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The President's Farewell Speech-The ISBF Gazette_Issue IX

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Shiven Nagrath  | Academics | Blog

I have spent 3 wonderful years here at ISBF and it still hasn't sunk in that I will be graduating this summer. I have had the opportunity to meet great people and work with some excellent individuals here at ISBF and I would like to start by thanking the Director, Dr. Jitin Chaddha. He is the reason why all of us here today. All the friends we have made here and all those great memories would not have happened if it was not for him and on behalf of everyone I would like to thank him. Moving on I would also like to thank the faculty. They have been very patient with us, helped us, mentored us, corrected us and it was a great honour for us to have been taught by them. What we as students never understand is that the extra-classes and tests also take up the faculty's time and effort. They do it for us so that we can benefit and be well prepared for the final papers. They have always been helpful with our ECA and tried making things easier for all us and this isn't something I am just saying but something I have seen in these last two years as a part of the student council. Now the best part, The Student Body. I made some great friends here at ISBF, best friends actually and the best part is they are not just from my batch. The student body here is fantastic. They made work very easy for me and I enjoyed working with them. This year I was surprised that 80% of the First years were actively involved in the council work and worked with great enthusiasm. The few second years who were there to help are the ones I saw working last year also and it gave me great pleasure to see them continue working and also helping the juniors. I had Diven and Sherrie from my batch to help me this year and I was more at ease. I said this during the Xenia closing ceremony and I will say it again , the first years have some amazing potential and most of them are finally realizing it and have started working as a team. I was a bit apprehensive at the beginning of the year as to what will happen when we leave next year. Are the First years capable? And I am so very happy to say that you guys are. The dedication and enthusiasm blew me away and all I can hope for is that this continues and even grows as long as you are a part of ISBF. During Xenia I said that all the first years need to do is start working together and you guys will be powerful enough to take ISBF to a level no one could have ever imagined and fortunately that has already started on some levels and I am glad I was here to see that.

Last but definitely not the least, I would like to thank Shreeja Ma'am. She gave me a chance to be a part of the council 2 years back and I have tried not to disappoint her. She has taught me, mentored me, scolded me, guided me, taught me how to be passionate about my work, to be solution-oriented and this goes on and I know I would have never been what I am today if it was not for her. A lot of people have played a role in my development here at ISBF but she played the biggest role. She helped set a new level for us to achieve and I am sure ISBF will reach great heights with her and her team's help. I have a small request for all the remaining students at ISBF, a lot of you asked me how and why do I work so much for this college and I will explain it as simply as I can, don't think of ISBF as a college think of ISBF as OUR college. Once you feel like you belong here you will start working the same way I have, I have realized that if you help the college achieve its goals it will help you achieve your goals and even more. During my interview I was asked if I was emotional because I would be leaving college and I didn't have an answer for that then but I think I am sad because I will not be a part of the student body anymore, I am actually very sad that I won't be a part of the student council anymore. The drama, the  madness, the deadlineseverything

was a fun experience and I will definitely miss that but I am and always will be a part of ISBF and try helping the college in any way that I can and therefore I am not very sad, I will miss all this very much but I am not cutting all ties with this great institution. I left Sri Venkateshwara college 3 years ago and joined ISBF and I haven't regretted that decision ever and I will definitely never regret being a part of the Student Council, it was by far the greatest time of my life and I would love to do it over and over again. ISBF is set to achieve great things and I know that will happen very soon, I urge everyone to play their role in helping this college achieve those things. Thank you everyone for giving me the best three years of my life. 

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