I found the following speech online, while trying to find a good speech for my friend Sathish to speak in recursion 2010. Even thought this speech was not helpful for me, its very nice, Hope you will also think the same. It is a farewell speech by Rahul Divay, Tolani College BMS batch of 2007
Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said; “There is nothing constant in life except change”
Today as I stand before you I am reminded of his powerful words. 20 years have passed by…times have changed, life has changed for the better….
We have lived chapters of our lives!…
We’ve grown up haven’t we?
I still remember my first day at the nursery, my nursery teacher made me sit with a girl…I was like “teacher get me out of here I don’t wanna sit next to a girl” and then there was the kinder garden I was a shy timid kid…and I ran to the back end of class…
years passed by….we were all growing up together in different parts of Bombay and soon 10 years of schooling was done….
And then came college!
It just seems like yesterday when I stepped into this college as a boy 5 years ago, it rained back then and it is raining today. 5 years have gone by to quickly to be true, I still remember the endless annual day practices, the numerous college festivals that we took part in and every single detail still revolves in my head.
And so we have today the 28th of July another chapter closes in our lives. And I am saddened, apprehensive and happy, all at the same time.
Happy because I am stepping out into the world after my graduation, the end of my long years as a student (though some of us, may want to continue as one…I am still at the cross-roads as far as that decision is concerned) and happy that a whole new world out there awaits my entrance as I am come to conquer and succeed.
Apprehensive because, I know not what awaits me and what perils and obstacles lie ahead in my path to success and fortune.
But most of all today, I am saddened. I am leaving behind my Alma mater second home – my college. When I entered college 5 years ago, I was just a boy, and today. 5 years on, as I graduate…I have become an adult. The vital years of my life have been spent here. My values and ethics have taken shape here and it is here that I have learned to make my decisions myself and not rely on anyone for making them.
I am saddened that I will no longer have the love and support of my professors in education but also helping me realize my talents. And I speak from personal experience because I know how shy I was when I entered college. I had never thought of myself as a speaker or a compere. I had never been on stage and today look, as I stand here talking to you, I can’t believe how far I have come. And just like me, I know there are several others here, who themselves could not have foreseen this transformation in themselves when they left school.
Words fail me as in my expression of thanks to my teachers, for they have believed in me and stood by me all throughout. Our principal, Dr. Sheila Purohit, our past coordinators Mrs Akshata Kadam and Miss. Aditi Khanna and all our teachers, our heartfelt thanks to you. We will miss your advice in our journey from here on. But rest assured the values and messages you have given us will stay with us all throughout.
To the support staff and college management, once again, our wholehearted gratitude for all that you have done for us.
And this speech is incomplete without you guys!
. We can never forget:
Goa / Bangalore trip
But guys, in the final analysis….we have survived and lived to tell our tale!
Moses once said “in the beginning God created heaven and earth and it was good and then he created the Tolani College BMS batch of 2007 and it was very good!”
And guys check your selves before you wreck yourselves….Success be to all!
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