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In a special event held on May 31, 2017 at the InterraIT Noida premises, the Corporate Recognition award was conferred on InterraIT by District 41, Toastmasters International to recognize the company for spreading the Toastmasters movement. International Director Nagaraja Rao, DTM & District 41 Director Mukesh Kulothia, DTM who were personally present at the event, whole heartedly appreciated the contributions of InterraIT towards District 41, Toastmasters International.
On behalf of InterraIT, the award was received by Asoke Laha, Founder & CEO of InterraIT & also the Patron of the 11 year old InterraIT Toastmasters club, which has distinction of being the first corporate club to have been chartered in the District. While addressing employees, Mr Laha said - “Communication is the most important thing in this age. Technology keeps changing every year, but communication stays. Toastmasters Club plays a very important role in polishing one’s communication"
To grace the occasion, there was a presence of over 75 employees who were enthralled by the inspirational addresses from both the dignitaries as well as InterraIT CEO Asoke Laha.
International Director Nagaraja Rao inspired the audience with his message of developing resilience and self-will in order to satisfy basic instincts - to survive, to feel important and to communicate. He drove his message beautifully through story telling inspired by the protagonist in the movie "Cast Away’ and his relationship with the inanimate ball “Wilson’. Mr. Rao closed his speech with a thought provoking question to the audience - “ In your life, do you have a Wilson ? or, more importantly, Are you a Wilson to somebody else ? “.
District Director Mukesh Kulothia shared with the audience his thoughts about the award and why it was being conferred upon InterraIT. Mr. Kulothia summed it beautifully when he said “ It is an attitude of gratitude that Toastmasters is grateful to InterraIT and InterraIT too is grateful to Toastmasters”. Infact, this award strengthens the mutual association & commitment of InterraIT & Toastmasters. Later in the meeting, Mr. Kulothia also shared the success mantra– D.T.M. for achieving anything in life, or in other words to have a Dream, a Team and a Mentor for success.
Division E Director Pinaki Das, also a Senior Director in InterraIT opened the event with an audio visual presentation on the club’s journey with the highlight being the screening of 2012 Table Topics championship winning speech by the District Champion Swati De, who is also the current Area Director for Area E3, besides being the Joint Managing Director of InterraIT. Ms. De closed the meeting with a vote of thanks in the end.
Here are some glimpses from the Toastmasters event at our Noida Campus:
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