Tablers and Circlers, Sq. legs, 41ers, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with immense gratitude and humility I submit myself to you as the National President of Round Table India for 2019 - 2020.
When you first get inducted in a table it can feel intimidating. It’s like going to Times Square for the first time. The history and tradition of this place can be overwhelming. But, eventually, this becomes your home, believe it or not !!
Round Table India has been around the block, and hence is an old and time tested organization, and that age carries with it a lot of cool traditions, a lot of history, and a crazy set of tablers, past and present. When you join, you become a part of a family. A family joh aapko umeed se dugna deti hain, because Tabling teaches you to think outside the box and inside the box too, and also helps explore many small boxes within this large box…. That was on a lighter note -
It’s one of its kind movement, which helps you to find yourself in others. Round Table teaches you experimenting, growing, breaking rules, mending mistakes, and having fun. It teaches you leadership is an action and not position. Round Table is that chapter of life that creates memories and albums of it. It’s a movement that teaches that empathy is more important than sympathy.
Despite holding an MBA degree, it was this movement that actually taught me lessons of life like -- altruism, friendship, community service and togetherness.
Along with a fancy degree comes an inflated ego (sometimes), but it was here, in Round Table India, that I learned to unlearn and then relearn, and the relearning continues. It is indeed a life management school for me, and the management lessons you learn here are lessons that are not even taught at Ivy League Colleges. This is what tabling is to me!
Tabling to me is a chapter we add to our book of life, where we again learn to Live Our Dreams. It turns your “cannots” into “cans” and your dreams in to plans. It is about getting out of your comfort zones and challenging yourselves, not for any personal gain, but to live that dream to the fullest. And let me assure you that most of us don’t know what we ourselves are capable of. Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of time. For dreams are realties in waiting and where we plant seeds for the future.
Time is transient in nature and it flies very quickly, it makes you feel that good times pass by in the blink of an eye. We can’t hold on to time, but we can invest our time to realize our dreams. I request each one of you that let me be a part of your dreams, and let’s put our collective energies for doing good, for ourselves, for our friends and families, for our tabling family and for the country. The rarest thing in this world is to Live one’s Dream. Most people just exist. Let’s take a pledge this year not to merely exist…. let’s take a pledge to "LIVE YOUR DREAM"
LIVE YOUR DREAM!!
LMF Tr. Piyush Daga
Round Table India