Vanquishing of the LAKIR …….

(The lakir…)

Since the inception of TISF in 1997, the students have yet not been able to see its constructive role as a student forum. Every elected TISF panel follows nearly the same agenda as the previous one and organizes the same old Events, the list of which needs not to be mentioned. Go and ask a graduate of 2002 and he will give u the details!!

Although the addition of seats like Campus Development and the Activity secretary last year gave some hope to the hopeless, but both of them, although equally talented and commendable, did nothing but helped the President and the General Secretary organize the S.O.E (Same Old Events). Coming towards the worst part, our students here have not seemed to mind this at all. I was talking to a senior a few days back and he said: common sarim stop being a Qaide-e-Azam and let us enjoy ourselves!!

I know I am not the first person who has ever raised this issue, but have we ever considered any alternatives? The concerned people, which are gone long ago used to say: …k…don’t vote becoz TISF sucks!! But is this the solution?

(The development…)

Astoundingly, for the first time in my three years here, I was discussing a proposal or rather some new reforms for the TISF the day before yesterday and the nine people sitting with me pledged that they too wanted a change and will help me spread the word.
Within 2 hrs the next morning, thanks to the super-9, more then 60 students including half of the candidates of the new TISF panel pledged that they were ready for the new TISF reforms and promised that they won’t take part in the elections this semester.

(The Proposal……)

By dissolving all the present seats of the TISF, independent Students Societies should be made including the few societies which are currently working example, Dramatics, Islamic, literary societies and by adding the new ones.
These societies will have Non-Elected Presidents selected by the concerned students of the respective societies.
Instead of the President, GS, FS etc, a general student council will be elected which will bridge the gap between the students and the faculty/administration.
At least 7 council members will be elected in November Fall semester.
Every Society will have its own proposed budget and calendar.
The societies and the council both will report to the TISF coordinator and their own respective Society Coordinators.

25 Replies to “Vanquishing of the LAKIR …….”

  1. terrific idea!
    it seems odd at the first sight but actually it is the best possible way to bring about the real change. Everyone in the present system comes with the slogan of ‘change’ but at the end of the day, falls a victim to the constitution of so called student forum. So the whole system of the student body needs to be changed.
    In the top educational institutes, unlike our tisf, the student bodies are following the same practice of having independent societies, a council and a coordinator and undoubtedly it s working very well. Why dont we apply this formula here…? certainly we can! and we must. Once it happens, the dirty politics would die out from tip and there wont be any ‘daddy’ in any case and everyone wishing to work, would be greeted. things go smooth. So all guys who really want to do something for tip and its students, plz take it seriously and be united at this point.
    hop for the best…!!

  2. I liked the intentions of the writer but i would just like to add . .

    Theoretically = Supurb
    Impelementing at TIP = a daunting task

  3. My dear, idea isnt complete….propose da new reforms completely….there r so ifs and buts in dis idea…like who will allot da budget to each society…n who will be final authority to approve da budget for each society…n so many other things…
    democrasy is worth better than ne other idea…bcz it comes all the experimentations…by da gud effort…at least there are people who are thinking for the tisf..

  4. My dear, idea isnt complete….propose da new reforms completely….there r so ifs and buts in dis idea…like who will allot da budget to each society…n who will be final authority to approve da budget for each society…n so many other things…
    democrasy is worth better than ne other idea…bcz it comes after all the experimentations…by da gud effort…at least there are people who are thinking for the tisf..

  5. the student council will be an elected body which will bridge the gap between the masses and the administration.this is a system which is followed by nearly all the major universities of Pakistan..including lums….

  6. i will try my level best.i have talked to a lot of people and they are supporting this proposal..even the candidates for the president..FAIZAN AKRAM AND MUNIR are ready for this…

    @ Dr.realistic
    dude you can talk to me on monday..ill give u the details..this isint something new..baqi universities ko toh dekhoo?…n yeah..beautifull..i knw its difficult to implement but that doesnt means that we should sit there and do nothin..trust me…we can bring a change!!!

  7. i hav personally resolved to boycot the upcoming elections….n all in favor of vanquishing the lakir should think of doing the same…coz there is no use in electing a students council which is not doing wat it REALLy shuld.

  8. though em nt much into such stuff like majority of our awam ! bt gald sumbudy took a stand 4 such issues… liked ur proposal n ideas …
    best of luk

  9. and as far as the candidates of TISF elections 09 are concerned…i know they have invested a lot of money and have struggled really hard to increase their vote banks..and i completely understand that its difficult to back off from the elections this time..ill advice them to sacrifice this time..they can use their vote bank and participate in the COUNCIL elections in November Fall semester..

  10. someone has to sacrifice for a good cause ! and if the new candidates are really…what they promote themselves as currently(different and willing to bring a change)! i think they should step in and help in this good cause !

    this sounds interesting !

  11. true…some1 has to sacrifice and it wod be a great sacrifice at their part, if they do, bcoz it will head towards the overall betterment of our tip by chaning the system. n if this movement succedsb (inshallah it wil), every1 taking part in it at any level, wod feel proud to say k han mein ne b iss mein participate kia. so…lets keep it up and hop for the best…!!

  12. WELL ,THIS THOUGHT IS REVOLUTIONARY….IT WILL INCREASE THE INVOLEMENT STUDENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK AND WHO REALLY HAVE THE POTENTIAL .

  13. WELL ,THIS THOUGHT IS REVOLUTIONARY….IT WILL INCREASE THE INVOLEMENT OF STUDENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK AND WHO REALLY HAVE THE POTENTIAL .

  14. hope for da best…yet prepare for da worst to happen:)….still optimistic! (fingers crossed)

  15. i agree to sarim’s idea but this can also be implement through some changes in current structure of student body and sarim is right about TISF that it had became over period of time an event organizing committeeeee but i think it is because representatives of TISF were not bold enough and were bad managers. In my personal view strengthening the TISF, and by eliminating the facutly intervention in TISF matters will resolve most of the problems… if this cant be done which i know can be done then sarm’s idea is the best alternative..

  16. Sarim I am sure you meant good but seriously I don’t think this can work out.
    The tisf coordinator cannot cater to the needs of all the societies.
    The budget cannot be distributed amongst all the societies this is not at all feasible. Currently there is one TISF and many societies have issues with them. The more the student bodies the more issue and the more complains. I think you are not concentrating on the fact that a scene of chaos will occur.
    There is a possibility that your proposal can work out but it will have to be revised and looked into thoroughly.

  17. a gud idea only if we can somehow make it work. the most common problem is that we talk alot but when it comes to where it matters, ppl just scatter. the current system isnt that bad either. communities were made so that tipians would show more interest and get involved, but that didnt happen now did it ? so how can you expect that they would after more powers are alloted to the diffrent communities..

    sarim i would lov to discuss this with u at uni sometime

  18. Now, what we need is a proper discussion on this. Face to face so we can start working on it. Sarim, kindly arrange a meeting for this.

  19. yea kIndly arrange a meeting in the TISF Slot where every one could gather…
    and Btw
    GUd iDea!

  20. No doubt Sarim, Great Idea!!!
    thought this all the student lobbies (Sciences,Management,City and Hostel) have their representative in the TISF…and the whole student will work for the TISF not only the specific ruling group who hold the GS PRESIDENT FS seats….

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