24 years may seem long for most people. But for us they have passed by in a wink. 1986 was an epoch making year for Intermediate Education in Andhra Pradesh. The defining moment was the inception of Sri Chaitanya Girls Junior College in Poranki, Vijayawada.We had been enjoying an immensely successful medical practice abroad. Yet there seemed to be an inexplicable void, within. The desire to accomplish something for the people of our home-land had sown its seed of challenge in our hearts. The decision was then made. As medical professionals, our diagnostic dexterity enabled us identify the lacunae in the educational system, especially at the Intermediate level, in our state. The transition from the field of medicine to education was swift and smooth. As professionals we were on a mission - to groom students and change their mindset from settling for a mediocre career to aspiring for a professional career - and to transform mere participants to winners.