It was our Immediate Past Area4 Chairman, Tr. Manpreet’s idea to end the tabling year ON A HIGH and that we should have a mega fellowship event to celebrate the year gone by. Accordingly, the idea of Lineage meeting was conceptualized and it was understood that we had 5 generations of tables in Kolkata alone. Hence, after an initial go ahead from each of the tables, the details of holding a MEGA JOINT MEETING in the form of a Lineage Meeting was worked up. The original date for the same could not be adhered to due to the sudden and unexpected demise of Area Chairman, Tr. Manpreet’s father. After a lot of deliberation, the date was changed and all Tables readily agreed for the same even though it meant shifting the event to the next tabling year. Such is the unity in Area IV.
Finally, the landmark date arrived with lots of last minute glitches and hick ups. Never the less, when all the tablers came, all dressed in there Black Ties and Black Suits like befitting to the occasion the venue of the meeting was shining. With 163 guests, 11 tables with their quorum, circlers, wives, prospects, Sq. Legs, HTs, Past Area Chairmen, Past National President, etc., it was a hall full of dignitaries. The 2 level dias added to the glamour of the event. There were tablers from Siliguri, Sivakasi, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Ranchi, Rourkela, Cuttack, who were present.
Tr. Bharat conducted the meeting with the help of all the tablers. The meeting started on time, ended on time. The best audience possible made this possible. No phones rang, none was talking amongst themselves, there was no seat that was left empty. Phew!!! All essentials of any business meeting was adhered and after felicitating the dignitaries with a special memento, the sergeants took over. Tr. Rahul Mohata, Tr. Prahlad Kedia & Tr. Mayank Jaiswal made sure that no one was spared and everyone had a blast.
The meeting followed by grand fellowship was enjoyed by all.
LMF Tr Harmeet Singh Sethi (RT 34)
LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
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