The morning was very beautiful and full of hope. It was the result announcement of the election.
After a long wait, the day had come when our hard work would pay. I literally had put a lot of effort into this democratic practice. I remember making banners, preparing speeches, drafting, editing, and writing application letters, making symbols, and motivating every school member. Ah! How hectic it was, but I enjoyed it. Every time whenever the results days are out they actually are the ones that bring nervousness, anxiety, and excitement all at the same time. Even I had the same mixed feeling. In one corner of my heart, I was sure that I would win but some part of me was scared what if I wouldn’t.
I always wanted to be my house’s captain or vice-captain. My House always held a special position in my heart. Finally, with all these feelings I went to school. The first person I met was the Election Commission Officer, Mr. Dil Bista. Unknowingly and spontaneously, I asked him, “Sir, what is the result?” He told me to wait! But it was the most difficult task then.
We are now lined up for an assembly hosted by the Election Commission Officer, Ms. Shanti Laxmi Rajbhahak. She started to announce the results from other houses. My heart was beating the fastest ever since it came into life. For a moment, I couldn’t believe my ears. What did she say? What did she say? Did I really hear my name? “Akshyata”, I wasn’t in my senses because of extreme nervousness. My friend Manila screamed behind me, “Akshyata, it’s you go! You have been elected!” I was very delighted and nervous at the same time. I don’t know how my feet dragged me to the stage. The moment I received the Red House Vice-Captain badge was a moment I would capture for the rest of my life! It was the best day of my life and a dream come true!
- Akshyata Pokhrel, 8, Red House Vice Captain