Shaheedon Ko APS Ka Salaam

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A warm greeting and NAMASTE to all. I, Diksha Singh, GWDD (2nd Sem) student have been sharing my experiences through blogs.This time I en marked an experience like no-other, and was really touched so thought of sharing it with you all through this digital medium.Hope you all will like it too, so ” Is alag experience ko janne k liye, mere sath bane rahe”.If you missed my first blog check in the link below:

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/bimari-se-dar-nai-lagta-sahab-gwdd-class-miss-karne-se-lagta-hai/

The quality of life is determined by activities, and our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all our activities. For a GWDDIAN monthly activities is a medication which we need to take once in a month, so that we can carry out with our upcoming work load, and refresh our mind.

This time we chose a different topic to work on- “KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS” Kargil Vijay Diwas, celebrated on July 26, commemorates India’s victory and honors the war heroes .On this day in 1999, the Indian Army successfully took control of posts at a treacherous high altitude and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.

More than 500 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives during the war. Well, this was in brief about the Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Now let us see how my GWDD family executed the activity. As before all of us gathered in our Pinocchio lab by 9:10 AM, and we started unwrapping our props and bags. All of us already had a planning sheet with us according to which we all were supposed to proceed. I was handling the craft part, and was coordinating members for the same. My team mates were busy with their respective works. After working for an hour, we got our “chai-break”. All of us had chai and samosa. After a revival of 20 minutes, we got back to our work. After a few minutes, our alumni Shah Alam bhaia joined us, and this was a really great surprise .After few minutes, when all of us were busy with our respective works MAHAGURU , Mr. Ramesh Kumar Ruia Sir came inside our room, and shared the reason why we celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas. After hearing the story, we were emotionally moved and again got back to our work. The clock struck 14:00 PM, and it was our lunch time finally. We completed our lunch together and resumed our works again. We were left with lots of work, and hours passed like seconds.

We still managed to complete our activity by 5:35 PM. It was one of the best works we ever did.

All of us went down for its final installation. After installation a group picture was taken. For all of us this activity was a “zara sa hatt ke” type. It was a dedication to all those brave INDIAN JAWANS, who sacrificed their life for our nation.Patriotism is our conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because we are born in it. So, this activity was a small tribute to all those gallant soldiers,who sacrificed there life for us, for our nation, from Arena Animation, Park Street, GWDD students. At the end I would just like to say that- “Let Us Together Commence a Journey of Peace, Harmony, and Progress”.

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“Chak De APS”

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Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD(2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street.

I, Sumaiya Rahman, am a student of GWDD(2nd Sem) and my small world in Arena Animation, Park Street was limited in the Pinocchio Lab (our classroom) until the institute planned an activity based on FIFA World Cup, 2018.

Before going any further, I would like to say that this blog is not to hurt any individual; this is purely what I felt as a student of APS. Stay till the end to share a part of my experience.

The activity was all about craft and painting where every student contributed according to their capabilities.

It was just another activity like GWDD(2nd Sem) monthly activities (have a look at our previous activities here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179172706238564&set=oa.1562464103877118&type=3&theater&ifg=1 | check our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4zwKMtQFh0&t=198s ), nothing special about it, students doing craft works, others painting, teachers guiding, casual-usual-normal. If you are thinking this, then you are WRONG! THIS WAS A SPECIAL ONE. This was a learning session for all of us. This was a genuine, perfect collaboration of the students of Arena Animation, Park Street.

The activity started on the first working day of the week and continued that whole week. I joined the team a day later, early morning and started working on the background of the miniature football field that was in progress. Along with me was other students.

Being from the same course they all knew each other very well while momentarily I felt confused. The coldness in the ambience was difficult for me to tackle in the beginning. An approach to start a conversation seemed to be an impossible task. All the boys out there, now I understand your problem.. I guess it is all about striking a conversation with someone you don’t really know, and here gender doesn’t matter. Eventually I started asking them about the work done the previous day. Slowly and gradually topics flooded in and we kept talking. When the image was kept in front of us, we all shared our respective ideas to execute. But the first thing I concluded was to have a rough planning of the whole project handed over to us. That was the time when the ice finally broke and we all became a proper team.

