Being A Volunteer Is Awesome

I was on a holiday with my family and we were there at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu,India on the eve of Mahashivratri (Festival celebrated in honor of lord Shiva) which was on 24th February, this year. People were present there in tens of thousands, first time for me to witness such a huge crowd. People from all walks of life were present there, not only from India but from 30 other countries also. But the best part was everyone was given equal treatment irrespective of their status or class.

So, this function was mainly handled by volunteers,starting from registrations, stay arrangement, fooding, parking, security etc.

So, on 23rd Feb, I was present at the lunch venue, a huge ground. There were around 20 sections, each section with four people, each serving a different dish. It was a south Indian meal, consisting of  Rice, Sāmbhar, Rasam and a salad. The meal was so delicious. I decided to volunteer in the fooding section. I joined at the Rasam section.

In south-India, they call Akka (sister) and Anna (brother).So, every time people coming with plates in their hand, they were saying, “Akka, Rasam”. Initially, I just went there with intent of serving food. But, with every serving a sense of happiness was emerging within me and it was priceless. People, who were so unknown to me, were smiling at me. So, after few serving, it was like my smile had gone stuck on my face. People from foreign didn’t know about Rasam, so I was also giving them little details. People were enjoying the meal so much that they were coming back also. So, this experience at lunch gave me immense pleasure.

Later, in the dinner time, I didn’t planned but I couldn’t stop myself and again, I joined the other volunteers in fooding section. This time, I joined at Kesari section, an orange colored sweet dish in south India. I also, heard this name for the first time. I guess the name was justified by its color also. Butter was easily visible floating on the top.

This time, I served even a huge amount of people in comparison to lunch. But, there was this foreign guy whom I served in the lunch also; he again came at my section surprisingly. Like the lunch time, this time also, he asked the same question, “Does it contain oil or butter”? I replied,” Yes”. He smiled and took a spoonful of Kesari. It continued for around 4 hours with volunteers swapping within them to let the tire one get some relax.

So, this was my first, I guess, but the most memorable event as a volunteer. The experience was so good. That day, I realized doing selflessly for others without expecting anything can even give you so much of happiness.

So, at least once experience being a volunteer and enjoy this awesome feeling of offering your service to others selflessly.

Please do share your experiences.

 

 

Happy Women’s Day

How awesome it is being a woman:
If I think of a woman, the first image that I get is of my mother (as I could imagine) in whose laps I opened my eyes and saw the tears rolling down her cheeks with a beautiful smile. So, when I think of the most beautiful thing we have and the precious one also, is this life. Being a woman, I believe this society may discriminate or treat women badly but the lord himself has given most powerful and beautiful blessing to the woman that is to give birth to a new human life. So, a woman completes a family. Nothing could match this.

So Happy Women’s day to All.

Someday

Someday, I will grow old with wrinkles on my face
So would you love me and keep my smile with same grace?

Someday, I will be weak and will not be able to race
So would you walk along with me joyfully at my pace?

Someday, I will not be economically beneficial to you
So would you respect me like as a child you used to do?

Someday, I will need you to sit and talk about your days
So would you share and implement my old but experienced ways?

Someday, I will start forgetting very common things and name
So would you be patient and make me remember like an exciting game?

Someday, I will cry out my heart and put my head on your shoulder
So would you be empathetic and voluntarily keep on like a good listener?

Someday, I will go to the bed and next day I may not wake
So would you promise till that day this bond will not break?