Yes you read it right. The kind of happiness we get in meeting school friends and that too after 21 long years cannot be described.
It all started almost a month back when one of our school friend created a SJS 1992 group on whatsapp and he added as many as 20-25 people on the go. Although I was in touch with many from the group, I made few new friends. It all started here. Chatting up with all of them and everyone eager to know more about each other, we all had lots of questions for each other. It took us some time to settle down with. Then we hit upon idea of meeting each other and that meant planning a reunion.
Although myself and another friend had organized reunions in 2010 and 2011 but we were not able to reach more of our school mates then (as there was no whatsapp). We did meet a few old friends and had a fun evening.
The date for this upcoming event was finally agreed upon and decided for 28th September. Along with this the admin of the group started getting more and more requests for adding new batch mates in this group (invited via friends only). Our group started increasing and all of sudden we realized that we had exhausted the quota of the whatsapp group capacity. More friends meant more fun and believe it or not we exchanged over five hundred messages a day. Such high was the activity of all school friends that many of the mobiles started hanging as they could not take the load of messages. Even whatsapp team must be wondering what are SJSites upto …..
And now we had the enormous task of organizing this event and finding volunteers. I and a friend had organized it the last couple times, luckily we found four volunteers from the group who were ready for this. We six collaborated with each other and after the first meeting we called ourselves as “Organizers of SJS reunion”. And then started meetings, pe meetings… How, where, what were the questions that we had to sort it. Thanks to one school friend we got a theme and then we started working on it. Although we knew it was not an easy task to organize such a large event, that too with full time jobs; but we all were very excited and have put in our best effort. The venue which belongs to one our friend, has been gracious to offer it to us for this grand event. And now today at this moment as I am writing this post we are less then 18 hours away from the D day.
There is so much excitement among all of us that continuously my mobile is beeping with messages and if I don’t look at my cell for 5 mins, I have got 50 odd messages. After every hour the group status is changing to how many hours remaining …..
I would continue on this post after our meet to update with pictures. If you cannot come, you will be missed!
I cannot wait for the party to start!
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