“Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.” Orson Welles
It is not a revelation, nor has it just dawned upon me a few minutes ago. Soon after I came to IBA I realized that my creativity is not relevant even for the creative departments in most societies at IBA.
I can list down many events that I personally participated in as a member of the creative department. I know it for a fact that I was never chosen because of my talent. What had the greatest role in it was which political group I supported from the student body or the way I looked. Since I did not support anyone in particular,I’d say being pretty worked out well for me.
After a year at IBA, I now have friends participating in politics and am categorized as “one of them.” By that I mean, my work is not even considered, my potential unimportant and my efforts forgotten for people my friends did not contest with. What I now see is posts being handed over to people just because of their underlying political motives. Within each society, there are further divisions which not only compromise the focus of the societies, but compromise the creativity and imagination that is a must for IBA events to improve. Their interests in general are for them to be able to contest in the next elections and claim to have done something, as well as sabotage the efforts of their competitors. What they fail to see is the bigger picture here. What we deliver to the public does not only carry our name but of our institute as well. IBA has provided a platform to us through these societies for a reason. The reason is not to abuse them but to let the talent of the students flourish.
I do not wish to avenge whatever injustices have been done already. I am writing this only to be able to express my grievances and those of many others who have lost the motivation and vigor to work for IBA events. This piece of writing is an appeal to the office bearers to provide everyone equal opportunities and to work not for their personal benefits but for the improvement of IBA events in general.
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