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Feb 4, 2010

A beginning to mark a finish and a finish that flags a new beginning

Couple of days ago my Facebook status read, "Dint know Feb 1st 2010, will come so soon, atleast not when I set out on this journey in May 2008". My usually cheerful Facebook homepage, which has a lot of tongue in cheek status updates from my 500+ friends, today bore a rather gloomy look which i guess was the reason of my having this status. 

However this was on the previous eve, soon on the last day of my MBA exams, it was not a sense of completion that hit us... it was a feeling of relief, some sort of euphoria. By throwing away the question paper of the last exam into thousands of small pieces we all were collectively thinking about the 'hazaaron' desires we harbor. The cry of relief, satisfaction and contentment which came in the form of shouts, whistles, lots of photo sessions and maybe a silent tear somewhere was hard for anyone to miss.

(A small collage of some memories I captured on my memory card)

It has been a journey with all kinds of thrills and challenges. And as this journey unfolds I realize that the challenges and complexities will only go up a lot many notches. While we strive hard to scale these peaks, lets not forget to see in the face of adversity and say, "bring it on" with a smile. 

I wish to congratulate my friends "fellow crusaders", on reaching this personal milestone, but at the same time call upon them to brace up for the tougher times ahead. Also my 'hazaaron' thanks for all the beautiful memories you have made me a part of, with your charming company in it. Some of them I have articulated in my blogs, all of which can be collectively found here.

I was just about to conclude after the last statement, when I suddenly remembered I had missed out on something. Our mentors also parents for many, our dear teachers. 

What would have they felt? Will they be happy that they'll get a new batch soon? What runs in a teacher's mind?

(Prof. Sukesh looks on from the first floor, while our euphoria is on)

I can maybe struggle hard and write answers to all of these questions, now that i am still in the mood for writing answers. But they say a picture can speak for a thousand words, and lucky for me I had one that said it all. Prof.Sukesh's trademark smile gave it away for me and all the questions were answered when I just clicked this picture.

May not be the best of forums to do so, but I still want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the teachers at IBS-Bangalore here. Every single action, has helped us in some or the other way. That one moment where you pulled us up for not giving our best, that one moment of encouragement you gave us by way of your appreciation, will all go a long way in shaping who we are. Thank you for everything!

Best Wishes
Sanjaya KS
MBA, Class of 2010

13 comments:

friends said...

awesome..............nice click with nice content

saurabh said...

hey sanjay, u expressed feeling of ours very clearly, wat i will cherish most is th elearning environment we have created for us , we learnt a lot of things from each other, and in all new begnings i will remember u as 1 guy who has always enlighted my path as some 1 unoque, and sme 1 who has enlightend my path. keep up th good work, god bles ya.

Jasmine said...

Man... u wrote the feeling just so perfectly....
The emotions evoked were just enough to bring tear to the eye, and the cheerful memories revoked didn't let it flow down the cheek....

preeti maurya said...

u have xpressed ur t8's as each one of us @ IBS feel no.. thanx buddy..

Himuraj said...

dude,u have captured both the sides well,an end ..yet a begining....and nice expression on sir's face....will be in my mind always...thnaks for writing this...

Sanju said...

@Saurabh, Thanks a ton buddy. The feeling is mutual.

@Jasmine, very well put buddy.

@Preeti, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you liked it.

@Himuraj, It's my pleasure dude :)

Bharath said...

super macha :)

liked sukesh sir's part the best :)

Sanju said...

Thank you Bharath... It was heartfelt you see :)

The Muser said...

Congratulations Sanju!! May all the hazaroan khawhish come true :)

The Muser said...

i meant hazaron khwahish! :D swalpa typo...

Litha Dhananjayan said...

Good One Sanju...Best Luck!!
Cheers,
Liths

Nishant Vijayvergiya said...

@Sanju: An expected blog from u, especially after dt caption on Fb..:)
Sukesh Sir's pic is Marvellous..Believe u me..one of d rarest clicks.
"Hazaaron" applauses fr dis nice blog. :P

Sanju said...

@The Muser, Thank you !!!

@Litha, :-)

@Nishant Vijayvergiya, Thank you buddy for the generous appreciation. U made my day!!!

You know I decided to write about it only after i saw the picture i had clicked. So what you said, is completely true.
And btw, I will try to be less predictable :)