Opinion

A Road to Success: Afghanistan to India

Sofia Hakimi | June 12, 2021 02:49 PM

Most of the kids imagine life as a bubbly affair, I too imagined my dream home full of fantasy mansion with a water slide, and a cosy bed, but actually it was not the same as I imagined. As I grow and get busy running on the working hamster wheel. I was ready for four walls and a roof where I can feel calmness and safety without stress, in pursuance.

To improve my knowledge and to achieve some goals in my life, an opportunity came to my door, in terms ICCR scholarship, I applied for ICCR scholarships with a hope to fulfill my dreams, but I was reluctant whether I will get through with this scholarship or not. But luckily, Allah was so kind to me, I got it, and joined Central University of Punjab, India.

I packed my bag and board my flight to India, I exactly remember, when I first entered to Central University of Punjab Bathinda. I expected that the hostel rooms would be very beautiful with full facilities, but that was beyond my expectations.

The guard guided me to my hostel room, my room was a bit dirty, most of the things were messy along with a broken chair.

I still remember I was hanged for a week. I couldn’t breathe because of the hot weather. I just looked to the roof, fan, walls...... And I was thinking how I could settle down with this situation.
But with passage of time, I accepted the situation. I started cleaning my room, and I decorated it the way I wished too.

Thus, I made decorated my room as I wanted to decorate my life. Very inspiringly, I met many people from different countries, from different states of India, I learnt about their diverse cultural traditions; from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

I met with Shifali, Arti, Garima, Sedarth, Anubhav, they tool me around the campus to show some beautiful places, they become my family in India, A lesson I learnt from them is of Humanity. I learnt how to help others without any expectations. I found the they are the true human beings, how to love and help others selflessly.

But, I found a few changes in my life, which happened due to the worst situation of Covid 19 and the bad behaviour of my friends from my own countryman made me feel very depressed for the first time on my life I just decided to give up, I was feeling very alone I thought that life ended here I thought that the situation will never be same like before, I lived for an uncertain future. It was like a silent struggle without any fitness. I thought there was no hope, I thought there were no answers, and then I found God, whenever I was alone, I found the way to cop up with my own problem and defeat them. Slowly- Slowly, I become stronger, instead of giving up I just started facing the things strongly.

The lesson I learnt from the time spent at CUP, is if something is broken, you don't throw it away, rather treasure is worth saving it. I learned that there maybe a few bad days but not whole life. One should not ruin is present by living in the past. I have learned that the new way of life is about fixing up what's not working. I have learned how to handle a bad situation alone without my family. I learned a lot from lone less I faced with myself……
I have learnt the tiny step which leads towards the success, I have learnt that success has no short cut, but a sure cut, that flows with the hard work, patience and determination, for all this I must say thank to CUPB, Punjab And India for showing me the path to success

Written by
Sofia Hakimi

MBA (Agri Businesses) student at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. 

She is resident of Afghanistan.

Written by
Sofia Hakimi

MBA (Agri Businesses) student at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. 

She is resident of Afghanistan.

 

 

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