Saturday, March 19, 2005

With a blank mind...

... am writing this. Today must be the day of the longest hours of classes. I missed the first one at 8:30, even then the total hours came to about 6 and 1/2. In the small breaks, i had to finish the work for the election. Right from deciding the third team member, to filling the form, getting the signatures and submitting it. Nomination form for the Campus Life Committee of Student Parliament. The guy who is standing for the secretary post is the great sage Vasishta. Hope he wins. He really deserves it. No one else would have done as much as he has done for the institute. No. This is not for impressing the voters, but the truth. I being the second member, the third member of our team is a nice MS guy. Our opponent is again my friend Arpit with a first year and another second year guy completing his team. We had offered him to be in our team, even the secretary post if he wants, but he was adamant on contesting against us. And there is this third team which is contesting for fun i guess. I hope we win. This Campus really needs some improvement. And this is not restricted to food alone. I guess campaigning is going to play a very important part in deciding the winner. It seems to have already started. But somehow, i dont feel myself cut out to the task of going around asking for votes. It feels strange. Havent tried it yet. Just tried on a few friends. Still felt strange. Guess, i got to ignore these inhibitions. But i still feel, that there shouldnt be any campaigning. Just put your agendas and sit quiet. Ofcourse, if some one asks you for clarifications on your manifesto, then you are welcome to do that, but otherwise, you should be silent and allow the voter to make his own decision. But this isnt an ideal world. And no such thing is plausible. So you got to campaign. So campaign we will i guess.
By the way, if you are a IIITian reading this, do vote for us. :D

8 comments:

coolcat said...

wall the best dodo. What do i get in return? :D

ironhide said...

I signed your nomination! the least I could do is to vote for you right?

count my vote

Sunny said...

i've worked with both Pranav and Arpit. They are really good, and deserving. I too wanted them to be together. Hope that whoever wins, they both will keep working and try their best for the betterment of the campus.
For you people the biggest problem is votes of ug1, i guess and they do matter for their large numbers. I know others are keeping ug1 in their team only for the sake of votes. This isn't good. But we can't help it. Its just another exploit.
best of luck.

mythalez said...

Thankyou all.
you will get a better campus in return, coolcat.:P
Ironhide, your support means a lot to us ;)
And sunny, yeah ug1 matters, hope they give their vote some thought.

shilpa said...

campaigning n all? well, we dont have such things at our coll..it seriously is a bad place,..no proper food..no hostel for the guys within the coll n so many unwanted restrictions....theres so much abt this place tht even the long pages of mahabharata cannot compete if i start writing abt its flaws....

anywys, gud luck n hope u make u r campus a better place..

Persephone said...

Election time in college...such a time of truth, lies, promises or the lack of it :)...and of course, for me, memories too :)

Persephone said...

and of course, i left my url here worng...heheh silly me

sachin said...

As the contestants for the CampusLife Council (and luckily the winners and office bearers too), we managed to get through with NO campaign at all .... and our agenda, probably the shortest one - "Argh.....I don't like Agendas" :) . We were in the same situation and none of us was cut for the concept of campaigning or asking for votes, we went in assuming an ideal environment ... so no lies (hate lies and liars the most) and no dreamy promises. Guess it works as long as the voters are smart and intelligent .....as most of the IIITans are :)