Unsure of what to expect

128-Sehaj-Thakkar Sehaj Thakkar

I RECENTLY FINISHED my CBSE Class 12 from Army Public School, Delhi, with 95 per cent marks. By virtue of my Army background, I did my schooling across India, in places such as Bengaluru, Lucknow, Nashik and Wellington (Tamil Nadu). I had chosen humanities in high school; subjects were political science, English, psychology and home science. Psychology, in particular, intrigued me because it explored cause and effect, whereas the other subjects mostly dealt with facts. I wish to change society’s attitude towards women’s psychological health.

I aspire to join Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi, because it is one of the finest institutions (for social sciences and humanities) in India and I believe it will provide me with the best platform for my holistic development. I was greatly inspired by Gurmehar Kaur, an LSR alumni, who once came to my school for a function. I feel LSR is equipped to provide everything that I am looking for—outlook, perspective and strong female relationships that last a lifetime. It has girls from all sections of society and meeting them would help me broaden my horizons.

I have been looking forward to my first day in college ever since I started Class 11. If my dream of joining LSR came true, I was planning to join a club; I prefer the dance society as I am fond of dancing. But, the pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. Many of my batchmates were banking on sports trials to get into their dream institutions, but there are no such trials this year. I do not even know what to expect from my first year in college. The Delhi University’s application process has been hectic (the admission process will commence in September).

The start of term is probably going to be online, which is disappointing, and the year may get extended, which is annoying. However, I will still have more than two years. And a fresher’s party can always take place later! While the delay is making me restless, it also gives me more than enough time to prepare for the next step.