Thursday, January 27, 2011

12 Marks For Dancing & TAGDV Sankranthi Celebrations 2011

Not that i have won an oscar but - This post on the blog is dedicated to every professor like Lingaraju Sir who not only guided us academically to be good professionals but also encouraged us in every tiny aspect of our lives and taught us by example on how to be good human-beings.

@@@10 years ago some Shimoga Standard Time...

It was a small but well decorated stage on the lawn in the middle of our three storied computer science department building.The stage was built with atmost planning/care by a bunch of final year students under the supervision of two newly joined lecturers .They were so possesive about it that they dint want any one to dance claiming that it was too small and delicate.All that was allowed for that evenings yearly COSMOS(our Dept Nick Name) departmental function were a few songs and speeches.Disappointed ,as i was stepping out of the building i ran in to our CG(Computer Graphics) Professor SM Lingaraju Sir.One of the - not only mine but many others - favorites from our engineering days.On a casual note he asked me if i am peforming that evening and i explained him the situation.It took him just a few mins/words to convince/command the lecturers who once were his students that i can perform no matter what the stage looks like.But I had to go solo dropping of my two buddies who practiced hard for two weeks.

That evening like a circular parking lot at a busy shopping center as the department floors got stacked up with students/lecturers i have danced for that years mass masala telugu number gajuvaka pilla amidst loud cheers.As i started off solo on stage my buddies joined me from the crowd dancing right next to the stage.

The very next next day we had our CG(Computer Graphics)final internal exam.I did great in the first two but for this i was only half prepared for obvious reasons.As i walked in to the class half tensed Lingaraju sir accepting my greetings announced to the class that he is awarding me 12 grace marks for my dance performance on stage the day before.12 out of 25 and as i said i was prepared for the other half already:).

@@@10 years later.... Bharatiya Temple 5PM Eastern Standard Time...

The TAGDV (Telugu Association of Greater Delaware Valley) Sankrathi celebrations started of beautifully with Bommalakoluvu & Drawing and Rangavalli(Muggula) Competitions for kids.

While we actually planned/praticed to do one slot the organizers at TAGDV wanted us to do one more and we had to sneek in a couple of our 2009 classics:) at the last minute.As we enjoyed every other performance on stage and the food , they have enjoyed our performances with cheers and encouraging words later.The program concluded with bogipallu for kids .

An update on the program was also aired on TV9.
Thanks to Bhaskar garu,Venu garu,Sailaja garu and other members of TAGDV and TV9.