My Story: With A Damaged Heart I Came Back To IIT. I Thought Of The Last Wish She Made To Me. What About That?

The Logical Indian

February 16th, 2018 / 6:10 PM

“I was born in a small city named Sriganganagar in Rajasthan. My mother did her best to provide everything I wanted. Her prayer and hard work brought colour in my life and I got selected in IIT JEE.

I started my first semester at IIT Delhi with an SGPA 4.7 out of 10(They would have kicked me out in the first semester itself) with one “E” grade. They screened me through DISCO (Disciplinary Committee) and limited my Credits to 20 for next semester. I was totally depressed and broken. Even during next semester I didn’t perform well, got an SGPA 5.5 (with even more “E” grades, this time, two).

Then happened the life-changer for me, my mother caught serious illness during my first-year summer vacations. We tried hard to pull her out but we failed. I lost my mother on 14 September. I lost the most valuable part of my life. She had always been a great inspiration for me. She worked hard to get me into IIT. She always wanted me to achieve great heights. Sacrificed her needs to fulfil mine. Her last wish was to see me successful.

With the damaged heart and mind, I came back to IIT. This time even more broken and depressed. This incident gave me one month of sleepless nights. One night, while sitting in the room alone, I did introspection. I thought, “What was supposed to happen, has already happened. Had I ever realised that she had made a last wish to me? What about that?”

From that time, I started working hard day and night. Gradually, I started increasing my SGPA. And believe me, that worked. My 10th Semester ended with an SGPA of 9.8 and the CGPA stood 7.1.

Seems like a nice story but it’s a reality. During that time, there were lots of people who tried to pull me back. But I always looked at the quote on my wall from the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness” –

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something
Not even me, alright?
You got a dream, you gotta protect it
People can’t do something themselves
They wanna tell you that you can’t do it
You want something, go get it. Period”

Guys, Work Hard. If you can’t do it for yourself, then do it for your parents who worked hard for all of you.
PS: 14th September is my mother’s Death Anniversary. Right now, I am in the United States and working hard to fulfil her dreams. Even now, when I am in challenging condition, I compare my situation with challenges my mother faced while raising me. I feel mine is not 1% of her’s.


Submitted By – Anupam Panwar

If you too have an inspiring story to tell the world, send us your story at [email protected] OR WhatsApp Us at 8892 1200 30


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story: Time Never Comes Back, I Wish I Could Thank My Husband For His Love And Efforts But I Can’t

IIT Guwahati Researchers Find New Way To Regenerate Damaged Nerves

My Story: Abused By Her Parents & Afraid That She Might Be Sold, She Ran Away & Came To Me For Protection

My Story

My Story: My Husband Brought Back His Friend’s Body. That Day I Thought Of Something That Scared Me Forever

My Story: I Too Left But A Strong Thought Came To My Mind And That U-Turn Was The Best Decision In My Life

My Story: With A Damaged Heart I Came Back To IIT. I Thought Of The Last Wish She Made To Me. What About That?

Latest on The Logical Indian

Opinion

Zomato Delivery Guy Seen Eating Customer’s Food: Why The Debate Needs To Be Broader

Opinion

My Opinion: Shouldn’t We Be Voting For A Leader With Vision Than Bring In A Khichdi Govt?

News

Election Result 2018: What Prominent Political Leaders Had To Say About It

News

Centre Denies Separate Minority Status To Lingayats, Says Scheduled Caste Benefits Would Be Lost

Awareness

An Island In Sunderban Is Disappearing Due To Rising Sea Water; Residents Left Without A Home

News

Pothole Menace: 22-Yr-Old Dies In Bengaluru Allegedly After Hitting Pothole, BBMP Blames Victim

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.