மனம் திறந்து …..
Posted by *Madan kumar* on September 30, 2008
Before the release of the film ‘Kuselan’the director of the film told the theme of the story in an official meet “A man can succeed in his life without any relatives and some may even without parents but no man can succeed without Friends” The film may be flop but the last sentence of the theme is a great hit in my life. I realized this one week before.
Some 10 days before, it was announced in my class that an on-campus is to be conducted on September 19 in our college. As soon as it was announced, Lakshmikanth from my back bench called me and shook hands with me. I asked why? He said “Congratulations you are going to be selected this time” I asked how? He told, “மனசுல ஒரு பட்சி சொல்லுதுடா ” So now itself i wish you all the best” being confused i said “Ok, thanks”. Till September 19 he was frequently calling me and wishing me, telling “You will be selected”. I could find a pure wish in his words.
It was on the eve of September 18, i was sitting at home and seeing the Aptitude book. A message came from Nithya which read “All the Best, tommorrow”. I was not able to reply as there was no balance in my mobile. Next day morning I woke up and saw the cellphone, another message from same person. “All the best, be confident today” Then also i could not reply. I went to college and came to know that Kathiravan too had got the same message. So, we together thanked her through his mobile. Then, we started preparing for Aps, In meantime, Lakshmikanth came to me, this time he was very confident he said, “You will surely be selected”T. That itself was a booster for me.
Then time came to assemble in the Mini-Auditorium. All started moving to the Auditorium meanwhile we SIM members took some photographs standing along with our files in full formals. Then some of the boys namely Ravi, Gomathi Sankar, Sathish, Gopalakrishan were wishing All the Best to all the Candidates. Then after attending ppt, we went for the first round where in the hall we wished all the bestto each and every known person in the hall. After finishing 1st round(Aps), we had lunch and waited till waited till 3’o clock. Results were announced, 1st name was Hemachandran from CSE, I was expecting his name he is a good problem solver. 2nd Madan Kumar CSE. I was both happy and scared that as like Infosys my name was second and there is going to be no time to prepare for the 2nd round. Then the other friends names were announced specially to tell, M. Rajhariny CSE, I was very happy that my friend was selected. Then to my great excitement it “Vasanth Kumar CSE” Oh my GOD !! another SIM member selected. I was just about to hug him.
The other names i was expecting did not come. I was little bit sad. But those people burrying there disappointment, wished me “All the Best” with a smiling face. There I was able see a pure wish.
We all attended the 2nd round and came out to wait for results, meanwhile Hariny gave her mobile saying Joel on-line, Joel spoke- All the Best, when i call you in the evening a good news should be heard. I said ok. Some hours later, results were announced. “Madan Kumar and Rajhariny from CSE”. I was shocked only two out of seven from CSE to the 3rd round. This is because some where tensed in the Tech HR and were not able to answer though they knew the answers. Moreover, they had their debut HR round. Then Myself and Hariny went for the General HR. I was the first person, I wished the HR and sat down.
HR: How are you?
Me: Fine Sir !!
HR: You are from which dept?
Me: I am from CSE department, sir.
HR: You have got nice marks in School level, Why didn’t you opt for Medical?
Me: I chose my career based on my Interest sir and not based on my marks. Due to my Interest in Computer Science, I refused Biology.
HR: How can you have your Identity in this Society?
Me: If we contribute something to our society as per our position, we can surely have our own identity sir.
HR: In your hobbies, you have mentioned “Lyrics writing” What kind of lyrics do you write?
Me: Usually I write in Tamil sir, I will take some interesting songs and write different lyrics for that tune.
HR: Can you say a lyric?
Me: Can I say in Tamil Sir?
Me: (I told the one, that I first wrote in my life)
HR: Can you say the meaning?
Me: (I said the meaning in English)
HR: What is life for you?
Me: It is like a puzzle sir.
Me: We cannot understand life directly sir, we will have some clue like things to be followed for solving. Else it becomes a mystery sir.
HR: Nice meeting you Madan.
Me: Thank you sir.
Then Hariny had her HR and we were asked to wait in a class room, Meanwhile we were talking to each other. Soon Hariny had a call and after speaking she gave it to me. It was Lasmi, my friend. She wished me “All the Best” and then S.S. Priyadarshini also. Then i got SMS from Ram wishing us all the Best. I would like to tell about Hemachandran, Vasanth and Vijay who called me and asked what happened, when i came out after HR round. I told them and they wished me telling, “Sure, you will be selected”. Then Hariny told me that, “We two were eliminated in Infosys final round and same two were now in last stage, if one were to be eliminated let it be me and not you since for you only job is needed now” I could not believe my ears and my eyes to see a true well wisher and a friend. She also told me that you insist all your friends to practice talking in English so that you all can be placed easily.
Then 1 hour later results were announced. First name was ‘Madan Kumar’, i was greatly relieved from my tension and I could see the same happiness in Hariny’s face, next was ‘Rajhariny’ Thank God none was eliminated. Altogether 15 students were selected from our college. Then we had the Photo session (My session) and then went home. To my surprise, my cell phone Inbox was full with all my friends messages.
Infact i did not inform any of these news to my parents, but my parents knew all the matter through my friends. Joel has called two times, Aravind called and I could see a great happiness in their voice. Then i had SMS from all my friends from girls side. The same Lakshmikanth called me and wished. I said, “I can never forget you in my life da” Then the next two days also my school friends and SIM members wished. On Monday at college all my classmates wished me, Vivek and Aravind were writing on board, “Congrats to Dora and Sullan”. Thanks, they have accepted me as sullan. Then i had a happy wish from Ram in the form of 5 star.
I feel the main reason behind my excited moment is the pure wishes, i.e. wish with no expectation from my parents and all my friends. I would like to quote a song,
பல நூல் படித்து நீ அறியும் கல்வி,
பொது நலன் கருதி நீ வழங்கும் செல்வம்
பிறர் உயர்வினிலே நீ காணும் இன்பம்
இவை அனைத்திலுமே இருப்பதுதான் தெய்வம்.
I had all the three from my friends.
1. It was a great help when I studied with my friends during semester exams when we shared whatever we know.
2. When I had a problem in going to tour, I had a financial help from my friend who said that you don’t worry you should also have the tour.
3. I could see the joy and excitement in my friends face when something good happened to me.
So I can see all the three qualities in my friends.
I am ever thankful to the Almighty for giving me such a wonderful friends.
All the pure wishes of all my friends mentioned in this post made me feel my excited moment.
I tell to myself “Don’t forget these friends in your life”.