Today is a special day for me; my day of promotion at my current job at ‘Accenture-Gurgaon’, after completing my first year of service as a ‘Software Developer’ today. Perhaps the reason I decided to pen down this letter of regard & honor to my University – Eternal University Baru Sahib.
In the previous months I have been reading about Akal Academies & their alumni; though I didn’t get a chance to be at one of the Academies but I could well relate my experience at the Eternal University Baru Sahib with that of the Academy Alumnus.
I originally belong to Rohtak & passed out from Akal College of Engg. & Tech. under Eternal University in July 2012. The experience of being there, the blissful life and the time spent there. Never in my life I have had such an experience of living, the way I had at Baru Sahib. Besides polishing my software development skills I learned a lot about life from Baru Sahib – I learnt about human values & the core of spiritualism; it was at Baru Sahib that I got Baptized into Sikhism by taking up ‘Amrit’, I could feel the positive vibes all around and inside myself. The serene environment & the spirituality provide great help on the academic front, which is backed by an excellent faculty which leads by example.
I am indebted to each person there, the Teachers, the Principal, the staff members, who gave me all that I possess now alongside an unparallel motivation that will continue to propel my life & career till the end of time. On the career front, the experience began right from University – we were given guidance to ourselves coordinate with the companies to arrange for campus placements, I remember how great it felt to visit companies like HCL to align placement programs. Luckily, I myself got picked up by ‘Pyramid Consulting’ alongside 5 others right after we completed our software engineering.
About my parents – My Dad works as a cashier at Canara Bank & my mother was an Ex-Supervisor at PGIMS, Rohtak; she passed away last year – it was a difficult time for me, especially to handle things at both personal & professional end at the same time, but through courage & strength I received from Baru Sahib, in the form of ‘Amrit’, I was able to put myself together bounce back.
In the society, I feel the spiritual & human-values element is missing from Education & Medics; I realized this especially when I saw the medics at the hospital while my mother was under treatment; I realized the relevance of Human values & spiritual element through this entire episode in my life. I am hopeful that in the coming times more organizations will start following education module similar to the Kalgidhar Trust & its Academies to fulfill the gap of Human Values & Spirituality which lack in our societies in the prevailing times.
About my Career – In the upcoming times, after gaining the required experience, I plan to start my own software company. Before & alongside my job I have done several freelance projects as a developer in Java & PHP language.
My messages to fellow students – whatever you do in life, do it with patience and full confidence; always remember to be yourself.
~Jaspreet Singh Gulati