To my school, with love...
Those schoolgirl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone.
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on.
But how do I thank someone who's taken me from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try.
If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters
that would soar a thousand feet high, 'To my school, with Love'.
Those awkward years have hurried by, why did they fly away?
Why is it that children grow up to be people one day?
What takes the place of climbing trees and dirty knees in the world outside?
What is there for you I can buy?
The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end.
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend.
A friend who taught me right from wrong, weak from strong, that's a lot to learn.
What can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start.
But I would rather you let me give my heart,
'To my school, With Love
Vikrant Mathur (Year 2000)
Those wonderful days...
April 24, 1996 a young boy of 14 enters his first day of joining a new school, hesitatingly he entered the classroom to make new friends during the recess time that is when my story begins at Apeejay Noida. My journey of four years 1996-2000 is difficult to summarize one’s life in an institution, in a couple of hundreds of words; the task is elaborate and complex.
I personally feel it’s difficult to rate and prioritize experiences which later change our lives each one contributes to our character.
I passed out in 2000 almost 8 years ago. However each day spent in school remains a cherished memory. While in school I was initially very nervous and had sleepless nights not being able to adjust to new surroundings. The teachers gradually became very supportive of me. I started with participating in morning assembly activities as I was a very social and outgoing child.
Becoming the Vice head boy and the head boy of the school taught me a very different way of life to interact with various visitors and different kinds of people and also handle tough situations and always do the right thing.
Today I work successfully with an American MNC and undoubtedly give credit to all me teachers and our then Principal Mr. Hasija for all that I have learnt lessons of compassion, love generosity, forgiveness and encouragement to be able to face and adversities.
The Apeejay Noida that I started with and today seems like a fairy tale which helped me become what I am today. I thank each and every person who is a part of this temple of learning for what I am today.