What are you doing for others?

Few years ago I met a teacher. She was a very inspiring person. She joined my school only a few years ago. Yet, she has been one of the many people who is at the center of development of my school. She targets English language and social service. I can tell you working with her is an inspiration to my life as a student. I learnt a lot! That is not the fact but the thing is she is a person who creates many opportunities for others to mold themselves in to better people. So, that they would be worthy people to the society. My question is, what does she gain by giving opportunities to others? Its not just mere tiny opportunities but big ones that gives the person who takes it, a vast exposure to life in the making. Today I realized what she gains.

I was elected as the 2013 President of Unique Zahirianz, an International Club of Zahira College. Promotes international leadership among the students. I was invited to a public program which is about Volunteerism and its importance. A bright idea struck me. What if I ask the members of the club to take part in it. It’s very good program to attend. Especially at the beginning of the year. So I made sure all of them would attend it. They all agreed to come. I felt I did a great job in letting the members expose themselves to opportunities that would help them later in life.


It’s a feeling that come from within your heart. A special kind of happiness. But what is the purpose of finding happiness? If they do actually succeed in their lives. You know that you did something even if its a small thing you did help that person succeeded in life. Which means his you are jigsaw piece to someone’s success. That’s the best achievement far from possible in today’s world. He might not remember you but god knows. God shall smile on your deed and reward with his highest blessing. To appreciate the success of someone else is something but hey if you can’t appreciate the his journey and hard work, then you won’t appreciate your successes either.


Crescent Lights 2012 – Above and beyond

Did you recently come across flags of Green, White and Maroon attached to vehicles? Wonder why and what? A vehicle Parade was organized and this reflect the lead up towards the ZAHIRA WALK 2012  (1st of December 2012) which will be followed by the CRESCENT LIGHTS CARNIVAL 2012 organized by Zahira College, Colombo. The young and old Zahirians were really making the right noises on the lead up to the Walk. Quite rightly so and indeed this has been one of the most discussed topics in social gatherings around Colombo. As I read, over 5K tickets have already been sold out. That’s right over 5000 tickets sold out. I bet you that there would one hell of crowd to witness the major event.

Zahira Walk

You know you can’t miss the Walk, with more than 6000+ Zahirians expected to be         ready to get on the streets to walk  with Green, White, Maroon colours all the way.   This walk would consist of a variety of exotic features such Horses, Elephants, stilt  walkers, Whip crackers, Vintage Cars, A Helicopter and many more exciting things.  This is what is going to make this walk unique and eye-catching. Make sure you if you  are a Zahirian don’t miss it. Cause if you do you won’t be able see this much  excitement and uniqueness from a walk that has ever been held in our country.  This                                          would probably turn out to be the best walk so far.It has the feeling and atmosphere that its going to be Big, very BIG. Colombo  do watch out and feel free to witness the streets that are to be filled with a river of green uniqueness.

As the walk end back at the school premises is the beginning of the Crescent Lights 2012 at the college grounds. Tickets are priced at Rs.100/=. Zahira welcomes you all to Crescent Lights 2012. It is going to be filled with DJ’, Cultural Segments, fire works, a stall with 120 years of history of the college and of course an expectation of that you would take part in Crescent Lights 2012. Its going to be a day of fun-filled and excitement which also extends to the next day which would start at 4 pm.In order to make the most of this intense experience Crescent Lights would go on till late night. I’ll be there….hoping to see you there too!!

You are destined for greatness!

Are you destined for something great? My view is that everyone is destined for greatness. People just don’t believe in themselves. I have seen and met people who are so awesome that one day they would become great personalities. Sometimes I even question them do you think that you will become who you want to become? Some say, Yes, I will with the brightest smile on their face full of determination that they would come through with their life dream. Some say, I don’t know but if I did it would be great but this world has its things maybe I won’t but hey I won’t give up. Some say, I’m not sure I might not make it. These answers depend on how confident they are, how determined they are and how optimistic they are.

The people I met had different goals like, to be the richest man in the world, to be a Psychologist , to be the CEO of Apple or start his own company and beat Apple , to own of group International Hotels, to be the editor of the Reader’s Digest or start his own International Magazine…. the list goes so on. Do you think these people are those who have already left school, college and universities. Well, I got news for you  they are just teenagers of ages 16 or 17. They are my friends who I school together at Zahira College, Colombo. These are not the small stupid goals that we make. These are serious life goals that would one day define the very existence of our life. You see, you really don’t need an age to start dreaming but starting early and mapping our goals early is what I believe is the key to success in life. Even the most timid mind can have widest imagination of things he wants to do and contribute to the amazing thing called life. All they need is some encouragement or even a good friend would do. I’m very glad that I joined Zahira College. I’m glad for list of people in my life who I call my friends and to be honest 90% of my friends are my school friends. We  have helped each other find our own destiny and to create a path worth living.   

I too have my own dream. I believe that I would definitely achieve my goal. I might have make sacrifices but untimely sacrifices and unwanted sacrifices is all I pray that don’t cross my way. You too, should think big. Think out of box. Be original. I wish you all the best with your goals. You and I are just ordinary people in this ordinary world striving to be someone extra ordinary.