When I was reading a booklet related to LPU, I came across the term ‘verto‘ which I was not familiar with before. It was new and struck me with curiosity as I later found out it is what the students of this university are called. It struck me with how the university is sustaining its own identity. I was very excited about beginning my college life while pursuing my intermediate studies.
Experiencing the atmosphere around, I can admit one thing that this university stands on all the aspirations and expectations that one can expect from a college after having finished senior school. During my high school studies, I had a pretty good grip on maths, physics, and chemistry but the decision to pursue journalism as a career was a question of its own. The answer can be summed up in a single word – “passion.” I have won a number of awards in speaking and was also a part of anchoring team on the occasion of annual school day function because of this passion. My father used to watch the news daily at night and I started getting fascinated by white collar jobs of anchoring and news presenting in the media industry. I wanted to be a part of the fourth pillar of democracy i.e., media.
The two things which I have observed while doing research is that, this university has an excellent management system which manages the academic and co-curricular activities of thirty-thousand plus students. It provides an international exposure and many international students study at the university. I still remember the day of 24th July when I entered university. The bus picked me and my father for a tour of the beautiful campus after which we moved forward to resting our luggage. I fulfilled all the admission procedures from issuing of the identity card, verification of documents, allotment of the hostel, laundry, and mess. I shifted my luggage from the cloakroom to the hostel and then we went to Amritsar on the same day. Soon, my father went back home and I returned to start a new chapter of my life. The separation from my parents was making me homesick but I started making friends in the hostel and the feeling gradually disappeared. I am sharing the room with three other roommates and they come from different parts of the country which is an amusing experience.
It was finally the time when I could get over my anticipation for exploring the campus as freshmen inductions were starting. With eye-catching performances by students of dance and drama, departmental tours, fun activities and guide to course-curriculum, the three days were like a summary of things to come. The hostels are awesome, food is great and as I started my lectures, it was evident how much the university was focusing to make us feel at home. Despite being new to the culture, the professors were very helpful in easing the transition from school traditions to college style education. Now that I have settled in, I am looking forward to the much-to-gain-from experiences and I hope after three years, I would fulfill my dream and would graduate as a journalist.
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Aniket Kumar Sah
Journalism First Year, Lovely Professional University
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