April 16th Friday ,
SEECS authorities tried the umpteenth time to light up the atmosphere over here with their all conquering (considered by them , not me!) mega event , SEECS Scavenger Hunt . But like everything else over here , it turned out to be good enjoyment for the feminist/womanish crowd . But for folks like me , it turned out to be just ” another ” day. A scavenger hunt for ,those who maynot know , is “a game in which individuals or teams seek to gather a number of specific items — usually without purchasing them” (wikipedia)
Interestingly though the mega prize for this megaevent was a trip to monal ! That sounds terrific , doesnt it ? But the dark side to this is that resources were collected from students to organize this and only a hand few were told to enjoy. This philosophy ,often implemented by SEECS , of gathering resources from the students (spending zilch themselvs) and rewarding the few winners contradicts the very concept of a student body made for the students. People need to look at examples like LUMUN , who gather enough sponsors to make it a free ride for their students.HOWEVER , the event went on and five places were assigned to all the teams . Every individual section of every individual class had a team except for the obvious unlucky final year students ,who were again barred . ( Personal grudge with final year students? MAYBE ) . At the end, an amount of 50,000 was collected and spent on five teams who won from the five different venues and were taken to monal . The organizers were given another free treat ( as usual) and everyone thanked them for the “wonderful” event organized by them .
I do personally believe that its about time that we differentiate schools form universities. The other day I got an invitation for a LGS organized play at convention center . LGS is a school , and we are a university with an image that stands alongside the best in Pakistan.
Sadly though, perceptions can be deceiving ,as is the case here .