'Which class am I in?'

Fresh beginning

Elegant: A dance recital by the college team.

Filled with anxiety, nervousness and clutching tight onto their bags, the first PUC students accompanied by their parents started pouring into the auditorium where they were going to be formally welcomed into the campus.

The college staff didn’t leave any stone unturned. They had decorated the campus with colourful flowers and received the students with smiling faces. This instantly comforted the freshers.

The seniors too were not far behind. Many of them volunteered and put up a lovely cultural programme filled with prayer and dances. And many of them even led the juniors’ to their respective classes, holding big boards with the course names written on them. 

Said Fr Jose, the Principal of Christ Junior College, “These are the trendsetters of our college and I hope they take all the opportunities thrown at them and turn into hard-working responsible adults.”

To make sure each student is comfortable, the college decided to have a two-day orientation programme for all the batches, where they not only got an opportunity to settle in from a school atmosphere to a college but also got a feel of what the year ahead had in store for them. “There are so many extracurricular activities and coaching classes that I am looking forward to being a part of. At first I was very nervous but the inauguration gave me the courage and confidence that I am in the right place,” said Lokahana Jain, a science student.

Ask any first PUC student on how they were feeling and the first word for most of them would be ‘nervous’. Why such nervousness? “It’s a new place for me and I am nervous whether I will like the people in my batch or how soon will I get used to the college atmosphere. There are so many factors which are making me nervous right now,” said Sharanya, another science student.

The seniors, however, could relate to this feeling. After all not so long ago they were in that very place. “I remember my first day in college. I was anxious as to how my day would be and how the year will unfold. But what is comforting in the end is the fact that I have given my best,” said Arun S, who was felicitated at the inaugural function for securing eighth rank in the KCET.

Getting to the class was the priority on the opening day. Finding the right classroom was a task for many. Frantic parents and students, who were a little late, were stuck to the notice-board trying to find the class number. But the cordial volunteers helped them and tried to calm the situation as well. “It’s such a tense feeling right now. There are so many different sections and that’s making me a little confused. I joined this college with my best friend and now we are separated, making me more nervous. But I am looking forward to making new friends now,” said Prashanth, a first PUC student.

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