January 15, 2013

Happy Stammering!!!

Goa SHG planned a meeting on Sunday, 13/1/2013 at the I. T. lab, Goa University. First of all we are grateful to the HOD of DCST Department, Prof. P.R. Rao for permitting us to hold our meeting in the premises of Goa University. 
Members present at the Sunday meet were:
1) Harish
2) Rajan
3) Sagar
4) Pavan
5) Prajyot

The meeting began with an introduction round as we had two new members- Sagar & Pavan this time. Each one of us introduced ourselves and spoke about our journey of stammering. Sagar & Pawan had some amazing moments to share and it was really good to see that their mantra on stammering was closely related to the concept of acceptance.

After the introduction we had another session in which we had to speak on our favourite movie while a video was being shot when each of the members were speaking. When all the members finished, all of us saw the video and the one whose video was being played he had to make observations on which points he was going wrong & where he could improve. Other members also gave their own suggestions after watching the video.

After that, we saw a few scenes from the movie “The King’s Speech”, wherein the ‘Duke of York’ delivers a speech and stammers badly, and another scene in which he goes to a speech therapist and is made to speak with marbles in the mouth. We had a hearty laugh too as we saw the scenes.

Finally it was time for all us to wind up with the meeting. The exercise of explaining the security guard on how to click a photo on the camera turned out to be an ‘unplanned’ activity, and Prajyot and Sagar did very well. The photo uploaded is the best evidence of the same.

Overall, it was a fun-filled meeting. Every one had a good time. Hoping to see many more faces in the next meeting. Until then, Happy Stammering :) :)

Report by: Prajyot


sachin said...

Yes, University is the right place to hold it because I am sure there are many students who face this issue but do not know how to help themselves..

j jasbir singh said...

Please see if a small hand bills can be pasted in University campus and hostels informing about TISA and its activities.

Wish you all the Best.

Harish Usgaonker said...

Thanks Dr. Sachin and Jasbir ji.

Yes, we will explore more ways of reaching out to more ppl in the university. Very much grateful to Prof. Rao for his cooperation and help.

Siddarth Surlakar said...

Hello Friends. I am desperate to attend the next meeting of TISA GOA SHG. Please do inform me. My contact details:

Harish Usgaonker said...

Hi Siddharth, I will get in touch with you soon... See you at the next meeting...