Calcutta Sterling RT 106 @ AGM’s & World Meet

The end of the first quarter of the financial year brought about a couple of Annual General Meetings. The first among these were held in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was the World AGM, and was held on September 4th,2016. Our Table, the  Calcutta Sterling Round Table 106 (CSRT 106) had one of the highest attendees from India at the Annual General Meeting. This meeting served as a perfect exposure to our Tablers to those from different parts of the globe, and to also gain some knowledge and experience as to how things and activities are done globally.

The second AGM was the National Annual General Meeting of the Round Table of India held at Bengaluru, Karnataka. The AGM attended by several Tables across the country. This again proved to be a learning experience as to how things were done in several other parts in a rather more local manner. It also gives us immense proud to be associated with such industrious, energetic and dynamic individuals in our Table, and to see their hard work recognised at the national levels. Our Table won the award for the Best Secretary ( Tr. Amit Pansari), Best Fellowship Trophy Award (Tr Neeraj Poddar), Balance Activities Shield COM1, Best Area Secretary COM 1 (Tr. Vivek Dalmia).

Keeping up the spirit of the Best Fellowship Award, we organised the first fellowship event of this fall. The even took place in a bungalow at Alipore, and was organised as a games night. Several games were played by all the Tablers and their family, and what a night of frolic it was! The event was also attended by the Chairman of the Ranchi Table. The fellowship was such that it gave us all a truck load of memories to reminiscence and be nostalgic about, while bringing us closer at the same time.

What proved to be another fantastic month for us had one more joyous news. We are now joined by seven tireless and enthusiastic inductees, who share our zeal and outlook towards the society, and vow to endeavour in helping us bring about a greater deal of good in the society by being a part of our Table.

Tr. Adarsh Bachchawat,
Blog Convener (CSRT 106)

Salem RT 28 @ Area 7 AAGM

Salem Round Table 28 Fellowship at the Area 7 AGM – EPIC INDEED!!!

This Area AGM of Area 7 was named EPIC! And it truly was. The Area AGM was hosted by Tirupur 117 and Ladies Circle 44. For Salem Round Table this Area AGM was special in many ways.  Firstly it was at Tirupur the last Area 7 Chairman from Salem Round Table 28 gave up his Chairmanship and this was the very 1st AGM that the Incoming Area 7 Chairman Tr. Subbu attended. It was indeed an honour to be part of this Area 7 AGM where you fellow tabler takes up the prestigious post of Area Chairman. I can confidently say that not many tablers would experience this.

It started with the house party hosted by the 41ers at Tr. Manoj’s residence. I must say that I was wonderstruck with the arrangements. Simple and Elegant is the best way to describe the décor. The food was fantastic and the 13 of us that attended had a fantastic time.

The next morning Tr. Velkrishna who played host to all of us prepared a breakfast which was fit for a king. For many of us who are not used to having Non Veg during our Breakfast this was a different experience and a real treat.  We then went to the Hotel Poppy’s where the AGM was schedule to happen. After attending the workshop we attended the well organized AGM and finally after Lunch it was time for the Change of Jewel.

The Outgoing Chairman gave his Speech and Outgoing AST Amol a power packed Presentation. The Incoming Area Chairman gave his speech and then released the PIN and Flag. The Theme for the year “BORN TO WIN” was communicated by a motivational video of all the World’s greats.  The full Moon party at Tr. Ankur’s Farmhouse will not be forgotten for a long time. It had a breakfast counter to cater to the late nighters.

We attended the 1ST AEX the following morning and then after a superb brunch with a live band we returned to Salem with many memories of yet another fantastic Area AGM of Area 7. It was EPIC Indeed!

Kamalesh P
Chairman – SRT 28 (2016 – 2017)


2nd AGM of Lucknow Mavericks RT 255 held

Lucknow Mavericks Round Table 255 2ND AGM – 23rd July ’16

Lucknow Mavericks round table 255 held its 2nd AGM at hotel Ranjees, Gomtinagar on Saturday 23rd July 2016. This was a proud moment for all the Mavericks.

The AGM kicked off with the National anthem, Round Table song and reading out of the aims and objectives of round table India. Tr Ankit Gupta presented the Agenda of the evening and also read the greeting messages received by Mavericks from National President, National Treasurer and Area 8 Chairman.

