While our country faces an emergency rule, TIP students celebrates what?-A Carnival! Amidst of all the tough political scenario, the glittering and smiling young faces of TIPIANS at the carnival reminds me of our potential and strength to grow and beat the world in education, science and creativity. Before I start drifting away from the topic, it will be better to talk about the event – CARNIVAL 2007.
I have completed my one year at TIP and it is the very first time that I honestly enjoyed any event. It looks like TISF has now truly emerged as an independent students forum which is only and only for the students. The theme was superb-western cowboys with their typical looks or get ups and girls in their traditional desi attires! It all seems to me a nice blend of east and west. Infact, our Pakistani society is a blend of eastern and western cultures. The whole setup including the stalls and stage was superb and the real smell of cowboys was floating everywhere. On the other hand, the local desi girls with their colorful dresses takes all of us back to our old traditions and remind us that we too have a culture which is not so bad or unattractive. Though the stalls again were not as much attracting as they should be, but still they captured the audience attention such as song dedication and donkey cart ride. The same old concept of a prison was not much eye grabbing. I think they should have tried something new rather than using the old concept. Food stalls were far better than the previous carnival, specially the biryani one.
Music has always been a must part of these kind of events, therefore this carnival features some great musical performances. Practically speaking, a new music scene has been developed in TIP even after the breaking of our very famous â€˜HIJAABâ€™. Solid drums by Babar, bass by Sarim and mind blowing vocals of Arsalan and Haziq charged and captivated the audience till the end. Dance is a nice way to release you worries and tensions of life and to refresh yourself for the next hourlies and exams. This dance party was more colorful because of the cowboy theme which was the main gist of the event. Competitions between different dance groups and awarding price money to the student with a best get up were indeed very good and unique ideas to grab TIP public’s interest.
Though we all missed our beloved Dr. Zubair Bandukda and some of our senior teachers in the event, still, prominent figures like Ali Hafeez, Faiza Saeed and Miss Afshan enjoyed and appreciated the event. Since it was the first main event for first years, they enjoyed a lot and showed their active participation in things like settling up of stalls, appearing in cool get ups, musical performances, dance performances and so on. In all, carnival was a successful and hit event despite of very minor mishaps like closing of the movie â€˜khuda kay liyeâ€™ in the half way between and the absence of some big guns of TIP. I personally congratulate TISF and Mr. Ali Hafeez for organizing such a unique event and providing us some great entertainment in this tense and critical state of the country.