Happiness means a bounty of joy, happiness is to smile and let go off the worries from our mind. Happiness brings in a lot of cheer and joy on our faces.
Having fun is nothing but relaxing and soothing our senses doing something that we love, involving in something that brings immense happiness from within.
Children till the age of 5 are allowed to indulge in a lot of fun activities at school. Core learning comes much later in their lives. The first priority is given to learning with fun.
Why is it so important to have fun at that age? The point is, children at a tender age learn whatever they can only when they are allowed to do so in an atmosphere of fun.
Fun learning provides open minds to let out their creative sides and bring out the best in them.
We all have fun and frolic when we are together with our friends, families and like-minded groups. Being together creates a sense of happiness and sends positive vibrations around the place.
Happy chats and timely sense of humor create a happy environment and people just enjoy cracking funny jokes and also have fun pulling each others’ legs.
This is quite common in our society where people take time out to spend them with near and dear ones or during vacations and picnics.
One such event which later became the funniest day of my life was when I attended a laughter event near my place.
The laughter event was organized by a group of literature enthusiasts and they brought out common examples from everyday lives, dealt with how we make common mistakes in day to day activities, created a light sense of humor about relationships and expressed comic sense of humor.
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The laughter event began on a bright Sunday morning in July, 2003 at the National grounds, Bangalore.
The organizers had turned the whole place into a big paradise by making all the necessary arrangements for good lighting, ambiance, seating for the audience, water supplies, food provisions and stalls, etc.
The stage was decorated with necessary items to match up with the theme and necessary floral decorations and lighting arrangements were done in full zeal.
The inauguration of the program began with the chief guest lighting the lamp and thereby marking the event open.
The audience space was fully occupied and there were hardly any vacant seats at the very beginning of the event. People started pouring in thousands by the time the chief guest finished his inaugural speech.
Poets from various genres of literature and stand up comedians waited for their turn to showcase their talents and make the whole gathering burst in laughter.
We occupied seats somewhere in the middle of the entire ground and visual arrangements were done in the best way to make the stage visible from any corner of the ground.
Arrangements were also made to telecast the show on popular television channels sometime later. The event also marked felicitation of a number of comedians in the television field.
Popular comedians came on stage turn by turn to show their sense of humor and we could see the whole crowd jump in laughter.
We initially thought that the event would be a mild laughter event as it had more of literature connections to it.
But to our surprise, this happened to be one mega laughter event that tickled our bones to such an extent that many people almost fell down from their chairs laughing out.
The comedians tickled our bones so well that we had to tell ourselves to control our laughter, lest we start suffering from stomach aches and back aches.
People who were seated in their chairs began getting up and enjoying the event and clapped in applause to encourage participants and show them how much fun the event had garnered.
Why I Remember That Day
I can never forget this particular down and it is definitely a green day in my memories as it bought with, some unseen surprise things in it.
Participants in the event took real life examples and explained it in such a humorous way that it becomes so difficult for us to imagine anything close to that in reality.
We wondered if these participants ever had any place for anger in their lives. They looked so calm and full of energy that they were a total package of laughter that could make any person laugh on this earth.
They had such amazing talents that their normal way so speaking itself became a reason to laugh for all of us.
The participants were also dressed in appropriate costumes that looked so funny that there was nothing more left to be described about them.
With just their entry, people started bursting out in laughter and encouraged them to do more.
Wearing the right kind of costumes and presenting appropriate comedy actions together with timely delivery of dialogues made the stage look like a big arena of unlimited fun and laughter.
Every big act was carefully enacted on the stage by carrying a message with it.
Themes ranged from preservation of trees, water conservation, garbage recycling, plying of green autos, power consumption issues, saving food for the needy, etc.
Each theme was presented with utmost care by different groups that sent the message across to the people in the funniest manner possible, yet delivering the message in their own unique ways.
The event was planned till evening, so we had food arrangements made for the day. Sumptuous lunch was offered to the entire audience in the form of food packets and everything from water to snacks was organized so well that people were dumb struck with their efforts.
Comedians interacted with the audience from time to time and asked for their feedback between acts to know the feel from their side. Obviously, the audience were gung-ho with their efforts and asked for more.
The Take from the Event
The event concluded in the evening and pamphlets were issued regarding similar events in coming days. Light snacks were provided with coffee/tea arrangements for the audience and the participants.
Towards the end of the day, people were still asking for more entertainment, but owing to the continuous efforts put in by the participants since morning, they were allowed for some break by the organizers.
They say sad faces are the ones who truly hide their sorrow and try to make others happy. Smiling faces everywhere, right from small kids to senior citizens and the crowd knew nothing but to laugh and laugh more.
People had spent a day off by being part of this mega event. They had for a while, kept all their tensions and worries aside and enjoyed in sheer laughter.
Each act sent out a strong message to the audience and they wondered why they all saw it till now, but never actually realized the theme in its entirety.
The audience could thoroughly relate to all the themes as they dealt with common issues and this was obvious from the good remarks the groups received at the end of the event.
People appreciated the organizers and the participants for showcasing their talents and working on exhibiting their skills to people with an intention to bring laughter on all faces.
The costumes and props used were totally re-usable and nothing at all was wasted. Food was served with proper care and made sure that nothing was wasted.
The lighting arrangements were so much in sync with the staged event that people forgot about the place they were actually sitting in.
The message sent out from the event was very clear. Everybody has problems in their life, nobody leads life without problems.
But the way we handle these problems creates all the difference. We can choose either to face problems as part of our life with a smile on our face or become impatient and aggressive while trying to overcome those problems.
Spending time with families and bringing a little smile on each other’s face creates a long way in nurturing relationships and bringing families close together.
Children learn when they are in a happy environment. Such events also talk about the importance of laughter in our lives and how a little moment of joy spent with our family can create long lasting bonding even with a total stranger.
The participants left a remarkable note on everybody’s minds and won all their hearts and made them jump with eternal joy.