28 Aug Bhumi’s Hi5 Launch @ Citi Centre
It was a wonderful evening at the Citi Center with people rejoicing our 67th year of independence. The launch of Hi5 club was witnessed by many young and energetic people in the city. We, a group of six people, from St.Joseph’s college of Engineering were amongst them. We were eager to know what the launch had in store for us.
As the clock struck 5.30 pm, it was time for the stage to be set on fire. John Britto’s dance crew along with fellow Bhumians obliged most kindly, with a dance performance that was both patriotic and a delight to the eyes. They performed to an assortment of songs including ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Vande Mataram’. No one could resist tapping their feet or doing an impromptu jig or two.
After the visual treat, we were given a short introduction on the objectives and activities of Bhumi. Few of Bhumi’s volunteers came forward to share their experience. We could feel them exuding happiness and satisfaction while they were speaking. Following which, It was time for the youngsters willing to volunteer to take the center stage. Students from various Colleges including R.M.D Engineering College, SRM University and many joined us on the stage. There were also volunteers from corporate companies which includes NTT Data, Infosys and Orchid chemicals. Hi5 badges were distributed to everyone who officially got enrolled in Hi5 Club. We, the newly inducted members of the club, were asked to take a resolution. We all pledged that we would serve the society whole heartedly with utmost dedication and zero discrimination.
Post the Pledge, there was aquiz based on “National Independence” organized by the Bhumi volunteers. There was active participation from the student and working fraternity alike. The quiz was engaging and great fun; the rest of the audience also joined in the action. It gave us youngsters a chance to test ourselves with our knowledge of the Indian History. Post the quiz, pamphlets were distributed among those gathered and interested people were asked to register themselves as volunteers in Hi5 Club’s website.
On the whole, the evening was a wonderful experience, accentuated by the fact that it was for a good cause. “I am overwhelmed to be a part of Hi5 Club’s Joy of Giving Week. Even though I always had a great interest in Social Service, as an Engineering student, time management was a major constraint for me. But Hi5’s initiative to work for 5 hours a week is definitely appreciable, more so with their flexibility in the timings. I thank Bhumi for making me experience the Joy of giving” said Suresh Babu, a new volunteer from St.Joseph’s college, who witnessed the launch.
We congratulate Bhumi on their initiatives and wish for them to reach greater heights. It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of an organization where we get to meet so many like-minded people and work together for a better tomorrow. We assure them that we would do our best to make the “Joy of giving week” a more joyous one.
Mr. Harihara Subramaniam
Student of St.Joseph’s college of Engineering