Entering into college means new aspirations, hope,a sense of being mature individual , “cool dude” attitude and so on……………
Though in medical colleges picture invariably seems to be Topsy Turvy with feeling of being demoted to primary school starts haunting you after first few sessions
yes GMCH had its own very history with building at 38 named as PRAYAS .
It was very adequately named I feel
PRAYAS= effort , an effort one had to make to come to GMCH at 32 real sector 32 I mean
Its name reminded one the efforts he/she had to make to come on term with realities
there were so many RULES .it was more of JUVENILE home I believe where you landed after clearing PU CET
It was a new whole world that college opens to you and PRAYAAS gave you every reason to frown on it
the Nostalgia of not being able to use lifts still is fresh in everyone memories
those name plates that were compulsory on overalls which after first year vanished into eternity
NO canteen [really missed it thought going to canteen was considered cool before that]
the RECREATION room at top floor with one TT table and yes those “secure” lockers whose keys we got in first week and used other methods to open them throughout year
and above all D-HALL trauma -3 hours of everyday picnic in it with those CUNNIGGAM’S manuals which supposedly every one of us read and passed his exams with ……. (LAL KITAB-chaurasia was the VODEMONT of D hall and anyone who tried to be POTTER ended up spending time with HOD)
and yes those physiology frogs whose pithing was less traumatic than results the experiment gave
those muscle twitching sessions
and biochemical urine experiments whose calculations somehow never seemed to be correct and so forth
First prof is really a year where if u were u thinking that clearing of PMT equalled a Swiss holiday treat but landed up in Afghanistan with constantly being chased by Taliban men [cadaversand skeletons in anatomy dept] and are on run for life thereafter
It an year which welcomes you to life sciences and you are wonderfully amused with world that exists in all of us……….
it also marks an end to theschooling era but STARTS A NEW SCHOOLING ERA which many of us acknowledge as time passes……………..
Well trauma ends with those 6 continuous exams and practicals whose memories remain cherished in you foreever and every exam seems to be easy compared to those last days of first prof………………….