Recalling our days at the boarding school at Pusa...
we had four houses Tagore,Rajendra,Gandhi and Bose.
The rivalry was evident for all to see.The beneficiary was the school admin which enjoyed the best surveillance possible courtesy the house system,any rules broken by other house member was duly reported to the teachers as we use to get marks in name of our house for the deed.
All sporting as well as extra curricular competition were also house driven and we use to aspire to be the best house during the Annual day function.
The annual day used to be a two day celebration with each house making stalls booths and colorful displays to please the judges.,
With each passing year the glamour kept increasing if one house used colourful table skirts other will make big Banner stand which will be a collage of activities done in last year.
The parents used to take pride in visiting the Trade show booths manned and run by there wards.
Out side the the designated display area festooned by pipes and drapes will be the stalls serving piping hot local food as well as sweetmeats..
The taste of success on stall still lingers in my mind and senses..
When i go on company sponsored tours i make it a point to visit exhibitions and trade fairs of all sort..it opens up my horizons and provides a ready made platform for liaising..