As always , we met on Sunday the 22nd June in Cubbon park and bangalore is pleasant with cool weather on any given day.
At first we had an introduction round. Not surprisingly we surpassed the double digits with 11 participants this time. It was a blend of new and old faces and the introduction round was short and sweet.
The 11 members who took time out to improve themselves and others were Abhinav,Akash dixit, Anita singh , Anupam ,Arun kumar, Dinesh , Pramod , Sai ram , Shamail, Esu babu ( New member ) and myself Sharath.
Then we took some time out to read a chapter from APNA HATH JAGANNATH. Reading on how the emotional factor plays a role in our stammering, although we work on a lot of speech therapy methods did help us to understand that managing our emotions also played a huge role in managing our stuttering ( r/w chapter 7 of the book ).This was not just a round of reading like how we did in classroom in our school days but the discussion on the same helped many of us to take a lesson or two out of it.
Then we had a fun round of giving speech on table topics , wherein each participant was given a minute each to speak on the topic given to them on the spot. Everyone seemed to love this round. It was hilarious to see some people managing to speak on unknown topics but still managing to speak on it.
Finally we had a round of Group discussion on whether India can place its team in football team by 2022 world cup. Some were really optimistic, some pessimistic and a few realistic. Finally the take way of GD or a debate is not who wins the round, but to gather our thoughts and present it to many people in the best manner.
It was 1 pm by then, time was up. But like the previous week, almost half of the group went to play badminton and we played till 3 pm. Now I am wondering whether SHG and badminton have the power to make us forget lunch.
PUNCH OF THE DAY : Our new member had thought that "SHG is a big building with many doctors". He did inform us that he was really surprised seeing the place and at the same time happy to know the members of SHG.
Written by - Sharath