Surat welcomed the students of Nyenrode New Business School, Amsterdam, whole heartedly. Surat RT 135, along with Surat United RT 265 and Surat Central RT 195, hosted them from 24th November to 26th November. Surat was their last destination of the tour. They had come from Baroda after touring Ahmedabad. First stoppage was for lunch at Dominos Pizza, where the students greeted with us and enjoyed their coke and pizzas. After lunch we move to Naniba Ashramshala @Aaklanch, a FTE school built this year by the resources collected through NNBS students. There the students enjoyed the amazing performance done by the students of the ashramshala. They interacted with the kids. We could see a sense of satisfaction amongst the NNBS students and coaches, their efforts had paid off.
After visit to Namiba Ashramshala, we moved on to school @ Kureilia.This school is proposed for NNBS fund this year and work will be start in a few weeks’ time. The students had an interactive session with the kids here too. They also played with them.
After a long day at field, the students headed back to Surat city and checked in into Taj hotel. After an hour of relaxing, we headed for Infinity disc, where we had arranged a small dance party in honour of the NNBS students and coaches. The students danced to the tunes of English numbers and some desi raps too. Two students also turned DJ and entertained the whole lot for a few minutes too.
After infinity, Tr. Puneet hosted an after party at his residence to uplift the spirits of the students, before calling it a day.
Day 2 of NNBS students started with visit to Auro University. They had full tour of the University checking out the Library, Kitchen, Class Rooms, Gym, Games Room,
Meditation room, Auditorium, Administration, Hall of Nobility etc. There was a small lecture on demonetization too. Later they were facilitated and had light snacks before moving to Hare Krishna Diamond factory.
Hare Krishna Diamond factory is one of the biggest house of diamonds in Surat. The students were happy to know and learn how a raw diamond is cut and shaped into a beautiful looking piece. One of their representative gave full guided tour of their facility. After the Diamond factory visit, we moved on for lunch at KFC. The students relished the lunch.
Then we moved on to Kala Vaarso, a cultural programme, at the amphitheatre at Science centre. The students witnessed the cultural heritage of India in form of folk dances of Manipur Odisha, Maharashtra and Gujarat. They also did some shopping of traditional wear and indigenous stuffs.
After brief rest at hotel, we moved for football fellowship hosted by SRT 135. It was truly enthralling playing football with the students. After the fellowship, we moved on to have dinner at Barbeque Nation. After Barbeque Nation Tr. Puneet again hosted an after party at his residence to uplift the spirits of the students, before calling it a day.
Day 3 of students started with breakfast and swimming session @ Taj. Then they packed their luggage and got ready to go back to Ahmedabad from where they had to catch flight for Netherland. Before leaving from Surat they also had lunch at their hotel.
It was a good learning experience for NNBS students and tablers of Surat and good memories to cherish for lifetime.
Tr. Deepak Kherajani,
Chairman (2016-17), Surat RT 135