How I spent my ‘CBSE Boards Result Day’ – 25th March, 2015

So, first let’s talk about the day before the judgement day.. Yes! On 24th March, the day was to receive all the good luck wishes for my upcoming result…And! What all I was receiving was memes on results..  For example…. “bhagwan bas pass kara dena, Sunny leone ke kabhi sapne m bhi darshan nahi krunga(God, help me clear the exam, I won’t see Sunny Leone in my dreams)” “Bhagwan, maths sambhal lena, Priya ko apni behen ki tarah samjhunga(God, save my maths result, I will see Priya as my sister)”, etc. Well, such memes were meant to be funny but they didn’t amuse me.   I knew it was my result too the very next day. I  think I was somewhat excited but the exitement didn’t reflect on my face. Putting it simple, I wasn’t nervous at all is what I want to say. A little about the result was going in my mind and I was just passing time the regular way – talking with my friends, texting people and enjoying the nature’s beauty around my place.

Since, teachers are very conscious about the board exams result. One of my teacher texted me,” Kamalpreet, tomorrow is your result. You must be having goosebumps by now”And I was like.. Whaaa…? Goooosebummmps? Nah…
Hahah.. and I replied,”No, not at all. Just a regular day with regular feelings”.
She replied,”Really? And I did, “Hahah..yeah!”

Earlier that evening, I had a conversation with my friend Sakshika, a national level athlete, my athletics mate, friend and my junior. So, she asked me for joining the team on the result day and for the one last time before I went back to my old town( I had to leave for gurgaon post result).

Now, since the result day was a little special one; I decided to wake up early in the morning and woke up as early as about 4 or 5 am. I took a bath and continued my daily routine and did the Path(Prayer) of Panj Baani(Five morning prayers in Sikh custom) and headed towards Gurudwara Paonta Sahib. After praying before Guru Granth Sahib Ji, I came out and went to meet my fellow athletes in the gurudwara ground.

But, they weren’t there. I looked around and realised they went for hill running or stairs workout at the river behind and below gurudwara ponta sahib. As I reached the spot, My Athletics Sir sat on an elevated stair and my team assembled in a group. Sakshika looked with a Wow! Kamal! expression and I went to greet my coach. Then I personally met and shook hands with every member of the team – A mix of girls and boys. They finished the workout and we headed towards the ground. We took a few photographs as a memory.

Since, the athletes were students, the school was about to begin and the school bus was waiting for them to board. Everyone boarded the bus and I and Sakshi started clicking selfies. I, along with Sakshika and Kajol(our friend and athletics mate) boarded the bus. Since, they too awaited there X class boards results, their classes were off. The bus dropped us somewhere close to the school from where they used to walk back home.

So, we three were off the bus now. We stood at the spot where we deboarded. And, since it was about 8:15am. I had two options to choose from:

1. Return to my home and check the result.
2. Accompany Kajol to her home which was about 2 km from there and meet my friend Puja, Kajol’s sister, an athlete, my friend and a commerce batchmate awaiting the boards result.

I chose the second and we started walking. Since, I and Sakshika are little photogenic we decided to click some pictures and we clicked a few more or less than 50 snapshots. We dropped Sakshika near her home and continued our journey. We kept talking. We talked about-the school, the result, the athletes, the coach, her parents, the weather and my new watch.

We reached her home and got welcomed by Pooja with two glasses of lemonade. Soon, we had lunch and after that did non-stop gossip. The few main topics were – My latest crush, my crush’s cuteness,  my crush’s attitude.. I mean My crush was the main topic. We dedicated a little time to click photographs and finally decided to see the result at her place together.

She, too, was to see her result and was tensed like wtf.  After every 3 minutes she was authorised to repeat,” Kamal mujhe darr lgra hai(I’m nervous, Kamal!)”. The result was to be announced at about 12 pm. As the time approached, her nervousness reached its peak. I and Kajol kept playing and fooling around talking about her medals, her facebook stalkers and stuff.

