In general sense, picnic means holding a feast in a forest and sharing it with friends and class mates. It has two aims. Firstly, it provides the scope of enjoying the sigh seeing in the lap of nature. Secondly, it provides a sort of excursion to the students.
Generally, winter is the suitable season for picnic, enjoyed a picnic with my class mates at Zoo last year. My friends proposed to go on a picnic to Zoo the proposal was accepted because it would be possible to visit the zoo along with the sightseeing.
My friend Mohit as the monitor of the class took the responsibility of the picnic. I helped him from the beginning till the end.
As per our programme, we assembled in the school campus early in the morning. A bus had been booked. We loaded the utensils, firewood, groceries, two large carpets etc. on the bus. We also carried a carom board, a chess board, a tape recorder, and two cameras for this purpose. There was no question of mismanagement.
The bus reached the Zoo at about nine o’clock in the morning. It was Sunday. We all finished our breakfast which was served inside the bus.
Then the teacher who had accompanied us to the spot told us to gather at one place. We were divided into, four smaller groups. The cook and his assistant became ready to arrange the feast. Some of us also helped the cook in the preparation of food.
Some of us cut vegetables while some others played carom, chess, playing cards, etc. Some of us also went to see the zoo. My friend Samu was a very good singer. He sang a few delightful songs.
I had visited the zoo earlier for several times. So I did not like to visit it further. I assisted the cook in the preparation of food. The food was ready by 1 P.M. All the friends who had gone to see the zoo came back. They were tired. There are some friends who were enjoying their boating experience the lake. One group of students was enjoying the toy train.
The meals were served at a shady place. We played on the tape recorder to enjoy the light music. Everybody admitted that it was a delightful picnic. The mutton curry was giving off a delicious smell. We sat in a circle and the meal was served on leaf plates. We had finished our meals by 3 P.M.
After one hour of rest we prepared for the return journey. The teacher who had gone with us became highly pleased with us for the smooth management of the picnic. We realised the value of team-spirit. That pleasant experience is still afresh in my mind.