Infosys Toastmasters Bhubaneswar SEZ Celebrates 50th Session
The 50th session of Infosys Toastmasters Bhubaneswar SEZ was held on the 6th of July from 3 PM onwards.
The gala event was indeed a first of its kind because it was the first time a speech marathon was held in Odisha. The event was kicked off by the Sergeant-at-Arms who laid down the ground rules for the session. The session was formally declared open by the new president, TM Swayam Sarkar. The host and anchor for the session TM Smita Pati next invited DTM Saurabh Chandra Tripathy for hosting the EC installation ceremony where the club officers were sworn in.
The speech marathon was started in style with video testimonials from all the area, division and district level officers. There were eight participants from Infosys Toastmasters Bhubaneswar, TCS Maitree Toastmasters Club Bhubaneswar, TCS Maitree Toastmasters Club Bhubaneswar Kalinga Park and Tech Mahindra Toastmasters Club. After the speeches, a video was played showing the journey of ITB SEZ over the last one year. The quarterly club newsletter ‘Luminary’ was launched by the editor in chief and VP-PR of the club, TM Somali Malik. Ballots were cast for the best speaker and TM Kaushik Bhattacharya from ITB was voted as the winner. The final segment consisted of the award ceremony for the winners of the Tall Tales contest and memento distribution for all the participants from visiting clubs. The session drew to a close with the distribution of food packets for all the guests and participants and the cake cutting ceremony.
The session was declared closed after the vote of thanks by the Club President.