-By B K Vibhor
I have participated 8 times in Swarnim Bharat Exhibiton Bus Campaign.
I had an excellent experience. It was like doing crash course to become complete. In engineering and medical preparation exams, there is the whole course of one year and it is revised within a month, so I had the same experience in this Bus Campaign.
I learnt being independent and self-dependent; ever-ready; removed the fear of travelling; developed the powers of adjustment, of cooperation and of tolerance.
The daily routine was made in such a way that even after the hectic schedules of lecture, seminars, workshops, rallies and public programs, all became possible and we again stood up the next day with full energy. Many times it happened that we could not get rest for more than half an hour and within 15 minutes to half an hour, we were supposed to be ready for the next programs. So, I learnt that we can train our mind in a very positive way. So what I was doing is that before going to sleep, I used to say to my mind that “you are going to sleep for 4 hours today” and what I noticed is that even if I slept only for 15 minutes, I was feeling so fresh.
One important thing that I enjoyed the most is that all the voluntary servers of the bus campaign used to sit at night after dinner for reporting. In the meeting, we were discussing what were the things which happened today in terms of need, or if something went wrong. This helped in rectifying for the next day. And I experienced that the next day planning after the night before meeting used to made the journey very smooth. It also ensured blessings, safety and happiness by having this connection, communication and reporting system with seniors well in place.
Duties were distributed to each and every team member which made big things so easily manageable.
I saw many brothers and sisters who were very shy by nature initially but after their participation in this bus campaign, their qualities developed, their self-confidence improved and they started participating in all stage activities. I also became more active and fit. I got an inner sensation of satisfaction using my time properly, my mental powers positivity. Remembrance of God in every step became natural because I felt his help almost the whole day whilst travelling in traffic in the city from one place to another, going from one city to the other, for safety and success.