This is my speech at Aakanksha 2007: A farewell to my seniors.
I am here to read out a speech to my seniors. A “Farewell” speech, for something like 5 minutes. Such a short time for something like this. When I think what should come first, so many things pop up in my mind. Each one good enough to get a slot in this speech. It would be so difficult to put those so many times here.
Well one of my first experience with a pharma senior was when the interactions had started. It was we who are supposed to be doing the talking and the acting and entertaining others. In stead I meet this senior who is more interested in talking about herself, I was given all freedom that I would want… I am allowed to laugh and crack jokes at her… and obviously she becomes my favourite senior right? Well she still is. It was fun when I wanted to avoid the interaction and I used her as the scapegoat..
Then there was this incident where, Aditi supposedly interacted with Rohit thinking he was a junior. And when he finally revealed his identity, it was a shock for Aditi. Aditi would love to tell you how she used to avoid being found by Rohit again. The lollipop common intro you gave us…it was fun, and in fact it helped us formulate an amazing and innovative common intro for our juniors. Since we are the first batch to have the changed syllabus we had a few subjects that we studied before you did and boy was it fun when you guys came to us for notes..!! We always found some chance to mock you guys around and you know show somewhere, we are ahead of you. Well, we will always try to do better than you…I’m not sure if we can…but we will try it’s like our source of inspiration.
Fun apart, our seniors have been always so helpful (well obviously after the interactions) that we never really needed anybody else. Take for example career counseling, we have a great faculty but sometimes the answer to a question feels more comforting when it come from a senior and they have definitely proved themselves at this. They’ve always inspired us to look ahead, have helped us to working for our endeavours.
My mind races through all the events and moments we’ve had. It’s really, really difficult to accept that you guys will soon not be around. It’s difficult to think that I won’t be able to run to Amruta and tell her about my small achievements and listen to her little troubles. It’s difficult to think that Abhijeet won’t be around to share the weird ideas about life and organic synthesis sitting on the college ground at midnight. It’s difficult to think that Sneh will not be there to guide us through the little difficulties we always have with our futures. It’s difficult to think that Siddhesh isn’t around to give us that “Technical gaga” which always inspires to do some stuff like he has been able to do. It’s difficult to think that Reena won’t be around to give that sweet smile to lighten up our mood. It’s difficult not to be happy when she is around. It’s difficult to think that we soon won’t find Bala walking into the canteen with that particular gait of his. We won’t be able to hear his amazing booze party tales. It’s difficult to think that we will not have Rohit around to give us those fantastic cartoons which have definitely left a mark on the grand events we have had and his superb “Sarcastics”. We will definitely miss Sameer’s Tabla, Shreedhar’s big heart, Sayyed’s Guitar, Anagha’s notes, Samrat’s Portuguese, Arshad’s take it cool attitude, Rastogi’s advice, Chinmay’s Expressions, Bharat Wagh’s anger, Ravikant’s silence, Rachana & Yogita’s sincerity.
It’s hard for us to say goodbye. It really would not be the same UD for us after you guys leave. We will always look forward to you guys…all I want to say is now don’t forget us. We will always need you. May God bless you all and make everyone successful.