It raised many an eyebrow when the father celebrated the birth of his fifth girl child, with all its pomp and splendour ,naming her Bhagyalakshmy, a synonym for LUCK. That is ME and the long journey from there to this Day has been ,true to my father’s speculation AND his blessings--------a very rewarding one!!!!!
I had the best possible basic education provided to me as against the “then” existing norms and conditions in and out of the community. I salute, thee, my father ---the soul that had visualized the Gandhian ideology ,the place of women in the post Independent India.
My undergraduation, graduation and postgraduation went off successfully in a row with the extra-curricular,co-curricular activities drawing my attention in between---------------- I wish I could have made it a little more brighter had I combined Hardwork and Luck in the required proportion!!
I was given the career option of serving the people---as a medical doctor or a teacher----------- at one point of time I could prove that my EQ overpowered my IQ and it was then the privilege of enjoying Shakespeare, Keats, Wordsworth and the like was bestowed upon me instead of counting the number of bones in an anatomy Lab :)- !!!!!! When the idea of entering the teaching profession dawned on me, I equipped myself with a training ..And thus I stepped into the Noblest of noble professions(they say???????) which, sadly though, earns more respect than money, unlike a doctor…..
Well,I have no regrets……I am surrounded by people who love me---a dutiful husband,a son and a daughter who are my pride and delight!!!!!
My experience as a teacher ,for nearly two decades,in a Public School of International fame ,in The Nilgiris is my identity .The holistic environment in which the children were educated influenced me as well----- ---- The youthful spirit of the children engulfs you so much that one never feels the passage of Time till one gets an order from the office reminding you of your grey hair.
I was no exception to this and so here I am settled at the foothills of The Queen of Hills ,yet with a serving attitude to the society.
Though I am signing off now revealing a part of the “I in Me” through the above lines,I will come back to you with the many facets it has………… If you have the time,I have the sands to fill it with!!!!!!!!