February 12, 2010

The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well!

Hi Guys,

In this post I’ll be writing about the illegal things that are happening in the college cultural competitions.

Interdepartmental Cultural competitions are taking place in our college from last Tuesday.  There will be lot of competitions like Skit, Dance, Song, Adzap, Quiz, etc. The competitions are scheduled up to next Friday. The winner gets 10 points, runner 5 and the 3rd place team/individual 3 points. These points will be added to the department table and whoever tops the table gets the Cultural shield for that year.

This year CS was dominating the tables from the 1st day. I was wondering how they came to the limelight all of a sudden. Today I got a chance to coordinate the Ad Zap event and thereby I came to know all the things they were doing to steal the points.

The event in charge for Ad Zap event was a senior lecturer from our department. So he just called me, Bala, Vimal and Santosh to coordinate the event. Santosh was there in our Ad Zap team and hence the other 3 of us were there managing the venue and keeping the time. The judge was the AHM from school. Time allotment was 4 minutes for preparation and 4 minutes for presentation. There was a boy’s team and a girl’s team from each department.

The event was conducted in the drawing hall. Audiences other than participants were not allowed to watch the event. There were 4 staff members from the CS department including their HOD (there was none from the other departments). When the CS girls’ team came there was a loud applause from the CS boys’ team and the staffs. Whenever they did something idiotic they laughed and clapped as if they had no brains. That was enough to stir the judge.

Now CS HOD told their boys’ team to go last (teams were allowed to choose their lot). She came to the event coordinator and said that they will take 3 minutes for preparation and 5 minutes for presentation. That was beyond the rules but we had no other go but to accept. They were the last which meant they had enough time to prepare since they knew what their topic was, when the previous team came. The preparation time was meant for the 6 members, but many others assisted them.

Within this time a lot of students rushed in the hall from nowhere. What is to be noted is they were all CS students. When their team came they clapped, shouted and did whatever was possible to encourage them. Whenever something humorous was said, they shouted. That was enough to impress the judge. After the end of their presentation, they were yelling ‘CS, CS’ which is considered in disciplinary (in our college!!!). Last year when our guys did something like this in folk dance competition we were disqualified from the event for the same. Today it went just like that!

Today was one of the worse victories I’ve ever seen. I just remember what Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of modern Olympics said

L'important dans la vie ce n'est point le triomphe, mais le combat, l'essentiel ce n'est pas d'avoir vaincu mais de s'être bien battu (which means)

The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

After all, these things will yield them the prizes and may be the shield, but I’m damn sure that they will never have the satisfaction or pleasure of winning! But we will have the pleasure of having fought so well.

Also, I would like to congratulate Sundar who has won III prize in the Pencil Art competition. I was present in our team that won the III prize in Quiz. I’ll write those nice experiences in my next post.

Happy Reading!!!

1 comment:

  1. Dude ! U are cracking great ... It's been nice reading ur posts... Really nice to see u do some home work before posting stuff.. Too good.. keep up the good work man,.. u rock


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