Co-ordination was a big problem at first since we all were newly made team, unaware of each other’s way of working and nature. Also, the ideas or the planning done to execute the project seemed to fail one after the other. After discussion we agreed on a common solution and started working on it.

We all have heard “Slow and steady wins the race.”

But here we had to be fast and steady which was a tricky job. It was as if the time has decided to run faster than ever, taking out all it’s grudge on us, the innocent people.

One thing that I learned is “back-up”, whether that be objects or man-power. There were times when I wanted to shout at people because of their behavior. Few experiments didn’t turn out to be as I expected. Other team members were panicking because of blunders made by the rest. But instead I decided to keep myself and them calm, discussed with them and found out a solution. The saying “every problem has a solution” saved me that day.

The week acted as a mirror to me, showing me my loop-holes, weaknesses and strength. Along with working the whole time, I could also evaluate myself, giving me a scope to add the missing factors to become a 360 degree professional. Time-management, man-management, proper instant planning, dealing with the unexpected troubles, and lots more are now added to my bucket list of improvement.

Never the less, the week had been one of the most joyful, jolly, interactive, and not less than a festival for the whole institute. Now when I look at the project kept on the table in third floor, hall room, all those giggles and gossips, shouting and laughing, planning and painting, finding and managing comes to me as a flashback of golden times of one’s life. We, Arena Animation, Park Street students would love to encounter such an activity in future where the main motive is to build memories and relations. This year, FIFA World Cup 2018 has united APS.

Well, alas! If there is one person whose presence felt to be mandatory to me was our very own Singham (our mentor Somnath Sir).  That one day showed me how much we became dependent on him, his scolding and his threatening to make us complete our work in time. Somewhere, his presence would have refined our quality of work, saving us the time and resources we wasted.

But then, a true mentor set the soldiers free when they are ready for the war. 

Here is a sneak-peek of our activity..

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Saara sheher mujhe Gwddian ke naamse jaanta hai

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Shebi Maurya, GWDD, 2nd Semester in Arena Animaion, Park Street.

Hello readers! I am Shebi Maurya, I had joined GWDD Course in Arena Animation, Park Street last year in the month of May. Its been almost one year, so I am writing this blog to share my experience with you all.

After my graduation my parents asked,“What Next?” At that moment I was totally blank. On the very next day I found a pamphlet at my door and guess what! It was of ARENA ANIMATION and after a week I started my course over there. Even though I had some knowledge about Graphics but I had no idea about Web Designing and Web Development.

In my First Semester I was under Sayani Mam. She is not only a good teacher but also a good person by heart. She taught us Graphics in a very interesting way. So like this my first Semester went very well.

During my first semester, I heard a lot of rumors about a sir name Somnath Chakraborty, who is going to take our second semester. One of the scariest rumor I heard about him was that many students left their course because of his strict nature. The first thought that came into my mind “Unlogo ki tarah kahi mai bhi…..?” but trust me guys as soon as I started my class with him, his image in my mind totally changed. He is truly a great teacher and a perfect guide. As the days passed, I became more serious in my course. Each new day we came through a new lesson. Sir has motivated me a lot and also improvised me. I did many monthly activities with my classmates which taught me new things and the importance of team work. I had attended monthly seminar conducted by our mentor Somnath Chakraborty sir. By word seminar many think boring ambience but in our case it was totally different, we gained knowledge and get motivated, but in a fun and entertaining way.

Wo Kehte hai na “Kuch Pane ke liye Kuch Khona Padhta Hai!” I am a type of girl who dislikes being at home especially on Sundays but I had to sacrifice those. Yes you read it correct! Previously every Sunday I used to go out to enjoy with my friends but now I rarely get time.

From attending resourceful seminars to meeting deadlines, I have tried and still trying my level best to do justice to my course. I have found myself very lucky to be part of GWDD family and getting a mentor like Somnath sir who has helped me in every aspect.

Hence joining GWDD course in Arena Animation, Park Street, is my correct choice.

