Monday, September 29, 2008
VBCC Alumine Meet 2008
Yesterday we had VBCC reunion in our college classroom. Thanks to Dr.Rodrigues - principle and John - Batchmate, I could see a lot of VeeBees…that’s what students of VBCC were called.
It was a small gathering of around 45 people. There were a few who were about 2 to 4 years seniors to us. I really liked their commitment to come after this many years.
Our Principle welcomed us and sitting on the bench, watching many of my batchmates and listening to his talk brought back quite a lot of memories.. Sitting on the campus katta, fighting for the computers, gossiping with friends, arguments with Doc, standing in a Queue for fee, form and journal submissions, waiting long after college for rehearsals. Every moment seems the Best. I am pretty impressed by the feeling of unity among the alumni. Really, its very important to have a sense of identity and trust me in pune VBCC has a unique culture of itself.
VBCC makes one simple and down to earth. It made me more introspective and observant. Down the memory lane, I know that VBCC has made a big impact in my life.
For a moment, I wished to be at VBCC.. as I was silently walking around the campus, seeing classrooms, labs, library (which was closed) from far, sitting on the staircase and recollecting the group revisions that used to take place 5 min before the exam bell rang.
I told my friend that lets take admission and go back to those days. It really made me nostalgic. I know its not possible, yet, its great to have good memories, longings and a sense of belongingness.
After his welcome talk some of them shared there feeling, happiness and sadness of meeting each other after a long time. Every one said that we don’t want to step out this campus as the corporate life is quite a shift from the sensitive culture of VBCC. Yet, we need to come out of the shadow someday.. so that we could realize ourselves and be ourselves.
Every one had to introduce them self and every one was interested in just know if he or she is married or not. :)
The formal meet came to an end with a promise that we will be in touch with each other and will be there whenever any one is in need of help.
After our Batch's photoshoot we had lots to share and talk but probably didn’t knew from where to start and how to end. We all had to depart, no one wanted to say good bye…so we replaced it with Keep in touch :(
I have so much to wright but I believe I need to start a blog for the same। :)
I also feel bad that why didn't i started my blog when I was in college. I would have captured all my lovely memories in words and on web.