LMRT 255 outgoing Chairman Tr Khushal Bhargava read his message for the table, quoted APJ Abdul Kalam and inspired the table for the coming year.

Secretary Tr Robin Goel then presented his report for the year. Table relived the business & socials of the year along with the whole array of fellowship moments during the past tabling year. Attendance sheet of the tablers, Area appreciation, awards and accolades of the table were also showcased.

LMRT recognized few special contributions from tablers and gave mementos for their efforts. Tr Piyush Agarwal, Tr Nalin Rastogi, Tr Rajit Agarwal and Tr Ashish Agarwal were appreciated. Treasurer’s report and audited book of accounts was then presented along with the proposed budget for the year ahead.

On the occasion, Mavericks also inducted Dr Ashish into LMRT 255. He showed wonderful spark as a prospect and his keen interest in tabling inspired us to formally induct him into the table and our Mavericks family. All the tablers were elated with his induction.

Incoming Chairman Tr Rajit Agarwal then presented the plan for the year ahead for Mavericks. He proposed the List of Convenors for 2016-17 and all the nominations were supported by fellow tablers.

Outgoing Chairman Tr Khushal Bhargava delivered the Vote of Thanks to all the respected guests specially mentioning Area Observer Area 8 AST Tr Anubhav Gupta from LTRT 207; Tr Ashish Kapoor, Tr Abhishek Agarwal and Tr Suyog from LRT 136

This special evening lasted late into the night with the tablers and their better halves singing and dancing to the tunes of the Live band. Tablers showed a lot of spirit and sang wonderful songs themselves. Indeed, a memorable evening to flag off a memorable tabling year for the Mavericks.

New Charity Pin was unveiled for the year 2016-17 of which 63 have been booked by various Tablers across India.

Tr Robin Goel,
Vice Chairman 2016-2017, LMRT 255

NAGM / Chill Maadi Experience of Ahmedabad RT 40


 It was 23rd September morning where the first feeling came to our gang was that its “Chill Madi” time. Thanks to the wonderful marketing follow up and buzz created by the Bangalore Tables since past 6 months.

We were given warm welcome when we landed at the airport. Breakfast and Juices were ready for us to be served. When we reached Hotel the entire registration desk was ready to help us completing the procedure and getting the accommodation at the earliest.

The AGM Sessions on the first day were excellent. We would like to personally congratulate immediate Past President Suman Vora for a wonderful year gone by. ART 40 would like to personally thank the National Board of the year 2015-16 for the following recognitions:


·        Balanced Activity

·        Best Table

·        Secretary

·        Publicity

·        Table Talk

·        Utkarsh Jani Go Green

·        Table Circle Synergy

·        BOB Chandran Award


·        Baby Shield

·        Internal Extension

·        Project

At the time of COB it was a proud moment for the National President Manpreet Raja to get the jewel from his mother. Great Gesture by IPP Suman. We liked the Breakfree Theme of N.P. Raja and hope light will be on the tablers entire year.

On the next day our team has attended the NAGM Sessions both pre and post lunch. It was good to see various discussions at the National Level in the true spirit of tabling.

Post NAGM sessions ART-40 had a joined meeting with RART-160. The members present were:-

1.    National President

2.    National Vice President

3.    National Secretary

4.    Area Chairman of Area 2, 3, 4 and 11.

5.    National PR and Branding, Supply House, NNBS Conveners.

6.    Table Chairman 193, 199, 201.

7.    Tablers from ART-40, RART-160 and other many tablers across India.


The National Board Members and the Area Chairman have launched the Momentos of the Joint Meeting. National President Raja has given a lovely message for our dear HT Vineet Parikh. He also thanked us taking forward this initiative of Joint meeting as suggested by him

After the Landmark Joint Meeting we have attended one of the best parties at the Moon Gate with the Tablers and Circlers in the cool casuals. Fantastic Music, Nice Décor, wonderful arrangements and lovely dance party was enjoyed by us till 03:00 a.m. in the morning.

Thanks Team “Chill Madi” for giving us such a wonderful memory and all the best to the National President Manpreet Raja for the rocking year ahead.


