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I was born in the capital of India, New Delhi and raised in a middle-class family. How does it feel like, if you’ve your children with you but you haven’t seen their face? Why I am asking this because my father is facing the same problem, as he is a blind man. I feel very bad while thinking that he won’t be able to see my face throughout his life.
There’s no one in my family who could guide me, neither my parents nor my siblings. Since my mother is illiterate and my father is a physically disabled man, I play a crucial role in their life. My father always supported me and provided more than everybody in our society and people could not tolerate our happiness.
On 18th August 2004 when I was in the first standard, my father’s business partners, who were living in our house without paying any rent, kidnapped me and demanded 30 lakhs of Indian rupees because our house was worth 30 lakhs. (http://www.thehindu.com/2004/08/21/stories/2004082117660300.htm)
Now they have completed their sentenced period of 7 years in the prison. After this incident, I got to know about the selfish human nature such as how low they could go. At a very young age, I became more responsible towards my family.
Many people have cheated my father by taking unfair advantage of his condition. Just for him, I became mature beyond my age. He studied in a special school for blind people. He is a talented gentleman and knows everything from stitching to anything that a blind man can do. Since my childhood, I always helped him and his friends whenever they need any type of help from someone. This is where I developed the helping nature.
I have a fear of heights but I still want to do something big in my life. I was interested in science from my primary school because it was easy to understand and relate things to and I always got more marks in science than other subjects. I always wanted to know how things work, the reasons behind its working like for example how does this remote control car works is there any invisible connection in the air, I wondered all of this when I was younger and always broke things in order to understand and know something that I don’t know.
I had decided that in the senior classes I will choose science stream rather than commerce and humanities and made a structured path for my future by doing research on professions or career a science student could pursue and when I went to 7th grade, I decided I will pursue engineering as my under graduation course. I haven’t decided yet as for which engineering branch I would go for since I faced a dilemma between mechanical and computer science but it was decided that I will pursue engineering for sure.
My interest in science reached a different level when I won a gold medal in Science Olympiad in 8th grade. My close friends always wanted my help in deciding their career since they were confused and thought I could help them as I always said something they had heard for the first time in our discussions.
My father always supported me in whatever I believed was good for me. He always motivated me. I am really interested in engineering and I want to pursue it because it’s my dream and I would really like to pursue it from your world-class university. Thank you!!
I’ve applied to a total of 11 universities for my under graduation for the fall term 2017 and all of them are situated in the United States, including MIT, Harvard University, Stanford University, CalTech, etcetera. Till now, I’ve received 2 admission decisions from the University of Colorado Boulder and The University Of Tennessee, and I got selected in both of them with a major in Mechanical Engineering. I’m eagerly waiting for admission decisions of the Ivy’s. Hoping for the best. 🙂
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