Speech 1 – What matters most? By DTM Krishn
DTM Krishn walked onto the stage, with his well-built body, like the fearless Police inspector in Dabangg. He brought the yellow piggy bank of his daughter and the blue jewellery box of his only wife Manjushi (name changed).
He explained how during his bachelor days he was spendthrift and he changed the motto Work / Earn / Save into Work / Earn / Spend but when he got married, he got a Master (mistress) who made him realize that buying a nice dress for his wife is not more important than constructing his house or preparing for a new baby in the family.
He also said that we need to be disciplined and try not to do nothing……because we have only one life…..and one wife!
Speech 2 –Wake up Call by DTM Uma Nair
DTM Uma started with a bang or with a POMP, POMP…. imitating the horn of some old driver when she was waiting for her number (turn) to refuel her car at a Petrol Station. The old grabby-looking old man was asking her to take his place (turn) in the queue. This gesture brought Uma's anger down.
She also mentioned about The Law of the Garbage Trunk and many members conceded their habit of dumping garbage on their spouse. This speech made me realize that I am not the only one spouse in the world to bear the effect of such a law.
Uma also came with an interesting statement "Life is an endless list of struggles"…. which
made us realize that all of us have our list. She also talked about the "i" in "Society" is surrounded which means we live in communion with other people…..but I note that in "Societies", different "i" have different social positions
and are surrounded by different persons!
Finally, I thought the POMP POMP was a morning wake-up call from her milkman or breadseller
but I realized that the old grabby-looking old man might have been showing his gentlemanship towards our charming DTM Uma who was not accompanied by her Husband!
Speech 3 – It does happen, it will happen by TM AZRA
TM Azra claims to be a dreamer and avers that if you pursue with your dream and work
towards it, your dream will fulfil. She explained how when she told her mother about her dream of visiting Old Trafford, her mother would simply speak, smile and walk away. Fortunately, TM Azra always had the unflinching support of her Dadu (Grandfather / Dada). She explained her passion for Manchester United and how she watched almost all their matches and how she would consider missing a match as a sin.
She explained how she felt Old Trafford as a Theatre of Dream and a heaven on Earth.
She again explained how she got moved out of the pitch because the security officers averred the pitch to be too expensive to let anybody walk on it.
However, I think, she might have been kicked out because she might have taken plant cuttings
(boutures) of the grass / gazon to be planted at her place, this is the very common habit of
Mauritian ladies wherever they go!
Btw TM AZRA, note that for your comfort, the way LFC is losing these days, very soon both
Sariff and you together, will be walking alone!
Speech 4 – Compatibility or Chemistry -by TM Dosheela Ramlowat
Our charming TM Dosheela with her docile-looking smile started with Titanic and talked
about the love between film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. I thought she would stand on the edge of the stage to sing "My heart will go on" and that she would describe the drawing scene of Rose portrait by Jack, but she did not……. so my heart stopped going on but went down instead!
She also talked about my favourite actress Deepika and Ranveer, my rival.
She explained the compatibility between the words Compatibility with Chemistry…..she explained how she broke the heart of some 6 brides who were chosen by her orthodox
parents &/or priest to get her married but she categorically rejected all of them , one by one, because she found no chemistry or mystery with them and said: "O No No Sheila, Sheila Ki Jawani, I'm Just too Sexy For You". She avers that sometimes we get married based on compatibility-check done by priests and we expect Chemistry to come later, but in vain.
In my opinion, sometimes biology (love between 2 persons) comes before chemistry moreso because chemistry is a question of actions and reactions... Physics (physique), Chemistry, Biology, compatibility all come into play before getting married.
She also explained how, despite compatibility or Chemistry issues, her loved husband stood by her side during tough times.
Speech 5 – Pay attention by TM Ishrat
TM Ishrat started very strongly by shouting "You are wasting your time" and "You are good for nothing"
She explained the plight of school children in the Western part of Mauritius. Those children coming from poor families having not many logistical facilities.
She explained how many of such children misbehave in class and how they speak creole despite the teacher talking to them in English 😊.
And how these students fearlessly ask the teacher to hit them, but TM Ishrat rightly said that hitting kids was not an option nor a solution.
She explained how these students are influenced by their parents' financial situation which results in the children not having any ambition or direction and consequently the society turned a blind eye on them. She also explained that for many of these students, going to school is simply a way to liberate their parents in their works, whether good or bad.
TM Ishrat used a stick as a prop and she unconsciously showed how children get disoriented, forget their notes and feels frustrated at the sight of a stick. She showed how society (audience) must silently help the children in catching up on what they forgot to learn or do. She demonstrated this herself by consulting her notes a few times 😊
She also managed to show the adverse impact of sticks on adults and left it to members to
assess the impact of stick on kids.
She also showed that "Pay Attention" means to pay attention to your time, such that when
the light is RED, you must stop within 30 seconds else you cry or die (recall the Metro/Moto issue).