A year back, five individuals sat in the office of Jamshedpur branch of ICAI with the great task of leading the CA students’ association for the year ahead. Not everyone was in the room by their own choice; some were there for the sake of friendship while some were blackmailed (read emotionally harassed) by their ex-colleagues to file their nomination. Nonetheless, when we left the room that day, all four of them said the same thing to me, “Ye team tumhi ko lekar chalna hai.”
And thus, the journey of CICASA Committee 2016-17 began:
13th August, 2016- Elocution and Quiz Contest
Our first event, where we got a breeze of what is coming and where the first unofficial meeting for allocation of posts were held:
Arsh- Vice Chairman (Kyuki Nitish ko VC nahi banana hai)
Pallavi- Secretary (Kyuki Secretary hi stage par bolti hai)
Ayush- Treasurer (Kyuki ye Marwari hai aur iske Papa Branch Chairman)
Nitish and Anurag- Executive Committee Members
15th August, 2016- Football and Volleyball Tournament
Held in the midst of scorching heat and refreshing rains, this event was remarkable for two reasons- first, Puma footballs became a part of Jamshedpur CICASA family and second, it was the beginning of Anurag’s winning stint in CICASA sports events.
Winners of Football- Team Red (Captain: Anurag)
Winners of Volleyball- Kedia-Padia Brothers (Captain: Anurag)
After a break of 3 months, we met our Chairman and told him about our plans for November.
14th November, 2016- Childrens’ Day
The best feeling in the world is the joy of giving, is what we understood as we spent the day with students of ‘Masti ki Paathshala.’
27th November, 2016- YouthVibe-the Thaaaa Fest
The name was suggested by our VC Arsh, who said, “Kuch bhi ho, naam se thaaaa wali feeling aani chahiye” and Bam– there was YouthVibe- the thaaaa fest. From making arrangements for food to tenthouse and interacting with everyone, we poured our heart and soul into the event and the result was an amazing day in the history of CICASA, not to forget the 11 am meetings above Desi Tadka, daily trips to aldine, the suicidal dosa at Dosa Hut and food tasting at Marwari Bhojnalay.We learnt a lot of lessons after his event, the biggest being teamwork and unity.
25th December, 2016- Tashan-e-Cricket
Oh this was not an easy task. With our mastermind on study leave, all we did was go in a vicious circle of rejecting nad getting rejected by Cricket ground authorities. Finally settling on Agrico ground, the event was good but the coordination was still missing.
Captain of the Winner team? (guess, guess- it was Anurag :D)
22nd January, 2017- Indoor Sports Tournament
After a lot of persuasion and convincing and preparations we organized the Indoor Sports Tournament, with battle of the odds (Ayush and Arsh) being the highlight of the event. I happened to get Runners Up in Badminton doubles but the happiness was reduced to ashes when my mother remarked, “Committee mein ho to kya bache hue trophies bhi ghar le aaogi?”
The winner of men’s events was………….not Anurag (He happened to be runners up) :p
25-27th May, 2017- GST Seminar
We had sunk into our daily routine of articleship, thinking it was the end of our term when we got a call from Branch to organize the GST seminar. One could see the relief on Das Sir’s face when he said, “Chalo tumlog ke term mein educational event bhi ho gaya” 😀
27th June, 2017-Hip Hip Hurray!!
We were again going into study mode, now that Winter (read November) is coming, but then came the masterplan of Welcome celebrations on the eve of CA day. Having gained an expertise in working hard towards organizing any event, we rose to the occasion and organized a fair again- featured by rain dance and ending with Ayush and I going to any lengths to have our dosa 😀
29th June, 2017- Mega Entertainment Event
Mega Entertainment Event was a 10 to 10 (12 hour shift) for us but in the end it was a great evening with a lot of fun moments shared by us.
I came home on 29th and got a very strange feeling, because I knew that we might not get together like this again and spend so much time. So I took out my notebook and poured my heart into it so that our memories will always stay forever in my mind.
As we unofficially bid farewell to our term this CA day, here is a little something for you all:
Arsh: You grew tired of asking me not to shout on microphone, but then you knew I loved doing it again and again :p Thanks for taking me along with you from here to there with non stop entertaining Punjabi songs all the way. Sorry for hanging up without completing the whole conversation every time, my phone is to be blamed for this!
Ayush: Your “Ek cheez bolna hai” has led to innumerous discussions in our meetings before finally becoming your trademark. I have found a very dear and understanding friend in you that I will surely never try to lose!
Anurag: I knew you as Shipra Di’s friend and the guy with whom I shared a PC in ITT. But in the last 1 year, I have seen many shades of your personality- a hot headed Rajput bwoy who is not just hard working and responsible, but also emerges as the winner at the end of the day. Keep this attitude and you will go a long way in life!
Nitish: Even though I fight with you the most, you are my favourite! With your deadly punchlines in every situation to my irritation at your laziness, I will always remember those moments. By the way, your driving skills have improved over time!
Thankyou for being the best supporting team I could ever ask for!
You Know Who.