Here we are, about to launch another very delayed issue of Quack!, paper edition.
Ever wonder why it gets so late? Because the editor in-charge is too lazy to bring out the fortnightly issue every fortnight-or sometimes too busy. Or maybe not. Maybe he’s demotivated because people like to remain unhappy when their expectations remain unfulfilled, yet they get too busy to appreciate a positive effort they always wanted somebody to make, once it it actually happens. And brings results as well.
Don’t you think it’s ironic how people like to keep whining about how things are so bad around their workplace, yet they are always too busy (or unconcerned, or scared) to come forward and try to bring about a change, or at least, support those who try. Be proactive. Take initiative. And support others who do. Don’t try to bring them down with sarcasm and nonconstructive criticism like, ‘tumhe aur koi kaam nahi hai? Harwaqt tasveerain he kheinchtay rehtay ho?’ or, ‘yeh kya tum har waqt noticeboard sahi karte rehte ho!’.
Lots of people don’t appreciate it when people criticize from behind the veil of obscurity. It’s always good to come out into the open to make a point. You should have nothing to be scared of but God, if you believe in Him. If believe you’re right, and you can justify it, no one will trash your opinion, or harm you. Now, the reason I wrote this rather long rant is because I received an anonymous mail recently from someone who wanted to be heard, yet they were scared they might get a warning letter from the management for speaking. I wonder why the management would do something like that since the mail had absolutely nothing wrong or profane in it. Have a read:
TISF , MAKE IT INDEPENDENT. PLEASSSSSSSEEE !!!
To begin with, I would like to mention that I wanted to raise this issue in the session in which dialogue took place b/w faculty and students of TIP. But as the last session was more inclined towards careeer counselling of the students so I didnt speak about this issue.
Looking at the TISF constitution, we find a sentence which says, TISF is and independent students’ body (hahahahahha) . I think, the word “independent” should be omitted from that sentence because it is entirely dependent or we can say it has been a true example of “one-man show” for the past 3 years.
The first TISF, whom we witnessed (President :Ghzanfar Bhai GS :Ather Ali Khan etc.) was a true example of “Independent Students’ Body”. The reason behind this, was the least involvemnet of “TISF COORDINATOR” in students activities.
We had excellent quality events like Overnight Carnival, BBQ night, Movie Night, Night Matches, Excellent Annual Dinner, Picnics (yess pincicSSS) etc.
Whenever we ask those TISF members that how did u make your TISF a successful students’ body. They always give a single sentenced answer and that is “BHAI HAMARE KAAM MAIN KOI TAANG ARAANAY WALA NAHI HOTA THA , JO STUDNETS CHAHTE THAY WOH HEE HOTA THAA”
But now if we ask for a microphone for doing commentary in the cricket match, we will have to folllow the following route :
The objective of this article is not to offend anyone, but just to make TISF (our very own students’ body) efficient and independent.
- TYPE AN APPLICATION.
- TISF COORDINATOR WILL PROOF-READ IT. (You will have to re -write an application if aÂ Â Â single mistake is found)
- THE APPLICATION WILL BE THEN APPROVED BY ACADEMIC COORDINATOR. (who should have no link with the students’ body).
- AND THEN YOU WILL BE GIVEN A MICROPHONE. (conditions apply)
I would just like to say that the job responsibilty of a “TISF COORDIANTOR” is to coordinate, not to dictate. Last TISF, wanted to arrange a picnic but it was cancelled by saying that the budget for “events” is limited and TISF could not afford a picnic.
In addition to this, I would also like to mention that the last TISF had Rs. 70,000Â left in their account when they completed their tenure.
Now question arises in one’s mind. Where did that 70,000 go ??? So listen, this time TISF coordinator is investing 70,000 bucks on washroom for sports area. ( remember we could have organise a real good picnic in those 70000 rupees)
You can do a polling and ask students that how many of them wanted wash room for sports area and how many of them wanted to go on a picnic ??? … ( u can evaluate a decision if u r intelligent and a TIPIAN)
And no other university of the world develops its infrastructure on the expense of studnets’ body fund.
Number of good steps has also been taken like buying a fuss-ball game, pool table, etc. But has anyone seen a single student using a tread mill or other gym equipment which had been bought by the last tisf (it was not a majority decision, i must say)
It is my humble request to our President, Dr. Zubair Bandukda to introduce adhocracy system to make TISF more influential and efficient. There should be no TISF coordinator, There must an event coordinator who should be selected by the TISF member for their assistance before every event.
Here’s the point. TIP could actually use people like him/her. People who think they they are gutsy enough to raise their voice and present solutions. But not people who are scared to speak out when there’s need to justify themselves after they’ve just made an anonymous statement. Take an example of Quack! Online. We discourage anonymous postings, yet we try give every lone voice that reaches out to us a microphone and direction through this platform. It’s our duty as a responsible and proactive team to do so.
It’s time to realize the importance of what you have in hand.
Quack! online has been around for half a decade, and now it needs new people who C.A.R.E, to take responsibility, take over, and run it for the next half of the decade, and beyond.
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