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    In the outside
    world, congratulations is given by a handshake or a hug, which is pleasant and
    agreeable. But at IIT Indore, it is done by whacking the successful person on
    his bottom.
    Sahil Mittal who scored a 99.95 percentile in CAT 2015 was an undisputable candidate
    for one such event.

    Mittal who is a
    native of Meerut, is currently a final year Mechanical Engineering student at
    IIT Indore (IITI). Mittal’s family was hopeful about him scoring well but did
    not expect a 99.95 percentile score.

    He told PaGaLGuY, “After
    completing my GD\PI classes, I returned to the hostel by 11:30 pm on January 8.
    I anticipated the warm welcome I was about to receive, so I brought some snacks
    to celebrate. It was painful but I managed to stand straight when it ended.”

    Mittal’s friend
    Shantanu Rajput said, “He was going to be whacked no matter what he scored. GPL
    is a practice, this is how we congratulate each other. We don’t give a
    permanent injury, but there is enough pain to remember it for a lifetime.”  

    GPL is a fraternity
    celebration in most engineering colleges of the country. And the intensity of the
    celebration is in proportion to the achievement. This traditions takes place on
    birthdays, students are whacked when they secure jobs, or if they crack a tough
    quiz. It should not be associated with ragging, because it is the way success
    is celebrated by these students.

    Mittal continued, “It
    started at midnight, five-seven people were holding me aloft and around 20
    people were standing in line to whack me. They had all sorts of sticks; wooden,
    plastic, some of them had slippers and shoes in their hand. My flatmate whacked
    me with a belt.”

    IITI students stay
    in a residential township called Silver Springs, which is shared by people
    other than the IITI community. Mittal further added, “A guard came to warn us around
    1 am because the other residents were getting disturbed. I tried to escape with
    him in a hope to hide somewhere in the township, but failed miserably. I ended
    up being whacked till 2 in the morning.”

    Mittal’s flatmate
    Praveen Bhardwaj, who whacked him with a belt, said, “It was not that bad him
    for him, he slept alright after it ended. But the GPL tradition will continue
    for about a week. Even if his bottom get sore.”

    “Sahil also goes by
    the name Sir Mittal, because he doesn’t work consistently, does not participate
    in events, but whenever he does, it is efficient. For example, he will study a
    night before the exam and score well or whenever he takes up a task, he
    completes it,” added Mittal’s flatmate, Bhardwaj.

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