My first day in new school dawned. It was a rainy day. It was cool and there was no trace of the sun. My dad and I went to the school to find out about admission details. My heart was filled with fear at that time. I felt the absence of my old friends with whom I had studied for the past eight years. And I was in a new school in a totally new atmosphere with new people.It’s been four years since that day. But even now when I think back on that day I tremble. I now understand that States may vary, climate may change, languages may be different and even people may differ but friends and the feeling of friendship will always remain the same.

R. Jamuna, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thiruvananthapuram