My experience of being a part of Encore is something that I'll remember for a long time and something that I consider as one of the highlights of my college life. From being a volunteer in my first year, to being a contributing member in my second, and a core member in my third year - I learned many different things at all these stages. I learned that working as part of a team is no simple matter. As a leader, you need to be kind and mindful of everyone else's needs and as a member, you need to make sure that your contribution to the society is satisfactory and you need to learn to follow instructions.
The only offline Literatus, the annual literary fest of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, that I got to experience was in my first year of college. My most cherished memory is that of making the decorations with my classmates and seniors, not only working hard but getting to know others and having fun working at something together. The sense of accomplishment that we all felt when the event ended was unlike anything else. After that, as a content writer for Encore, I wrote material for the society's social media posts among other things. It was satisfying to give words to the society's actions and achievements. In my third year, I was actively involved in organizing Literatus '21 which took place virtually. It was a different experience entirely as it involved a lot of coordination with my fellow team members, juniors, and our respected professors. Conducting the Literature Quiz, an event that was time-sensitive since it was virtual, was a challenging as well as enjoyable task. At the end of the last Literatus that I got to be a part, the praise from our professors and the fruit of what we had all accomplished, made all our efforts worth it.
Being a part of a college society is so much more than one expects it to be. I would even go ahead and say it gives one a taste of adulthood and professional life. What matters is that at the end of the three years of college, the experience as well as the memories culminated during that time become a gift that one is incredibly grateful to have received.