I have never been able to handle kids because I am not a person who can stand all the whining, crying and the noises that they make. I have no idea how our teachers handle them every single day. It takes tremendous mental power and a calm attitude to be able to do such a job and that is what I learned to do on the teachers’ day. All of us were paired up and assigned classes that we had to teach. I was paired up with Muskaan and we were given the class Sr kg Dazzle. We had a set of activities ready for them however when we got there, all our plans went down the sink. Interacting with the kids was very hard and we had to devise creative ways to keep them occupied and make them have fun. I realised that day that I am a very impatient person and that I had to learn how to be patient and this is something that I took up as a challenge that day. I also had to work collaboratively with Muskaan which turned out to be quite fun. Over all I think that I acquired the skill of being patient and learned a lot that day and especially to value the art of teaching.
I now understand the saying- until you experience it you don’t actually know it. Having never done plantation before, I thought that it was an easy task. I mean there was hardly anything to be done other than digging a hole, keeping the plant in it and filling it again. I did not realize how wrong I was until I actually experienced it. Me along with some of my friends took up the challenge to experience a day in the life of all the workers in Janki Van. We reached Vasnda and divided into two groups, each of which would go to different places and plant mehendi plants. All of us were drenched in sweat within the hour, our city bred selves couldn’t handle the intense heat and the extensive work. I got to know how hard the workers there had to work to earn a day’s meal.
Apart from planting trees I also learned about the importance of doing what they did at Janki Van. I already knew that our enviornment has been degrading day by day but never did I take a step forward to do resolve this issue. I realised that I had to start acting on these issues instead of just being aware of it.