Mumbai SHG Meet 20 th March 2016


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I was witnessing number of attendants of shg meeting falling down,
it mad me worried about mumbai shg meetings. So i decided to go for a
meeting myself and to understand why number of attendants were
falling down. On 13th march sunday i went to our regular shg
meetings. There were 4 attendants including me. I asked our host
about the cause of low attendance. He made me realize that it was
getting difficult and enervating for 2 to 3 persons to handle shg
meetings as they were busy in their own lives and were waiting for
attendants to take the responsibilities. Our host gaurav and rest of
the attendants started to think about how can we improve strength of
our shg. Solution was simple and straightforward attendants and even
other members of shg should share a responsibility and make the
things smoother and simpler. So i decided i will contribute toward
mumbai shg. Gaurav encouraged me to become the next shg meeting’s
host. He also made me realize about the responsibilities of a host as
every attendant would be coming to meeting has kept some hours aside
for attending a meeting.

I was now a host of
next shg meeting which was on 20th march. I had three
objectives in front of me. Increasing the strength of shg, making shg
meet funny which could make attendants feel relaxed and forget about
their daily struggle with stammering and to tighten bonds between
I planned activities
accordingly. On 20th march. This time there were total 9
attendants First activity was monty python’s skit ( I want to report
a burglary  ). It was a comedy skit. I just got its dialogues
printed and divided attendants into 2 groups accordingly to perform a
skit. Which was one of the funny activities we had on 20th
Next activity was a
little different. I had heard of some speech or listening disorders
like some people can listen to only higher pitch voices others only
lower some can listen to only slower speed voices others only fast
ones. I added one more imaginary disorder to the list where person
can listen to other only if the other guy stammers. I divided those
disorders into 5 numbers (1 to 5 each). Then I asked attendants to
choose from these 5 numbers and act as if they are having those
corresponding listening disorders. With attendants suggestions
activity was modified. Then we started passing message across each
other. Attendant needed to convey his or her message to other person
by guessing which listening disorder other person is having. In other
words attendant needed to do some variations in his or her voice in
order to convey a message to other person. No one except person
itself knew which listening disorder he or she is having.
After this we
started sharing rare knowledge that each of us has. After this we had
an activity where we formed pairs and sheet having 30 questions was
passed on to each attendant. Attendants could choose to ask questions
out of this question set or from question set to their partner. Those
30 questions were framed in order to make the friendship bond between
conversing persons stronger. Last activity was a memory game which
was suggested by one of the attendants ‘shrinivas’ which made this
shg meet more enjoyable and funny.
Each and every
activity that was planned on 20th march had helped us to
achieve those 3 objectives in one or the other way.
If attendants start
to take a responsibility and realize that hosting could hone their
leadership and communication skills as well. It could help them and
shg meets as well.
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Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

1 thought on “Mumbai SHG Meet 20 th March 2016


    (March 21, 2016 - 3:46 pm)

    Thanks Prathmesh!
    Great write up.. It must have required a lot of focus and patience to play these games, I am sure!
    Yes, coming up with new activities and implementing them is a whole science (and art) by itself.. and a lot of FUN too!
    Keep at it..

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