Ok. It struck 12. Pooja kept shouting, “Jaldi dekh! Jaldi Dekh! (Be quick) and I deliberately slowed down the process. We checked the result. Yes! We checked the result.

And, the result was ‘YET to be Announced’. What a syringe of stress it was for her. We kept checking the result after every 2-3 minutes and the result ultimately was that my Phone’s (Either the fault is of samsung or android – Battery life sucks) battery got drained and we had no hopes left to see the result as it was the only working internet connection with us at that time. We looked out for a charger in the neighbourhood. We found a local one and it seemed to harass my phone’s life. We discarded and returned it

After some deliberations, I decided to go back home because a phone was an important thing to stay connected with the world at that crucial point of time. We exchanged warm goodbyes and goodlucks and I got a biker to drop me somewhere around my locality. I was a now little excited, nervous, tensed and adrenaline seemed to rush in as the time was up and the result been declared. I ran home – took the shortcuts through the fields and farms. I reached home, and shouted for Laptop and Phone charger.

Windows 8.1 loaded and as soon as the phone was switched on, I could not work on my laptop because the phone rang non-stop. Teachers, friends, everyone wanted me to tell them my result.. and I was CLUELESS… Yeah! I didn’t know my result yet. My business teacher had seen my result and she rang to enquire,“did you see your result?”. I said,”No, Im yet to open the webpage.”. Somehow the line got disconnected. I multi tasked my hands and brain on both phone and laptop and opened the webpage for CBSE Boards Reseults – 2015. I put in my roll number – 2734929!!. No I did not close my eyes, Lol.

The result was out and it was “Webpage is not availaible”. Wtf was that! At the same time, my friend rang me up to say that one of our classmate got 95 % and it surprised me. Although I didn’t care about that then. I kept reloading the page in vain. I got more calls and texts on the phone.

I rang my dad and.. dafuq.. Due to my carelessness didn’t see that the internet package expired and the phone’s balance was less than a rupee besides the fact that the webpage wasn’t loading and I found myself stuck alone among everyone waiting. I rushed to a nearby shop and got the internet package recharged along with the phone’s balance. More and more questions now awaited me.

Result?
Kya Bana?
Passed?
Topped iss baar?
Result kya kara?
Top school me kiya ya commerce me
?

My mind said,“Shut the fuck up! I hadn’t seen the result then. I texted everyone back that the webpage wasn’t loading and gave my roll no. to them for checking out my result. They abused me first and then disclosed that I got a 95+. I thanked god and felt content. And soon, ‘congratualtions’ was the word I could see on facebook, whatsapp and “partyyyy ab toh” was the word I could hear.

My dad was in gurudwara. I informed him and he thanked god too. I shouted it to my mom who were busy talking with her friend in the neighbourhoood. She said, “Ok!” and continued talking with her. Haha..
I rang up Pooja and told her the result – mine as well as her’s.

Then, it was the time that my sister had to come back from school. I went to the bus stop and got her home. A few friends and teachers congratulated me on the way too. Even the shopkeeper did. We went home.. and after replying to immediate congratulations texts, I went for the sweets shop and distributed Barfi in my locality.. The common words heared – “Aao beta, congrats, kya baat hai, Ninety Five percccent!, naam roshan kardia hamari colony ka.”And I couldn’t finish the job until 10 pm. And later I was busy till 2 am replying to the old questions and receiving congrats..

The next day saw us, or few of us; partying, enjoying, distributing sweets in the school, clicking pictures with teachers, friends and roaming about the world..!

The result day was an exciting experience and this post will help me recollect the excitement.

The Elder Son

My friend wanted me to write a serious one.. And I came up with this somewhere in middle of August 2014.

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He, the elder son, watches his family;
Starving, wandering, being bare;
Its all thoughtless and vacuum occupied,
There’s not a thing they got to share.

