I want to share a few incidents at IIT Guwahati, where I had a dream and then more dreamers joined me and we all worked hard till it was a reality.
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We went through a lot of struggles, but we saw each other’s blind spots and became each other’s strengths. We built the robot, got the permission from the Director and traveled to Bombay. This time there were two more people who accompanied us to IIT Bombay. Needless to say we had a great time and learnt a lot.
Seeing this enthusiasm, other people also got excited to participate in technical festivals. They went to other IIT’s technical festivals. There were many teams of people who felt the same as I felt a year back. People were full of enthusiasm and energy to make our dream – Our own Technical Festival come true.
I was invited on stage to speak about my story and share my experience. Standing in front of all the students and faculty and talking what we went through was a sweet and rewarding memory I would cherish for lifelong.
Then and now
The dream, the struggle, the victory, the lessons, the friendships all were absolutely amazing. If I start taking names I would definitely miss many people. But It was an impeccable team work. During this struggle, I met some of the finest and smartest individuals, who were not only intelligent and hardworking, but were extremely passionate about what they put their heart to. Many of them are now entrepreneurs, graduated from top technical and management schools and have great jobs.
Also, all the faculty of IIT Guwahati were extremely supportive of this initiative as well. Special thanks to Dr. Sukumar Nandi who was the head faculty advisory board for the first Techniche.
I wouldn’t trade this beautiful experience for anything! Now, after about 15+ years, Techniche still remains extremely close to my heart!
Put yourself on fire and people will come and watch you. Dream big and persist long enough, other dreamers will join the forces to help you. Working in team is extremely tough – especially dealing with different personalities, different strengths, different weaknesses. But indeed its very rewarding.
Big dreams can be initiated, but can’t be successfully and completely realized by one person alone. It takes a team of passionate and dedicated individuals as well.
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About Author .
Dhirendra Sinha is Director of Engineering for Captora Inc, California. He has done his engineering from IIT Guwahati and MS from Texas A&M University, US. He is a father of two beautiful girls.
He volunteers for Your D.O.S.T as he wants to help people through this medium.
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A traveler by choice and IT professional by compulsion. She loves making difference with her words. She is a philanthropist with a knack for helping people and wishes to help a few using Your D.O.S.T