Saturday, August 9, 2008


Why the Debate?
How dare you question the unquestionable?
Who and What is L.O.C.?

With time, things have drastically changed. And with very few who realized the brighter side of what we were actually trying to do, its our time to address the rest about the answers to above questions. Some may argue that how is the soul of this unconventional and 'unauthorized' organization, got to do with this debate. And with with these pretexts, let us first congratulate these small bunch of students who withstood all odds and made this initialization a reality. Congratulations to all the spectators including none other than Respected Director Sir, Deans and teachers whose presence gave us immense adrenaline to gracefully go through with the program and ever so dear friends who finally got convinced that here is a debate which is going to matter to them. Thank you one and all for the overwhelming support.

Now to the basic questions which somehow remained unanswered down the line. Let me put it straight way, the debate in its new form was an idea of L.O.C., but the topic as such had nothing to do with the fundamentals on which this 'tea-a-meet' is sailing.

I always found "Timeline" as the best way to arrange data and let me take you to a small time travel.

Not very long ago, when a trio came up with the idea of triggering a change, when proposed to all, 15 accepted to be a part of this Kinda Fun Club. Starting from the discussion about what actually we were up to with our 15 captain commanded ship, the journey had already begun. in a very little time the ice really started to melt and with all members well versed with each other; we started thinking out of box. Our motto was revolving around having fun mixed with learning the basics of personality development.

Spending valuable time in the meetings we realized that each of us had wonderful and unique talents in the some field or the other and that each of us had a lot to offer to each other in particular and the society in general. through the sips of tea we accepted greetings, welcomed comments/ criticism and strictly abstained from annoying anyone.

Thinking out of box meant getting one's attention beyond what is already being said and done. It meant taking up issues which are only complained about even if it can be resolved with minimum of fuss.
Solving one such issue resulted in present new form of debate. Or dare we say, issues were many, the only thing lacking was Communication. And since no one was putting the plug in the socket, we did!!

These are troubled times and we, the students are still stuck with some basic ideologies. Being students, we complain about least being done to bridge the gap between the teachers and students. We complain about absence of enough guidelines for us to grow and develop our personality in the right direction. We at L.O.C. realized that students who are not satisfied or convinced by the "pro-de-tective" attitude of our immediate guardians; need some space out of the learning room, to talk to them.

We at L.O.C. realized that sparking a change must begin with ourselves(means with students). We believed that getting support from the likes of the very best in the business, most experienced; we can initiate this bridging and we are grateful to be backed up by them.

Let me state clearly, the topic was decided after consulting the honorable participants of the debate, and we at L.O.C. had nothing to do with the content. Throughout the whole event, our vision was concentrated on parting the gap, and this reflects as in the inaugural speech of the debate, L.O.C. emphasized that teachers are above god, beyond any question, any limit, any doubt whatsoever. We firmly believe in this and we don't see any reason why not to.

And we proud that they lent their best hand upon us and took the pain of spreading light among those deprived. With their support and overjoyed for the tremendous turnout, specially \students, we provided opportunity to clear the doubts and misconceptions in their fast developing minds.

Answering the first question, why the debate, we would say, " Ask yourself!"
Was it just a debate?
For those who were present there; must have noted the intensity, the flow, the captivity{and was there no difference in the whole approach?} of this unforgettable presentation?

And we have words of encouragement from Raju Barthakur Sir,
"hi saurav,

needless to say, its a great idea and i personally feel, there is a
genuine need to bridge the gap between the profs and the students. undoubtedly, we have to de-mystify the notion of 'power' that usually prevails between the two and which, for the most part, acts as a barrier. and with u guys on the top, i am sure we can do it and do it with elan.

hats off to ur initiative and full marks to ur blog. keep up the good job.

luv and warmest wishes".

And surely it seems that its the Time for Change and NERIST will eventually MAKE WAY FOR L.O.C.


amishmanish said...

arre yaar everybody who cares zilch knows what the debate was about..let the skeptics be..
par one thing.."NERIST will make way for LOC"...i thought LOC was about making ways (the right ones) for NEIST..
i know what you meant but then english is a crazy language yaar..

amishmanish said...


Saurav said...

It needs some serious thinking, and Ya right from our Title of the Blog, LOC will surely make the right ways..
Thanks for Correction..

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