Sunday, 28 November 2010

My Graduation

It was a very important day for me in my life - 21 November 2010. My Graduation day in college. I woke up unusually early by around 5:30 am and got ready to start from home by 6:45 am to head to college with my parents.

I would have traveled in that road nearly hundreds of times or may be even thousands in the last five years, but this time it all seemed so new. There are numerous memories of having traveled in the GST road in the last few years .. sometimes with the excitement of having a good time in college, tensed moments during the placement season .. journeys when I have just slept in the college bus .. great times with friends in bus chatting , playing a game or two, teasing .. eating ...

There have been times during exams when I have not taken even a moment to look out of the bus window while I was studying on my way to college (It was studying the few hours before exams that has helped me largely), I have traveled this road early in the morning once for the house warming ceremony of our home and it was in this road I had my first long drive when I learnt to drive a car 2 years ago.

However, this time it was so different, I had a sense of contentment and a feeling of having accomplished something that I wanted to quit mid way, a course of study I thought I just did not belong to during my initial years in college. But, I am jus so glad now that it all turned out to happen in a good way with the guidance and support of my parents, friends and God - that I have finally graduated an engineer with first class :) :)

On a more simple note - After hours of traveling(which includes in train, bus, auto, share auto et all) , hundreds of movies later, with a good amount of money spent on the course and an almost equal amount spent on the food courts in our college, learning 70 academic subjects and hundreds of other non - academic subjects , 100s of tests/ exams and a lot many re-tests later, meeting hundreds of people, being in a numerous situation and experiencing a plethora of emotions later ------ I am proudly a graduate of life .

This place - SRM University gave me friends who would be around for years to come, it made me realize what I am, it thought me lessons that no courses would have, it gave me experience and memories that I would cherish a life time through ...







I love my alma matter and all the people who have enriched my last five years by just being a part of this wonderful journey :)

22 comments:

Varun said...

Congrats!! :)

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

congratulations dear. way to go and all the best for that. :)

Karthik said...

Congrats Shals :) its a great moment of life !!!

As u like it ;) said...

Congrats shalu !!!
Couldn't attend the convo... Wish I was there too... Hope you had a gr8 experience buddy !!! :)

Isha Arora said...

awesome shals :) finally after all v r graduates ;)

Asha said...

I myself feel proud being your blogger friend. I can empathise your feelings. Absolutely great achievement. congrats, shalini. This is just the beginning for you. I wish you more laurels in your life.
Your parents must have been very proud.

sheila said...

congrats Shalu!!! nice post...college days are the best period in one's life :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Congrats Shalini!! When I saw this in my mobile reader @Chennai I cudnt resist so read it from my mobile itself :) Very nicely written post!! Wishing you best throughout ur life and let this be the beginning of it!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Varun

Thank you very much :) :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Preeti

Thanks Preeti :) How have you been ??

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthik

Yup, it truly is :) :) Thank you so much !!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Mithran

Thanks da :) Congrats to you too !! We all wished you were there too .. Dumbo, inspite of being in Chennai you didn't turn up .. :(

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Isha

Absolutely !! Finally Graduates ! What all has gone into making us a graduate, I think I will need a lifetime to blog about them all :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Asha

Thank you very much for your wishes :) It really is a very good feeling :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sheila

Thanks athai :) College is certainly the best times truly :) :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sharmilee

Thank you very much dear :):) You just made my day by letting me know your excitement to read the post.. Thanks a ton ! :)

karthik s said...

absolutely true. i loved that SRM part. though i always seem to sarcastically call it india's no 1 private university, when it comes to teaching students the way of life, srm truly tops the list. love it or hate it, i would truly say srm IS infact india's no 1 private university. :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthik

Yup, truly I would say the university has given me more than I could ask for. There have been good, bad and ugly times. However, there always was a learning in all situations.. great place, great people :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Shalini,

You write so well. Please keep doing it regularly. You will keep inspiring others and yourself with your art of writing.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Amma

Thank you very much :) Yea, I sure will be doing a lot more posts regularly :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Congrats...

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shrinidhi

Thank you very much :) Thanks for dropping by my blog, will visit your soon :) Do stay in touch !