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Vocational Visit to Candico

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Sunday the 16th September 19, 2012 was historic. Historic because an unprecedented number of members and their families descended on the Candico factory, maker of popular confectionary products candies and bubble gums situated at MIDC, Hingna, Nagpur. Historic also, because the organizers had advance confirmation of attendance from almost 120 members on the previous day itself! Historic even more, because the eventual count of attendees was reportedly 135.

While it was expected that children would necessarily be enthralled and excited, it was amazing to see members and adults relive their childhood and gaze in awe at the mouthwatering sights and smells which can only be found in a confectionary factory. The management and staff welcomed the visit with open arms and split the visitors into 5 groups to make the visit more manageable so that maximum information and knowledge could be shared on the various manufacturing activities and their processes.

This was in vain, though, because it did not take much time for all hell to break loose in the various product sections. The Candico team could only look on in amazement, and the sheer energy with which everyone started filling their pockets, caps, hair –nets, bags, eventually even raiding the packing material to fill up on the goodies!! It was a wonderful sight but one which the Candico team took in their stride, not flinching even once when even there were chaotic looting (!!!) scenes in the various packing sections.

The looting continues in the lawns!

The looting continues in the lawns!

All credit to Treasurer Alok Goenka, whose connections with MrSanjeev Gupta ensured that we were given not just VIP treatment, but treated as if we owned the factory. Earlier in the morning, fabulous snacks were arranged by Rtn Rajesh Yadav at the assembly point in Ramdaspeth at Rtn Nimish Sutaria’s residence. Each and every visitor was then treated to another round of snacks by the Candico management, and also given a huge jar full of goodies (apart from the loot!) as a return gift. PP Vijay Naidu proposed a formal vote of thanks before the party broke up, and particularly expressed the Club’s gratitude to Mr Pankaj Agrawal (CEO) and Mr Sunil Amte (GM) as also Mr Gupta and other Candico staff for their wonderful hospitality and welcome of our members.

– Rtn Nimish Sutaria




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