The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, ISM Dhanbad celebrated its Annual Farewell Program for the 2016 batch on 1st May, 2016 at GJLT. With the invitations sent out in advance, the final years were, quite unsurprisingly, all ready to celebrate and cherish the moments spent here; to dance, sing, laugh and cry, together for one last time.

The pre­final Years tried their best to make the farewell a memorable one for their seniors. They reached their hostel with a dhol and soon enough, the entire hostel echoed with the sound of the beat. Keeping thoughts of placements, MBA, MS and start­ups aside, the final years danced their way through the campus premises and to GJLT. Indeed, it was a sight which no camera could ever capture.

The GJLT itself was lighted up for the occasion. As the final years trickled in, emotions were unmistakable. Eyes slightly wet, smiles slightly wide. Bhavishya Mathur, B.Tech 2017, took the responsibility of hosting the event.

Professors were called upon to share their experiences and words of wisdom with the 2016 batch, who were about to step out into a whole new world. The professors were then asked to hand over mementos to the seniors. And amidst all these, many cultural performances by the students set the nostalgic mood to its zenith.

The Head of the Department, Dr. Chiranjeev Kumar, emphasized on contributions made by the students of 2016 batch. He highlighted that only the combined efforts of students and faculties can make the department can flourish. He then acknowledged the winners of different events/competitions and other achievements of students of the 2016 batch. The vote of thanks from Maheshwara Reddy, secretary, CSES marked the end of the evening and everyone proceeded for dinner in the GJLT Dome.

Selfies, laughter, photo shoot and writing messages were all that kept people occupied after the event. Everyone was busy in making memories for they knew the time would never come back.

Indeed, we struggle so hard to hold onto these things that we know are going to disappear eventually. This is where a chapter ends, and a new one begins. It is the universal truth that we all have to face, whether we want to or not, everything eventually ends. Endings are inevitable. Leaves fall. You close a book. You say goodbye.

Tomorrow, we all will wake up in our lives, full of yet­to­be realised opportunities, endless possibilities, with all sorts of stories of your experiences, your advices and suggestions, only to find ourselves without your company. We all will be in a strange limbo. Although, we may be separated by time and distance in the interim, nothing will diminish the important role that you have played in our lives.

May the road rise up to meet you; may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may god hold you in the hollow of his hand.

We wish you for a mental cosmos where you are confident individuals, not scared to do the most uphill tasks, where you are not confined by the walls of fear, but break the shackles and become real performers, the real doers. The attitude with which you will leave will be the cornerstone of what you become tomorrow. As we stand here on this beautiful day, we wish for you all, attitudes of real performers who dive into turbulent waters with a crazy stubbornness to swim through and survive the fiercest storms.

To have you here with all of us, probably, the last time all together, is a picture all of us will treasure for life time. So, until the next time we gather, dear seniors, farewell for now.You all will be missed, terribly.

All the very best! Goodbye!

Oh jaane waale, ho sake toh laut kar aana!