Published On: Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

Odisha: Friends meet after thirty plus years

freindsReport by Kishor Dash; Bhubaneswar: Meeting old friends who travelled in different directions and sharing the life experiences with them was an unforgettable event for the 1980s schoolmates of Balimela town who assembled at Haritha- a beach resort of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation(APTDC) at Rusikonda in Visakhapatnam city on Saturday and Sunday.

The two days event held under the banner “Friends For Ever” was attended by friend’s from the various parts of the country and outside after thirty plus years.

A reunion of this scale was being planned for the very first time at the Visakhapatnam after thirty years, claimed R. Siva Prasad,the Chief organiser of the event here today. About thirty friends were participated in the event which provided a platform for the reunion of old friends ,Prasad claimed.

A coming back to a place that shaped the trajectory of one’s own life is a priceless and unexplainable experience. Meeting old friends who travelled in different directions and sharing the life experiences with them makes this coming back an unforgettable event.

Walking down the memory lane, the participants recalled their school days

Meeting all of the old friends is an indescribable feeling; there are so many of them I have met exactly after 33 plus years . It was actually fun; not recognizing many yet trying to place people,” said a friend who is working with L&T company at Baroda in Gujarat.Bishnu Prasad Mohanty from Baharin also expressed similar views.

Each of the participants was given a memento on the occasion.

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