In the 14 weeks and 14 Fridays of the Fall Semester, the TISF president in his note on TISF is the Greatest could outline only seven concrete achievements.
# Hangama and other movies
# TIP Talent Night
# Carnival and Hoola!
# Inter-University Debate
# Football Tournament
# Badminton Tournament
# Table Tennis Tournament
How many of these events can we actually give them credit for? Was the Inter-University Debate really a brainchild of Abdul Saboor or any of the other TISF members. Was it their achievement? The Carnival? The Hoola!? Is one to consider screening a movie kae jee, hum nae toh bara teer mara?
But as I said in an earlier post:
Yes, the TISF is not there to do much of the actual work themselves. They’re there as your elected representatives to make sure that the work you choose to do happen smoothly and within TIP norms. They do things like raising and managing funding for the events you mention.
So just who is killing the TISF? Is it that the elected members are weak, powerless, and without ambition and will enough to do anything? Or is it you, the electorate, the people they represent, the people who are unwilling to work?
As Eiffel 65 puts it, It?s gonna cost you nothing, You want to move someone, Start with your body, Yo come on and try to move somebody, If you wanna move alone, Then everybody will move along with you.
[Hmm, this is now starting to sound corny and weird]
Point being, come on people, lets take matters into our own hands. Lets start doing things ourselves. Let’s stop talking about who doesn’t do what, or how badly they do what they do. Let’s get done what we want to do. Come on now everybody. Show that you C.A.R.E.