Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.
Goodbyes are never easy for me, no matter how short the associations are. 31st May, a date which officially paused my association with Tata Technologies, is among such times when amygdala and hippocampus of my brain messed up in their job of controlling my emotions. Two years and two months, a fairly good enough time to feel the nostalgic vibes that i felt while leaving from the beautiful city of Pune.
I can remember the time when I was leaving from Indore in 2014 to be a part of this exciting journey. I had doubts regarding new place, new people and how the adjustments would happen as it was going to be my first experience of leaving home. I am really happy that I found my doubts shattering away while I was busy making memories in these two years and made so many beautiful relationships.
I must say a big thank you (I know a thank you can never suffice) to my brother Gautam with whom I shared incredible time of cooking, studying, gyming ( :D) and so many memories that words can never describe. I am sure this association is counting and will count in time to come…
I must include the excerpt of my farewell speech here to mention my colleagues who shared a great deal of quality time with me;
“Vishal, my first team leader in corporate life, I will always miss you calling me “Ankit… Idhar aao.. :D” Wish you were here while I am departing .
Raghu and Pavan my other team leads, thank you for the great time we had together while supporting many tasks.
Sanjay, you are the person who let me know about the rare processes like WERS and typical doubts of Team centre. ( I know how panic I used to get when the completed work failed to save in Tce and you say “Arre ruk me kart ahu J” Thanks for all the support that is beyond words.
Nitish, the person I must say who taught me CATIA from scratch and the only person whom I irritated the most while putting so many doubts while creating model, but it was your patience and perseverance that made my journey look so smooth, I must say without your guidance I would still be submitting the wheelarch cladding model 😀 Thanks a ton for bearing all the tiresome hours and testing my CAD models, for discussing so many things and for all the Doctor Saab jokes 😀
Gautam, I must say , like our resumes and our engineering, we shared the photocopy work experience in TTL 😀 Thank you for brotherly 7 years and counting…
Thanks a lot to Amey for being a colleague who inspired me in many ways with exceptional knowledge about any and every automobile I heard and not heard about. I shared a great team with you in Srujan innovation Quiz and I wished we continued more such challenges together. I am sure we will share a lot of moments in time to come…
Thank you Yuvraj for discussing life with me and I must say I learned a lot from you and I am sure we are just a phone call away.
Thanks a lot Vishesh for all the discussions we had and for all the new things you told us. Thanks for all the bookings you did while we were “Homeless :D”
Thanks Vijay, Nayan, Ajit, Arun , Arundhati (the only lady in our team :D), Sunil, Rohan, Ashok, Vijay, Adarsh, Raja and Utkarsh for being a part of my journey…”
Apart from my colleagues, I must mention a person who deserves a fair share of I being able to move on in life, Bhavna Uttamchandani. You shouted, you scolded,all for my good, you made me realize my potential to go for it, I know a thank you is not enough but still I must mention how your continuous poking made me start towards the journey of my dreams. A big thank you to you for your endless efforts in telling me that I can, now I am sure I will.
I must apologize to Harshal Joshi ji, Piyush, Prankur, Paraag, Ruchi for not meeting before I leave. I would not give any reason saying it was lack of time, but I am sure you all understand…
A heartfelt thank you to Paraag, piyush, Prankur and PV for being with us when we lost our flat… Thanks a lot joshi ji for the great things we shared in these years and yes a lot is yet to be shared.. Thanks Akki for being a person you are…
Thank you Aman Agrawal, Deerghraj, Vishal, Anupam, Ishan, Mandeep, Rishabh, Naman, Prem, Rohan Mandhre and Poorna for being a part of my life which I am sure will continue in time to come…
I am grateful for all the guidance I am getting in my life from Sandeep Atre Sir, Chandan Somani Sir, Akash Sethia Sir, and all the faculties I got an opportunity to learn from. I look forward to this support forever because I know how valuable you are in my journey of life…
As most of you know I am moving on for a fellowship program in IIM Lucknow in Supply Chain and Operations Management, it is going to be an altogether new journey for me. Keep your undeterred belief in me and I am sure I’ll sail through…
The list in these years has gone so long that I must say thanks to each and every one who was connected with me directly or indirectly and I wish we keep on meeting in future. I wish all of you a great life ahead and I wish you happiness and smile…”
“Itni Shiddat se maine tumhein paane ki koshish ki hai,
K har Zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hia ,
Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho to,
Pori kaynaat usey tumse milne ki koshish me lag jati he,
Aap sab ne mujhe meri chaahat se milaa diya ,
Aaj is baat ka bhi yakien ho gaya k humhari filmo ki tarhan
Humhari zindagi mein bhi end tak sab kuch theek hi ho jata he…
Happies endings or agar theek na ho,
Too woh the end nahi, picture abhi baaki he mere dost …..”
Obviously, a lot is yet to come, its the dawn of new beginning… Stay tuned and keep smiling … 🙂