End of 2 years wait- Journey to the Capital City- Delhi for the IEEE All India Student Congress(AISC)
October 20, 2012 Leave a comment
PS: I wrote it long back and was safe in my IPhone.. 😛
It has been 2 years that I was planning to visit Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi due to a variety of reasons. One is that it is Mini madam’s University; secondly I had very close company with volunteers of JMI including Hamza, Imran, Mehwish etc. It didn’t materialize for the two years while I was at college, but the wait was over when JMI was provided the previlage to conduct the AISC 2011.
I was fortunate to work with a good team of volunteers from JMI for setting up the program schedule, co-ordinating things from Region 10 GINI Team and also assistaing when and where needed. Yeah, it was hard work. But I enjoyed it. Mini madam (Dr. Mini S. Thomas) was the person behind the show. Despite her busy schedule, she sat down and made sure that the schedule and event met its target.
The event was conducted on 29th Sep – Oct 1st. It saw 130+ spirited Delegates from all around India. The sessions were handled by a number of speakers including Mini madam, Darrel Chong(MGA SAC Chair), Jaison, Gowtham, Niranjan, Imran, myself and more. It had cultural events, Ghazal Concert etc to add more flavor. Mini madam showed us her SCADA Labs which happen to be the one of its kind in India. Even though, I didn’t understand the entire thing, I got enough to appreciate the brilliance of her efforts.
After the event, I had 24 hours in front of me to explore Delhi (This was my first time to Delhi). Since , I have seen the Great Taj Mahal before, my thought was to tour local Delhi as much as I can. Mini madam took Jaison, Gowtham, Niranjan and myself to her house and treated us well with Payasam. J (Kheer). She also drove us to Quitab Minar. It was fun with all of them. We clicked a lot of pictures. After that, we took the Delhi Metro to Red Fort. Wow, I was amazed by Delhi Metro-Comparable to any foreign service. I was proud to see the ambience, quality and comfort offered by the Metro. The road to Red Fort was very very (phew) crowded, though we all enjoyed the Red Fort, the light and sound show was not good enough. After that, we proceeded to India Gate, Rajpath and Rashtrapati bhavan. We returned very late to the JMI Guest house and the next morning visited the Lotus Temple.
In 24 hours, all these places..mmm.. not at all bad…right!!.. J Overall, it was a memorable journey