Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD (2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street
A monthly activity conducted by the students of GWDD (2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street is no more a secret to the world. Every month we decide a theme, plan a layout and execute it on the final day with team work, team co-ordination and hard work. But the last activity (i.e. on 20th July, 2018) compelled me to pen down my experience. Before proceeding any further I would like to mention the theme first, it was on “Kargil Vijay Diwas” which is celebrated on 26th July.
The day holds a beautiful story of bravery, sacrifice and patriotism behind it. Not many of us know the significance and thus mostly it is neglected. Our whole team decided to dedicate our last activity to the martyrs of Kargil war.
The morning was no different from others. Everything happened as decided and we were set to work. It was after our first picture got posted in the Facebook, inviting everyone to join us that we got to know that MAHAGURU (Ramesh Ruia Sir) would like to join us to share some wonderful stories. Who doesn’t like to listen to stories! The spark of excitement was clearly visible on everyone’s faces and all were again energized. When sir arrived we all waited curiously to explore what’s lying ahead. And let me tell you, those few moments that he spent with us were enough to make us speechless, numb and feel ashamed of us. In a situation where we often complain about that costly dress we couldn’t buy or the pair of shoes that were not on sale or may be the meal which wasn’t tasty, there are humans working hard 24X7 to keep us inside the safety bubble, to protect us from foreign attacks and maintain peace in their home, their motherland. They give their lives everyday, staying isolated from the rest of the world so that we can see the morning sun rays or enjoy with our friends and families. And every morning, when we take our lives, our protection for granted we never think that all these are a favor on us by some selfless son or daughter of our country. The stories from Kargil War shook us from inside. The difficulties that we couldn’t even imagine were faced and conquered by our Indian Army.
It took me a while to come back to the activity from those bravery tales of our soldiers. But that brought a major change in my outlook, in my work on that day. Suddenly, I wasn’t working because I had to. I was working because from my heart I wanted to pay them the homage and dedicate all our hard work, our special day to them. Like other activities, problems did arrive. But where different souls were working with the same sacred intention, problems hurdles and obstacles had to be defeated.
The work seemed to be less but turned out to be a big unexpected bundle. Once again, due to this miscalculation we crossed the deadline. But at the end, when everyone looked at the board, the final output of the whole day, the tri color of Indian Flag, a jolt of patriotism, a smile of satisfaction reflected on our faces.
This activity left an impression deep on the soul. It taught us more than anything we have faced in Pinocchio Lab (our class room) till now. Along with making the bond stronger between the team members, it also made the bond stronger with our “MAA”, our motherland. And now, I feel proud to say that “I am a GWDDian, I am an Indian”.
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