I hope this letter finds you in good health.At the risk of sounding bold ,I kindly request you to spare a few minutes of your time and indulge me in telling you a life experience .
Around the year 2004 there was a middle class couple in chennai who were going through some severe financial difficulties and as a result the education of their twin sons came to a stop.These boys were good in academics and this was about the only thing they had going for them as their parents could not afford to enroll them in other miscellaneous activities that only children can actively engage in and so these boys came to believe (and they still do) that education was their sole means towards a better future for their family.The children being only 11 years of age were not aware of the hardships faced by their parents and were surprised to learn one day that they would be in a different school the next year. The parents were completely lost as many schools these days charge as much fee as any college or university does.Just then they came to know from their relatives of a certain, shall we say philosopher, who in addition to giving spiritual guidance to people ,also actively engaged in philanthropy.This person had started a school and it was there that these two boys continued their education to 7th standard.This school along with academics, imbibed in the two young boys a sense of responsibility and even though they studied there only for a year they made a couple lifelong friends.The boys, now young men never forgot this wonderful place and are now ever grateful to the man who aided them in their time of need.The parents needless to say did their best to provide for their children and are now proud parents of a Doctor and a Scientist(in training of course).
I am Shivashankar.R ,the scientist and younger brother to Dr.R.Gowrishankar.
Now, even after so many years have passed we remain eternally grateful for the valuable life lessons we learned that year.You may find it hard to remember us but I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation which may be found in knowing that there are those who do not forget kindness done in the time of need.
I have secured an admission in Georgetown University for M.S in Tumor Biology for the fall 2014 term and my brother has just started his residency..
We humbly ask you to bestow your blessing upon us so that we may continue this journey and succeed in our endeavors.
I thank you for your time .
Have a nice day.