Monday, 3 March 2014

Somaiya Vinay Mandir Alumni and the morning prayer

Vinay Mandir will celebrate 50 years in 2015.  I met many alumni last Saturday, to discuss how we ought to celebrate the year.  In the discussion, one thing they mentioned, was that they all remembered the morning prayer that they participated in (however grudgingly).  They said, that in times of difficulty, it was this habit that helped them through.

They said, that when they returned to visit campus, they remembered to visit the Badminton hall that was used for the prayer.  And since this discussion emerged when I mentioned that we were going to renovate the Badminton hall, they said that the sense of prayer and quiet that they felt when they entered the space, should be protected and celebrated.

What memories?  I wonder whether we can restart the tradition.