He looks around, with eyes filled with little hope;
To get a merciful work and have his family cope,
They too have needs, though not too much;
Still, it seems hard to satisfy such.

He is bent with the burden and the load,
Which gets heavy and heavier
Carrying, working and walking miles on the dusty road.

He might have lost ‘the’ smile somewhere,
And ‘the’ cheerful child’s face,
When you search for the lost place,
You don’t find a single trace.

His eyes too, once lived in a dream;
But now, just a dark truth is what all seems;
Which has captivated them in a pity state,
Where there’s no escape or an exit gate.

The load gets heavier day by day,
While the weak figure looks for a way-
A way which would get them freed,
From dust, dirt and the wilder weed.

He still thinks that it’s hope,
Which could work as a rope,
And could save and get them away,
It’s all a thought: and nothing ahead I know what to say!

The Beautiful Girl

This poem I wrote for a girl….. and wanted to show it to her on her birthday but.. Haha.. I missed it somewhere ^_^!

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This day belongs to you; the prettiest girl,

Having a smile that outshines any pearl.

Exaggeration I just ain’t doing;

I’m only spilling out the truth.

Imperfection is not your thing,

You are an outstanding book.

You are an angel; Who pours water into a dry sea.

I’ve cooked nothing! Just said whatever I see.

Few feelings in words; I always wished to share,

That come straight from my heart’s deep-down layer.

You were always the one whom I admired,

Well; No lies I said – I’m no liar.

I looked through and saw truth in your eyes,

And your soul within – So calm and wise.

Your personality’s great – The sweet little girl I know.

Who’s so nice and caring – Yes! This is so.

Hoping that all your wishes come true,

And your life be just as sweet as you!

:* 🙂

Positive Attitude and It’s benefits

Alright.. So time to move on to a topic of our daily choice. It’s only a choice(a free choice) and it’s befenits are simply countless. Well, we’re going to discuss on positive attitude..

The idea about me writing on positive attitude came from a declamation contest that was held in my school. It was inter-class(XII standard) contest and 20 students(out of about 250) participated. I, too, participated.. and well! I’m no good speaker.. and I was settled at the 4th position. Maybe, because I crossed the alloted time for speaking which was just 5 minutes.

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Here it goes:

When our attitude is right, we realise that we are walking on acres and acres of diamonds. Opportunity is right under our feet. And! All we have to do is to recognise it.

Good Morning Everyone

Respected Sir Principal, Honorable Teachers, Worthy judges and Yes! Ofcourse.. All my dear friends! Today, I, Kamalpreet Singh, a scholar of class XII-D is standing in front of you all to speak on “Positive Attitude and it’s Benefits”.

So, What’s attitude? As my pocket oxford dictionary defines it, attitude! Is a way.. of talking, thinking and behaving! However! I believe it’s significance in our lives is much more than that. Our attitude itself is our way of life.

Friends, as you see, we have a choice.. a choice everyday! Regarding the attitude we hold for that day. And as they say the only difference between a good day and a bad day is our attitude.

Friends, we cannot change our past.. Seriously! We cannot change it. We cannot change the way certain people think.. I can’t change the way this guy might be thinking about me right now.. yeah? We cannot change what’s inevitable. So, what can we actually change? To feel better in certain situations? The answer is our Attitude! Yea! Our attitude!…

Let me give you an example of my friend who is a good badminton player(I was referring to myself though) often going for various matches. We all know that one cannot win everytime, and losing.. Is a harsh feeling, of course. So, what does he do when he loses a crucial match? Does he cry? No..! Does he become upset and reclusive? No..!

Instead.. He inspires himself that he’ll work harder and improve his skill, so that, he performs better next time and wins. And this is how, his positive attitude, helps him in overcoming problems and coping up with stress easily.

