Friday, September 10, 2010

North America 06 Sept 2010 - OBA Meet – NJ
What a Meet it was!!!!

Thursday, 9 September, 2010 1:50 PM

YOU AJEETS!!! THANK YOU to everyone for making the OBA meet in NJ truly a memorable one. This meet further cemented the truthTHANK  that the spirit of "Ajeet Hain, Abheet Hain" never fades from the hearts of every Ajeet. This meeting also personified the will power of ajeets who cut across all barriers and crossed all hurdles to make it to this event to re-invigorate that school bond, meet and share their experiences, build camaraderie and stamp with authority that Ajeets’ events come ahead of everything else.
We had a decent turn out of Ajeets for the event that ranged from Roll No:250 Dinesh Malhotra to Siddangouda Khot. It would have been great had many other Ajeets joined us. Nevertheless, I am hoping that the efforts of the below Ajeets will inspire many of us not to miss the next one. In all we had about 25 Ajeets along with their family who attended the meet. Representation ranged from Boston to California.
Dayanand Allapur: Cut short his trip to Peru, flew overnight along with his wife to attend the event in NJ. And Yes!, what a talk he gave. Kudos to you sir!
San Asuti: Flight delays, mechanical problems, flying cross country, none of these deterred our very own entrepreneur who shared his wisdom with the acronym LED that I think is very apt and key to being successful.
Prakash Motagi: Wake up at 4AM and started driving with wife and two kids after an event that ended past midnight the previous day. Talk about commitment and energy to pull the family to a meet like this. To top it all, his talk is already generating requests for him to continue the series and share with Ajeets community.
Siddanagouda Khot: Flew from California with his better half, carried awesome school T-shirts and school-Ties to the event just for this OBA meet.
Raj Sulegavi: Flight and train from Ohio to be with us all and uphold the spirit of Ajeets
M S Sanjay : Speeding tickets were ignored when the sole aim was to attend the OBA meet driving all the way from Niagara to NJ. Way to go M.S
Dr Faroqui : Thank you for taking care of Mrs Bhatt and driving her to and from from her home. Yes! Dr Faroqui along with the chief guest were the first to the venue at 8:30AM sharp. Talk about being on time.
Thank you to Mrs Bhatt for the nostalgic speech and for the sheer energy she showed to attend the event and talk to every Ajeet that attended the meet. We were blessed to have her for the meet.
Hip hip hooray to these Ajeets who attended this event despite many odds stacked against them.
It was very nostalgic to see many Ajeets after a very long time. The video messages from the Principal, Headmaster, Staff and students from the school were very touching. The other school videos truly took us back in time and the discussion about school then and now was priceless. Thanks to VijayKumar sir -English teacher who helped us get these done from school.
The newly procured mementos, school ties, school caps, and school T-shirts were awesome and everyone loved and took them along as prized souvenirs.

We started with school song, enjoyed the QUIZ show (Thank you Usman and the tie-breaker question), and some humor in the end by Jagadev Galagali.
We also formed the initial core committee to lead the way for the next OBA meet and run the North America chapter for the next 2 years. This is only the initial committee and these folks will reach out to other Ajeets and have representatives from other regions as well and expand the team.
Ajay Mundlur will lead the team with support from Ravindra Basapuri, Basavaraj Kollur, M S Sanjay, Siddanagouda Khot and new members to be added. CONGRATS!!! Ajay and team.
Last but not the least, I must thank everyone who supported directly or indirectly to make this event a success. I would not like to list out the names for I may miss one and not do justice to everyone’s efforts. You all know who you are. Thanks to your family as well who supported you in making this event a memorable one and the results of your hard work was there for everyone to see with impeccable arrangements and conduct of the meet. Thank you core committee. All the Tue night conf calls paid off and I am so glad to have worked with all of you. The credit goes to your leadership, ideas and finally execution.
The photos of the same are uploaded to picassa at
PS: We will share with the group the financial details as soon as we complete and consolidate the accounting. Please standby.
Thanks and Regards
/Raj Galagali 1448 VIJ
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