LMF Tr. Ankit Parikh
Chairman, ART-40
“Show Your Strength”

Surat RT 135 @ NAGM / Chill Maadi

We don’t remember events,we remember experiences!!

September 2016,we started our journey from Surat to attend the much awaited National AGM of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India.

We reached the Bangalore airport and the weather was cool and amazing,the welcome …warm !!…

Our ride to the hotel was comfortable and the rooms too.

The Persian themed party,Arabian Nights was a different and unique experience.Everyone dressed so differently,the music,lighting and decor was all perfect for that night.

The next morning was the AGM and the dress code ,’Dress your state attire colours of India’was perfect for the event.Tables and Circles from north to south,from east to west we present under one roof,thereby attending the National AGM .Unity in diversity was so evident that day in gathering of few people.

After the meeting session it was again party time,this time the theme being ‘Anything ,but classy’.

Perfect again for the COB.

Everyone dressed in formal evening wear , dancing to the tunes of a rocking DJ post the COB when the people just didn’t want to go back home , was a superb experience.

The next morning again the AGM was to be attended ,the theme being ‘Geek’.

Everyone looking so glamorous the previous night was looking studious and geeky the next morning with glasses and checked shirts.

The photo props and photo booths were so cute and there was so much attention to detail .

The last night was the full moon party with the dress code ‘Go crazy casuals’,again perfect for the event.

After dressing up as Persian,traditional,classy and geek it was time to go carefree and wear what u felt like,and just party.

During all the events the CHILLMAADI team left no stone unturned to give us the experience a lifetime!!

LMF Tr. Deepak Kherajani
SRT-135, Chairman 2016-17 (Be Smart To Win)


Rajapalayam Sivakasi RT 158 @ the NAGM / Chill Maadi


Date: 23rd & 24th September 2016

RSRT had a remarkable 2016 under the Chairmanship of Tr.Siva Shankar. It was well  recognized by the National Board at the 55th NAGM BANGLORE 2016 “Chillmaadi” where it was in the limelight for claiming a lot of awards and certificates of merit including –

  1. Best Project Trophy
  2. Baby Shield Award
  3. Bob Chandran Award – Tr. Jai Ganesh
  4. Certificates of Merit for Best Secretary – Tr. Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
  5. Anoop Reddy Award: Outstanding Floor Tabler – Tr. Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
  6. Certificates of Merit for Balanced Activity Shield

Tablers of RSRT who attended the event definitely had a savoring experience. The NAGM 2016 at Bangalore beyond any doubt lived up to its theme “ChillMaadi”!

LMF.Tr. Deepak Amarnath
IT & Blog Rajapalayam Sivakasi RT 158

Ahmedabad Frolic RT 199 represents at RTI NAGM 2016 / Chill Maadi

Tr. Amit Garg & Tr. Pratik Lila & attended Chill Maadi the 55th AGM of RTI from AFRT 199.

It was the first COB cum NAGM of Round Table India.

Day 1 :
NS Tr. Christopher Arvinth gave a superb presentation showcasing the achievements & great work done by all the tables of Round Table through the year. Tr. Suman Voora also showcased his own travels interacting with tablers & attending all major events in tabling in last year.

Also awards were handed out by the 54th Board for achievements in various facets of tabling. Tr. Swaraj Lahoty of AFRT 199 was recognized with COM for Best Secretary & Presidents Star Pin.

They day was also marked by Pin Exchanges with fellow tablers away from the prying eyes of the Sergeants.

The evening was the time of handing over the baton to the 55th Board. Tr. Manpreet Raja took over as the next RTI National President with a strong team of 101. He presented his theme of the year “Break Free” with a interesting video.

This was followed by dancing to the tunes of the DJ till the wee hours of the morning.

Day 2 :
The next day started pretty late as quorum was established only after 12 pm. The conveners of the 55th Board showcased their plans for the next year. The pins for the conveners were also unveiled. Fellowship conveners theme for the year shall be “Rock On”.

The team of the 56th NAGM “Danka Naaka” at Coimbatore also showed their presentation. It promises to be another blockbuster NAGM.

NVP Tr. Chris also presented his team for next year with Tr. Akshay Dugar as National Treasurer & Tr. Naveen Raju as National Secretary.

Next the motions  were put to the floor. All the motions were discussed thoroughly with lots of old & new tablers giving their views on the matter at hand.  By the Motions were done everyone was exhausted.

