Don Bosco,Hyderabad made me realize am really MAD!!!

8.45 – Vishu calls in to say she’s starting…

9.15- She reaches my place

9.30- We start off… We stop on our way to buy some stuff for the Ice breaker that we were going to have at Don Bosco….

The cabbie is totally lost n clueless of the way to reach Don Bosco.. We somehow managed to finally reach the place..

As we step in we are greeted to the sounds of people yelling n’ hooting… I feel a sudden pang of anxiety run in my stomach… Am doubtful if I should walk in or not…. I was nervous to face them… I was afraid if I would be accepted… I somehow muster the guts and walk in and am taken aback to see the huge number of kids sitting in front of me…

I walk towards Kola and I can feel a hundred eyes observe each move of mine… Soon we are segregated into groups… And I end up having a bunch of most excited kids ever…I was always told by people that I have huge levels of energy and that am capable of screaming my lungs out for hours together.. But here I was all set to be proved totally wrong…

I had with me kids who could scream on forever… I join along in their screaming and booing the other teams… We decide to call ourselves Deccan Chargers…. We then had an introduction spree with us trying to remember each others name.. Sadly I failed biggg time here… I could hardly remember any names… But what took me by surprise was that all the kids could remember all our names… I felt really ashamed of myself… And swore to make it a point to remember most names…

Then one of the kids asked me if I was from Google… And to my surprise he in fact asked me if I was working with Adwords and he told me a little about Adwords… My eyes popped out at the amount of knowledge these kids held… be it Adwords or be it current affairs they were pretty updated… Again I make a silent note to myself to be updated with things happening around me…. We then walk out… I was really touched by the fact that they were making an extra conscious effort to make me feel comfortable… Most of them were trying hard to talk to me in Hindi and English…. I also pitched in with my Telugu and laughed along with them on my disastrous Telugu and its pronunciation…. We then went on to talk about our favorite subjects, favorite game; Math and football won by majority… We soon tied pink (ouch it hurts to c pink.. a color I detest totally) ribbons on our hands and started yapping as usual.

We soon decided that we’d start playing… Our team split and some of us ended up playing volleyball and cricket while the majority went on to play football…. Vishu and Syeda kept telling me that we have to leave at 11.30… but I kept postponing it.. I went on to play volleyball with the kids..

Then the time came to leave… With a heavy heart n promise to come back soon I waved goodbye and walked towards the cab… And then I couldn’t help noticing a kid who was dsc02414following us.. He came along n helped us carry the bags back…  When questioned he said his name was Gopi Sandeep( Yes!!!! I remember his name…)… We asked him why he wasn’t playing and he said he didn’t like playing… He told us he liked studying..

I was shocked again… A kid who likes studying? No way!! His favorite subject is Science….Shocked once again…. Then we had to leave… I somehow dint feel nice about leaving… The warmth in Gopi’s eyes  was stopping me from going.. The love felt was unexplainable and beyond words… He kept waving bye till his sight could reach… With a promise in my heart to be a true Madster and bring about a change in the kids lives… I pledged to come back soon…

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep….

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Comments

  1. Kola says

    Hey girlie.. feels so good to read it.. Welcome to the MAD MAD world filled with angels in different sizes ;)
    Hope u keep up ur enthu and interest like this all through :)

  2. Kola says

    Hey girlie.. feels so good to read it.. Welcome to the MAD MAD world filled with angels in different sizes ;)
    Hope u keep up ur enthu and interest like this all through :)

  3. Sanjana says

    Hey, nice post.
    I am very intrigued by the fact that the children knew about Adwords. did you guys make a presentation or was it just in conversation. We are looking for ideas for our placement project for this year in Cochin, so any inputs would be great. Also the general knowledge, it would be great to have something structured towards developing awareness.

  4. Sanjana says

    Hey, nice post.
    I am very intrigued by the fact that the children knew about Adwords. did you guys make a presentation or was it just in conversation. We are looking for ideas for our placement project for this year in Cochin, so any inputs would be great. Also the general knowledge, it would be great to have something structured towards developing awareness.

  5. says

    Really nice post Sreedevi….Great to see that the kids put you right on track with the MAD Spirit!!! :)

  6. says

    Really nice post Sreedevi….Great to see that the kids put you right on track with the MAD Spirit!!! :)

  7. says

    Adwords? What’s that?? Er, I mean, yeah I know, i was just kidding.. (Kola, meet me on Gtalk now!!) :P He he hehe

  8. says

    Adwords? What’s that?? Er, I mean, yeah I know, i was just kidding.. (Kola, meet me on Gtalk now!!) :P He he hehe

  9. Sreedevi says

    hey sanjana.. it was jst a random conversation dat i had wid teh kids…

  10. Sreedevi says

    hey sanjana.. it was jst a random conversation dat i had wid teh kids…

  11. Jeff says

    Great work there Miss. Kaimal. And For Gopi, if it’s physics or chemistry in particluar, I am ready to pitch in any time to give my share of science to him. Please to take me to Don Bosco sometime.

  12. Jeff says

    Great work there Miss. Kaimal. And For Gopi, if it’s physics or chemistry in particluar, I am ready to pitch in any time to give my share of science to him. Please to take me to Don Bosco sometime.

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