Dream Of Studying Abroad.
I come from an ordinary family in India. My father was a middle class salaried person and we are 5 children in the family. When I was 13 years old and studying in 8th standard, I got the thought of going abroad for higher studies. In my circumstances where nobody in the family or even in previous generations had ever gone out of India, it was not a common thought.
I started dreaming about it and very soon I got the address of a boy who went to the USA from my town for doing his PhD. I obtained his postal address in the USA and wrote him a letter expressing my wish to study abroad and requesting him to guide me. He wrote me back that I was too young to be thinking about studying abroad. First you should complete your schooling. Then you have to write TOEFL exam for proficiency in English and then obtain admission in a college. You also need to arrange a lot of money for this purpose. I could very well understand how difficult it was to fulfill my dream.
I continued with my studies. I did graduation in Veterinary Sciences. I started working. Then in the year 1993 suddenly, I got an opportunity to apply for an Ambassadorial scholarship from Rotary International Foundation, Illinois, USA. I got the sponsorship and got my Masters degree from the University of Aberdeen.
A thought which came to me some where in the year 1978 became truth. It is a big incident in my life proving that what is written in ‘The Secret’ is true.