Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Candle brings Hope and Peace

April 19, 2007, at 5 pm, University of Southern California held a memorial service in memory of those lost over the past year. The ceremony held every year gives the graduating class an opportunity to remember these people who made a difference in our lives. Anuj and Dad were also among the ones honored this year. A candle was lit in memory of each of them and the service program had their names mentioned as one of the loved ones remembered. And though the pain of their loss hasn't started to recede, the candles that lit up the dark room holding the service conveyed a message of hope and peace and reminded us all of their never ending love and support.

Anuj and Dad, always together. Winter, 1996.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


As the candles lit at 5 p.m. on April 19th, 07 at University of Southern California memorial service, in remembrance of loved ones, we remember our Aditya, who left us exactly 4 months before to reunite with our beloved Anuj.
It is just a coincidence, same time & same day, just 4 months before, as if the whole campus is remembering them. May be it is true.

We miss them & love them a lot

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful tribute to Dad and Anuj. I was reminded of the Wharton service where one of Anuj's classmates described a room filled with a hundred unlit candles and Anuj as the candle in the center that lit all of their wicks.

Dad and Anuj will always be with us, lighting the darkness.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Prem said...

Aditya ji was more than a friend and a brother; he was my hope and strength. When we met, a sparkle in his eyes and a wide grin greeted me with a genuine welcome. Likewise, Aditya ji’s words expressed joy and excitement of friendship when we talked over the phone. I miss him very much.

12:41 PM  

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