Saturday, June 13, 2009

Alumni Meet - I

A month ago I along with my friends, Ranga and Pai , attended the alumni meet of our graduation college. We met a lot of our professors and past students and truly what transpired there was nostalgic.

Professors who had taught us were felicitated for their contributions as also some students who had made it big in their lives. We were not in this category, but had decided to make it to the stage and be felicitated, come what may. My friend Pai during our conversation told me and Ranga that he had over thirty years carefully kept the college identity cards of all the four years of graduation, and proudly displayed it to us. We saw our friend Pai looking very youthful in these photographs, and we told the trustee that Pai should be felicitated for maintaining these college identity cards even though thirty years had elapsed. The trustee in good humour commended Pai for his deed and decided to felicitate Pai for his love to the Alma Mater.

Ranga and I called Pai aside and told him that we were responsible for his felicitation since we had talked to the trustee. We told him that after his felicitation, he should come on the microphone and state that he was accompanied by his two friends, Ranga and Iyer and that they also be invited on stage since they both had represented the college in Table Tennis and had occupied positions of authority in the college sports club. Pai was felicitated and true to the spirit of friendship, he talked about us and we were also invited on stage for felicitation. In a way, he did not leave any alternative for the organizers but to felicitate me and Ranga.

Ranga and I right from our college days always knew how to show up where it matters. It was a great feeling to know thirty years later, we still were good at it and had not lost our charm.

Jai Ho, Ranga and Pai.

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post for today! And reunions can be fun as well as nostalgic! A great read, thanks!

Kavi said...

Human engineering works. At best. At all times.

And especially so, when reliving the memories of the years that have gone by !

Lovely !

:)

Ugich Konitari said...

I dont understand this business of "felicitating those students who made it big ".....

(maybe this business of ranking people all the time gets to be a habit with the college)

I feel they should have honoured all those who turned up out of respect and love for their alma mater.

I think you folks did a great job going on to the podium to be felicitated. Congratulations ....

nsiyer said...

Thanks Sylvia. Yes it was great

nsiyer said...

Kavi thanks. Human engineeringis a great word.

nsiyer said...

Ranking will never stop. Racism is because of ranking.

Hopeless Romantic said...

great to know u had a blast...though its been jst 4 days i passed out from college, but it feels like yest only !

i came back to blogging, having fun!

Ankit said...

Keeping the ID card for 30 years.I lost my Id card so many times while I was in college. Pai really deserved it.

Jai Ho Jai ho

SGD said...

Ha ha ha!! Good one!!
You havent lost the youthful, mischievous spirit of College days...you DESERVE to be felicitated!!

Dewdrop said...

:)

nsiyer said...

Hi Amit. It is nice to know you are back after some introspection. Quantity does not matter, what you feel matters and as long as you think it is quality.
Others follow therafter.

nsiyer said...

Hi Ankit. I agree. Preseving the ID cards for thirty long years is a feat.

Hi SGD. Thanks. It is the youthful spirit that keeps me going.

nsiyer said...

My dewdrop! Nice to see you post though very subtly.
Pl. come more often.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

College reunions are a lovely way to catch up with old friends and with our own past.

Immensely enjoyed your humour-post.

sujata said...

great post and yah old habits do die hard esp when the company is as old!!

nsiyer said...

Thanks Sucharita for your comments.We are going to have the Golden Jubilee celebrations shortly and hence another reunion.

Old habits die hard was an apt statement. Thanks. Sujatha

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

hahah!! That was a real smart, slick move!!

nsiyer said...

Roshni, it had to be done to have fun for ourselves

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