So finally after a loooooong wait, TISA conducted its first one day awareness meet in Chandigarh on 8th May 2011! Nitin and Sikander from Delhi Chapter, reached here on Saturday afternoon! Three of us went out in the evening, drank a few beers, roamed around, drove on the famous Gedi route before having a late dinner at Katanis! Next day people started coming in by 9.30 am…We formed small groups for casual talk and discuss a few things! I joined two young boys in their teens and played a few games with them, while two more parents joined us! Herbertpur group too joined us by 10.45 am. We started by dividing ourselves into two groups, one consisting of young children and parents, AND the other one consisted of adult stammerers. Sachin too joined us after attending to all the parents and their concerns! We had a fun-filled day of sharing a lot of experiences from our lives, singing (The kind of talent we saw, we may be forming our own band – TISA rockstars :-), Reekrit sang a beautiful song dedicated to his mom who was also present!), a great role play by Reekrit and his mom, delicious lunch at Katanis, positive strokes, an open house where Sachin answered a lot of questions. We parted by 4.45 pm after exchanging contacts details and almost all of us pledging to support the cause of TISA and raising awareness about stammering in the society!
TISA would like to thank Mr Jasbir Singh, Principal of SANT ISHER SINGH PUBLIC SCHOOL, Mr Sourabh Singh Manak, parents, young children and all the participants for making this workshop a great success!!