Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Myself - Self Introduction

Hi All,
There was a speech competition in our Ladies Club on the occasion of International Women's Day. Because of the time limitations and my job, I was not sure about my participation.But our President was keen on my participation. She wanted me to take part in it. Last night I started writing and as I was not feeling well, I stopped in the middle and went to sleep. Early in the morning., when I woke up for my daughter's study, I thought let me finish it at least. And I could finish it within half an hour. I know I would have written still beautifully, because of my laziness, I missed the first prize.  Here is the speech which I gave and got the second prize, The prize was not only for the content, the judges looked for the presentation, the way we deliver the speech, the confidence and  many things. I will upload the video as soon as I get it.

I started my speech with a lines in "Sheila ki jawani" tune(one of our member started crying when she finished giving her speech, I wanted everyone feel light and happy and I was succeeded in it)
My name is Nivedita...
yeh hai meri Kahani,
yeh hai thodi lambi...,
lekin bore na aani" :-)))))
Good evening everyone,
Wishing all of you a very "Happy International Women's day"

When I was born, everyone was smiling 
and only I was crying,
My wish is that,
when I die, 
Only I should be smiling and
everyone should be crying"
Beautiful lines said by some great person.

Don't you think we all should lead a life like that?
I am here to say about myself, express myself.In this world who will give you chance to talk about yourself?
I want to thank Vinaya aunty and Niharika Mahila Mandal for choosing such a wonderful subject.

When I was born,
my mother wanted me to become number one
but, I became jack of all, master of none!!

She wanted me to become a dancer, I joined the class,
and passed two exams,
but, now dancing on the tunes 
of my kids and my husband.

I was scared to enter the swimming pool,
I used to goto a lake to wet my clothes
and show to mom that I attended
the class, until a day she caught me red haded.
Then, I was a Swimming champion,
and I become fish in the water.

I joined to play basketball.
May be I dreamt of becoming  next Michael Jordan,
But, I forgot, it needs lot of hard work and practice,
I remained only a state level player.

I was scared of Mathematics, 
always got 3 out of 25!
I would love to thank my sir, who taught me in 10std,
he taught me to love this subject and I scored
97 out of 100 in board exam.

Everyone wished that I should finish Home science
and build my career, 
but, may be I set a rule to go against the world,
I took a course to build  other's dream house.
In my college, I was the only girl with 100 boys.
I was pampered like a princess, who says boys are bad?

I am a bookworm, read while I cook also,
Read many good books which inspires me to lead a good life.

Computer is my another baby, with which I play around,
I have done many courses, and can repair my own computer :-)

I was shy till I reached twenty five,
But when I joined SSY,
I became bold to talk in front of
as many people as the stars in the sky!!

I never wished to be a working woman,
but, as soon as I finished the course,
I joined a firm and working till now.

I waited 7 years to get the blessings from our parents,
I am lucky to have a good life partner,
My waiting brought the sweet fruits.

'I am a very good wife',
says my husband,
he is lucky to have me in his life,
he repeats often,
I do not believe in it,
as I know how bad I am.

I could see the other part of the world
after the marriage,
which made me more aware about the outside world, 
I am thankful to my husband who always supported me to explore new things.

I am always dedicated towards my work.
Love to work under pressure,
thats why I managed the branch office alone,
while working in Sharjah.

"You are a very bad mother, look others,
they never hit their children"
this is what my daughter says sometimes,
but the same girl
says many times
"I am the best mother she could ever get"
and presses my legs
and brings tears in her eyes, 
If I get even a headache.
There are countless hugs and kisses from
my younger daughter,
to show her love to me
as she is too young to speak properly

Entered the kitchen at the age of seven,
learnt to cook full meals when I reached eleven,
still love to try to cook new food.
I eat anything that is edible.
Have my own blog, where I have written 
more than 400 recipes,
having more than 160 followers from all over the world.

I keep writing my feelings in my blog,
written few stories and few poems, 
that makes me an intellectual person.:-)

Changed the fields to build my career,
from Civil Engineer to Office administrator to a teacher,
Don't know where my life will take me,
But I promise to give my best in everything I do. 

I am not sure whether I proved to be a good daughter
I am not sure what my kids will think about me when they grow big,
I will always give my best.

If I can not be a river,
I want to be a drop in an ocean,
each drop makes the ocean big.
Being a grand daughter of Freedom fighters,
I love my country 
I love to do any thing for it.

I thank my parents for giving me such a wonderful life and my brother who is my backbone and with whom I discuss anything under the Sun.

I would love to finish my Introduction with the same lines:

When I die, 
I want all of you to cry.

Thank you so much..

This was my speech.
Every one said that the speech was very good, the voice was very soft with variations where ever required. I did not stammer any where....
Waiting for the video..
Read and let me know your views or thoughts.


  1. Very Well Written Nivedita!!! Congrats on getting the Prize!!

  2. Well written Nive. I loved it... This connects me well..

  3. this is so good, Nive! and, you are such a multi faceted person. people who've achieved much lesser blow their trumpets more. u have such a lot to say for urself and i for one never knew. just thought of u as a nice person, simple home maker, and food blogger! now, i'm going to look at u for inspiration when am feeling low.kudos on winning the prize :-)

  4. GR8! keep it up...seems u were 'Juhi Chawla" in College!

  5. Well thought and neatly written. Love it!

  6. Hey that was a novel speech...it felt so good!!

    i too did SSY
    but still i am Shy
    except when i am angry!!!

  7. nice intro............i liked it very much..............

  8. nice intro..........i liked it.............

  9. nice intro............i liked it very much..............