“The only journey is the one within.” The 2 year long journey along the road of literary development was one of the best I have had so far.
It has been a great journey indeed, one which had a generous dose of opportunities to discover our talent and abilities. Six events were conducted this year: Literary Quiz, Fantasy Quiz, Story Narration, Story writing, Pictionary, etc. These events have definitely helped the participants in more ways than one. Though picking a winner was an obvious objective, the events focused more on tapping the potential and building the talent among the participants. All those who have been a part of this journey will agree with me when I say that Pierian Spring is more than just a club. Instead of resorting to the popular cliché, “platform for development”, I have chosen to describe the club as a “literary spotlight”. It is true that talent never goes un-noticed, but we all need that kick-start in our lives; and Pierian Spring was the kick-start in mine.
Early this year, we spent a lot of time making the club’s banner for inauguration day and drawing up a list of events to be held. Somewhere during the middle, you could see us going around to all the classes and making announcements about the competitions. Quite recently, we had a valedictory ceremony to congratulate the ones who stood out from the rest. And now, we have reached a point where the curtains are just about to close on this very spectacular show. Each one of us felt the spotlight and realised the talent that lay within us.This is the part where I thank the people behind the curtains: the core committee of Pierian Spring led by Mrs. Anu Mathai and student coordinator Ms. Shikha Prasad. Systematic planning and efforts put into organizing the events have given clarity to the club’s success.
Creativity is not something that can be taught; it is something that can be nurtured and developed. It is not something that can be put under lock-and-key because it always seeps out, in one form or the other. In a world where academics and good marks top the list of a student’s must-haves, the Pierian Spring events were much-needed opportunities to vent out stress and hand over the reins to our imagination and talent.
As Ernest Hemmingway says, “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” The whole process of creative growth that took place with us is definitely something that will yield many benefits in the years to come. This makes me think, “Has this journey really ended?”
Ritika Sowda, Student Representative, Pierian Spring