Saturday, May 28, 2011

Down the Memory Lane In Search of Me...

My First Day In College









It was 8th August 2007 ( i very well know at 9 o'lock i wished my friend Prashant on his birthday) when i entered this very place with my Baba. I was new to the city, new to the people, got admission through the second phase of first round of AIEEE counselling that year. Got this institute in Raipur, Chhattisgarh without any branch. Like an ordinary fresher at that time i was supposed to know about the Dress Code for NIT juniors,but sadly i was dressed like a clown. While my Baba was busy looking for the admission process one of the students who really looked like a senior to me caught me on the way and pointing his finger shouted these out- "FUNDE ME AAJANA KAL SE NAHI TOH BAJA DUNGA TERI".( Heavens..I never ever heard this before...what was funda?).Suddenly Baba appeared. The senior smiled and corrected his statement, "oye hero, kal se formals, if you are from Bhilai batch then Stripes and if hosteler then Plain Full Shirt and Black Trousers. No Fancy shoes or belts. Ok? and yes no bike come in cycle if u can. got it bro?" my father complimented him for such a nice advice and was happy! God...wtf was happening? see...this is how a father feels when he leaves his only child in the college full of beasts!(that was my thinking at that time). Gushh...I never wanted to face that senior again in the college(not even in my life!).

After conforming admission in the Metallurgy Branch i walked a little more to the place where we all were instructed to. Civil Engineering Department Survey Lab. There Professor Mrs. Neela Ingle asked for our introduction. We all introduced ourselves and shared our hobbies and interests. It was a very interactive session. There I first met Rahul Sippy, a guy from Bhilai whose birthday was on 26th July just after mine...
Many Parents were there at the place. To some I got along with RishiRaj and Sourav..both came from West Bengal in same branch. Both searching for accommodation near college campus. At that time we had an acute problem of hostel as the NIT was just a year old and was upgraded from Government College of Engineering & Technology. So many more students but lesser infrastructure to complete our needs. We moved on and my search for a place to stay was going on with my new friends in Raipur. Hmm.....Raipur, the place I could only imagine full of jungles and Red Extremists at that time..so scary but yes I was going to stay over there for a long four years.My neighbours already scared me out that Chhattisgarh is not a safe place to go and I should move to Bangalore, Pune or Delhi for studies or even Jabalpur(from where I belong to) is good. But I decided to move out with a risk that I only could handle at that time. My parents supported me all throughout and yes I never made them feel low. Ma Kali Meri Raksha Karo..with a long breath I carried on. Day One made me really pissed off but yes I was going to be a B.Tech holder, sooner this feeling made my day! After-all something is better than nothing. And I was living with that kind of 'Something' that day.Now I don't repent on my decision. I proved myself right. And the result is out to the world. Thanks to Alma Mater for everything today I am. My friends , My seniors, My teachers and My parents. A Heartful of Thanks.

4 comments:

dipanjan said...

Very well written.. agey ka bhi toh likho.. what happened next.. lol..

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!

Ashish Verma said...

Majedar yaar.... Age ka likho... mast lag raha he padhne me..

- Ashish

Ashish Verma said...

Majedar yaar.... Age ka likho... mast lag raha he padhne me..

- Ashish