ART-40 and ALC-64 had planned a two day Outbound AGM in the name and style of Udaipur Express at Royal Retreat, Udaipur. This AGM was very special for ART-40 because it was its Landmark 40th AGM. Even past president of Round Table India Tr Vineet Parikh was retiring at the AGM. The journey begins as follows:
12:00 P.M in the afternoon all cars flagged off from Ahmedabad to commence the journey for Udaipur AGM. The first break was at Ratanpur Border where we had Lavish Lunch. The kids enjoyed playing in the park while the circlers were busy in discussing about their AGM. From there we travelled non stop to the venue and reached the hotel by 5:00 pm in the evening.
At 6:30 pm in the evening we had Pot-Luck Fellowship where all the members had brought beautiful dishes which were the speciality of various cities of India like Kachori, Samosa, Dhokla etc. We enjoyed eating such wonderful dishes together we all had applauded our wives for bringing such relishing dishes for us.
At 7:30 pm we had Poker Fellowship where we had divided all the Tablers and Circlers in various groups on different tables. We had involved every member in the game. Special prizes were announces for the first and second winner on each table. People were so involved in the games that it was difficult to stop them at 9:30 pm in the evening. We had great fun and laughter in Pot Luck and Poker Fellowship.
At 10:30 in the night we had geared up for the D.J Party which was a social being hosted by the Retiring Tabler Past President Vineet Parikh and his wife Niyati Parikh. All the Tabler and circlers were dressed up in cool casuals. The Mock tails starters and rocking music made us dance till the hours in the morning. During the entire event we might have clicked more than 1000 pictures including selfies and various other poses and styles. At 3:00 o’clock we went for dinner and chatted and laughed together with tablers and 41ners till 4 o’clock in the morning. This was the last mega social by Tr Vineet Parikh as an active Tabler. Thank you, Vineet and Niyati for giving us such a wonderful time.
At 11:00 O’ clock in the morning we had a poolside fellowship hosted by Sq Leg Deepak, Daman and Niral. They had arranged for Brunch with Mocktails at the poolside café of the Hotel. They had beautifully created a Gallery for everyone to click pictures in various Styles. We were given beautiful caps, Flower Garland and Wrist Bands at the time of Social gathering. All the members were in florals enjoying good Brunch along with Mock tails. All the twinklers were in the pool swimming throughout the Social.
Thank You Deepak, Daman and viral for giving us such a great time.
At 4:00 O’clock at the afternoon our table AGM started with all Tablers, 41ners, circlers and guest present at the event. Table Secretary, Ankit Parikh had presented a wonderful video show casing all the events and activities done during the entire year. Chairman Ankit Agarwal had given a hard copy of Annual Report to all the members present post the presentation given by the Table Secretary.
At the AGM we had witnessed the Wonderful sargenting which was done by NHT Prakash Udeshi and Tr Pulkit Goenka NHT Prakash Udeshi had dressed up like a “Thailand Massage Girl” while Tabler Pulkit had acted as a customer [who was nothing but various Tablers who were present at the AGM]. They have presented the act very nicely. We have laughed to a great extent on the jokes of our fellow tablers.
Tabler Ankit Agarwal presented awards and gifted to his team who supported during the entire year. Post awards we have initiated the retirement ceremony of Tr Vineet Parikh and Abhijeet Mehta. We have prepared a presentation on the journey of Vineet Parikh and Abhijeet Mehta as a Tabler for past Fourteen years . The said presentation was witnessed by NVP (Elect) Tr. Manpreet Singh Raja. Post presentation we have invited NHT Prakash Udeshi and NVP Tr. Manpreet Raja to say few words on retiring Tr Vineet.
Finally, then the entire podium was handed over to Vineet so that he can share over thoughts and feelings to all the guest present at the AGM. At the end of his speech we presented him a Coffee Book which consisted more than 100 messages from Tablers and Circlers across India.
Change Over Banquet
It was a time for COB Tabler Ankit Parikh requested all the floor members to wear the T-shirts which he specially designed for his year. Tabler Ankit Parikh was invited by Tr Ankit Agarwal and he handed over the Chairman’s jewel to him. Tr Ankit Parikh invited his team near the stage and then revealed his theme “Show Your Strength” for the year 2016-17 of ART-40. He also had revealed about his conveners and plans for the year. He has also launched his theme pin for the year which was pinned over to the Incoming national President Manpreet Singh Raja. I felt really great on becoming chairman of this vibrant table and I wish that I could perform to my best to achieve nearer heights to my Table ART-40.
At 11:30 in the night we had “Maddy Sharma, Live in concert “as a Table social for all the guests present at the AGM. All the guests present at the AGM. All the guests present enjoyed the theme and music till 1:30 a.m. in the night.
At 2:00 O’clock at the night when everyone was enjoying the dinner we had ordered for a special cake as we had completed 40 years of our Table on the same day. Our Table was inaugurated on 10th July, 1976. We had requested Sq Leg Basant Chaudhary to cut the cake on this auspicious occasion. The cake was relished by all the members present in the evening.
At 12:00 noon we all checked out from the Hotel and left Udaipur for our journey back to Ahmedabad. During our journey back to Ahmedabad , we also had a lunch together at a Dhaba near Rajasthan Border and then reached back to Ahmedabad at 7:00 o’clock in the evening.
All in All Great two days spent on the outbound AGM of our Table Tabling at its Best.
LMF Tr. Ankit Parikh
Chairman , ART 40
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