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‘I am still in touch with Apeejay teachers, only now they are my patients’

Prosthodontist Dr Anuj Gupta, an alumnus of Apeejay School Faridabad, says his school days were “the best ever time” he had



Dr Anuj Gupta

Dr Anuj Gupta completed his schooling from Apeejay School, Faridabad in 2006. A successful prosthodontist (he specialises in treating complex dental and facial matters) who practises at his own clinic, Dr Gupta realised how much he missed school only after he left its premises. In an interview, he shares his best memories from school, how he stays in touch with the teachers, and so on. Edited excerpts:

Tell us about your school days. What kind of a student were you?

At that time, I was reluctant to go to school but when I look back, I realise it was definitely the best ever time that I had. As a student, I was a little shy, but everyone knew me because of my participation in chorus singing during assembly hours.

Can you share some memories from school that you cherish?

The ones I cherish are those from the annual functions. I participated every year, either as a supervisor or performed in orchestra or plays. That time was always fun.

Anything that you miss about school?

I miss my school friends and teachers. I am still in touch with some of my teachers but as my patients now. It is always lovely to meet them.

What motivated you to become a dentist?

My father is a dentist, and that inspired me to choose the same profession. He has always directed me towards the right things in life.

When years of preparation are involved, people tend to lose focus. How did you ensure you were not distracted?

To be honest, there were a lot of times when I got distracted. But my mother and elder sister, who was also from Apeejay School, always kept me motivated and ensured I did not lose sight of my purpose.

How do you see your overall journey so far?

My journey has been all about learning. Yes, there were failures sometimes, but I have always learnt from my mistakes. Not to mention the constant support I have received from my close ones.

Any message for the students of Apeejay School?

Always be active in all fields like games or swimming, something which Apeejay School promotes. Academics is important but health should always be the priority, for which participating in all the activities in school is a must.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.