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“ Tum Hi Ho Bandhu, Sakha Tumhi ”

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Hello readers, I am Diksha Singh from 2nd semester of Arena Animation, and it’s been 3 months since I started my GWDD 2nd Semester. I am writing this blog to share my experience with you all.

Life is a journey, Not a destination. We really can’t describe this journey by only one or two words .Ye “LIFE” na ek mixture hai.. . A mixture of happiness and sadness, success and failure , encouragement and frustration, relief and sorrow, and struggle and giving up. Now obviously life’s journey is not PERFECT, but is beautiful.

Everyone takes every step in a very unique way. Though this unique way results into something disastrous at times . Ye unique banne k chakkar mai we take bumpy roads. This is exactly what i did, after completing my B.Com final year. Without having full knowledge about a course i got myself admitted to GWDD course in Arena Animation Park Street. First 8 months were like “Makhann”(butter)- .

Fir 8 months k bad ek turn aya … jo tha hamara 2nd Semester. I was having a bit of idea about the faculty who was supposed to take our web classes but on the very first day of introduction class I realised and cursed myself for just having that so called “Bit of” knowledge. I entered in the class and wished my new teacher- SOMNATH SIR a very good morning, and then sat like a good girl in front of him on the chair.One by one everyone came in, all of us had some expression on our faces, but i noticed that SIR was sitting quietly on his chair with a pale face, and yes that was a “DARAWANA EXPRESSION”. Soon he began to take our introduction class. We all felt motivated and learnt that in “PINOCHIO LAB” seriousness is the only key to success ,or to be more precise ” The only way jo life mai hume kuch acha kar sakte hain “. The time was passing on but the introduction class was not ending. Me and my batch-mates were getting impatient and were talking to each other via expressions. The introduction class got over by 5 pm that day. We all got a trailer of our 8 months ahead journey after just one class.

Days came by and all of us who hardly stayed for 1.30 hours in a class, now started spending our whole day in this lab. In starting it was really hard to sit calmly at one place and work for the whole day. But gradually it became a habit for all of us. We all became family and it happened just because of our mentor Somnath Sir. The person who entered into our life as “HITLER”, taught us the real aspects of life.

He says ” he is rude, rowdy, rowdiest person”, and yes he might be the rowdiest person i ever faced in my life but, also he is the person who gave a meaning to this line “Haste-Haste kat jae Raste”. We have completed our 4 months journey sath mai  ” HASTE –HASTE “ and believe to spend the rest months likewise…

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“Ek Chhoti Seminar Ki Keemat, Tum Kya Jano ….”

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Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD(2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street.

I am back again with another exciting experience on a seminar I attended recently. Here, the question is what’s so special about this one?

Now, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear seminar? Are they boring? Or monotonous ? Or fun to attend? Have you attended one? Did you like listening to the lecture for long hours( approx 6 hrs.), sitting idle, and seldom noting down two or three lines when required? Or saw people around you yawning while 50% escaped after a break? Share your seminar experiences with us in the comment section below and stay tuned to know why this seminar was unusual.

On 28th April, 2018, I, Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD 2nd Sem, attended my second seminar based on “skill -development and career guidelines”, the seminar that broke the stereotypes, that was full of fun and enjoyment, yet rich with much needed facts which even Google would fail to provide. The man behind it was none other than, our very own, SINGHAM (our mentor, Somnath Chakraborty Sir).

How dare he break the so called seminar rules? (hey.. don’t curse me, just keep reading..) How dare he make studies entertaining? How dare he to go out of the way to make his students understand the otherwise boring lessons? ARE these questions relevant? Rather, it should be “How COULD he inspire us in such a manner and show us a way deviated from the rat race?”

I remember sitting right in front and still laughing like it was stand-up comedy. Apparently it seemed that, with sir doing mimicry and advertisement videos playing on the screen. You must be thinking “why advertisement videos for web students?” We had the same question until we understood the reason. What those videos portrayed in few minutes, books, software and tools, menu options couldn’t teach us in the past 11 months. The light ambience was working and we were intensely lost in the seminar.

