“Ashwathi! Jaldi aaaa!” Warden looked at me as I shouted from the ground floor.
So it was almost 9am in the morning and I wanted to go to college for flag hoisting ceremony. My friends were getting ready hurriedly as I waited for them. We reached college on time and the ceremony began. At first, there was a parade followed by flag hoisting. Then our God of honour gave a speech. There was a beautiful performance by two of our seniors who sang a Malayalam patriotic song. I thought, during independence day we get chocolates only in school, but we did get chocolates here 🙂
We had to assemble in front of the college at 2:30 pm as Ayudh had planned of Amala Bharatam campaign. There were many volunteers who wanted to be a part of the campaign.
We(Foss club members) split into two teams as we were supposed to be approximately 15 in a group.
Our team was lead by Adarsh and Surya. We were given different tools, gloves, orange jackets and a blue cap.
We marshalled up and set out to the spot our team was assigned to. We reached there and we all took different types of equipment. I chose a rake. We worked as a team to clean up the marketplace. Some held the waste bags, we had two of those – one for biodegradable and the other for non-biodegradable. I don’t exactly remember how many bags got used up, approximately 4-5 huge bags were full. And after all the hard work, we were given refreshments.
It was so much fun to work in a team. We all got to know more about each and we made new friends too. We worked with exuberance. I would have regretted if I wouldn’t have gone for it. On the whole, it was joyous and all of us had a really nice evening together.