Bangalore SHG’s new Dawn Continues..

After a successful and spirited last week SHG meet, we a
total of 10 people joined again with few new faces & few missing faces. The
meet started again with introduction and various questions which were shot at
the introducer.
As the meeting started, atmosphere was more jovial compared
to the last meeting. Last meeting was bit serious. This one was filled with
laughter. Everyone was in a relaxed mood and let their lighter side take over.
The engineering guy who lost the hope of making in the
interview (Read Last SHG Meet here) was ecstatic that he was placed. He went with
the attitude of not getting selected and when asked about the stammering; he
told “I have this problem and if you have to hire me.. you have to accept
me like this :P”. Well, the attitude worked for him. This was followed by
my intro. Dinesh put sound absorber in my ears and asked me to speak. It seems
I spoke with less stammering.. I dono that.
Dinesh’s Experience: 
Then, It was time for Dinesh to share his experience. Well,
here is little bit about him. He is born and brought up in Bangalore after his
parents migrated to Bangalore from Haryana. As far he remember He had chicken
fox and after that in the 8th class he had troubled reading the chapter and it
continued then. He used to bunk first 2 weeks of college to skip the
introduction, also during office he used to skip client visits.. He heard in an
interview that Sidhu also used to be timid and never used to talk. Sidhu read Vivekananda
books and somehow he became an awesome speaker. It encouraged Dinesh.. He also
did the same, read the books but nothing drastically happened; until he decided
to change himself and focus only on positive things. Instead of running away
from the prob. he decided to face it head-on and that he defined as his turning
point. He started reading a lot of book; from a non-reader he became an avid
reader. He improved himself technically, organized himself, maintained his
integrity and kept his commitment. In his words this are the fundamental
principle of life and above all “Appreciate your life”.
After intro. Dinesh stressed on the importance on being on
time and we should be very serious towards the cause we are meeting for. Dinesh
also explained about the vicious cycle of the stammering.
It takes only a stress to move from down level to up-level
and a jovial & happy moment to move the way down while working &
accepting the stammering.
Then, group reading was performed. This was one of the
experiments that we tried. Dinesh randomly called upon 5 members on the dais
and asked them to read together in sync. As expected, everyone was very fluent
without a single mistake. He reduced the group to 3 and repeated same. Same
results. Then further only one person stand and read. The problem started !!
🙂 So, the question arrived “Why is it that we do not stammer in group
reading”. Majority answered that “Someone else will make-up if they
failed” but Dinesh responded “But no one failed??” !! 🙂 Here
we discussed that as there was no FEAR OF FAILURE. Hence we did not fail.
Further individual
reading was carried out one-by-one.
After this, Dinesh
shared the holistic approach which he followed to improve myself. Briefly put,
we stagnate everything else in our life thinking only about stammering. We
should as an individual try to improve in every other aspect of our life, work,
studies, sports, relationships etc..
After this we had a rocking performance by Karthik.
Few others also
dabbled with their singing skills. We wound up for the day with smiles on
everyone’s face..
Members: Dinesh, Manoj,
Alok, Jitu, Karthik, Chandhan, Sairam, Chandrashekar, Tanoy, Anub

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Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

3 thoughts on “Bangalore SHG’s new Dawn Continues..


    (March 7, 2012 - 4:05 pm)

    Great! Gradually make it hot.. I mean, raise the challenge level: Let them share a joke, an embarrassing moment etc. Do a role play etc.


    (March 8, 2012 - 2:21 pm)

    I too may drop in to one of your meets in June 🙂


    (March 8, 2012 - 2:27 pm)

    @JP: You are most welcome 🙂

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