Hope this year is off to a flying start for you. (Belated happy 2016 – eleven months are still ahead of us!:)) It’s been a while since I communicated through this platform. It was quite a colourful 2015 I must say, with all its hues. How was yours? 🙂
Felt gratified that I was awarded my PhD degree at the 65th annual convocation of Karnatak University, Dharwad, by Mr N R Narayana Murthy of Infosys. I was later felicitated by our Dakshina Kannada organisation in my hometown for the PhD. After the felicitation, I was given an opportunity to address a huge gathering of all ages – many of whom I had seen and spoken to at social gatherings. It was an overwhelming experience, to say the least. (These were the five key points of my speech, delivered in Tulu: a) be goal oriented b) give due importance to extracurricular activities, alongside studies c) pursue your dream career (without getting influenced by others) d) “In the race to be better or best, do not forget to enjoy the journey” e) do not forget your roots (society and culture) however high you may rise in your life.)
I was told that the speech received a very positive feedback. My husband and parents who were witness to the event were proud of me. I owe them my gratitude as they stood like pillars of support during that phase of my research work.
P and I enjoyed a trip to Coorg mid-year with friends. I went into a hiatus during the latter part of the year due to a health reason. But that hasn’t deterred my spirits thanks to my overall positive attitude. I love my family all the more whilst I am slowly getting back to my routine. Btw, my good-old interest in sketching is rekindled. I will share some sketches with you over a period of time. Let me first start with the New Year greetings. 🙂