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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Graduation Day

Yesterday was our Graduation Day.

The Union Cabinet Minister ,Science & Technology and Department of Ocean Development, Shri.Kapil Sibal was the chief guest.

His speech was really encouraging. One of the things that he mentioned ,which I felt that it was for me, was to have clear objectives and stand by your principles even if there is no one to support you. That made me realize that the reason why I failed sometimes was because I didn’t have a clear goal as to what I exactly wanted to do.

His speech was given to us all in the form of a booklet. That was one thoughtful gesture by the college.

Apart from being an important day in our lives it was also April Fool’s day yesterday. And I did get fooled… by my camera. Due to some problem, it refused to freeze the precious moments. I was disappointed that I couldn’t even take a snap of myself in the graduation robe, proudly holding the degree certificate in my hands with my camera. I had to use my friend’s digicam.

It was fun to be back in college and not to worry about the longlist of rules that we used to follow as students. The rules were now told to us in the form of “requests”.

We had lunch at the college canteen. It was after a long time, almost a year, that we were eating there. Usually, during such functions, the lunch would look as well as taste good. This time it wasn’t so. Reminded us of those days when we used to lose our apetite at the sight of those rock hard pooris and the taste of bisi bela bhath or fried rice.

At the end of it all, I was glad that those college days are over and am now enjoying a completely different life at work.

11 comments:

£££ said...

Congrats Deepa !! All the very best to acheive your goals!!

Deepa said...

Thank you, £££ !!!

Mini said...

good going, deeps. even i was gonna make a post with the same title... hahah! guess, graduation day had some effect on all of us!

crsathish said...

congrats on ur graduation !

Deepa said...

@ Mini

Yea Mini! When this day makes us realize that whatever we did during those 4 harrowing years didn't go waste and fetched us a Degree certificate,it surely will have an effect on us... :P

Waiting for ur 'Graduation Day' post...

@ Sathish

Thank you, Sathish!

Jagan said...

congrats ...at times i wonder what i did in the four years to deserve the BE degree :-)

arbit said...

cool...college days are by far the most nostalgic...

Deepa said...

@ Jagan

Thanks, Jagan!
wat u did to deserve the BE degree? u joined a BE course in an engg college...

pj! :D

@ arbit

yea, arbit!

flashmani said...

So, Next Guitar Kathhukka Poringa....!:-)

Bluepanther said...

Obviously you have not been working very long...soon enough the so called "requests" from your boss will sound and feel worse than the "rules" at your college.
The "rules " at college were fun too because they were for fools :)...I mean who cared anything about them...if you got caught you got a meeting with a teacher, a letter despatched to your home or worse come worse a meeting with th Dean student welfare ( Definitely I am not talking about breaking a rule that would result in suspension:) )....
Now at work if you break the smallest rule you have to worry where are you going to get the money to pay your rent , your next meal, or to pay for the broad band that makes it possible for you to blog here.
though said in a lighter vein ( for those who hadnt got that by now), it does make some sense.

Deepa said...

As far as following the office rules are concerned, I think it all comes naturally as we know we're entering into the "big bad world" from the safe environment of college.