There are three things that you need most in life, goes a proverb: a good doctor,
a good wife and a good mechanic. Corpodom would have you add a good secretary
to that. Indeed, what would things be like without the silent efficiency behind
the scenes that lets the Big Men concentrate on doing the Big Things? And it was
in appreciation of that that the Big Men indeed turned up here, as the efficient
sorority that forms their backbones celebrated its annual day at the Hyder Mahal
auditorium of the ITC Kakatiya Sheraton.
In attendance were people like the MD of Infotech Enterprises and the CEO of ITC Bhadrachalam. The pretty women, of course, turned up in full strength. And from the anchor to the singer, they were all grace personified. After the lighting of the lamp and a speech by the chairperson, the evening had cultural programs and a speech by B V R Mohan Reddy, the Infotech founder and MD (a speech that, amusingly enough for the occasion, seemed to hint that secretaries were going to lose out to computers!), who then gave out interesting prizes like Lucky Secretary Of The Week and Lucky Secretary Of The Day. None for the best? "All of us are the best," the ladies claim!
The prizes, awarded to winners of a lucky draw, also included those for Lucky Boss, Lucky Spouse Of Boss and Lucky Spouse Of Secretary. The evening had several sponsors, including ITC Kakatiya Sheraton itself, which hosted the dinner and provided the auditorium.
In all, it was an evening of bonhomie and fun for the ladies, if you discount for the feeling you got every now and then that something wasn't happening smoothly, which is unusual for a group of women who are professionals in ensuring that things stay that way. Not enough rehearsing for this one? But we're sure that things are going to get even better the next time. Amen!