Six full years of non-stop effort ensuring predominantly projects, assignments, papers, exams and competitions to juggle with during the last four years- vacations were a few to remember or none to recall, it was work, work and work just enveloping this young lad. Rain or Shine, driving or pooling to the school was mandatory, for how long could a teen depend on his parents for pick up and drop off. Nevertheless, he was not going to be boggled by any of those.
Getting into the International Academy, which ranks among the top schools of the United States, being funded by the city of Farmington Hills, was hailed as an achievement by itself. If that was the case, getting admitted to Caltech, UMich, and a certain other institute in Illinois (which unfortunately, my frail sluggish memory finds it hard to log them) would be termed as a fantastic record. That was what we too, as an outsider, felt about the news. Congratulations poured in even as they started shutting down the idea of sending him to one of the most popular Universities in the West. That was called fate and if that was so, what do you term this one to be??
"I got in" is the subject of the mail received by us for letting us know about his admission into the prestigious university in US, The MIT.
This certainly is one too, and can also be termed destiny or a favourable fortune for this teenager. Yes, you must be wondering what i'm bragging about in these few lines. Well, this kid of indian origin has followed the likes of thousands of others to get an entry into this Institute. It was purely his continuous tryst with numbers and figures, the support of his parents and the grace of the Higher Force which has culminated into what is called as destiny here. It feels great that this nephew of ours has laid the foundation for his future gen cousins to such prestigious colleges and this foundation seems a mammoth struggle to achieve, given the history of his origin and efforts.
There is so much of relief in the air, not only among his people there, but, even thousands of miles across the globe. The innumerable number of competitions from Math Olympiad to State Level Math competition, to name a few, have seen him victorious at all times. And every competition brings forth a much higher level of expectation from all of us which he has seemed to fulfill, at all costs. His admission into any top university was forseen and he has once again, done all of us proud. His parents, being pillars of strength for all his endeavours, have been very supportive and his father has been his mentor all along.
You have done us proud, Kishore!! We hope you soar great heights and bring big smiles on everyone's faces. And speaking about targets, it reminds us of your father's doctoral degree, which automatically gets credited to your name. The next supposedly small target,looking through the history of your future institute's 75 Noble Laureates, is to become one yourself. May you never be limited by any force and continue to leap forward in your journey. Wish you a very wonderful journey into the World!