24th July 2009, the activities and ice breaking sessions continued. At 22 hrs, the mess was filled with people; A mixed bag of enthusiastic students from sankalp committee of Nirma and the chirpy mess workers. After a long and tiring day for them this was an excellent stress buster. The activity of the day was “Passing the Parcel”. The workers were shying away initially, little nervous about the participation. Tables were joined to break the barrier and start with the game. The team comprised of mess workers and sankalp volunteers for the initial start up. it was more of a musical game with one of the students playing the music traditional way i.e. with the dish and a spoon. The game started with lots of spirit. Whosoever has the duster when music stops was asked to perform something – could be like anything like dancing, singing their favourite song. In fact some of the workers sung their folk songs with a vigour that was commendable after a hard day. The sankalp students were participating with zeal strengthening the bond between students and workers Lots of humours, story and jokes were exchanged. Some of the students as well as workers danced on the latest bollywood songs. As the game started heating up, the team size was increased and more workers were pouring in. At one point of time, the game was solely played by workers. The special moments were captured on camera. In between the session, the students kept on encouraging, applauding and motivating the workers. It was almost the closing the time, but no one wanted to leave the mess. People who were present during the session were left with a feeling content and bliss. The activity was entirely designed and carried out by the junior sankalp members and a glance at them was conclusive enough of a change that is brought in. It’s a beautiful feeling to help someone, and even more satisfying when you put a smile on people’s face. This is actually what everyone felt.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Today the members of YUVA and sankalp celebrated friendship day in a very unique and satisfying way. We tied friendship bands gave sweets to all people who by doing even small works are bringing a lot of changes in our life like construction workers,mess workers,watchmans etc. The happiness they felt was also evident from their faces. Really a very good friendship day for all.hope to see more events in future.
With the start of the new term, came the arrival of new students for MBA 2009-11. And yes, new additions to the team of Sankalp. Enthusiastic students with ideas as to how to take this forward. After the initial introductions, came the first session with the mess workers on 23rd July 2009. The evening started off with a game of 'balloon basketball' in which two teams were formed (mixed teams consisting of both the mess workers as well as students) and the 'basket' was also one of the participants. The players were supposed to put the balloon in the basket without getting up from their chairs and just by pushing the balloon in the right direction. The game was enjoyed by one and all. It also turned out to be a great ice breaker ! This game was played in the mess.
Next the mess workers were taken outside where they played cat in the middle, in which a handkerchief was kept in the centre and two teams were formed and one player from each team had to confront the other team's player, snatch the handkerchief and run before the other team's player could touch him. This again led to a good bonding between the players and the students.
So much so that they exclaimed that they looked forward to the next session. A few photographs were clicked at the end of the session along with the mess workers.