Last year, approximately this time, I was breathing in the fresh air of DoMS, trying to imagine what the coming years have to bring. There was a hope, enthusiasm, excitement curiosity on my face, in my spirit.
Today after a year, I look around me, on this terrace, lighted up, people bustling around.
And I see my feelings from a year before mirrored into 61 new lives.
Yes, That's how we welcomed the new batch into our lives.
The baton has to pass. And we decided to do it in style.
The formal freshers party was held on 11th of August 2007 at the much loved terrace of DoMS.
We were joined by the faculty and our HOD for extending our best to the new lives at DoMS.
It started with the usual fanfare, and after the freshies were seated, the compeers of the night, Megha and Sathya took over.
The juniors had been asked to find out which nick names belonged to which seniors.
Some of them got it right, the ones who dint, well, they had to be punished.
The punishment came in form of either dancing, acting or singing.
Wasn't much of a punishment, was it?
The batch of 2009 then came up and performed a short play on "Film stars ki MBA"
Boy! It was a laugh riot! Job done well guys!
Of course, then there was the traditional group dance by the freshies, which starts of as a group dance alright, but more often than not ends up like a mob dance. They were joined in by their seniors too, and enjoyed it to the hilt.
The same continued till late in the night in an off and on fashion.
Then came the special title round. The best freshie!
After discovering that there were quite a few poets and writers in the class, the organizers had short listed a few which struck them right.
The participants were subjected to the questioning of GS sir, LSG sir, Sangha Ma'am, GAK sir and Thenmozhi Ma'am. Am sure for the Domsian's reading this, no marks for guessing it would not have been easy!
But well Vinay made it. The runner up was Kunal.
A title well deserved by both of them.
Well that was the formal part of it, once the profs left (minus LSG sir (the most enthusiastic person as Keerthy puts it)), the crowd pulled out all stops and went into a crazy state of frenzied dancing. A good mix of regional, hindi and english songs helped break the barriers between the two batches.
Finally said the good nights after everyone was more than exhausted, and the DJ (AKG) finally gave up!
It's always nice to welcome the new batch.
Hopefully guys, you understand what it is to entrust the place you call home, to you.
Trust you to do full justice to it.
Have a nice time at DoMS.
It's our world!
(Special thanks to Rajeev a.k.a Doc! for arranging the function, Tanima and Varsha, Megha for helping out, and not to forget our official photographer, Vinayah for the amazing pics!)