Occasion: TFI seminar at Ness Wadia College of Commerce and after that, what one of the listener responded back…
I’d like to thank you once again for the nice and encouraging speech today in the seminar room of Ness Wadia College of Commerce. I’d also like to share my ideas regarding TFI with you.
I’m Deepan Kumar Das, a final year student pursuing BBA (Finance) and a national from Bangladesh, another country shattered with many problems among which lack of proper and scientific education is a very serious one. I was awarded a scholarship from the Govt. of India to pursue BBA from university of Pune and that’s how I’m here today in India.
I think I’ve changed the way I used to look at my life and my aims and objectives after listening to you today. I’ve already started to cultivate many new ideas and ambitions on my mind which I’m about to share with you. I don’t know how strong I sound when I say that I would love to carry out this fellowship but I really mean it and I’m highly encouraged, enthusiastic and determined about it.
I’ve always wanted to do something for the people and society of my country, to give something in return for whatever I have achieved from my country. But may be sometimes because of indifference and lack of seriousness or a fruitful way of doing it I couldn’t get myself involved in such activities. But you certainly showed me the way today. The ambition which I’ve already fostered, I know, is too high but I really don’t care about the height now. I’m aspirant for carrying this forward to my own country and lead the TFB (Teach For Bangladesh) which will be much more challenging I believe. Bangladesh has many brilliant, dedicated and motivated youngs scattered all over the world and I dream of uniting all of them and lead them to the dedication towards the TFB.
So TFI is my workshop wherein I’ll acquire valuable knowledge and experience and implement all of those in my country later on. And that’s why I’m eagerly looking forward to have this chance to join TFI and dedicate myself there. I’ve started filling up the form and waiting for the confirmation of forwarding the recommendation letters from my two professors.
By the way, I am also staying at Koregaon Park since it’s been the hub of foreigners in Pune. May be some day I’d meet you and listen to your story of achievements, the story of a Harvard graduate which I feel would make me more enlightened and encouraged.
Thank you very much.
Deepan Kumar Das.