Engineers are God’s own children who have should be given a lot more appreciation than they get. They want absolutely nothing from life and are the most sorted people on earth. Dedicating a whole day to them is the least this world can do for them. Being An Engineering Student, on Engineers’ Day as an ode to these selfless people –
1. “Main Engineer banega!”
It all starts with this one statement that has the potential to change your life forever. In India, the very second a child is born, it’s profession is decided by the parents. And if not, you decide it for yourself. After 10th standard board exams, when everyone else is enjoying their hourly trips to McDonald’s, you get yourself enrolled to an IIT-JEE preparation classes, with a hope of getting into the most prestigious institute of engineering in India, the Indian Institute of Technology. These classes help you prepare for the entrance exam (hahahahahahaha), and you know the rest.
2. “Main Engineering kar raha hu!”
You give the entrance exam, get your mark sheet, and take admission in Shivaji Institute of Technology which is your home for the next four years. Your college is not renowned, has no affiliation to any university, has the most fucked up campus any college could offer, but you still get on board kyunki Wipro aata hai bro. And just like that, IIT to SIT, and you can’t do anything kyunki main toh engineer banke rahega bro. It’s not about proving anything to padosi waali aunty, or duur ke chacha, or deathbed pe padi mami, it’s about proving to yourself that you can be an engineer.
3. “Engineering matt karna bhai!”
4 days into the course and you know what the next four years are going to be like. Being an engineer isn’t as easy as it seems. That guy you only see once in a blue moon who looks like a homeless dude, well he doesn’t do that on purpose. And now that you have been experiencing it yourself, you try to stop everyone who wants to enter this field before it’s too late. All your relatives come to you with their children in a hope that you’ll inspire them to become engineers, but you look at it as saving innocent lives. In front of them you act all like “haan achha hai, kar le”, but once you find them alone, it’s all “bhaag jaa, engineering matt karna bhai!”
4. “Weed maarte hain, chal!”
A 4th year engineer student is the best philosopher you will ever come across. They have seen it all, experienced it all, and nothing in the world surprises them anymore. If you are one, you know what I’m talking about. All these years in SIT, in life, in the world and you know that there is only one solution to everything, a joint. Got a KT again? Chal weed maarte hain. Cleared a KT? Chal weed maarte hain. Best friend’s birthday? Chal weed maarte hain. There is no celebration or mourning that doesn’t end in “chal weed maarte hain.”
5. “Main business karega bro.”
Engineering done. What now? Family says “job karle”, peer pressure says “US se masters karle”, that engineer cousin says “MBA karle”, but you’ve got it all cleared inside your head. Bansal brothers of Flipkart, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath are the people you have been looking up to all your life and you know what you want to do. They are all engineers who took up a completely different profession and are all successful. That’s what you want to be and that’s what you’re going to do. Business karega main.
Happy Engineers’ Day!