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Yesterday was a defining moment in my life....I took the last official class of my career and the crowning moment ...my class gave me a standing ovation!! Thank you all for making this part of my life a glorious one! Lakshmi Chandra •

Jennifer Thomas Hi ma'am! I still remember your classes on Indian drama. Would love to catch up if you are in Bombay sometime again. •

Pooja Sancheti Will drop in next week if you are coming to office

Sadashiv Kalyan Those were golden days of my life to learn the world of literature respected madam!

Toto Hermito Congratulation Madame, best regards from your Indonesian students, CIEFL 2006

Kaushila Nirola Mishra Congratulations madam.. So happy for u

Meghna Gandhi What a bitter-sweet moment that must've been. And how hard it must be for you to give up! I will always cherish the freedom you gave us to explore and the encouragement to be as creative as possible with our work.

Neethi Alexander You were one of the few teachers who made life at EFLU worth the while ma'am. I've immensely enjoyed and looked forward to every single class I've had with you...No teacher in all my years of schooling, college and university, quite handled a class the way you did ma'am and if I ever get the chance to I sincerely hope


I'm able to emulate what you did for my students as well...that campus is now lesser a place for your absence. Hope you have a wonderful time ahead ma'am. Wish you the very, very best. •

Sathya Saran Wow. Congrats. But the sharing of knowledge never ends Lakso

Mohan Raj I will ditto what Sathya wrote. Best wishes, hope to see you soon.

Gokul Gopalakrishnan Salute!

Abhishek Majumdar congratulations on a wonderful and inspiring life.

Satarupa Bhattacharya You are the best. Ever. Congratulations!

Durvasula Shilpa I am glad that I was a part of your last class and felt very emotional too.

Alaa Hedeeb Ohh, so sweet. I'm sure they were lucky to have you in their class.

Aparna Prem Remembering those wonderful and unforgettable drama classes.. Definition of my MA days and my student life after that is incomplete without you, Ma'am. Wish you all the very best! Standing ovation from me too!


Hemalatha Nagarajan Standing ovation from all of us, Lakshmi for being such an extraordinary teacher and a wonderful colleague. •

Rafael Forteza Fernandez I would have liked to be there. From Russia, our hearty congratulations. You are unforgettable! Rafael and Elena

Barbara Jones Congratulations on your retirement and very best wishes to you. I am sure you were treasured in many lifes - standing ovation too. Hope you keep scrabbling xx

Sanjay Rao Congratulations on a long successful inning. Sure you will be fondly remembered by your students forever

Em Jay Pm U wil be missed wen i come next year for my pgcte classes....still would love to meet u

Priti S. Dadhich It was my proud privilege to be taught by you during my PGCTE n PGDTE stay at EFLU. Wish you all the best Ma'am!!!

Indu Gill Applaud you as a teacher..... you will always remain a teacher....though perhaps not in it as a career. Retirement is great ..Will have time for alll things you have missed out on doing....Like a trip to Delhi !!! )))

Anuradha Rao Clap clap clap.... The standing ovation continues....


Asha Sandilya I wish I had been there!! •

Raka Mukhopadhyay Far from that class of yours but same feelings and same reverence. Happy and long life post-retirement. Enjoy leisure like never before.

Meenakshi H. Verma gr8 mam, it would have been a fulfilling experience. but loss for the coming generations in eflu campus.

Hansram Yadav Great mam, you have lot of experiences about teaching and have shared with us. God may bless you all things........... Shayani Pal Banerjee Classes with you were such a pleasure. We had the luxury of being ourselves yet were able to challenge our own limits. Wish you a very happy post retirement life.

Sonali Deuskar Gurpur Loved your classes. Remember them like it was yesterday

Shivaji Kushwaha Standing ovation from hundreds of your students like me who were not fortunate enough to be present in that etched-in-the-memory-for-ever class! Can your students ever forget any class of yours? There may be a few scholars like you at EFLU, but can we ever have as affectionate teacher as you are? Salute to this Sachin of EFLU!

Mamta Agrawal Standing ovation from my side too, ma'am!


Padma Akarapu when we r with U made us feel free , we never had as affectionate teacher as you are. We will remember u .May god bless u a peaceful n healthy post retirement life. •

Pradnya Kale Deshmukh God bless you!!

