A slippery tongue can be a precariously devious device. And that's what we love about it. The Young Orators' Club (YMCA) hones in on young yakkety-yak talent. But if you expect empty bombast, you better go some place else.
The Club, established in 1969, is a pro at its job. Everything from weighty political matters and ideological debates to book reviews and art appraisal finds space under this umbrella. Young minds exchange fresh perspectives and inventive ideas. Club members meet up every saturday at YMCA. Guests are always welcome, to lend their ears, and even better, their thoughts.
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Mahesh Vijapurkaron 17th Dec 2006, 12:27pm | Permalink
I was happy to see this small piece on YOCs. Because, I was there in 1969 when the YOCs was formed. Off and on, when former YOCs guys - there were no girls in the group then! - we do refer to those glorious days. It was started because the principal of a college denied Rs. 5 as entry for a debating competition and miffed students decided to show him that they can speak! Then, rest is history - almost every prize (though, sadly not all) prizes to be won in inter-collegiate events were bagged by members of YOCs, either representing the club or their colleges.
One or two years, we did have a reunion of the YOCs at Boat Club, Secunderabad, two chaps, Dinesh Vijapurkar (happens to be my brother) and Venkatarama Rao (a classmate) lending a hand. Somehow, it has failed to become a tradition.
I have ideas. If any YOCs member, now active there, wants to swap ideas, please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on (0)98201 25688.