Blog #2 : THE PILOT PROJECT 🥂

🍁 Heya Canvas Family. Here , I wanna share my experience about my 1st break in this event industry.


My first break came soon after i formed Canvas. And it hit right when the iron was hot! Inspite of me being new and this being my first event the feelings of excitement and me getting a chance to prove myself were more than anxiety.

Official logo 🔥

My first step towards my dream came in the form of Roots 2k19. It was a safe bet as the dean of my very own college had appointed Canvas to organize the college fest but at the same time i couldnt afford any loop holes as i didnt want to let them and my colleagues down. The only way I could see was up!

I finally had a chance to put my dreams and ideas into action but i was faced with major issues such as planning something completely new in a limited budget and time. Making it likable to not only to a few people but everybody in the college! I started planning a month ahead, drew up a budget and on the day of the final presentation i was surprised to see that there was already an event organizer present who had far more experience than me.

It was either going down with anxious thoughts about this being my first event and competing with someone having lots of experience in the field or me coming up with a speech in my presentation stating that,”he might have more experience in the field of event management but being a student of this college I have more experience of the event itself.” Guess what, I went with the latter!

And the next morning the Dean called me and officially gave me the event. And this felt the right event to begin the journey of Canvas. I had to handle the staging, lights and sound, the decor and food, the EDM night and the cultural night.

The volunteers of Roots 2k19 including my classmates, juniors and friends helped me a lot a day before the event. Every piece of the decor was falling apart and inside I was too. But I got myself together and we worked through the night and finally we finished it by morning. We made it look like it had to and even better despite of the many setbacks. God helps those who help themselves, right? I learned that i should have everything ready a day before the event from this.

Graffiti design- made by thermocol and spray paint❤️

For the EDM night, we were faced with the issue that due to a larger ground the sound effect that we wanted couldnt be produced. So we installed 12 new speakers and the percussion effect produced gave everybody an adrenaline rush. The lights and sound and the stage were finally more than perfect. The ground literally radiated energy and joy as soon as the percussion artist began. We all danced to his beats for 3 long hours and i couldnt be more happier to see everybody enjoying to the fullest.

EDM Night 🍺

Another obstacle i faced was water shortage due to which the cooks were running late on schedule. But finally the water tanks arrived and everybody had their taste buds satisfied.

Cultural night💥

On the last night which was the cultural night the management and all performances were perfectly coordinated. And yet I was sitting there looking for loopholes that i might have left out. But all of my friends and juniors came up to me with a big smile on their faces. They congratulated and hugged me and praised the entire 4 day event. I literally had tears of satisfaction in my eyes as i looked at the Canvas banner hanging on the stage. The feeling of doing justice to it was strong.

I can hear this moment ❤️

The most important thing i learnt from my first event was time management. How everything needed to be planned and executed beforehand. But alongwith it i was assured that i would go a long way in the path i’ve chosen. If you have the urge to follow your dreams always do so because you will never be disappointed.

PASSION BEATS ANXIETY.❄️

Blog #1 A LEAP FROM PESSIMISM TO OPTIMISM 💥

Hey guys!

I’m Raj Patel. A dentist by profession and an Event Planner by heart.

I’m 22 years old and I come from a family of teachers and doctors. A family blooming in academics. Hence, it was out of my league to think about becoming an Event Organizer. So, like every other 18 year old I started my medical journey from GRIDS. Just like any other mediocre guy trying to find his way towards doing something great.

Pursuing a medical career was never an easy process for me. Even though i tried to push my way through the slow paced 4 years to become a graduate in Dentistry.

In my college there were a few extra curricular activities like UDAAN (kite flying festival), Diwali celebration and our annual college fest- ROOTS. And I was always eager to participate in hosting the events and doing whatever I could along with the other students to make the event as colourful and pleasant as possible. And frankly, these were the best days of my college life. The days I would remember forever with a smile on my face.

We were supposed to work on a limited budget and form a student committee including the students who were eager to organize the event too. This made me learn the value of team work, the value of planning and money and many other little things which were very useful to me in the future. And all of this seemed like a breeze of happiness because my heart was into it. And together we made the best memories of our college life.

But as I was a slow learner in my medical career I faced some hurdles in clearing my final year. When my final year results were out.. I was disheartened to know that i failed in a subject and had to repeat 6 months. I was very confused about my future and demotivated as all my efforts were down the drain. I was as blank as a piece of paper without a single dot on it for a long time.

But finally, I pushed all the negativity aside, and decided to do what was in my heart all along, something that i was very passionate about and turned all of it into a ray of hope and positivity and thus, “CANVAS EVENT PLANNERS” was born. My failure thus became a blessing in disguise pushing me to think in the time where everything else came to a standstill. I named it after my state of mind at that time to always remind me to push through and paint everything with positivity.

I turned my dark cloud of failure into a silver lining of being able to follow my dream. Building it until I graduate.

And now, Canvas has proudly done two events. Organized a college fest and Navratri by Heritage Karm Group and also I have finished my graduation in dentistry.

All I have learnt in the past year is if you convert all the negative energy into positive thoughts and work towards it you will be able to see your world differently.

Organizing events, the entire process and seeing the beautiful outcome makes me feel alive and breathing. I finally understand there’s no motivation needed when you’re doing what you love.

I start my own Event Blog today & I am posting my 1st blog . Keep reading as i sketch mosaic of memories for you of the events I have organized or attended.

Thank You.❤️