I had an inclination for going out with friends for long walks and chatting with them on varied subjects. In addition I was participating in activities like sciece fair, science exhibition, show match etc.
Knowledge is power.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I never had natural talent or interest towards art(drawing and painting) and never have tried during school times.
I am good at the activities of Scouts. I obtained President Flag in this game. I attended 3 camps also in scouts and guides activity.
Santosh Kumar Singh
(Sr. Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Technical,Mumbai)
Gold Member ISC
I participated in every possible extracurricular activity. I was (am) good at drawing and painting, but realised my true talent much later in life. I was (am) a good singer and was in the school as well as college choir. I was also the house-captain and flag bearer, for my house, in the march-past team. Volleyball, badminton and basketball were the sports I played. I was also a gymnast and an athlete and represented my house each year in the inter-house competitions for the sports day and participated in the inter-school competitions, as well.
I was self-conscious as a child and fearful of going alone on stage. I overcame this shortcoming, in college, when more opportunities came my way. I acted in plays and was part of the college dance troupe, and participated in contests where I had to be on stage, alone.
Underestimate me...that'll be fun!
I soon knew that drawing talent has not come anywhere near me. Then I realised that in athletics like running etc I may get a prize only if winners are selected from the reverse order. So very soon I left the area of athletics and drawing sectors.
I had continued to play badminton till I left school and revived after getting a job. By and by I forgot about it also.
For singing and poetry recitation, I used to get prizes in school level. In college I also used to participate in singing, more as a way to make fun and get attention, than with any seriousness. Thus, in college I restricted my participation to Essay competitions, debates and elocution. I was participating in competitions conducted in all the three languages –English, Hindi and Malayalam. I had been selected to the Inter-collegiate competitions also.
But I was best in extempore speeches. Even after getting a job, I was participating in inter-departmental ,inter-office quiz and speech competitions. While in school and college, I used to participate and in various competitions (writing and speaking) conducted by the local authorities and even Taluk, block and district level also.
I had been associated in conducting art exhibitions , science exhibitions and debating club in school and college.
It is still a pleasure even now to look once-in-while, at the mementos and certificates received(whatever could be salvaged from termites).