Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dear Father.

When going gets though, tough gets going......

Inflibnet,
Near Readers Flat,
Gujarat University
380009
India

Dear Dad,

 Gujarat is a very beautiful place with so many beautiful people around. I consider my self as the most fortunate man to have come here for my tertiary education. Our Government (RCSC) has done a marvelous job by sending me here. It's is with dignity and respect that I humbly accepted the choice of University RCSC has made for me. Even though I was selected for Masters in Public Finance, I agreed to take Masters in Economics, as per the will and Choice of our Government.     

But you may not believe me when I say I am feeling homesick (for the first time in my life) I know how this would rather sound strange and un-Kuenzang because as a father you know how tough  a man I used to be. This is my second week here in University and I am still struggling to settle down. With many of basic requirements still missing in my room, all I can do is to think about you and mom. The saddest thing is that I still couldn't get a bed, a table, a chair and a fan which are to some extent a minimum basic requirement in a place where hot and humidity even threatens to kill a man. (Thanks to my Dear class mate. Miss Kruti, I will be getting a fan tomorrow) 

All these days, I have been sharing a broken bed with my friend in one of our senior's room. But now it has become so difficult to sleep there because it aches my body when I am in my class. Today for the first time in my life, I am sleeping on my trousers and shirts in a room that has neither fan nor a running water. The stakes are high because I am already suffering from stomach disorder for sitting on the floor (while I was doing my assignment) Blood thirsty mosquitoes are aplenty and its a hard choice I have to make; whether to keep windows open for cool air that comes with mosquitoes or shut the windows completely and risk suffocation in hot and humid room. Even though I am late by 1.5 months for the course, I can hardly think of my studies at the moment. 

Not only that, my stipend money ( Nu. 35600/- for 6 months, which I have received from our Government) is also nearing its exhaustion point. I am not lavish  and spendthrift but in buying all life sustaining materials, it keeps diminishing day by day. To share some with you, I had to buy almost all the kitchen utensils. I am being told to also buy my own mattress and blankets too. Let me also mind you that Ahmedabad is not a cheap place on earth where you can find an apartment for Nu. 2000/- 

I think People here are doing their part to keep me happy, but I still miss you people very badly.  


With Love and Respect,
Son, Kuenzang
Gujarat University.
Economics.

3 comments:

  1. Nu. 35600/- for 6 months?

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  2. @ Anonymous,

    yes, By my father's definition, that is a lot of money. it can probably sustain my father and mother all through the year in our village.

    But I doubt, If anyone on planet can meet 6 months with that amount in city like Ahmedabad.

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  3. Man....Nu. 35600/- for 6 months is too less....i don't know what type of scholarship you have availed.....isn't it the Nehru Wangchuk Schoraship...which offers Nu. 25000/- every month as stipent...

    Anyways....its good going through all your stories..do keep writting...

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