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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

St.Xavier's Old Boys Reunion - Farewell Dinner

The farewell dinner on Day 2 ( 17th November 2013) was held at the Patna Golf Club.
Patna Golf Club History:
1916 was a hallmark year in the history of Patna with the founding of the ‘South Bihar Gymkhana Club’ which was later rechristened as the Patna Golf Club. Sprawling over 165 acres this is the sole club for the golf lovers. The ‘South Bihar Gymkhana Club’

stretched from Government House in the west to Bihar Gymkhana Club in the south. The 1st secretary and president of the club were H.K Briscoe and W. Maude. Formerly, the club used to serve as the ground for playing golf and polo by the British Officers and the socialites. After the Second World War, the British lost interest in maintaining the club’s ground and polo’s popularity as a sport also diminished. In 1956, the District Judges J.G.Shearer and K.Banerji stepped in and decided to take necessary measures for the revival of the club’s golfing activities. The name of club was changed from the ‘South Bihar Gymkhana Club’ to ‘Patna Golf Club’ and consequently, the ground, solely began being used for golf.
Through its glorious journey of 96 years of existence, Patna Golf Club has pioneered and encouraged the game of Golf amongst all ages and sections of society.  The vast course serves as a training ground to the young budding golfers to achieve their dreams in the days to come. Many popularl golf tournaments such as Basant Utsav, Heat and Dust Golf Tournament etc, are hosted by the club annually. Due to all these endeavours the magnificent game of Golf has found an irreplaceable place in the state of Bihar.
The farewell dinner commenced around 8.00 pm at night.It was as usual cocktails, snacks & dinner. There were also many speeches by participants and thanksgiving to the organizers. The reunion had been a wonderful event and by the time we reached the finale at The Patna Golf Club there was a tinge of sadness as the proceeding were coming to an end.The mood that prevailed at the farewell dinner is aptly demonstrated in the below video & pictures. Cheers. Adieu until 2015.
 

And for the final session - We all Xavierian's 56-65 meet again a t the Golf Club.
Vinay Sinha regaled the gathering with his melodious voice - he kept belting out the golden oldies from the 60's and 70's. Kavitha Shivaji, Luxmi Shil& Meena Jayanth look on in admiration.
The ladies are all seated as usual - Meena Brajeswar, Mrs.Prabhat Sinha, Mrs.Mukku Parimal, Mrs.Anoop Grover.
Mrs.Luxmi Shil, Mrs.Kavitha Rai Shivaji Nath, & Mrs Meena Jayanth Thakur    looking completely relaxed !        
Binny Kochar normally balances his budgets - here he is seen balancing his Chivas Regal :) Prabhat looks on in amazement.
Dr.Eqbal reciting a poem which he has composed especially for the occasion.
Ashok Varma in colorful head gear looks cheerfully and intently at the camera.
Prabhat Sinha takes center stage and has the audience enthralled.
Mrs.Mukku Parimal Dayal climbed on the sofa set and gave a big vote of thanks on behalf of the ladies.
And finally it was time to bid adieu - Sayonara. What a fantastic two days it was. It was with a tinge of sadness that we departed.

12 comments:

  1. So glad you all had a great time, nice making more memories with your old friends. Happy Holidays and I wish you all the best in 2014!

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  2. It looks like very happy. It's nice to meet old friends and renew old friendship.
    Wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  3. I am sure you would have enjoyed a lot. I have experienced this during my husband's college meet. He is from PSG. His batch mates meet every 2-3 years.

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  4. Great photos. I haven't visited in a while because your profile in any posts you make was the Google+, which I don't have, or want. :( I was able to find you through the Google+ profile because you allowed this post to appear there. Thank you so much for continuing to follow my blog...Merry Christmas to you! I am now following you here, anonymously (due to all the spam some bloggers get).

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  5. Wonderful post with images. It is always delightful to meet the old buddies.

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  6. So much of happiness is reflected in all the images Ram :) Glad you had a great reunion!

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  7. Looks like all had a good time even though it was a farewell....nice

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  8. Golf is a nice sport and the ladies look so beautiful!
    Greetings from Holland

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  9. Great job Ram. I only hope our 'boys' have been seeing the photos & appreciating your effort !

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    1. Thanks Amarendra. Unfortunately very few of our class mates are computer savvy. Hence I think the viewership is limited to a few people only.

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  10. Even your grand children will see these pictures later and feel your happiness of this day, Ram. Be happy always!

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  11. Love seeing the ladies in their pretty clothing!

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