Tag: Celebrations

Wish of a story

Wish of a story

Here is a cute message from our volunteer Srinivasan; as you read you would know whom it is addressed too…..

When I was a child, my granny used to say “if you don’t behave well, Saami kanna kuthidum”. I took it serious at that time. I haven’t committed any kind of mischief; just by blindly adhering to her words and obeying her. Because of zero awareness, the phrase got attached deep to my heart and I behaved very well.  But now while thinking about it i get to know; why she had told me so? I.e. just to build me as a generous man and to make my life ecstatic.
Belief system in our body plays the major role in our life. Psychology says that if our belief system is attacked, we would never hear to anyone saying things against it. For example, the word ‘confidence’ lies in that belief system of mine. Thus my granny attacked my belief system by the phrase ‘Saami kanna kuthidum.’
Think about it, if not atheist, about the god you pray daily, Rama, Jesus or Allah. He might have been a leader to certain people, who took care of the people very well; with affection, love and care. He had been to spread the purity. He had ruled his people with greatness. He had given his life for the people. He has lead during the enemy attacks. He had come first to face the challenge. He might have won the hearts. He might have spread the spiritual awareness; and even spent his whole life with selfless attitude. Thus, the perfect leader, a ruler or a king has been worshiped as God. They were made as God to us; it is nothing but an attack in our belief system. Even Almighty Allah might have never been seen by his greatness Nabigal Nayagam.
He might have had told so just to enrich our life to feel the pureness- the emptiness- the happiness. The holy books might have been made by the one who has learned from his failures in his life and written for the future so that we can learn from them; or it might be written as formulae of life for future generation. Thus it is our awareness that results in the belief we hold today.  The photos, the sculptures we worship daily might have been the leaders, the rulers or the kings who might have lived long ago.
I dedicate this short article to my friend, to a man, to a King, to Parvez (which means King), Living yet leading beside us; Mohammed Arshath Parvez, wishing him an advance happy birthday.

Holiday Note

Holiday Note

“Summer” the buzz word with all interpretations is here. The much awaited break for most of us; with the onset of April we start to spell out dreams; that I may do …. I may stop …. I may change… ‘Coz it’s may then…. Slowly we get back in tune for its June… 😛 then we let the dreams fly either into laments or into memories….
This is a tradition we have accustomed ourselves as a  way, of breaking a habitroutine. But there is an even more adorable touch to it; remember those old school days wherein we get out for summer and get in with our summer assignments…
So ripples also wishes this holiday season with a gentle assignment; if you would care to take it up. It’s a one word assignment; an assignment that is fun working and assessing… It’s an assignment that we prefer most volunteers take up… Its called “Share… “.
SHARE…
You may send in anything that falls in the realm of sharing (your articles; artworks; emotions 😉 etc…)… Under the subject “SHARE” to prteam.lakshya@gmail.com
Well Ideas too are worth a share… So why not…
Yeah mainly enjoy your holidays. For those who haven’t got one; take it up from these assignments…. ‘Coz life is what we make it…

Farewell to AmBEE…

Farewell to AmBEE…

So she gave us the finest memories to take back (If u can understand…) when she was here; So its our time to bid adieu.. We miss you a lot…  You have left a model for us to follow but that place of yours will be irreplaceable…. Hope you do wonders in your new ventures….
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Secretly Sneaking to Surprise our Santa

Secretly Sneaking to Surprise our Santa

It was just another simple festive holiday at 6a.m. on 25th December. Then a series of decisions led me to leave to Bhumi office in Chennai where a secret Santa event and the Christmas celebrations were planned. Being a sophomore with the routes in Chennai I was offered a ride from t-nagar to the office by gana Anna. On entering along (4 people waiting with a few stuff) with our inventories; we were on the plan mode to choose our ultimate destination to decorate; and finally we found a tree (a real one compared to the fake one we had) and made it a Christmas tree by showcasing all that we knew under the name “Decorations”. Then not to miss out the pic with a tag for fb 😛 “Decoration team” by sangeetha akka . Then slowly volunteers joined us at something around 11 am sharply since the event was scheduled at 10a.m. . . . 😛 The important entry took place around 11.15a.m (no not a person; the pani; masala and pooris for the pani-pooris made its way) to the terrace. Then on seeing it we developed the taste to start the event by starting to distribute the gifts between the Chris child and Chris mom (the terminologies were explained by our birthday baby to us.)

Oh yeah that day was also the beautiful birthday of the charming queen of Lakshya our ambee akka. She came in with a Cam with memory and left with a creamed face and pics of memories. (Rhyme doesn’t always work out :P). yet she was such a sport.

So if you are asking me what was the surprise that was blown out in fb? for the whole day; yeah it is the secret b’day blast for our charm queen.

Secret santa pic Then we engaged ourselves in the tummy filling process with matpal taking the job of filling in our pani- pooris that day. Well there is a confession I wanna make about the event; I think this is the right place; I got to know the names of people there and their faces but the thing I missed out there was to match them correctly in my memory. So even after these days if people reach out to me in fb I find it a bit non-Sync to respond 😉 yet I manage :p

As you know it’s me so I manage by confusing people listening to me. And the invention of the day was a Cad-bury gem Pani Poori. Trust me that was the reaction we gave on hearing the name initially then we trusted somehow on sukash Anna’s (a guess again) idea and tried it. It really came out well.

OK for people thinking why is the title having a sneaking in it (well I sneaked in the event unannounced …). I know it doesn’t fit in ; how about me sneaking a max no. of chocolates that day (can’t you believe it? ) ; yeah I did just people didn’t notice 😛 .I can also proudly say that was because I was the youngest kid that day so they let me. Whatever it is just the alliteration I used it in the title for :P.

And since I had a train to catch I left; missing out the hike for rest of the day but fb kept me intact with the proceedings on the way. It was thus a great day spent knowing people and having ultimate fun with them (But remembrance alone has a small bug.)

-Harish, Trichy

Republic day celebrations

Republic day celebrations

Lakshya’s Republic Day Meet

It was an energy-filled day with chit-chats, lunch together and thought provoking discussions, debates and quiz competition!!

About 20 Passionate Lakshya volunteers participated in the event. It was a fashionably late Start with a long-awaited lunch but the lunch together with volunteers was fun.  The wait was worth a mouth-watering Punjabi lunch; and the highlight were those hot jilebis, lassi and beedas. Republic day was such a fun filled experience to know more about history, a few personalities and must-know info about Indian history and legends through quiz competitions, which was even more fun when participants caught the
hosts for pairing wrong answers & questions 😉 A Comedy of errors was celebrated by all.

Participants picked up an unusual and interesting debate on “India – A Country or A Concept”. Meeting was made more eventful by then. And to watch fellow Lakshyans pitch in about our country’s pride and greatness amongst some thought provoking questions and answers was awesome. Counter attacks were made on topics ranging from ancient government to modern history-growth. Not just knowledge sharing but truly a learning moment as well. Way to go people!!

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Finally, it was about Lakshya and Lakshyans!

Yes, it was interesting to watch Lakshyans plan on an enhancing mentoring through career guidance. Some food for thought, high voltage passion and electrifying suggestions, Lakshya has it all-anytime.

In short, Lakshya Rocks!!!

-Prasanna Kumar, Chennai