The seminar was an entertaining break from our otherwise usual everyday classes, charging up once again for the upcoming month. We were given a break in the middle for refreshment and again we boarded the train and moved on.

If I start speaking about what I learned then probably this will never end. But I would say one thing, my visions are clearer than before and now I know which track to choose as my career. My technical skills are sharpened and the frog is finally outside the well, waiting on the edges to explore the world. But the good that this seminar has done to me mentally cannot be expressed in words. It showed me my place and the road that I still have to walk, it taught me that a different perspective to see things is not crazy but unique and productive, it told me that finding out a problem is common and every other common man does that, finding a solution to the problem and executing will make me different from the crowd.

And now I know that I have to K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple, Stupid) my life, my target and my works and entertain myself by my skill, knowledge, passion, dedication etc. That’s why I always follow the below line:

“If you’ve entertainment and enjoyment in your home or vicinity, you’ll never look outside to seek happiness.”                                     – Somnath Chakraborty Sir.

 

If you’ve made it till here then thanks a lot to stay with me till the end. We’ll meet again, next month with more exciting experiences and surprises.

“Joh log GWDD se nahi darte,yeh samaaj unse darta hai.”

“Joh log GWDD se nahi darte,yeh samaaj unse darta hai.”Arindam Bhowmick

Arindam Bhowmik, GWDD,2ND SEM ARENA ANIMATION,PARK STREET

Hello readers, I am Arindam Bhowmick and it’s been 3 months since I started my GWDD 2nd Sem. I am writing this blog to share my experience with you all. As I am passionate about web designing and development I joined GWDD course in Arena Animation, Park Street.

My experience in 1st  sem was moreover good and my sir was one of the finest teachers for graphics. Needless to say, I don’t think I can ever forget him. When I was at the end of 1st sem I heard lots of rumors like “You’re doing GWDD? Oh my God! Do you know that your teacher is very rude and arrogant?. When such rumors come to you, curiosity to meet the person is an obvious thing. I was like “What will happen next?”

The first class in 2nd sem was all about introduction and a productive one where we got information about our course duration, systems to be followed, and what we are going to learn. But I was still anxious to know “What now?”

The second class was a bit different that we didn’t expect. It was a surprise for us by seniors where they cheered us and shared their experience of Pinocchio Lab (our classroom). They made us feel special in their own way and I felt more comfortable in the room than before. Days passed by and also the rumors I heard. The classes were nothing like the rumors. Well, first lesson learned- Never trust rumors.

And thus, our team dedicated an article to the seniors, showing our love and gratitude through words.

( https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/candles-of-the-way-dedicated-to-seniors/ )

With more and more number of classes I improved not only as a student but also as a human which helped me a lot in learning and my practical life where I was a game addict (Urgghh! I had to leave my games for this). I was so surprised to see that I could overcome the addiction (that was apparently an impossible challenge for me) and get back to real world. Now I know, game addiction was waste of my potential. I realized it’s easy to live in the comfort zone, with no passion, doing the same thing again and again while it’s hard to fight for your dreams to come true and surrender to success. That is what our life is meant for.

Most effective lesson I learned is to organize, whether it’s desktop or real life. I learned about my strength and weaknesses, my skills and loopholes (already started working on it) which is really helpful.

Only study and no recreation will not help you to achieve your goals. Thus, in GWDD I started different activities along with my other team members which is held every month where we work as a team to do something creative, enjoy and learn teamwork as we all know when ‘I’ is replaced by ‘WE’ even illness becomes wellness. Team work is unforgettable.

“Together brightest”

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It’s really an amazing experience to attend monthly seminar conducted by our mentor, Somnath Chakraborty Sir. When we think of seminar we visualize some usual boring ambience. But in Pinocchio Lab it’s totally a unique experience I had. What’s your view about a seminar? Well, this seminar was full of fun and entertainment along with knowledge and facts not easily found in GOOGLE. This seminar helped me a lot to go through my skill development and confidence needed.

