Ever heard of people passing out due to sheer boredom? Well, had the students not decided to desert the auditorium on Friday the 11th, the TISF could have bored them to death!
Annual day? Whose brain child was that? And who named that child, a most inappropriate name, because it wasnâ€™t a â€˜dayâ€™ anyway. TISF should realize that it is not supposed to put up â€˜eventsâ€™ which can have potentially fatal consequences on studentsâ€™ mental health. Frankly, sitting through those hours after a day full of lectures wasnâ€™t anything less then an ordeal. The whole event was a picture of mismanagement and lack of planning, even though the event had been postponed twice earlier.
For those who were blessed enough to not to be there, â€˜Annual Dayâ€™ primarily featured song dedications for the graduating class. TDT4 being an exception because with the air conditioning switched off in the torturous heat, the students finally decided to take their survival into their own hands and made a mad dash out the auditorium before they either suffocated or got bored to death. I believe the TISF had planned to make it seem as if the students had suffocated to death and place the blame on the management. Fortunately for us, that didnâ€™t work either.
The program also included two qawalis by the Qawal Hasan band from AMM3 and an x-rated, awfully vulgar skit by TS2A, B or D which made you wonder whatâ€™s becoming of TIPâ€™s acting talent. Wasnâ€™t it guys from sciences who made hilarious stage shows like â€˜Elementary Datingâ€™? Surely those guys and days are now long gone.
This was followed by one last attempt to slay the now dilapidated student body, frayed to almost complete mental and physical exhaustion, with steel cold refreshment from Disco Bakers.
So again, whose suggestion was it to split a pre-annual dinner gathering in to an annual day? Any explanation? I will not rest till I find out who it was. And correct me if I am wrong that there was supposed to be a battle of the bands happening? What happened to that?
I wonder why the TISF didnâ€™t consult the student body before bringing on such an event. TISF could have invited suggestions from the students or the student societies on organizing an annual day; after all it does represent the student body. Had there been more involvement, this event could have been so much better. We could have had a book based movie played by the book club, a band performance by â€˜Hijabâ€™ and the dramatics society could have churned out some decent drama performance, some things that wouldnâ€™t have been difficult to put together if they were given a thought.
It is difficult to see what will become of the TISF if it continues to operate in a similar way, isolated and unaware of the general opinion and desires of the student body it claims to represent.