The new leaders of BNI Elegance kickstarted the term by celebrating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The theme for the big event was Gandhigiri.
Dressed in their ethnic best, the members of the Elegance Team came into the meet with a new drive, ready to take on the new term.
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was set up at the entrance. The meeting hall sported a patriotic look; balloons in tricolors and Gandhiji’s quotes were seen all around the room.
The term Gandhigiri came to life through the Bollywood blockbuster film Munna Bhai MBBS where Gandhiji would appear as an apparition only visible to the gangster Munna Bhai, counseling him on how to deal with everyday problems using ‘Gandhigiri’ (a philosophy of non violence) instead of ‘dadagiri’ (a slang term for bullying).
“During the meeting, each member had 30 seconds to present their views on Gandhigiri. It was a very interesting and entertaining session highlighting the principles of Gandhiji and integrating them into problem-solving, critical thinking and building new understandings”, says a BNI member.
There were members dressed as Munnabhai and his sidekick Circuit in keeping with the theme. Not far behind on the entertainment forefront was the newly elected President Suman Roy. He joined in the fun, motivating and welcoming members by singing Bollywood songs.
The members also welcomed their new leadership team; President Suman Roy (representing Divergent Allegiance), key members Celine Gonsalves (Casa Sophia homestays), Crispino Dourado (photography), Tejas Kamat (Kamta Trading Company).
All in all, the event was well organized and was a successful start to the new term. The leadership team looks forward to taking Elegance to greater heights.
Like they say at BNI Elegance “ we are fun, we are one… we give business to everyone!”