So when an invitation of a Holi Celebration in school popped in my Inbox, it got me really excited. So again, on 21st March, I woke up most excited at the prospect of celebrating this festival in school. I knew I would have a great time that day (like every other celebration here at NUS MBA). And am I happy to say, it more than lived up to my expectations! :)
As I was walking towards the MBA Lounge, I could see that most of friends had already reached there. And I could not recognize any one of them! They were all covered in color. The moment they laid their eyes on my friends and me from a distance, their eyes lit up. They could see a fresh new prey walking towards them. And before I could even realize it, they came charging towards us and in matter of seconds, we were unrecognizable too :)! And then of course, I repeated the same act when I sighted a prey.
It was great fun to see the first year and the second year students greeting one another and running behind each other with powdered colors. It was specially a new experience for our classmates, who are not from
The real fun started when the water jet came on and then NO ONE was saved. Some of the guys took it upon themselves to ensure that no one left the venue without being drenched in water. The popular Indian songs added to the festivities and got everyone dancing and singing out loud. This was accompanied by some fun games organized by Shilpa. All this excitement and activity sure built up everyone’s appetite for the awesomely delicious Indian lunch that followed.
As the celebrations came to an end and people started leaving for home, there was one thing that the colors could not hide. It was the look of happiness and contentment on each persons face. The colors, the water jets, the music, the dancing and the creative games (played in an even more creative manner) made this one eventful celebration. I had the most amazing time that day and I am sure it will be one which I will remember for years to come. And as Isha put it aptly, “I celebrated my best Holi outside
- Rohini Srivastava
MBA Class of 2009