PM Article – PMPC 2017 Volunteer Celebration


PMPC 2017 Volunteer Celebration


– Selva Vijay, Volunteer & Organizing Committee Member

After months of hard work to deliver an event of such a magnitude with more than 600+ delegates, next up without any question was celebrating the success. An escape into a faraway place. A just reward to one’s family that was supportive and sacrificed a great deal while we spent time organizing the PMPC event. The outcome – a grand PMI Family Day event!

Meticulous planning was the key to the much-awaited celebration. A day out with an extended PMI family at Mango Mist Resort on 2nd September. The resort was chosen with care to give the families a feeling of home away home where one can enjoy a weekend in the lap of nature with all modern amenities. A wonderful opportunity to know, understand, learn and appreciate each other better.

True to its name, Mango Mist Resort is a beautiful place, ideal for a family’s day out. It is spread over 10 acres of land surrounded by lush mango trees situated on Bannerghatta road, about 25 kms away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Definitely a place to unwind.

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Despite a heavy downpour, volunteers turned up enthusiastically with their families. There were over 100 people who joined the celebration. The day started with a delicious breakfast, meeting & greeting and a photo shot of the moment with the families. Later the families moved into the open hall set to enjoy the fun-filled activities; there were several to choose from and to engage each and every member in a family. The elderly took a walk around the greenery or just relaxed on the stone benches. The youngsters with adventurous streak went for rock climbing, zip line and zorbing, and Burma bridge rope ladder, among others. Sport aficionados preferred football, cricket, table tennis and volleyball. The children enjoyed swimming in the pool and the play area. The biggest hit of all was the fish spa.

Towards the end, we all gathered to listen to a short speech from the president

Mr. Basu Dutta. The finale was mementos to volunteers in recognition of our contribution to make the PMPC event a success.

A special thanks to the Chapter Board Members Balakrishna Kasibatla and Praveen Jangira for organizing such a wonderful event. The children enjoyed the day out and the gifts brought smiles into their faces. The day was fun and fulfilling with good many people around, yet quiet, calm and serene. It was a day to cherish.