Sabina Zacharias Lovely...that must have been a Lovely...that must have been an emotional moment for you Ma'am...you leave us all with indelible memories, both academic and personal that we have shared with you during our days inside and outside the classrooms at ciefl/eflu...for most of your students who have known you, this only means an official 'retirement' day...I would proudly say that you have no retirement...only more active and fulfilling days ahead...I know you will go back to things you love doing - theatre, writing, getting to spend time with your loved ones and doing all what you always wanted to do...please involve us in interesting projects that you will be taking up...a lot of people outside ciefl/eflu need you, really! Have funfilled and active days ahead Ma'am...love.

Arthi Karan I am sure it was an emotional moment! Hard to believe you are on the verge of Retirement. Wishing you very happy, healthy and peaceful years.

Rapanzel Rose Congratulations.... I wish you a happy peacifull life

Mallam Naveen Madam........unbelievable....u r the source of energy to us........all........

Gita Jangid Dear ma'am, Wishing you innumerable happy and fulfilling moments ahead of you with your family, friends and more students. Will always remember you for being the kind of teacher who strive and inspire to bring in


the best in each one of her students..you are our inspiration and kindler of trust in our abilities. Love you always!!! •

Otabek Sabitov How emotional!

Geeta Mishra I'll miss u ma'am. You are one of a kind. can't forget that lovely meeting with u in your office . You are energy by all means. wish you a long, happy, healthy and satisfied retirement.

DrDinesh Kumar OJha Res. Mam u have been a great source of inspiration for many of us ..may Almighty bless u with all u wish..

Dnyaneshwar Digole Pl accept my standing ovation also...Hats off to u mam....I feel blessed to have attended ur classes for PGDTE (2008)...You r the best teacher in my life....Wish u a very happy life after retirement !

Jyoti Chandra Chachi what can I say after reading all the comments posted by your students That you are awesome incredible God bless you and enjoy your free time write a book am sure you have already written.

Sheila Vijay Wishing u all d best post retirement...regards..!!

Vridhagiri Ganeshan A standing ovation from me too! I fondly remember the years we spent at CIEFL together and our valuable interaction. Best wishes!


Jimmy James i am least surprised by this gesture by your students... i have been in your class and i would have done the same if i was in the batch.... wish you a happy retirement from teaching..... •

Pooja Agarwal Maheshwari that's so lovely!

Biswajit Jena Have a nice time Ma'am!

Sarwat Un Nisa EFL-University will always miss a teacher like you. You were the heart of the Distance Education Department. May this new phase of life bring lots of happiness and joy to your life . Stay Blessed :):)

Bhavesh Kumar Madam, you were the first teacher at EFLU I was acquainted with when I approached to work with in my M Phil (back in 2008). I still remember your friendly mannerism to tell me that your area of interest did not include my research interest. But your smiles and assurance to extend help unconditionally obliged me for rest of the academic career. Your first impression created an everlasting reverence in me for you. Once again I was your student at PGCTE distance mode last batch (this summer). I thank you sincerely. My words of prayer for your good health and peace of mind. I am so overwhelmed I don't know were to start.....a big big Thank You to all my friends - my children, my sons, Pavan (who introduced me to the concept of FB without which all this would not be possible!) and Varoon, my daughters-in-law who are more like my daughters; to extended family -nieces-in-law who have wished me well; to my colleagues who have given me tremendous support and extended helpwillingly whenever required; to friends who have been with me for over 40 years; to friends of my children who are now my friends too; to children of friends who are now also my friends; and, of


course, to all my students who are now my friends - students not only from India, but from all over the world. One of you called to tell me that a whole new world awaits me. I hope so! I have enjoyed teaching and being with all of you and I will certainly miss going into class and making new friends. But I do hope that my relationship with all of you will continue. And can someone help show me how to preserve this page? Is it possible to take a print out or something? All of you have said such beautiful things - I wouldn't want it to get lost in outer space! It's something that I would like to read when I feel low. One of you called me the Sachin of EFLU! Pl notice I am not taking any names - don't want to miss out on anyone! Yes, quite a few of you have invited me to stay with you. God and health permitting I do plan to do that - Kolkata being first on the list! Enough for now. Lots of love to you all. Lakshmi Chandra


To LC with love...