Writing my previous article I thought, I will rest after finding out whose idea was â€˜Annual Dayâ€™, but it seems like more unrest awaits me.
The â€˜Annual dayâ€™ in itself would not have been a bad idea, had it been executed properly with some thought and proper planning. New ideas are always welcome; itâ€™s a breakaway from the monotony we get ourselves into. So is the case with â€˜Annual Dayâ€™, but itâ€™s also true that if you are unable to sell your idea to people then no matter how much good was intended, it will be rated as a â€œFlopâ€. It was up to TISF to introduce, promote and force it down peopleâ€™s throat, because that is how the ideas are ever accepted if they are good enough. You have to hammer it in to peopleâ€™s mind.
So did TISF introduce the â€˜Annual Dayâ€™ to the student body? I have been told that the third year was supposed to take charge of the event and class representatives were informed of the event. Does it sound like selling a new idea? Merely informing? Did TISF not know whose reputation would be at stake if this event flopped?? Not the third years but TISF.
TISF complains of lack of participation and interest from the majority of the students. I asked in my last article what happened to the â€œBattle of the Bandsâ€? It was supposed to happen, so why didnâ€™t it happen? No answers have come so far to that. So I thought I should probe this on my own (a step towards journalismâ€”Probe!). To my surprise, I found out that because of another â€œsplit second decisionâ€ by TISF and the whole thing could not be organized. The â€œBattle of the Bandsâ€ was being organized by TMM3 band â€œHIJABâ€, all arrangements were in place and there goes TISF backing out of their part of job and calling off the event and instead requesting an acoustic performance by the band. Talk about lack of participation! Who wouldnâ€™t get fried up on such treatment by TISF! Backing out at the 11th hour is not a nice thing to do.
Was it supposed to be like this, â€˜Annual Dayâ€™? I am sure it wasnâ€™t, but we the student body, are at the receiving end of the service that TISF provides. So nobody can take away from us, the student body; the right to voice our opinion. If TISF thinks itâ€™s being bashed unfairly, that they tried their best with given resources, then I openly disagree with them. They could do better. They are CAPABLE of it, or so the student body believed because most of them came through elections by winning a popular vote of the majority. So TISF needs to plan out events with detail and foresight, not in a manner to get a chore done and off ones shoulder.