But in true tabling style at the “Full Moon Party” people were back up in high spirits enjoying the Carnival Style set up.

It was also fun meeting & interacting with the National Board members, NLC gang of Enigma & NLC gang of APEX both of which I was lucky to be part of.

On behalf of AFRT 199 we donated Rs. 5000 to “Food For a Cause” initiative of Community Service Conveners. The money was handed over to Tr. Puneet Bansal, National Community Service Convener.

Table Talk Editor Tr. Inder presented Tr. Amit Garg with the TTE Pin for the year for contributing articles to Table Talk.

The event by Area 6 was wonderfully organized. They had made fabulous arrangements, displayed superb hospitality & threw mind blowing parties specially the “Full Moon Party”. Hats of to Tr. Naveen Raju & His Chill Maadi Team.

LMF Tr. Amit Garg
Chairmen, AFRT 199,
Round Table India

KRT 16 & KCRT 111 jointly host Area 8 AAGM

Rangraliyan! Area 8 AGM @JayPee Palace Agra, 19-21st August 2016; jointly hosted by KCRT 111 & RT 16

The name says it all!

Being the host table, we had series of preparation meetings, discussions, arguments, responsibility divisions, sponsorship crunches, scolding by the AAGM convenor and loads of fun! The countdown ended on 19th Aug, few of our senior tablers left a day before to make the final touch, the remaining young tablers arrived on the first day morning, making 4 halts in 4 hours.

We were all in white & blue to welcome the tablers of the Area, with walkie-talkies in hands, the tablers were co-ordinating, making quick registrations, distributing the royal Rangaliyan set of pins. The registration continued till 3pm and the hotel management was grateful enough to extend the lunch till 4.

At 04:30 pm, it was time for the last AEX of Area 8, a session where all the tables presented the good work done in the past year. Few new tables also witnessed the meet and got to know a lot about RTI activities and were motivated to do similar or better work in their area. Meanwhile our twinklers enjoyed the puppet show & participated in the drawing competition at the crèche.

The Sheikh & Haseena’s night was a hit show that evening, Tanura performer gave the initial momentum and the percussionist mesmerised the tablers with his high energy! Sheikhs & haseenas were making good memories with on-the-spot picture booth. The skit performances by the tables were showcased & hooted by the tablers. Energy level was high till 3 am in the morning!

The following morning, most of the tablers reached late for breakfast, and got ready for the AGM meeting . Sergeanting was humorously done by Tr. Tanveer Singh & Tr. Mukul Rajani(Jhodha) on the theme on Rangraliyan! This time, area 8 witnessed elections for the post of AVC, the candidates manifested their experience and commitment to the fellow tablers in the absence of their competitors; finally our AAGM convenor, Tr Tarandeep won the elections which doubled our spirits for the fest Rangraliyan.

TAJ POSHI, the new head board of area replaced the old one, the tables & the tablers were awarded for the remarkable work done in the past year, our table bagged 4 awards! Few new posts of convenors were announced this time considering the natural calamities & harnessing natural resources.

11:30pm:War of the DJs! salute to the tabling spirit, tablers enjoyed the musical night availing the special scheme of the head board.

The next morning, the new head board sat down to jot the agenda of the new tabling year. Soon after the AEX, it was time for tables to bid good bye each other with great memories. Our table extended the fest to lie down at the pool side, to relax & rejuvenate.

Tr. Gaurav Agarwal
KCRT 111

Vizag RT 77 at the Area AGM

77 at the AREA AGM Bezzwada Galatta 2.0

Area AGM, a time to celebrate and look back on the year gone by at Area 9. It was a very important and a milestone AGM for us at 77 as our very own Tr . Sandeep Chowdhary was all set to take over the highest post at the area as the Area Chairman. History was made that day as he was yet another area chairman from 77. A proud moment for the 77 family.  Also, Tr. Umesh Padia took over as Area fellowship convenor and Tr. Ramayya took over as Area Projects convenor. …and Tr. Sandeep Reddy took over as the go green convenor; Major milestones for 77.

It all started on Friday night 2nd September 2016, a big contingent of us 77ers and 41ers travelled for the AREA AGM to Vijaywada  to show our support and encouragement .

