Dominika and Govind met in Texas, while she was starting grad school and he was preparing the receive his PhD. The first time they met was at an Indian Student Association celebration for India’s Independence Day, but the timing just wasn’t quite right. Both of them were so deeply engrossed with school, that it took them bumping into each other again a couple of months later to take the next step. Dominika invited Govind to come to the TTU-UT football tailgate and they spent the entire day together.
It was that night that something sparked, and they’ve spent every single day together from then on.
Govind told Dominika that he had actually planned the proposal for quite some time. He knew it was important to Dominika’s dad that Govind talked with him first, so he called her dad to ask his permission. Funny enough, Govind wasn’t scared about asking Dominika’s dad – but more about asking her! He knew she would say yes, but he said he was extremely nervous.
Govind originally planned to take Dominika up to Hanging Lake for the proposal, which is their favorite place to hike. Unfortunately, the weather was not ideal for hiking that day so he had to come up with a Plan B on the fly! He managed to convince her to go to Golden and do a small, quick hike there since they’d been talking about hiking and were already ready to go. When they got up there, Govind waited till there weren’t as many people around and asked Dominika to marry him.
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