People come and go in our life. But there are certain individuals who always leave a mark bringing the most important turning point of our life. While I was in my intermediate, I had to shift college for certain reasons. Life was at its horrible state then. And taking up science was not my cup of tea. So devastated, depressed, and frustrated, I joined my new college. And for further detailed studies, I had to join a coaching center. Not only did I pass my intermediate with unexpectedly great marks, but I also got a wonderful teacher, guide, friend, and mentor for myself.
I remember the first class of him. He entered the class with a wide smile. He allowed us to sit down. Usually, when there is a new student in coaching, a brief introduction is done. The same happened to me. I stood up and clearly spoke out my name, my school name, and the board I belonged to. Earlier before the class, I was informed that this teacher is quite an amusing one, unlike other stern-looking teachers. I was also told that he keeps joking while teaching, listens to his students, and also takes their opinion before teaching something. I was waiting for him as I have never heard a teacher be so cool till date. So, after my brief introduction, I was asked if I had any boyfriends in school. I was taken aback at this question. It is completely unusual for a teacher to ask such a question. I looked at him with a shocked expression. He understood, I felt uncomfortable. So he rephrased his question, now with a better version asking, if I had any boys as friends in my school. I replied with a yes. He asked me to name a few. I started and he stopped me when I called Abhilash's name. And he introduced himself to me as the unfortunate father of Abhilash.
After my intermediate, I chose to do my graduation in English. While all other teachers stopped me from doing so by suggesting me to take up any science subject, he was the only one who believed in me to say," You should go for English."My intermediate marks could make me sure of getting a seat at a good University. But before leaving for admission, I rang him up. When we all had lost hopes, he was the only person who hung the call with a positive vibe saying," Why do I feel that you will achieve it!" I can never forget that sentence throughout my life.
I got admitted and he stood up for me in every step of my life. And maybe because of that positivity, I am what I am today. And I am sure, with his blessings, I can do miracles.
I would love to introduce that Pied Piper who really turned me around. He is none other than Mr. Srikant Rout, my English teacher.