A PhD student from my previous university was having a hard time with his supervisor. When he mentioned it to me, I told him that I am always available in case he wants to discuss anything and immediately volunteered to edit one of his research papers for grammatical errors. One thing led to another and he started mailing his work to me on a regular basis. Although I am a masters student in Mathematics and most of his advanced work was beyond my understanding, I gave it my best shot knowing that this was an opportunity to learn from him as well. I was constantly in touch with him. Whenever he felt low, I’d forward him a video or an inspiring paragraph from one of my Guruji’s books. Recently one of his papers was accepted for publication in a reputed journal in Mathematics. Today, I received a parcel by courier. It was a box of sweets from him. On the box was written a message, a photo of which I have uploaded here.
Even the smallest acts of kindness can elevate others and nourish your soul.
~ Pijush Pratim Sarmah