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An evening that evoked a hearty laugh

Saraswathy Srinivasan
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Monthly meet: Members of the Besant Nagar Humour Club pose with “Poovilangu” Mohan, the chief guest at the event.
Monthly meet: Members of the Besant Nagar Humour Club pose with “Poovilangu” Mohan, the chief guest at the event.

Besant Nagar Humour Club, in association with the Residents Welfare Association of RBI Staff Quarters, Besant Nagar, held its monthly meeting on October 3. Actor “Poovilangu” Mohan was the chief guest for the evening.

A. Kumar, chairman of the club, in his welcome address, said the club was running successfully for the last 10 years mainly due to the patronage by the members and the helping hand extended by the members and office bearers of RBI Staff Quarters Welfare Association. He asked the members to assist in increasing the membership of the club. The annual membership fee is only Rs. 100 which is very nominal, he said.

The joke session was conducted by G. Swaminathan, secretary of club. “Both medicine and laughter will cure sick patients but the only difference is that medicines will have side effect whereas laughter does not,” he said to loud cheers. Children and elder members of the club, who participated in the joke session, enthralled the audience with their jokes and anecdotes. The auditorium was time and again filled with thunderous applause.

“Poovilangu” Mohan, in his address, said that participating in such humour club meetings enabled people to mingle easily with one another and also helped them to get closer to each other. He asked the members to come forward and participate in the joke session, which would help them in their day to day life to face any kind of situation. He said that it would also bring out the inner talents and make people healthier both physically and mentally.

K. Hariharan, Tenth Standard student of Bala Vidya Mandhir, Adyar, was honoured for having won the Bronze Medal for India in the 14 th Asian Roller Skating Championship 2010.

The meeting ended with the vote of thanks by V.K. Krishnamoorthy, secretary, RWA, RBI Staff Quarters, Besant Nagar.

The club is celebrating Children's Day at its next monthly meet on November 7 at 4 p.m. There will be a special joke session for school children. A variety programme including music, dance and mimicry by children is also being planned.

Spelling Contest champion Rahul. M. Karthik, a Class V student of Arsha Vidya Mandir and a resident of Valmiki Nagar, who stood second in the State Championship of the Spelling Bee Contest conducted by Marrs International will be honoured on the occasion.

For more details, contact 94447 55430.

Saraswathy Srinivasan

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