Truly representing the student body

The TISF election speeches represent everything that is wrong with the student representative body. In the auditorium, we proudly witness utter chaos, zero organization, and inept candidates. We see candidates unprepared for their role in the TISF. We see candidates unaware of their role in the TISF. We can only see as it is hard to hear above the din of the hooting, the screaming, and the cat-calling. And then the speeches degenerate into violence. And that, truly, represents our student body.

There was a time when things where different. When things were better. The TISF had a real role. They were looked up to by the students, and the faculty utilized them as a bridge between themselves and the students. That was a time when TIP was going places, and the TISF was part of it.

Since, in the last three years, TIP found a place where it was happy; a place where budget cuts and poor faculty was the norm. A place where the TISF found a real home – a home where their ineptness was their glory, and this became the TISF norm.

And this TISF norm is what our current breed of students are most familiar with. This was where the TISF was seen as an event management body (politically good) organizing concerts and carnivals and sporting events. This was where higher pursuits were ignored, where debates were left to debate. This was where the student representative body represented only the feral side of things.

And because this is now the norm is why TIP desperately requires the higher management to intervene, to rethink the purpose of the student representative body.

And this is why, this TISF election on Friday, I shall vote against the TISF by not voting.

7 Replies to “Truly representing the student body”

  1. What happened today was sad..very sad!

    It’s not really hooting and naarey baazi that any decent person objects to; it’s the excess that gets on one’s nerves. Secondly, it’s what comes out from their mouths sochey samjhey bagair. Also, one couldn’t care less if that’s the code of conduct they practise at their homes with their folks and sibblings at home, but they shouldn’t forget that the university is not their home. So it’s not always wise to reflect one’s family background and upbringing in public places if it’s not good enough!

  2. It was an extreme embarassing situation that we witnessed today in the auditorium. The students of TIP have simply forgotton their manners. Its too shameful! and they dont even possess tolerance towards each other! Education teaches us a lesson of brotherhood and look how the very roots of shrewd politics have broken riots in our institute!!!

  3. as teh current Publications Secretary of teh TISF, i can only say… “uh well…at least i’ve got two pages on election gossip covered for teh magazine!”
    :p

    ‘So it’s not always wise to reflect one’s family background and upbringing in public places if it’s not good enough!’

    hmmm… how can you expect uncultured people to behave or even pretend to be cultured?

  4. Politics the Art of the Possible….
    Was it planned or was it something that just happend, here something for your noodle to stew over!
    Payce

  5. “Independent thought in India`s better universities is alive and well. Office bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University students union in Delhi were requested by the university`s administration to present flowers to President Abdul Kalam at the annual convocation. They flatly refused, saying that he is a nuclear hawk and an appointee of a Hindu fundamentalist party. Moreover, as young women of dignity they could not agree to act as mere flower girls presenting bouquets to a man. Eventually the head of the physics department, also a woman, somewhat reluctantly presented flowers to Dr. Kalam but said that she was doing so as a scientist honoring another scientist, not because she was a woman. Bravo! I have not seen comparable boldness and intellectual courage in Pakistani students. Student unions in Pakistan have been banned for two decades and so it is a moot question if any union there could have mustered similar independence of thought”

    http://www.chowk.com/show_article.cgi?aid=00004761&channel=civic%20center&threshold=1&layout=0&order=0&start=200&end=209&page=1

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