This is minutes of yesterday’s event held at NIFT, Chennai by The Climber named as LitUp Chennai edition, blended with my way of narration… Frankly speaking, this is a long post, but seriously telling it would be worth reading it.😋
NIFT!!! exclaimed the bright proud hoarding, it added National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. We were warmly welcomed by Gandhiji’s memorial just by the entrance of the institution. The splendid architecture of the institution was tempting to take a moment and appreciate its beauty but we morons were busy in taking selfies and groupfies with the NIFTians😍….Yes, I agree people there are friendly and trendy. Being in NIFT it is a herculean task to look dull😂, people there are very cheerful and lovable. As we paced through the campus admiring it The Backstage area caught my eyes. So many stalls were placed there but I took a break at BookShelf😇, an initiative to circular books at reasonable cost. We bought around 2 books after bargaining for around 30 mins. Again session of selfies begun with Organising Committee members and volunteers…
Tired of all the hectic self-obsessed selfies we decided to be seated in the Auditorium. It was not even a second I sat and my mobile beeped a snapchat message, Yes, A Snapchat (please try to digest😂…),”See Right”, I turned my head in anticipation, I was puzzled what was happening.. OMG!!! She is here😍. I can’t believe we were seeing each other after 2 years, last we saw each other at School Farewell function. She was really looking beautiful never thought she will be like I think this is all NIFT Aura😎. As we casually chatted about all the recent happening the event started.
“Hey!! Chennai” Exclaimed the Anchor, The delegates started off the talk amongst the applause and appreciation by the crowd. A whole lot of new experience was waiting for me and all the people present there. Most amazing thing was that the delegates and the speakers were of our age group so it was very easy to connect to them.
Alright, now being an engineering student I am good at this, I will now sum up the talks of the delegates one by one….
A 20-year-old bestselling novelist on amazon, the proud author of The Contractor Series. An ordinary boy who became a famous novelist at such a young just by following these lines…
“You don’t need to be perfect to start, You can start and be perfect.”
An unsuccessful person(he only told, I don’t believe him😇) who chased his dream to be a cartoon journalist. Right from the beginning, he was in inclined towards drawing which today made him a cartoon journalist at The Hindu. As he says he is doing a high satisfaction but low-income job. But it doesn’t matter until you earning enough to afford a four-square meal.
“Passion makes you a traveller, but reason makes you a wanderer.”
OMG!! the crowd is going mad, so much hooting and cheering. Yes, the Youtube sensation Sejal Kumar❤ is here. People are insane all want a selfie with her, fortunate enough we managed to get one…It was a golden opportunity for all the NIFTians to jot down some points about fashion blogging and guess what they didn’t miss this opportunity. Now coming back to Sejal Kumar, was an Eco student at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi was excellent at academics got inclined toward a new platform to justice with her skills ‘Youtube’. One of the youngest person to walk on Youtube Fan Fest Red Carpet…🤗
Youtube: Sejal Kumar
Instagram and Snapchat: @sejalkumar1195
An Army man👏 for all of us, the true inspiration for all of us. Lost his Army training due to a respiratory problem but never lost the hope, today he is pursuing Philosophy in Delhi, he is a freelancing traveller, travelled almost 7000kms in the Himalayas itself, enjoys trekking and winning over the summit.
“You know what to do in life but you are unsure how to do it.”
“Whatever you want to do in life start right now, never compromise”
Mr.Funnybones, a struggling Charter Accountant and a great standup comedian.😂 Started his journey through Open Mic (a platform to speak out loud). He just made us laugh miserable hard…
Facebook: Vikash Paul- Comic
Youtube: Vikash Paul-Comic
The perfect Sharmaji ka ladka(just like me😇). This guy won hearts yesterday, A person so determined that even Fibromyalgia was unable to shatter his will and stop him. From the very young age, he was inclined towards literature, used to read a lot. During his sleepless nights, he used to read books. Finally, by the help of Spoken Words Poetry, he came up with a story of his life as a poem.
“Dear 15 year old me!”
One who disclosed CBSE scam and the first one to reveal identities of the Dhaka Attackers(🙌). A digital journalist, who wanted to be a computer engineer. But driven by passion choose journalism over it. Discussed the flaws and benefits of journalism and added to an emerging field of Digital Journalism.
” Journalism is not a profession, Journalism is a call”
Started off with a burning topic ” Why relationships fail?”
A buzz surrounded whole of the auditorium people told due to Trust, Money, Distance, etc. But one person got the answer right It was due to ‘Lack of Listening’. He demonstrated how to enhancing Listening Skills with a short activity which is very famous practice in theatres ‘Object And Mirror’.
“Theatre is for everyone who can sing, dance, act, write, narrate and read”
Became a sensational poet after being sociophobic for 10 years due to bullying at a tender age of 12😑. Spoken Words Poetry provided him with the platform to tell his story without any embarrassment. He shared his eye filling poem ” A letter to my Childhood Bully”. A poem full of emotions and shattering words had the power to embrace oneself in it.😍
“Poetry was never about Social media, Social media ia a platform”
“Write, write, write until your fingers bleed ink”
“If you can’t be a poet. then be a poem”
“There is no money in poem, But there is no poem in money”
A splendid performance with needs no description at all. Much needed performance to end the event. After all, it was NIFT fame event so how could one miss all the high energy dance and music.
While all this was happening in the auditorium there were backstage sessions with the Speakers, a much-needed platform to interact with the speakers in personal and clarify the doubts and click some selfies with them too.
All and all it was a fun event, got a whole lot of experience from it, A Special Thanks to all the Organising Members, The Climber and NIFT for conducting such an event. Looking forward to attending more such events…
Video: Event in a minute
PS: Images from official facebook Pages and profiles of respective delegates. And video Long Highway Productions…