When we got on the train and settled down, we were in no mood to sleep immediately so we chatted on the train and pulled each other’s legs. We made so much noise on the train that the other passengers told us to quiet down. We told them that we will try to keep it down but we are trying our best to be well behaved and that they were lucky that we had not started singing yet (haha). We spent time chatting for a very long time. It happened to be Tr. Rohit’s wife Vamika’s birthday so we had a cake cutting for her on the train. We continued chatting until late and then it was time for all of us to call it a night. However, there were still some of our tablers and Sq.Legs who were awake in other bogies and they continued the night by singing the night away till 5 AM.

The next morning, we reached Vijaywada at around 7 AM. Tablers from VRT 68 had come to receive us. We got into our respective cars and headed for the venue which was Hailand Resort, a beautiful property on the outskirts in between Vijaywada and Guntur. It also had a nice theme park and water park.

When we reached the hotel, we were greeted with a grand welcome with a dhol playing. We checked into the hotel and then went for breakfast. After breakfast, some of the ladies and twinklers headed straight for the water park. They had a great time being inside the pool while some of us others got ready for the morning AGM sessions and the rest of the ladies just wanted to relax. Some of us went to the spa for a nice massage.

By the time the AGM sessions started it was 12 noon. The theme for the AGM was Bezzawada Galatta 2.0 and boy they did create a lot of a Galata!!!! Some of the major highlights of the morning session was the sergeants act where the theme for the act was a radio show where the sergeants would pick tablers to dedicate songs to each other. The tablers would request a song but since it was supposed to be a new radio channel, a song would be played that was almost close to the dedicated song, It was a typical radio show where RJs would talk about latest news in tabling in typical radio jockey style. It was very entertaining.

It was raining awards for 77. During the morning session, we received awards for:

Star Treasurer recognition award
COM for Extension
Award for Publicity
Award for Projects
COM for Community service
COM for Twinklers.

These were the awards that we had won in the morning session.  There were still more to come for the chairman’s banquet in the evening.

After the morning session, we stayed back in the hall to chat and pose for pictures. We wound up by 4PM. Some went back to rest while others were just killing time till evening.

For the Chairman’s banquet we dressed in our best and were ready to witness history. The evening began with introduction of the present Area head table members along with their better halves and also the dignitaries from the National Board. Tr. Sandeep entered the hall along with all the ladies of 77 (haha) After the introductions it was time to give away the main awards of the evening, we received the following awards :

COM for fellowship
Award for best Chairman
Award for Balanced activity
Award for convention.

6 awards and 6 COM’s an achievement we can all be proud of!!!

After the presentation of awards, it was time for Chairman Vinay to give his outgoing speech. He thanked all the tablers for their support and for congratulated area 9 for the  outstanding work done throughout the year and then came the moment we were all waiting for as Tr. Vinay invested the Area chairman’s jewel on the new chairman, our very own Tr. Sandeep Chowdhary. It was a proud moment for all of us. Area Chairman, Tr. Sandeep gave his incoming address and urged everyone to continue the good work being done this year also. He also encouraged 41ers children to join the wonderful movement of tabling.  After his welcome address, he announced his team and spoke a few words, During the banquet, awards from the friendship day competition organized by the fellowship team were given away .

Sq. Leg Raghu was awarded for his “Yeh haat mujhe dede Thakur” caption.

After the chairman’s banquet, the informal night began with performances from the host table VRT 68 which was appreciated by everyone. They made a lot of Galatta here too.  After that the DJ took over for the night and we partied till the wee hours of the morning. Some of us had a flight to catch back home while others who were on the area board attended the AEX and came back by evening.

All in all, an AGM to remember forever….

Tr. Shashank Dutt Kancharla,
Vizag RT 77


Bareilly RT 45 rocks Area 8 AGM

The AGM of the Butterfly

…and the Oscar goes to the Butterfly! Titanic won 9! Bareilly RT 45 won 9! So it is safe to say that we did at the Area what Titanic had done at the Oscars!

Best FTE Project – Best Community Service – Extension Trophy – Balanced Activity Shield – The Fellowship Trophy – Best New Floor Tabler – Best Chairman – Recognition for National Fellowship Event Participation – Recognition for Newest Attending Circler!