So, our attitude determines outcomes. And, this truth, is accepted by most successful people of the world; whether it be a doctor going for an extremely difficult surgery or a businessman launching a new project. It is the correct attitude which gives them the winning edge.

Let’s see… the industrialists, the big business houses.. they often set up huge plants and invest in new projects. The mobile companies, like samsung, introduce new smartphones every other week. The television channels, like Zee TV, air new serials like Jamai Raja, Neeli Chattri Waale, etc every other day.. And, all this happens with a positive attitude.

Just Imagine, what would have happened..If those incustrialists, fearing losses would have never set up new plants and invested in new projects? Then, centainly my friends, Mr.Ambani would have never become such a multi-billionaire.

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Or what if? Our favourite Kapil Sharma, fearing low response from the audience, never worked in Comedy Nights with Kapil? Then, he too would have missed the chance to become so much popular and have a huge fan following.

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So, when people hold such negative attitudes they restrict themselves.. They lose the opportunity to achieve something! So, a correct attitude, or a positive attitude, is a key to success.

Our attitude also reflects our behaviour. One’s attitude towards the other determines the other’s attitude towards him. For example, if we smile at someone the other person might also smile back and vice versa…

In a nutshell.. A positive attitude helps in overcoming our problems easily, coping up with stress, is a key to success and helps in maintaining healthy human relationships.

So, cultivating a positive attitude is like ploughing a field…It takes time.. It has to grow from within..Inspiration is what gets a man started..Motivation is what keeps him on track..And It’s positive attitude which makes it all automatic..

Thank You! And adopt a positive outlook towards life!

After that I was asked a question..

Question: Does positive attitude ensure success?

My answer was:

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Success is a matter of personal opinion and conception.. It depends on what we understand as being successful(most often it’s one’s goal). Positive attitude alone is not enough to bring success(as per the person’s definition of success) but it surely is a necessary ingredient in one’s success recipe along with hard work and determination.

My School’s farewell speech as on 20th January 2015 – The Actual and editted version

Ok, this one is the version which I actually delivered in the school(The previous was planned but not actually delivered).

It’s said that memories are like footprints in the sand which get washed away with the passage of time but I’m sure that the memories spent in this school will never be washed away.

Good Morning Everyone,

Respected Sir Principal, Respected Vice Principal Ma’am, Worthy teachers and all my dear twelthies

I am here to represent my class XII-D on this special occasion.

So, Finally! The day has to come to bid a goodbye to this school and we take this day as an opportunity to thank all our teachers who have played an integral role in bringing us where we are today. You have not only taught us our subjects but also given us some valuable lessons of life. You were always ready to help us and we thank you for being there whenever we needed you.

But, We also know, that there were times when we were being rude, arrogant, and even debated with you foolishly; forgetting that all you said was always for our benefit. We apologize for all that.

We know, we will miss each and every element of this school, but at the same time cherish the memories of our time spent here. And, as we leave, we realize that our emotions are getting mixed up. We are joyous as we are ready to face the challenges of life, and yet, disappointed that we have to leave this school in order to move on in life.

Now, At last, all we have to give you is a hearty thank you! and a tearful goodbye…

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Now, my friend Navneet will give you the last words(She was the last addresser)

My School’s farewell speech as on 20th January 2015 – The Uncut version

Hello Guys.. So, the following excerpt is from my Microsoft Word document which got somewhat ignored and editted on the note that we were authorised to deliver only a two minute speech on the farewell day.. There were to be total five speakers(one from each section of XIIth standard)..  The list of speakers was this:

  • Amrindar Singh(Azad House): XII-A
  • Prafful Painuly(Azad House): XII-B
  • Dhairya Thakur(Azad House): XII-C
  • Kamalpreet Singh(Pratap House): XII-D
  • Navneet Chaudhary(Ranjeet House): XII-E

This was how I had planned to deliver:

It’s said that memories are like footprints in the sand which get washed away with the passage of time. But, I’m sure that the memories spent in this school will never be washed away.

