A Younited Ultim8 “Dream Come True” moment
A dream moment narrated straight by Area 8 Extension Convener LMF Tr. Khushal Bhargava.
I still remember the day when RTI President Tr. Deepak Manu Menda during LMRT 255 inauguration oath mentioned Aims and objects of Round Table India:
- To develop the fellowship of young men through the medium of their business and professional occupations and community service activities.
- To encourage active and responsible citizenship by cultivating the highest ideals in business, professional and civic traditions.
- To promote and further international understanding friendship and co-operation.
- To promote the extension of the association
The above 4 magical points still echo my ears whenever I explain tabling to any individual, BUT the last point motivate and energise me the most, hence when our current Area Chairman Tr. Taran asked me as to which convenership I wish to choose I opted for Extension.
The dream that every NP,Area Chairman and Table Chairman look was laid down from day one of the new tabling year 2017-18 when the baton of AC was passed from Tr. Siddharth to Tr. Taran. It was a heartening moment that the first un-official meet was conducted in presence of IPC Tr. Siddhartha Gupta at Moradabad and Sitapur in the month of July 2017. Post that there was no looking back. It is with the coordination of Area 8 Head Board and both sponsor table LMRT 255(for both Sitapur & Moradabad) & BRT45(for Moradabad) “a dream became a reality when both tables Sitapur and Moradabad were inaugurated on 23rd Dec,2017 in presence of NVP Tr.Dhruv Dalmia,National Ext. Con. Tr. Chirag Sethi,National Project Con. Tr. Moriya Philip,Area 8 Head Board and representatives of 9 tables. The momentum was on and in almost every 10 days a contact meet was executed and extension process was in full swing towards the D day. We did LAPD sessions where Sitapur LAPD was taken by AC Tr. Taran accompanied by AST Tr. Suyash and Moradabad was taken by HT Sq.Lg. Aditya Murty and AST Tr. Suyash Kapur. They also did community projects before the Charter.
The ball was rolling and April 7th was finalised as the Charter day of both tables together in Lucknow.This is for the first time that in the history of Area 8 and very few places in RTI that a Twin Charter was a reality. The entire process took 9 months of continuous contact meets where we even failed to conduct few meets but finally we made it. The meets include regular guidance and motivation to new tables by Area HB Tr. Taran,Tr. Rishabh,Tr.Suyash,both sponsor table HB and National Extension team. As a floor tabler I learnt loads of things from the process which made me more confident as an individual in terms of responsibility,leadership and torch bearer to 31 new tablers.
The day arrived(April 7th,2018) and after noticing the the guest list which included NHB,AHB, tablers from Area 8 and various other Areas, it was a feeling as if either AAGM or some National event is taking place. LMRT255 jointly with Sitapur and Moradabad left no stone unturned to make the day a historic one. Since morning LMRT planned Bhumi Poojan of their first FTE project, then in afternoon we planned sports Wheelchair donation to UP wheelchair team and in the night the Grand Charter. The Twin Charter had the guest list including Natioanl President Tr. Chris,NVP Tr. Dhruv Dalmia,National Extension Conveners Tr. Ajmal Dastagir & Tr. Chirag Sethi, NPC Tr. Moriya Philip, Area Chairman Tr. Taran,AVC Tr. Rishabh, AST Tr. Suyash,IPC Tr. Siddharth,NHT Sq. Lg. Rajpreet, HT Sq. Lg. Aditya, Tr. Nikhil Sethia from Kolkata,Tablers from KCRT 111,LRT 136,LTRT 207 and BRT 45 along with families of SRT 318 & MRT 319.
Each NHB member and AHB member praised the efforts for forming two tables together and awarded Tr. Robin,Tr. Siddharth,Tr. Khushal with President medal and Area 8 Star award for the the addition of twin tables in Area 8. The stage was set and it was the time to present the Plague Card when Tr. Chirag played a prank of not receiving the Plague cards of both tables. After the prank was successful both the Charter Chairman Tr. Ashish & Tr. Shalabh along with their teams were called to accept the association letter. In front of 75+ tablers and guests the history was created and two new tables with 31 new members were inducted in RTI family. The celebration started with opening of champagne and ended with grand social till 4am in morning. Special thanks to the wonderful sergeanting of Tr. Yugesh Sethia who made us laugh with his awesome skills.
I wish to extend special thanks to the Area 8 Head board,National Extension team,Tr. Abhishek Kapoor ,Tr. Rajit ,Tr. Siddhartha Khanna,Team SRT318,MRT319 and Tr. Robin who made the journey successful for a Grand Charter.