Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Our day at Cubbon Park began usually like any other day. But what was pleasantly unusual today was the good attendance of people and our two legged friends at the meet. It was attended by Dinesh, Avnish, Akash, Nishil, Jaysimha, Pramod, Avinash, Naman, me and our two nameless special invitees.
Today was a little chilly for Bangalore so we moved our gathering from our sacred hut to the greens under the glorious sun.
Meeting began with the small introduction round with the added question of "what was an exciting thing that happened to you last month?" Everybody gave interesting and varied answers. Dinesh enlightened us with his experiences when he went to native last month. Avnish told about his night stay in Nagarhole forest amongst the wild. Akash told us his future holiday plan. The round reached its crescendo with Nishil telling us about his awesome holiday in Thailand :)
Next, Avnish gave a speech regarding the Cricket World Cup. He told regarding the history of the game and world cup itself. It was well researched and had a lot of information we were not aware of. Keep up the good work, Avnish!
Now came the time for extempore speech! Jaysimha and Avinash shared their college stories both showing remarkable presence of mind. Rest all of us had to look at a picture and speak about it for 2-3 minutes. It varied from dreamy pilots (very well conceptualized by Nishil) to the human brain's thoughts. The best part of this exercise was that we had to interpret a image and create a meaningful story about it.
After the speeches, we had a general discussion about the topic; “Should artistic freedom be absolute or artists should refrain from producing a piece of art which may hurt sentiments of some people”. It was a very healthy discussion with everyone bringing about valid points and not getting emotionally charged up while speaking.
In the last, we had a mock farewell session (Thanks to Dinesh for the Idea!) where we put Akash on the stage and everybody shared good and bad stories about him. As a result, Akash felt a huge sense of self confidence and happiness by hearing that he is on the right track to become a good and effective communicator.
With this activity, we wrapped up our fruitful SHG meeting for this week.
Write up by Anshuman :)
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