Nagpur: The main lifeline of Round Table India is “Service through Fellowship”. It is through the fellowship of young men that Round Table India has served the community for so many decades. Following the unwritten rule of Round Table India, Nagpur Round Table-83 had organized one of the many fellowship dinners where the wives (members of the Ladies Circle) were invited to enjoy a time of fellowship with Tablers of NRT-83.
The theme for the Fellowship Dinner of NRT-83 was Black & White Era. The dress-code too was the attire of Black & White Era.
While the men were dresses with Black suits with mufflers loosely wrapped around the neck, the attire of ladies ranged from black evening gowns to one-piece black or white dresses. Some women even sported beautiful sarees.
After certain ice-breaking games, other games were played which tested the efficient co-ordination between the husband and the wife as a couple. Gaiety, Fun, frolic and easy camaraderie were observed.
Though this was a fellowship dinner organized to be informal, the Tablers followed their usual routine. The assembly was called to attention. The aims and objectives were read-out. A toast was raised to the Round Table-19 from Mumbai who were instrumental in setting-up NRT-83. After deferring all the other points on the agenda, two main points were taken up.
- Induction of Chartered Accountant Kapil Hirani
- Nomination of Tabler Rahul Agrawala as the next Secretary and Treasurer of Area-3.
Concept behind Fellowship Dinners
These times of fellowship often perform the role of establishing and developing efficient bonding. 1. The bonding of wives with wives, 2. The bonding of wives with other Tablers, 3. The bonding of Tablers with Tablers etc.
This time of fellowship and bonding also helps the wives to understand and comprehend the philanthropic activities which the Tablers (their husbands) are involved in, which in turn aid in wives playing a supportive role in the Tablers (husbands) achieve the aims and objectives of the Table. Often many new ideas and concepts emerge in these fellowship dinners. On a regular basis, NRT-83 also holds a fellowship time where the families of every Tabler come together and have a good fellowship. This Intra-families and Inter-families bonding becomes imperative in NRT-83 achieving its goals of undertaking big projects, community service, and service during crisis at different parts of the country.
By Samuel Gunasekharan.
Pics by Amol Gajbhiye.