|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 256
Virtual Graduates: Convocation 2021
Department of Neurology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
|Date of Submission||27-Jan-2021|
|Date of Acceptance||01-Feb-2021|
|Date of Web Publication||27-Mar-2021|
Dr. Divyani Garg
Department of Neurology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Garg D. Virtual Graduates: Convocation 2021. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:256
We await our turn to be zoomed in,
Most of us logged in from the epicenter
Of busy outpatient services,
Fidgeting with our masks,
Waving to each other with gloved hands.
The graduation screen is wide,
But not as wide as it should be
All that had made us,
Our hard work, our dreams, our struggles, our failures.
There are no red robes for us today,
No tasseled academic caps,
Just hastily unfastened blue gowns
And N95 masks for when it will be our turn
-Those ubiquitous signs of our times.
Parents watch on YouTube,
There is a 15-second delay
Between when the name is actually announced
And when they see it.
15 seconds is not long-
-but it is the time-space for 3 more names on the screen.
The degree is awarded in reality,
But the experience remains surreal,
We exit the meeting after three minutes,
Our group has convocated- A brief exhilaration!
And the outpatient gushes in once more, unperturbed.
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