moments of happiness. These are the ones, who were there with us, while we were indulged in all those crazy things!

Farewell night yesterday, reminds me that all good things come to an end. So, at last, all we are left with is memories. These memories are loyal, and they never leave our side. They give us hope, to look forward to the future, but at the same time, keep us tied to the past.

Today, as I stand on the departure point from my college life, I take a moment to look back and visualize the wonderful memories. Starting from bunking lectures to ‘enjoy the campus’, time spent at JBs, organizing event and participation in other events, all now seem a part of other life. College was like a second home to me. While for others the college hours ended at 11:30, for me the time continued till late in the evening. As the realization of college life coming to an end, sinks in tears flow down. But, it is the end, which serves as a new beginning.

We are stepping into our professional life. This is the CAREER MODE. I wish that, all that you undertake, turns out to be a great success. And, even if it does not, just move ahead, because many more opportunities are waiting for you. Needless to mention, my support is always there for you. Whenever you need me, just turn around, and I will be there, happy in your moments of joy and sad in your sorrows. Every day, I pray that ‘Our friendship stays like this forever and for ever”

On a parting note, I will say that each one of us is like a star. We have huge potential to shine out and be the SUN.  But, this potential is hidden. So, go ahead and explore this potential. And let me assure you,

“WE are gonna ROCK!”