Indeed, TISF has no doubt been arranging events successfully. They should be commended for all their hard work they do in order to entertain the masses and then listen to every negative comment that is on offer which also includes “paisay kha liye”. Hats off to all the people associated with TISF in any capacity.
But the real reason for its coming into existence has been lost somewhere and it is now only working as an event management committee, as Sarim rightfully pointed out.
The TISF website reads “TISF is as old as TIP. The need for a common student’s voice was felt as soon as the first academic session started at TIP, so that student problems could be communicated to the management effectively.”
This is not the case at all, currently. So much so that over the years, due to our negligence, we have come to a point where most of people in the management and the faculty, it seems, knowingly do not want to listen to what we have to say. The thing we would like to mention here is that not all of us like to complain about everything, and we understand that everything cannot be solved by the management – they are here to manage affairs on a short term basis and all the big decisions are made by the Board of Governors.
Still, the management should be made to realize that students are not just brainless creatures; and things we say are not always because of our so called “non serious attitude”. Come on, we also have minds of our own. We are young adults, and we can think clearly.
Without going into much detail, the point we as students need to realize is that this is OUR university and only we can make our experience worthwhile by acting responsibly. Why should students be afraid to raise issues, because our grades are at stake?
A strong student forum would take up serious issues in a concrete manner, while also dropping the many silly things we as students will come up with.
And all this does not mean that all the entertainment we get should be done away with, not at all, we don’t want to make TIP boring or lose its colors at all.
This is a chance to make our voices heard, to make ourselves valuable and make our stay at TIP worthwhile. We should not squander this opportunity for the betterment of TISF.