‘Study hard but study smart’ Yes! That’s what we believe in with all our soul and heart and that’s what keeps us going. Deeksha might be a little strict but its like our own home – we fulfill our dreams here.
Studies might be the main priority but it doesn’t leave behind our talent and recognizes all our ability. It helps us reach beyond our limits. We are happy to be here. All our goals are nurtured and it gives us the motivation to take the next step as a student.
Our high school life came to an end soon after we wrote our boards. Most of us got separated from our childhood friends who joined various colleges all over Bangalore. But whenever our friends went on and on an enthusiastic rant about their college, their fests and their new hangout spots, their adventurous episodes of bunking college, we always felt that tiny pinch in our hearts that out of all the colleges present in Bangalore, our parents enrolled us in Deeksha.
Deeksha is known for its strict curriculum and frequent tests and honestly, that’s not exactly the ideal way a teenage imagines his college life to be. But the day we stepped into Deeksha, we just learned how wrong we were.
The teachers and faculty were overflowing with kindness and affection. Ours was a new campus with us being the first batch which made us feel even more special. Our campus was not the biggest and being a smaller group with a handful of faculty members made us feel even more like a family than anywhere else.
We do have our share of sleepless nights and crazy schedules but in the end, its all worth that feeling of accomplishment we feel when we get a good score in our tests and that underlying feeling knowing that when all our other friends are wasting away their time bunking college and hanging out, we are working towards building a strong foundation for our life beyond Deeksha.
In the end, I’d like to say that Deeksha might not be an actual choice for a teenage but it is definitely the best choice for our lives.
On the 27th of October, we were given a break from our hectic schedule to enjoy a day, filled with fun activities; a day which we decided to call ‘dDay’, more commonly known as ‘D Cube’.
The day was organized and put together by an insane group of M/Cs. The CET section nailed the first performance of the day buy presenting a lively and energetic dance. It was followed by a beautiful song and an acoustic by our fellow classmates.
The competitions kicked off with ‘Air Crash’, where the contestants were given a famous personality to impersonate and justify why they deserved to be saved from an air crash. To bring out our inner actors, we then had a fun little competition that involved groups of students advertising a given product in the most interesting and creative way possible.
After that we moved on to the most awaited competition of the day – ‘Cooking without fire’. Here we fulfilled our dreams of becoming master chefs which turned out to be the teacher’s nightmare. The event was followed by a ramp walk where the participants were asked to form pairs. The designed had to creatre the project look for their models and present it the judges and the audience. Several Bollywood actors and actresses were us that evening.
We, then, wrapped the day up with a light-hearted quiz that proved our lack of General Knowledge.
All in all, the day was a blast. We got to see a side of our classmates that we never knew existed. We got to bond with everyone and enjoy a day away from our academic-dominated lives.
On Children’s day, we conducted an Indoor Sports day. The games that were conducted were chess, carom and scrabble. The most exciting event was the Quiz competition. The teams were equally divided comprising of students from all three sections. The Quiz was based on the general life of students at Deeksha SVR. This exciting event was conducted by our Physics teacher. The quiz lasted for approximately 30 minutes and comprised of three rounds. Points were awarded on the basis of how accurately the questions were answered, considering time constraints. The point scheme for the game was 5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place and 1 point for the 3rd place. The competition was won by the NEET section with an aggregate of 36 points followed by JEE and CET with 34 and 18 points respectively. Our dear friend Nikhil felt that this was a complete relief from the hardworking, academically oriented life of a Deekshaite. We found the event to be quite nice and fun and we would like to thank our Dean for giving us the opportunity to showcase our talents in the game of life.