I am from a rural background and ours is a joint family comprising of ten people and solely supported by my father. My father is a teacher and had to take care of my education , my brother and my four cousins. Additionally, he also had to take care of health issues of my uncle and aunt.
My mother is not just a home maker but she was doing work in farms. When I first came to know about FFE from my seniors, I wrote letter to Manjunath Sir (Mysore).
He told me to get in touch with Tej Arora sir. Sir Tej Arora played key role in our studies. In spite of his tight time schedules, he used to make sure that we are on our right track in our studies. He was the backbone for me as I pursued my higher studies. I always considered him as role model. My deepest gratitude goes to Tej Arora Sir and Manjunath Sir. I am always and will always be grateful and thankful to their selfless service towards the society.
I faced problems in Bangalore like every other student from a rural background in getting adjusted to the metro environment, college and people. To reduce the expenditure and I took few major decisions. I chose government engineering college and stayed in a free hostel. I bought used books from avenue road to reduce the expenses on books. One thing I clearly understood was that when you know the value of money and necessity of a job family, dedication towards studies will automatically come to you.
FFE was angel while in pursuit of my higher education. I would be never being able to give back what FFE has given to me. When I received monetary support in IIMB, it was not just financial support but it was ever inspiring moment in my life to work towards my higher studies and stand on my own feet. FFE also taught me the importance of to giving back and serving the society. I am always thankful and grateful from the bottom of my heart towards FFE for believing in me and helping me grow up in life.
It wouldn't have been possible for me to be what I'm now without FFE .With the blessings of FFE and all the supporting hands, I was able to complete my undergraduate studies in Computer Science, Engineering from UVCE, Bangalore and I am presently working as developer at SAP Labs India, Bangalore. I believe there is a lot more to achieve. Currently I am part of FFE Alumni and I am trying my best to contribute towards society through FFE. Thanks a billion to FFE and team. I believe it is a great thing to serve the society than to pray to God.