Report of Bengaluru SHG meeting on 3rd February.

Hello Everyone….
Here is the report of  Bengaluru SHG meeting on 3rd February.
Attendance: Abhinav, Sairam, Chandrashekar, Praveen,Kishan, Subodh, Arun, Jitu, Kishore, Nayeem, Rahul, Puja, Vivek and myself Chandan.   (Timings : 10-30a.m. to 1-30p.m.)

Meeting kicked off at 10-30a.m in the usual SHG center  Today,
Bengaluru SHG ship was sailed by our captain Adventurous Abhinav.  We begin the day with the slow reading
practice from the members for about 20 minutes. Next, we had brief round of
introduction from all the members. Along with the introduction, each member
were asked, to answer the following question: What do you expect from Self Help
Group…? Answers of each member were quite interesting. Some answers were like –
to improve and concentrate on our communication skill, rather than on stammering.
To get rid off the fear, while presenting any topic. And someone pointed on the
development of leadership skill and management skill, which is indirectly
developed by organising SHG meetings every week. The common answer from all the
members was of-course to minimize our stammering or to overcome our stammering.
Next, we started Toastmaster style prepared speech, as per
the agenda of the day announced in the beginning of the meeting. Today we had 5
prepared speeches from the participants. First was my turn, I gave speech on
“Non-Violent Communication, a language of life”. Second speaker of the day was Chandrasekhar.
He talked on Kannada language legendary poet “Sarvajna.” His descriptions of
Kannada poem with English translation were outstanding. He explained the
important aspects of our life in simplified manner. Next, Arun talked on the
various types of “TAXES in India”. It was an catchy and  enlightening topic to all of us. Fourth
speaker was Praveen, who shared his experiences of the Flagship program, he
recently attended. Final speaker of the day was Nayeem. He gave speech on FEARS
OF LIFE. Each speaker was evaluated by the respective evaluator at the end of
all speech.
We then had Impromptus speech session, conducted by myself.
It was a pertinent opportunity for pws, who didn’t give prepared speech in the
meeting. Most of the speaker was adroit at dealing with the given topic and the
session was blended with thin line of humor from the speakers. Lastly, we had
fun round conducted by Sairam. It is a form of game with perplexed rules. When
anchor (Sairam) asks some question to participant, he/she should not give the
relevant or correct answer for the question. Instead, he should respond
irrelevant answers to the question and he cannot use the single word in his
answer (like Yes or No). Like this, question will be pouring on participant
until he gives the relevant answer for a question. It was kind of game which
checked participant alertness and consciousness. The fun game was filled with
mere confusion and laughter. The confidence factor of pws was discussed among
the pws and we wrapped up the day with following notion:

All power is
within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe
that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of
us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”
Feedback and suggestions are always welcome to improve
quality of meetups. Please mail me at or to Abhinav – 
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Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

6 thoughts on “Report of Bengaluru SHG meeting on 3rd February.


    (February 4, 2013 - 2:42 pm)

    Wonderful report Chandan! Thanks. It is descriptive. I have arrived today, after a 2 week vacation. You guys are doing very well and should continue the same 🙂
    The more pillars we have, stronger will be our structure.


    (February 4, 2013 - 4:21 pm)

    @Chandan, awesome report bro. I enjoyed reading it a lot :). Arise, Awake and Stop not till the goal is reached and our goal should not be just stammering cure, we should have higher goals in life


    (February 4, 2013 - 6:44 pm)

    @ Dinesh.. Thank you…. Lucky you, break for 14 days…
    Yaa, Abhinav and Sairam facilitated well n has done wonderful job in the SHG


    (February 4, 2013 - 6:46 pm)

    @Abhinav .. thanx…..
    Yaa that's true bro..


    (February 5, 2013 - 2:35 am)

    From Sarvajna to Taxes! Wow! I actually googled and found this Tripadi, which applies to TISA greatly:
    "All-knower has not become All-knower merely out of vanity
    he learnt one bit of information from everyone
    and became a veritable mountain of knowledge"

    Banglore SHG is doing a very wise thing: rotating responsibility of group facilitation to all its members. This is truly empowering and important for long term sustainability of the group..
    Congrats everyone!


    (February 5, 2013 - 6:31 pm)

    Yes, Sachin Sir….. Sarvajna's tripadi is simple with great meaning…… We were fortunate to study about his poem in skul days, but unfortunately his work is becoming obsolete day by day……

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