Good morning everyone.
Respected Sir Principal, Honorable teachers and all my dear friends.

Today, I Kamalpreet Singh, as I stand here and speak, recollect the day the I joined this prestigious school two years ago in 11th standard. I came from a school in Gurgaon with a completely different background to this institution. Earlier of course, it was hard for me to adjust to this change. The beginning of this journey was not very pleasant. I felt as if loads of HomeWork was given in this school and some rules like you cannot go to the washroom in the 3rd period made me cranky.

And then, it was Amarjit Sir(my class teacher) who besides giving me good knowledge of economics imparted various values to all of us. He made me understand that everywhere the situation is different and wise is the one who can adapt to the demands of the situation.

I was promoted to 12th standard and very soon the selections for the captains and vice-captains was there. I was honored as the vice captain of pratap house with a shiny yellow batch(so shiny that one couldn’t read what’s written on it from a distance). I was given lots of responsibilities and I know that I could not perform them all but I’m sure that I did my part with my heart.

My appearance in the major events started with the teachers day function held by Sirmaur Society. It was the first time I had to go for public speaking. I was very nervous and even Vice Principal Ma’am, Respected Mrs. Davindar Sahni, pointed me out that “beta stop biting your nails or you would do it there too“. And ma’am I couldn’t stop it and went on biting my nails throughout the programme.. Hehe… The function ended well and I gained a little confidence after that.

Moving on, I anchored the children’s day celebrations and took part in a Declamation contest. Though I didn’t get a position in it but I learnt the lesson of being positive.
And Finally, I was on the stage in front of thousands of students and a hundred of staff members to deliver a speech and recite a poem(on female fetecide) in the morning assembly. After I finished it, I felt a sense of accomplishment that I remained confident throughout. I am grateful to this institution for building a complete foundation of confidence in me.

This was a nutshell of my journey in this school.

And I also take this opportunity to thank all my teachers, every single one of them who has played an important role in bringing me where I am today. Always ready to help, academics or otherwise, you are an integral part of me and I thank you for being there when I needed you.
Especially, Nasiba Ma’am who was very understanding, helpful and supported me throughout my journey in this institution and Gurnam Sir who besides making me the captain of our school’s basketball team and an amateur athlete gave me some great values off the field.

The school has taught me so many skills and values that its not possible to list them down in one small speech. It has been an enriching and memorable journey of two lovely years and leading Pratap house to be the best house of the year(2014-15).

I will miss each and every element of this school but at the same time, cherish the memories of my time spent here. I realize that today I depart with mixed emotions. Joyous, that I am prepared to deal with life’s challenges yet disappointed that I have to leave this school in order to move on in life.

Now, At last, all I have to give you all is a hearty thanks and a tearful goodbye….. 🙂

Life resumes after some toil!

First let me start by apologising. I know I havn’t posted anything since long, its almost an year I think. But there was a reason – The great Indian students stress. Haha.. Well Yeah..I’m talking about the CBSE Board examinations which I have finally gone through.
And to be honest I’m little happy with the examination’s conduct.  Anyway they are over and I can feel logs of stress floating away…

A few(maybe genuine too)  questions I find appropriate to raise at this moment are..

Is such one-month prolonged evaluation by few 3 hours written examinations by any means is a test of intelligence, calibre, knowledge and talent of an 18 or almost 18 years person?

Are such examinations of any use when cramming up few books imply the top ranks and thus the talent(The so called intelligence and talent)?

Is evaluation necessarily to be done through long written examinations?
Are there no better practical alternatives?

*Sigh* Well.. that being asked. . Btw one good thing Im gonna enjoy post examinations is this two months break and by no means I would be marveling about the result of this exam…anyway let me tell you when it’ll come though.. – in the last days of may!

Remember what Albert Einstein has said

A single sheet of paper can’t decide my future

I would make it many sheets of paper too can’t decide my future 😉