25th – Aug – 2013 3 PM (Indian Time = 4 PM)
Hostel Re-union ಅಂಥ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಜನ ಏನೂ ಸೇರಲಿಲ್ಲ but ನಮ್ಮ batch (2008) ಇಂದ eight members ಮತ್ತೆ 2009 batch ಇಂದ ಇಬ್ರು. Total ಹತ್ತೇ ಆದ್ರೂ ಹೊತ್ತು ಹೋಗಿದ್ದು ಗೊತ್ತೇ ಆಗಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಐದು ವರ್ಷ ಆದ್ಮೇಲೆ hostel ಹೋಗಿದ್ದು, Jayanagar 7th block ತುಂಬಾ develop ಆಗಿದೆ. ಯಾಕೋ ಹಾಸ್ಟೆಲ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂಥ change ಏನೂ ಕಾಣಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಹೋದ ಒಂದರ್ಧ ಮುಕ್ಕಾಲು ಘಂಟೆ ಹರಟೆ, ಹಳೆ ಕಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆಯಿತು, terrace , TV hall visit ಆಯ್ತು. ನಮ್ಮ ಅಡುಗೆ ಭಟ್ರು ತುಂಬಾ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮಾತಾಡಿದರು. ನಿಮಗೂ Tea ready ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ ಅಂಥಾ ನಮ್ಮಿಂದ ಒಂದು break ತಗೊಂಡ್ರು.
We all gathered in so called study hall in BULSH building , as usual we started with short introduction. Discussed about hostel activities , celebrations and problems and we shared our experiences.. experiments. As many were 7th Semester students among them common topic which came out was PLACEMENTS. We all shared our views and experiences during placements. For us placements happened in 6th SEM in a way we were very lucky because our seniors helped by conducting group discussions, Aptitude tests for us in hostel for few weeks.
Then we all divided in to small groups and had chat with them for some time. In that one – one and half hour discussion we were among them discussing all things in their point of view. At the end of the session Satish shared information about the activities that VisionUVCE is coming up with. Then we had a smaaaaaal girls photo session in terrace and in-front of our rooms. ಭಟ್ರು Tea ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ ಅಂತ ಅಂದವರು ಗಾಯಬ್ ಆಗಿದ್ರು… 🙂 , So ಹೊರಗೆ ಮಸಾಲಾ ಪುರಿ, tea program plan ಆಯ್ತು.
To be frank we felt very happy than hostel juniors by hearing the activities that VisionUVCE group is doing to support / help their juniors. We all really appreciate their work and dedication… cheers!!!! and we try to support our best. Thanks to Satish and VisionUVCE group for bringing us those sweet hostel memories back by organizing this event…:)
-Swetha Wodeyar ( 2008 ISE)
When I received a message from my friend on “recall” event, I did not even bother to check what it was all about. As I was all excited that, I would get to visit hostel again.
On the day of visit when i was told about the event, I was skeptical on what would I as a passed-out senior help juniors with their problems.And clearly, I wasn’t sure what should I be expecting.
The moment I and my friends reached hostel, All I feel was “we are back to our (second) home”, getting much more silly than we were. We really did not care if juniors staying would judge us & I am sure few of juniors were relaxed wondering “Thank god! these girls are out of hostel”.
But the most memorable part of the day was meeting our juniors who are currently staying there. Interacting with them, was more of digging back the memories, what we did right, or what we did not do without realising that sharing these experiences could actually help.
Though, there were hiccups while interacting as we were complete strangers, but the reality was that I and my friends could see ourselves among them and I believe, no one could understand better on their situations than Us as their seniors.
In our so-called busy life, going back to hostel and interacting with juniors and chilling out on wonderful time we had, was just a amazing experience and was feel-good introspection, seeing myself what I was and I am today.
Overall, it was a unusual of my weekend, which was filled of fun and amazing experience. Thanks a zillion to VisionUVCE for giving me and my friends this amazing experience.
– Alekhya (2008 CSE)