(You are most welcome to visit our facebook page for more details)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/727106617412875/permalink/1548727128584149/

I am lucky to be a part of GWDD-family as every day is a new day where I learn new things and try my level best to be consistence. I have never seen a mentor like Somnath sir. He has always motivated us and gave us the spark to light the fire within us which ends up in the best productivity. Thus, training us for the industry and also practical or personal life.

Now, the belief is-

“Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret”.

“Life Mei Sabse Bada Risk Hota Hai.. Koi Risk Na Lena..”

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Sumaiya Rahman,ARENA ANIMATION, PARK STREET,GWDD,2ND SEM

Sumaiya Rahman, Gwdd, 1st Sem, the perfect comfort zone. How happy those days were, flying in the sky and taking things for granted like they were supposed to be like that! Who expected I would end up in a never ending hustle of GWDD, 2nd Sem? I started my journey three months ago, as a candidate of GWDD, 2nd Sem, apparently with the equipment I thought are sufficient. Eventually I realized those were nowhere close to what I need for accomplishment of my goal, my moto.

If you’re not equipped for your journey, probably you’ll return from the half way or get lost in the many hurdles which need equipment.

As the realization hit, changes flooded in. I started a search to upgrade  my equipment and get trained for the toughest part of the journey or the warfare. Change is the only constant in life and the true meaning of it is understood now.

The biggest of all can be the capability to be organized, whether that be the folder system on the desktop or personal life. A confused state of mind, trying to grab anything and everything on the way, filling the attic of brain with every knowledge possible and lots more literally degraded my performance and started spoiling my potential. A small habit of organizing the folder system clicked the right point  and tamed my thousands of thoughts wandering out of my control. Like knowledge, thinking can be good when it gives productive results. Unnecessary thinking or knowledge can astray the traveler from the destination. Though I am not yet a pro at it, but  beginning of such a habit is increasing my efficiency. And still the words ring in my ears,

“If you have PROPER planning, 90% of your work will be PERFECT”.

Somnath Sir.

Saying that, one more thing should be mentioned, i.e. a proper routine to organize our daily tasks. It is still fresh in my memory, how I used to wake up late in the morning and think for 5 minutes whether to leave my bed or to sleep longer. Using the phone at night was obvious and working was “mood dependent”. One afternoon and one line changed my sleeping habits and also the time of my work.

“Ebaba… Tumi phire chole jau. 9tai ghum theke uthle r web designer ba developer hote hobe na.”

Somnath Sir.

( English translation: If you have to wake up at 9 AM in the morning then you cannot be a web designer or developer. )

I still miss my bed more than anything else and now every morning I think, “When can I again sleep as I used to..”.

Often, more than 50% of our working time is not productive or we don’t manage to cover targeted areas. A proper routine distributes the time equally to all the small but important tasks and thus saving us from the obvious chaos. But the toughest part is to stick to the routine in thick and thins, which still seems difficult to me at times but trying is consistent, and the effects are visible. A routine can work as a catapult on your way, taking  you closer to your goal faster than you can think.

The Pinocchio Lab(our classroom), which became our second home in GWDD, 2nd Sem, undoubtedly incarnated few values in a very short period of time. It was here that I realized how important it is to spend quality time with family in spite of pascals of pressure on the shoulder and still carry a contagious smile, letting your loved ones know that you are doing good. I used to take my family’s love for granted and made usual mistakes which every youngster does, ignoring them for the sake of my virtual personal life. That made me understand that all they expect from us is our happiness and time, not the monetary things we possess or our so called attitude.

When talking about family it is mandatory to talk about the family not by blood but by relations and actions that this place has gifted me. “Me, my and myself” was the agenda before entering Pinocchio Lab. Well, it took some time but the magic finally happened. Individuals combined to become a team and move ahead together holding hands. Thus, “me” transformed to “we” making each one of us a leader in ourselves, installing the habit of dragging forward the members who are left behind.

All these happened in the right time and right place, when it should have happened. As said by our most beloved “Singham”,

Chatu Gorom Thakte Thakte Ruti Seke Nau”.

(“Tava garam rehte rehte hi roti seklo”.)

( English Translation: Bake the bread while the oven is still hot. )

Roti”  is still under process and the ingredients, flavors are still being added to it, making it better everyday.