Then during my college studies, we were taken to Bangalore for a 5-day trip and I was fortunate enough to go to the IISc a premier Science learning centre. I hade been to Visvesvarayya Museum also there. We had a very good fun time during that trip and we have become more intimate with the lecturers who accompanied us. A very interesting journey those days.
The excursion during college time was really thrilling and enjoyable as it was to a hilly town and all of us were mesmerised by the sheer beauty of the place. The food on the roadside with fresh cut fruits and local varieties of dishes is still in my memories. Another factor is that we were probably more free as compared to the strict discipline of school days and that might have added the extra fun.
Knowledge is power.
In fact after all those years.. recently I found a picnic photo taken years back and this helped me connect through social media with some of my classmates after almost 35 years. For me that picnic was indeed special.
We enjoyed the visits to temples, palaces and animal safaris etc.
For the next few days, we would be sharing the stories about what we saw and what we did.In our school, only one or two teachers used to have the camera and the pictures would only be put up in the noticeboard, not given in hand. In comparison, college picnics were good but there would be small groups, alcohol and unruly behaviour in the bus or the visit place that would mar the fun and joy of others.