Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Annual Get Together, 2009, Abbottabad, Day-2

The day on 12th April 2009 started with a usual golfers' morning. Though the attendance was not as rich as 2008, still more than 50 officers and their families made it to the second day. While the golfers were away, the rest of the non-golfers and families were taken to the PT School for a spectacular Paragliding show and a demo on Unarmed Combat.

Upon return of the families from the PT School, putting competition for the ladies and children, folk dances by recruits of the Piffers Centre, mouth watering brunch - served with sweet and sour Lassi, lots of laughter and photos followed.

The prize distribution ceremony was the last event to award prizes ladies-children and male golfers and participants of musical chair. The best part of the ceremony was the departure from the usual and instead of calling the seniors members, Hashim and Ikram Kiani were invited for prize distribution. For giving away prizes to the ladies and girls, Begum Javed Sultan was honoured to be the chief guest for the day and called upon to give away the prizes. Before the prize distribution ceremony, Munawar Ahmed Sulehria headed a joint "Fateha" for all the deceased course mates, near and dear ones of those alive and a prayer for the love and happiness for all course mates, their families and relatives. 

While winding up, the course secretary Asif commended and lauded the efforts of Ghazanfar and the Piffers Centre for making the gathering a memorable and cherished event forever. Asif must also be complemented for taking a departure from the usual for selecting the Chief Guests and event guests and also assisting Ghazanfar for arranging and coordinating the show.

The wonderful two days at Abbottabad ended with a group photo and a hearty thank you to Ghazanfar for having arranged two of the best events consecutively, that is 2008 and this year 2009.