Making decisions that are going to set the course of your life aren’t easy especially when you’re a teen who has a hard time juggling between coaching classes and finding what they really want in life. I still remember I was in my 11th grade and it was something that my chemistry teacher said that struck a chord and has been there in the back of my mind ever since. He said, “There will always be that one moment in your life that will change your perspective on everything. You’ll feel that ‘ting’ in your mind and you’ll realize the difference between what you want and what you really need in your life”.
Like any other medical aspirant, I drowned myself into books and resurfaced with a seat in BDS. It wasn’t what I wanted. I just couldn’t picture myself limiting myself to just 32 teeth. I knew I was supposed to do something different but still related to science. Then I started searching for different courses that spoke to me and pharmacy caught my eye.
After going through a number of colleges and universities I found LPU. I felt like a tiny frog who just landed in the ocean. Everything was so mesmerizing and scary at the same time. New subjects, teachers, classmates, opportunities. It took me some time to warm up to the idea of spending the next 4 years of my life there. But as days went on I started enjoying everything and the fact that everything was so well organized and equipped was a bonus.
The best thing about LPU is that it doesn’t discriminate and it gives its students the opportunities to be anything and everything they want. The events are not just limited to the academics. I got a chance to explore my writing and artsy talent. I also learnt that I enjoy public speaking after participating in various debates and elocutions.
Now when I look back, I’m glad that I decided to join LPU. This place has molded me into the person I am today that is more confident and knowledgeable. For the first time, I’m not afraid of what’s going to happen next or what if that “ting” never happens because I know for sure that I’m ready for it.
– Pranjal Sharma (B.Pharm 4th Year)