Truckload of laughter

FEATURING MODELS or organising a dance programme is an in thing at product launch functions. But, for a change, at the launch function of `ecomet', a truck from the Ashok Leyland, a popular `patti manram' speaker, S. Raja, was invited to deliver a speech to make the programme lively. Raja's speech was spiced up with humour, which drove the audience into peels of laughter. The notable aspect of his speech was that he provided a comic lining even while describing the utility aspects of the vehicle, without ever deviating from the topic. Comedy in any form leaves a lasting impression on the minds of listeners and his speech did exactly that.