The New Year began on a spirited note. The first extended weekend of 2016 called for some outdoorsy celebration, and we chose the beautiful Japnase Park located in Rohini to be our crime scene. We met at the park around midday and began our new year celebrations.
The beautiful, lush green park beckoned our inner child, and we spared no time in taking out our sports gear. We immediately split into teams, and began a game of cricket. Some of us chose to play badminton on the sprawling ground instead, while the rest found pleasure in just chasing each other around!
The crisp winter sun, and the lush sprawling grounds, and the panaromic view of the park, all were captured in our camera. Our photography enthusiast team members took the opportunity to indulge in their hobby and took breathtaking shots, (for which we happily posed as well!)
All the running and playing made us all extremely ravenous! We had decided on a little potluck picnic where anyone could bring anything they wanted to, no pressure. Everyone outdid themselves by bringing copious amounts of mouth watering food, that we happily ate family style.
We’d also brought in a barbecue to whip up some snacks in case we ran out of food, but the situation never arose! We ate till our waistlines felt significantly larger, and were still left with adequate food to feed an entire army! We distributed it among the little children who'd happily joined us in our excursion.
With the delicious food settled in our bellies, we decided to slow down a little as we basked in the sun, and set the mood by taking out the guitar. We took turns to play the guitar (although very few actually knew how to!), and commenced the musical part of our gathering.
We quickly distributed ourselves into teams, and launched into a competitive round of antakshri. We discovered many talented singers between us as we serenaded old and new numbers of Bollywood.
We Antakshri went on for a while with none of the teams relenting. However, the setting sun forced us to call it a draw, and we shook hands and called it a day.
The day turned out to be great fun, and an awesome way to welcome the new year. The potluck picnic in the nature turned out to be the perfect way to blow off steam of the year gone by, and just the refreshment we needed to tackle the year lying ahead of us.
From all of us at POSist, a very happy New Year to all 🙂