First of all I would like to tell you that the experience I had there was just out of the world,I mean words won’t be able to justify what ever is in my mind. From location to people, everything was just amazing. I have heard so many people saying that what they want in their life is peace but they never get such type of opportunity. I am extremely happy that I am lucky one who got this kind of opportunity to stay in such a peaceful place for around 3 months. So let’s have a look on my motives of joining NALS as an intern :
1. TO HAVE AN OVERVIEW OF WORKING IN AN ADVENTURE COMPANY:
I want to work in this industry i.e. adventure sports tourism, so before stepping in ,I just wanted to have an overview, like how such kind of organisations work and kind of activities conducted there and most importantly I just wanted to see whether I can fit in such environment or not and to my surprise somehow I managed to do so.
2. ADAPTABILITY :
Though I have done some courses in the field of Mountaineering, but still this was the first time when I was away from home for more than a month.I was supposed to stay therefore 3 months continuously,but due to some personal reasons I went back to my place and came back to Coonoor campus in around 2 weeks. Things were different there,like food was not of our choice, local people were there who didn’t knew our language and vice versa and few times it was difficult to communicate with them,but still I managed to survive. The only thing I thought was that all the time conditions can’t be favourable to us 🙂.
3. FULFILLMENT OF COMMITMENT :
Well before going to NALS, this purpose was not in my mind,but while staying there,I learnt this thing also.
Before going there I never thought that I will have to come back to home for some days,but it happened.
So when I was at home,few times I thought not to go back to Coonoor Campus, because at that time I wanted to stay with my family and campus seemed to be very far,but at that time I thought about the commitment I made to you. So that situation helped me learning about the fulfillment of the words said by us.
4. TO BOOST THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL:
Sometimes it happens with us in our life that we know how to do certain things,but due to lack of practice or experience,we get nervous.Same was the case with me,so I wanted to do this internship and I must say that it has proved to be very beneficial.I am way more confident now.
5. TO GET INTO TECHNICALITIES:
While doing various mountaineering courses like BMC,AMC ,I always felt that the instructors just concentrate on the completion of their respective sessions and it not their fault,it happened due to shortage of time. So I wanted to go for this internship,so that I can improve myself on the technical aspects as well. I got this opportunity here at NALS,where I tried to gain so much from my respective mentors.
6. EXPERIENCE :
Before going to NALS campus,I just had one thing in mind and that was to gain experience, but I had some very special memories,which made my experience an extraordinary one.I want to share with you my most favourite and amazing moment and that was when I worked with the autistic children.That group was truely special for me.
Once again, I want to thank you for giving me such an opportunity. It’s like more than a month now, but I am not out of that zone yet. I still miss all those friends, yummy south Indian food etc. Those 3 months are Life long cherishable memories for me.
Thanks and regards,