A Big Thank you from Team GKM 2016
It was the mother of all nights - the Dreamflower Grand Kazhaks Meet 2016!
Post the record numbers for Old Boys Day, the GKM too had a sizeable Kazhak crowd in attendance - the highest of the last three editions.
It didn't appear so easy when we, the batch of 1991, took on the responsibility of hosting the GKM 2016 six months back. The objective was to make the Old Boys Day more interesting and enlivening by changing the format to a full day reunion with some fun and leisure added in. It was intended to be the perfect way to relax with friends and families after a long day of formal activities in school. A great way to strengthen the OBA fraternity.
When we chose Kovalam, the message was clear: fun and leisure with near and dear ones at the beach. Everything came together well in the end, though the possibility of rain required that we move the event indoors. Nevertheless, the charm of it was not lost.
Today, when we see our group mail boxes and WhatsApp groups flooded with messages, we are truly humbled, and carry a big sense of gratitude -- that our efforts haven’t been in vain and we could do our bit in strengthening the OBA fraternity.
We thank you all for making GKM 2016 a success. We also thank
- Cdr Sam T Samuel (637/75), the President, OBA, who first mooted the idea of branding it GKM 2016 and gave us his whole hearted support and guidance.
- Mr Fazil AS (2452/94), Director, Dreamflower Housing Projects Pvt Ltd, Kochi, for being the Main Sponsor.
- Mr Sasikumar (551/74) MD, State Bank of Travancore, for being the Event Sponsor.
- Brig. Josekutty Kurien (596/74) who was instrumental in arranging 3 of our main sponsors.
- Mr Rajesh M (2002/90) CEO, Synergy Group for being the Associate Sponsor.
- Mr Sebastian Cherukara (825/77) Tea O' Clock, Tea Lounge, Restaurant & Touchings, for being the Associate Sponsor.
- OLD BOYS and their FAMILIES who joined the event and also those who could not join, but gave us a lot of support and publicity in gathering numbers through other groups, OBA Chapters, social media and other means.
Let's keep this bonhomie alive and hope to make GKM 2017 a bigger success.
Jaison AC 2118/91
Convenor, GKM 2016