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My 19 days Journey

These 19 days were very hectic; literally pressed with time. We were just hip-hopping from one place to another, from one village to another, from one city to another, as we were dozing time. Sometime time ahead of us, and sometime we were beside it. Read…

By Sonika Rajkumari

On 3rd of July we boarded train from New Delhi Railway Station to Guwahati at 06:30a.m. Next day at 04:30p.m we reached Guwahati but we descended at Kamakhaya Railway station at Maligoan. We spent three days in Guwahati i.e., 4, 5, 6 of July. On 7th July we headed for Silchar in night Super bus, as always we alighted at Kalain from there we went to my village Mohanpur. This journey from Gauhati to Silchar was one of the most torturous and horrible I ever had as the condition of road been pathetic due to rainy season. Spending a night in Mohanpur on 9th we left for my mom's village Baromuni.


AIEEE's engineering counseling in NIT (National Institute of Technology), Silchar (commonly known as REC, Silchar by the local people)

The day before counseling on 10th we had to run a lot for my OBC certificate. I had my OBC certificate that was issued to me on 2006 but it didn't work as counter sign was not there. We also didn't notice at that time. So on 11th here I was in counselling centre from 9a.m and there my uncle was in D.C office busy to get my OBC certificate. There were many students that came along, not only with their parents but also with their whole family which was creating chaotic atmosphere. After filling files that was given to us, I stand in a long train like queue. At about 5p.m my turn came to get into room for document verification and online counselling till the time I had had my OBC with me.

There on document verification I coincidently met a person, who was verifying my document, of our community - the Bishnupriya Manipuri. At first he didn't able to recognize me and neither did I because of my title that I carry right from class 10th i.e., Rajput instead of correct title “Rajkumari”. Of course, a typographical error done by clerks in K.V Srinagar School.

Because of this Rajput title glued to all my educational certificates, I faced lots of problem in getting my OBC and PRC (Permanent Resident Certificate) kind of certificates. So he was also very much confused, how a Rajput could be an OBC, given parent’s title “Sinha”, permanent address Mohanpur, Silchar.

Then he started talking to me in Bengali. At last he asked me - Bishnupriya Manipuri?
“I am also a Bishnupriya Manipuri”, he said.


AIEEE's Architecture stream counselling at the same college NIT, Silchar.

There were hardly total 20 or 25 student so it didn't take longer to finish the whole counselling procedure. At 11a.m we wrapped up and headed towards home. On 14th from internet at Silchar I got the result. I was allotted institute SPA, School of planning and architecture, Vijyawada, Andhra Pradesh. I got upset as I eagerly wanted SPA, New Delhi. I started worrying how I would stay there alone in hostel in Vijyawada, too far from Delhi and away from family!

On the same day after knowing the result I went to NIT, Silchar to withdraw my engineering seat. Because in engineering stream which institute will I get be out on 23rd as I have filled Form 2 there was no vacancy under Form 1, the dropout seats of candidates of Form 1 will be given to Form 2 candidates and the result of Form 2 will be out on 23rd July. (Form 1 and Form 2 are admission procedures) I can't wait till 23rd as I have to physically report to allotted institute SPA, Vijayawada before 20th or my seat would be considered as dropout seat that will be given to candidates of Form 2 who didn't get institute under Form 1. After all, my interest was to pursue Architecture stream, and only the city Vijayawada was bothering me.

During the withdrawal of the engineering seat, when the concerned person entered my Roll No in the computer, it displayed "The candidate has already withdrawn the seat and the DD amount has been refunded" message. He got confused. Same, I also got confused. How it is possible that before I withdrew the seat, the message is coming. However, later everything got settled and I got my DD.

To be concluded.

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  1. Little Sonika, too bad your last name was tampered by the bungling bureaucracy of the land. Never mind, it happens.

  2. How was it resolved? The DD withdrawal thing? Can u explain?

  3. Sometimes you have to take patience only then you can judge what you have to do Dear So take your decision only with cool mind and never hurry …. Because it is like a examination time………So Be Coollll Ok Dear


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