Friday, 21 March 2008

A picnic to Sanjivini Eco-Education Park...

I was just speaking with my friends in the college. I just hinted that we could go for a picnic to some place on Friday (14th Mar 08) as it was a holiday. It suddenly turned a serious issue and the plan was laid out. All girls gathered, and immediately, planned for the same and it was made final to move on. We were supposed to gather early morning in the college and move from there to the Sanjivini Park which is a beautiful and serene place between Hubli-Dharwad. Its one natural place that has a lot of greenery. I had heard about the place and I wished to go over there. And today, it would turned into a reality

In the morning, we were supposed to meet in the college at 10. However, the Rain God had some different plans for us. We met in college at 11. After waiting for the entire team to come, we left by a bus to the Sanjivini Park and reached there by 12. We completed the ticket purchase formalities, etc and got into the park. It was a beautiful place and was a visitor's delight. We found one more friend (Mallik) with one more new person at the spot. They were definitely shocked at the moment they us. But then, slowly, things eased. The first one was the maze garden. It was quite beautiful and built like a chakravyuha. Then, there was a rock bunch laid down. After that, it was the most attractive part of the park, the giant water fall. Though the fall was not really giant, it was giant considering this as a children park. It was nice. We then prayed the Vanadevata (Forest God). And then, the fun began. We entered the children's park and played variety of games from swings to slopes to barrels, etc. It was great fun slipping from the slopes. It did that at least 8-10 times. We had a stunts session too and took some great photographs (look at the end). Soon, we started playing some games. A person was blindfolded and was supposed to catch others. It was a great time that we all were having. Even I was caught and blindfolded. With my heavy swings and shots, people considered staying away

After all this fun, we sat down tired. Soon, we had some refreshments and started our lunch too. The girls had bought the food from home. It was too good and stomachs were soon overloaded. Almost everyone was sleepy. I at least lied down for some time. After that, we started playing Antakshari. What a lovely moment this too was...

It was about 4 pm and we started to pack up and start moving as the park was scheduled to close at 5 pm. And we were supposed to see some more places. There was one beautiful tree on which the face of a human was carved. And the next place was the cactus garden. There some very good plants in this garden that would be excellent show plants in anyone's home. There was also a flower garden which too was a beautiful sight. Finally, we landed at the flush green grass park which was the last spot before exit. We sat down for some time here and relaxed. And soon, we bid adieu to this beautiful place where we breathed fresh and sweet breeze to get back to our polluted world. How fine life would be, if there was no such pollution and all. And these days, more than any pollution, what is affected the human life to the maximum is the mind pollution. This has made life very difficult and unhappy. Happiness lies in the satisfaction of the heart and soul and that is achieved by such serene things that are pure and these idirectly touch the heart and add to its sanctity

These were some very beautiful moments spent with everyone. I am definitely in search of more such moments as the college days are getting over too soon and once we get into the professional world, things will not be the same. These are some final days that need to be spent with lot of love, care, happiness and social involvement. A lot of relationships get built and get stronger in these few days. We need to keep the point in mind that the earth is a family and we all are members. And we need to get closer to all these members. Thats real success and shall give real happiness. Simultaneously, we also need to concentrate on our career front also to make our life's journey path a strong, stable and beautiful one

I am thankful to all the people (Vikram NA, Sachin, Vikam Mal, Nitin, Priyanka, Shilpa, Aruna, Priya and of course, Mallik and Gowri) who made this day a delightful one. And also thankful to the people who built and are maintaining this beautiful park between the twin cities...

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