Name: – Soham
College: — Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Pune
Interned at: – Indian Academy of Sciences
How did I spend my 1st internship stipend?
I had been selected for the Science Academies Summer Research Programme 2011 in International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi. It was an awesome experience with exposure to high-tech labs with the most sophisticated instruments and up-to-date technology.
Like everyone, I too was excited when I got my first stipend. My first earning! I had been contemplating for a while about how to spend it, and thought of buying a phone, etc. However, as it was a Children’s Day 2 days later I decided to share my joy with my other younger friends. I am associated with the NGO Manavya which works for HIV positive children. So I along with my friends bought around 200 cakes with the Rs. 4000 stipend I had received and had a blast with them. I can definitely say working for humanity gives you more pleasure than any other work in life.
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