When Papa Rao opened the gate and glanced up, he saw the name painted in bold letters. His heart missed a beat. Rather than the sweltering summer sun, it was the thought of studying in such an honoured institute that made him sweat. His parents who followed him tried to console him.But the name, THE LEPROSY MISSION PLATINUM VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE refused to disappear from his mental screen. “Will I be able to study in this esteemed institute?” he asked himself many times over.