Table AGM is one event which everyone in our Table looks forward too as it has now become a custom in PURT144 to have an overnight outbound AGM every year. It is family time for bonding, fun, laughter, jokes and lots of masti. This year outgoing Chairman Anuj appointed Tr Mihir Shah and Tina Shah as Convenors for the Table AGM and they planned it well in advance.
Rooms for all couples were booked at Radisson Karjat. We departed for the AGM from Pune on the morning of 7th July and reached the venue by 10.30 AM. The AGM venue was stunning, all decked up with backdrops, awards on one side, Screen on the other, dias for the Table headboard in place, name tags of all ladies, Tablers and square legs on the round tables. The decor was perfect as it should have been for a grand AGM.
PURT 144 was also blessed to have Area Chairman Avinash Agarwal as the Area Observer for the AGM and two special guests – Tr Darshan Kabra, Area Vice Chairman and Tr Prakash Shah, Area Project Convenor as part of our Table AGM.
Soon the AGM started with Ch Anuj convening the meeting with a toast to President Republic of India and toast to Sponsor Table PRT15. This was followed by Sceretary Akshay Badjate reading out the notice and followed by other formal procedures. Newest Tr Akash Sancheti was invited to read out the Aims and Objects.
Ch Anuj then welcomed every one and then appointed Tr Sahitya Dewda and Reshma Dewda and Square leg Vijay Agarwal as Seargents for the evening. Seargents declared the rules and then Chairman Anuj proceeded with the formal part of the meeting.
The first presentation of the AGM was a long secretary report in the form of a video containing all the work done in the previous year to a foot tapping music which everyone loved. Also included along with photos were some smart and hilarious comments on most of these photos by our secretary Akshay. The report was a very good reflection of all the work done in previous year and it was quite a lot! More than 75 fellowship events, 12 non-FTE events, inauguration of the pilot ITC school and lots of recognitions during the year showcased the calibre of a relatively new team at the helm of PURT144.
Another highlight of the AGM was the hilarious Seargenting. Sahitya and Reshma caught on to the Area election mood and did a fab job interviewing each other as candidates – Yogesh Agarwal and Kapil Shah. Our Table which was in the midst of the election storm could instantly connect to the same and laughed along with every joke. Sq. Leg Vijay Agarwal showed once again why he is the guru of fellowship. His lone act of Seargenting depicting a story on how our Charter Chairman Kiran Sanghvi gets kidnapped by Veerappan and how different ladies and Tablers approach Veerapan to release Kiran was outstanding. He did mimicry of many Tablers and Ladies too!! And he was spot on!! It was unbelievably funny and very very different from what we have usually seen.
Next Ch. Anuj gave away all the awards to fellow Tablers for contributing towards the movement through PURT144. Congratulations to all the winners:
1 BEST SOCIAL – RUPESH, SHARMILI, JIGNESH & JAGRUTI
2 BEST DEBUT SOCIAL – NIKUNJ, DIVYA
3 LADIES CONVERNOR – NAYANA,AAHANA
4 CLASSY SOCIAL – SOHAN, NAYANA, KARAN & TANIA
5 DUS BAHAANE (GOLD) – VINAY&POONAM, HASMEET&KANCHAN and SANJAY&KAVITA
6 DUS BAHAANE (SILVER)- SHIVAM&TANU, SOHAN&NAYANA and RUPESH&SHARMILI
7 DUS BAHAANE (BRONZE)- YOGESH&AAHANA, KAPIL&PARIDHI and KARAN&TANIA
8 FLOOR TABLER – SHIVAM
9 BEST EVENT (INTERTABLE) – SHIVAM ( RAVAN DHAYAN)
10 ABSOLUTE ATTENDANCE MIHIR SHAH
11 YOU ARE A GEM (CHAIRMAN’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION)
- a) PINKY JAIN
- b) JEWEL RUPESH
- c) KANCHAN AJMANI
- d) SANJAY KANAKIA
- e) AMIT & MINAL
- f) MIHIR (FOR IPL
We also had a retirement amongst us. Tr Amit Waikar retired from a short active Tabling journey but his contribution towards PURT144 and RTI was outstanding. He and Minal are true champions of Non FTE projects for PURT144. They both are self motivated individuals and driven largely by their passion to contribute and do their best for underprivileged. It was heart warming to see a short video on their journey as active Tabler couple with 144. But as 144 moto goes “Once a Tabler, always a Tabler”. We are sure Amit and Minal will always abide by this and keep contributing to the movement as and when they can. 144 wishes them all the very best for all their future endeavours.
After this Ch Anuj gave small mementos to everyone thanking them for all the contribution made last year. Then the moment of changeover arrived. Ch Anuj handed over his jewel to incoming Chairman Saurabh Kataria followed by presentation of year logo and theme of Carpe Diem by the Ch Saurabh. This was followed by another presentation and welcoming his new team of office bearers. Thereafter, Area Chairman Avinash congratulated and spoke highly about work done by PURT144 last year and he gave his best wishes to Saurabh for the upcoming year. After some further formal proceedings and changeover of Club 157, the meeting was finally closed by Chairman Saurabh.
After the closure of formal meeting part, everyone went to their rooms to get ready for the party. The post AGM party went on till 4 AM in the morning with everyone enjoying it thoroughly.
In all it was a fab AGM for all of us. We wish Tr Saurabh and his team all the very best for a wonderful year ahead.