Well this was the highlight of the AGM. The butterfly had roared like a dragon and 45 was on fire. The AGM began much before the scheduled date. Excitement was abuzz at RT 45 as everyone knew that the seeds had been sown and it was time to reap the benefits. With the themes in place, the people attending the AAGM got together to discuss the same and what ensued was fellowship at its best. Laughter riots became a recurring phenomenon as we brainstormed on the skit and dress codes but nothing ever finalized on the skit front although we all coordinated to become Sheikhs minus the Ferraris.

On 19th August, 2 convoys were set to depart for Agra, one led by Tr.Aditya Murti and the other by Tr.Siddharth Khanna. While the one led by Tr.Aditya carried the senior citizens of 45 and 136, the convoy led by Sid was more on the young side (handsome, sexy and full on enthu types). (Adi bhai – I am just joking – you are younger than we ever could be. Mayur bhai – you are old though. No excuses there). Eventually the senior citizens bullied us and both convoys converged to go together. (Also I don’t know why we were going separately in the first place. Anyways). With freedom drive stickers on our cars and the Tabling spirit in our hearts, 13 of us left Bareilly at 8:00 a.m. for the Area AGM “Rangraliyan” at Agra. Stopping and eating at different pit stops, laughing at the PJs of Mayur Bhai out of respect and singing to the tunes of old Hindi songs can be said to be the minutes of our journey.

12:55 p.m.: Reach Agra. Proceed to Registration Counter. Warm Welcome by Team Rangraliyan. Head for lunch/ siesta/ swimming/ pin collection and/or “maaroing”.

4:30 p.m.: Proceed for 4th AEX. Loooooooooooong session filled with recaps and applauses and the super t-shirt change act of the Sergeant, our very own Tr.Aditya Murti. Post AEX we left for Bowling and Pool session at the Hotel where Tr.Nikhil evinced his heroics despite having an upset stomach or wait was that Tr.Sunny. Anyways whoever it was, the only thing we advised him was ki zyaada pressure mat lagana nahi toh ganda ho jaayega.

9:00 p.m.: Finally we go for the Sheikhs and Haseena Social. Finally because nobody was ready to leave the room. What followed can’t be expressed in words over here. One had to be there to understand it.

3:00 a.m.: ZzzZZzzz……

Day 2 aka AGM day

After a good breakfast, very different from the chai samosa ritual of 45, the Tablers of 45 headed for the morning session of the Area AGM. Accolades, appreciation, recap of the year gone by, pinning, and a rocking sergeant act by Tanvir bhai and Morris minuted the session. Post the AGM we all headed for a swim/ siesta/ pannchi pheta and et al only to reassemble at night what we or rather everyone knew was going to be the night of the butterfly and it was going to echo the roar of 45 and that is exactly what happened. Bareilly RT 45 grabbed 9 awards and 3 recognitions in total – 12! Huge! Massive! Didn’t want more! It felt like that innings of Sachin when he made 200 runs – superb! Best FTE Project – Best Community Service – Extension Trophy – Balanced Activity Shield – The Fellowship Trophy – Best New Floor Tabler – Best Chairman – Recognition for National Fellowship Event Participation – Recognition for Newest Attending Circler! Recognition for hosting the amazing Area’s Buddy Night by the convenor Tr.Aditya, and recognition was also received by Tr.Abhinav and our Chairman Tr.Alpit for their efforts towards Tabling. What followed was celebration of our very own Sidda Paaji’s birthday with his face being submerged in the cake, thus ruining it for everybody kyuki unku beard bahut lambi aur ghani hai and there was a 99 percent chance that one or more hair would have stayed back to enjoy the cake. Thanks Kapil, thanks for ruining the cake. Just joking magar Kanpur aakar badla loonga – aisa mai nahi Sidda paaji kehte hai!

Day 3

Bye bye. Tata. Alloha. Arrivederci. See you when we see you. While this was what the majority did, some of us (the Area Board) attended the 1st AEX and chalked out a solid plan for the coming year.

Therafter. We Departed as the Departed theme echoed behind (atleast in my mind, it did)


Yours in Tabling,
LMF Tr.Bharat Agarwal
Treasurer – Bareilly RT 45
Area Editor/ IT Convenor – Area 8