Thu, 18 Jul, 2024

The Social Service Club Organizes DWIT’s Very First Campfire

By Ashish Bikram Lamichane

Photo Courtesy: Anmol Shrestha Entire Nepal was celebrating Shivaratri by worshipping lord Shiva and smoking weed. But DWIT had made different plans for its students. The Social Service Club at DWIT organized a campfire on 17th February 2015 to celebrate the day of Shivaratri. It was the very first time DWIT had organized such an event. The college administration had thought of this plan well beforehand. However, the students were informed about it a day before the event. One of the students remarked, “Why did the college organize campfire so suddenly? I guess no one knows that. May be they don’t want their students to smoke weed or maybe they want their student to enjoy! (laughs)” All the students who participated in the campfire were tired because they were busy practicing for the then upcoming DeerUtsav. Students were practicing dance, anchoring and singing. Navaraj Kharel, one of the first semester students, said, “The Social Service Club did a great job by organizing the event to lighten up our mood!” The event started at around 4pm in the evening and the venue for the campfire was the newly bought area towards the back of the college complex. They lit the fire there, and the students were singing without music. Campus Chief, Surendra Nath Adikhari, was the only teacher in the event. He, along with the members of the Social Service Club, was managing everything from cooking to sitting arrangements. All the students who arrived early were helping him. The main interesting part of the event was that some of the students were able to showcase their cooking skills. Prabina Neupane and Suman Thapa, fifth semester students at DWIT, cooked food for the students and other students helped them out. Most of the students commented that the food prepared was delicious. Later, Bijaya Kumar Shrestha, the academic program coordinator at DWIT, arrived with his family. Some of the students arrived late in the event as they were practicing for DeerUtsav. Gradually, the participation increased and so did the fun. After the cooking was complete all the students enjoyed the food and drinks. Students were singing and clicking photos. The event ended at around 7:30 pm. Campus Chief, Surendra Nath Adhikari, mentioned, “The very first campfire event was a success indeed!” Ankit Pradhan, one of third semester students in the event, said, “It was a very fun day organized for the students and most of the students are hoping campfire to be organized again. However, personally, I would want non-vegetarian too.” Moreover, Prabina Neupane, one of the organizers, said, “The event was fun. I would like to thank everyone who participated!”