Ye Dil Mange More

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Hello readers! I am Shebi Maurya from GWDD, 2nd sem of Arena Animation, Park Street, writing my second blog to share my exciting experience with you all on GWDD July month activity. So far we have done a lot of activities, but this month’s was very special to us.

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Every month I wait for our monthly activity. This is not just an activity; this is a kind of refreshment which is needed after a full month of hectic schedule and work pressure. We start planning our activity a week before the activity date. All these monthly activities stand more special to me since it gives me an opportunity to show my love and passion for painting.

All these monthly activities are theme-based; we decide a theme and plan our activity accordingly. Our July month theme was on “Kargil Vijay Diwas”. A small effort to give homage to the brave soldiers who has sacrificed their life in the “Kargil War”. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26th July every year in honor of  the Kargil War heroes. We started our work at sharp 9:00 AM with full enthusiasm. All of us were contributing in crafts and painting according to our capabilities. Our activity is not only about crafts and painting, it is also learning how to work in a team and complete your work within deadline.

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                     “If we ate in peace, then thanks a soldier”.

We all were busy with our work and suddenly our Mahaguru Mr. Ramesh Ruia Sir came and asked us whether we know the whole story of Kargil War. He shared his experience of visiting Kargil and the real story of Kargil War. He told us the importance of this day. We all were touched by the story, that how our brave soldiers with their determined efforts recaptured all the Indian posts that had been occupied by the enemy. He told us about late Captain Vikram Batra who fought and was martyred on July 7 , 1999 in combat with enemy. No one can ever forget, ‘ye dil maange more.’ This is what late Captain Vikram Batra said to his commander at the base during the Kargil War. He appreciated our initiatives for doing activity on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

After these we all were back to our work and tried to finish  50 % of our work before lunch time. I was busy with the painting  & others with crafts, captions etc. Then when clock struck 2:00 PM, we had lunch break. This is the best part of our activity because we do lunch together including Somnath Chakraborty Sir and Sayani Mukherjee Mam. After completing our lunch we were again back to our work, but this time with little pressure because time was passing and a lot of work was still pending.

We all were doing our respective works and some how manage to complete our work by 5:30 PM. Then we went down and installed our work. After installation a group picture was taken and like this we completed our activity on a good note.

If someone asks me what will I miss most about my GWDD course? I will definitely say monthly activity.

I’ll either come back after raising the Tricolour or wrapped in it”.

                                                                                     – Captain Vikram Batra

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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..

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=196848444470990&set=oa.1596366537153541&type=3&theater&ifg=1