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Updated: September 19, 2012 16:59 IST

A truth realised…

ANIRUDH R. BHARADWAJ
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Bonding irrespective of college or city... Photo: A. Muralitharan
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Bonding irrespective of college or city... Photo: A. Muralitharan

No matter which college or city, students are all the same…

I studied in Karnataka for 16 years and loved the State. My mother tongue is Tamil but I can only speak it; not read or write. I had a crazy goal: “Don’t ever enter Tamil Nadu and get fried in the heat; always chill in Karnataka and enjoy”. 

Unfortunately, after a disappointing score in the Std. XII board exams, I was struggling to get an engineering seat in Karnataka. So I had to try options across the country. At last, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya in Kanchipuram came to my rescue. When I was speaking to my friends about the university many of them started telling me that I would be soon seen sporting a dothi and become a saint, considering the fact that Kanchipuram has been a place of learning since ancient times. I ended up here in Tamil Nadu getting fried. 

I wondered what the crowd would be like. Well, they were just like me! They had a similar attitude and a thirst to achieve. Soon, it turned out to be a set up like an NIT or an IIT where Students from all over India came here to study. Now I have settled down with my fellow students, speaking different languages, learning new languages and, of course, getting fried in the heat.

ANIRUDH R. BHARADWAJ, I Year, B.E. Civil, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya University, Kanchipuram

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