L TO R: AMIT KHANDELWAL, NIRANJAN RATHI, SURENDRA KHANNA, MUKESH NANDA AND MUKUL BHARGAVA AT THE AGM
Registered under Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958, the Raj Optical Trade & Industry (ROTI) is an initiative of the various stakeholders to encourage effective practices that help in their growth and development.
Committed to championing scientific advancement and ensuring quality services across the various intermediaries and other members of the optical trade and industry of Rajasthan, ROTI has been conceptualised as a dedicated platform that promotes education and innovation for the welfare of society through training programs, workshops, seminars, and assistance from industry experts to create practical solutions.
In line with this vision, ROTI hosted an event entitled “Jaajam: A weekend of Togetherness”, at Pushkar in Rajasthan from 20 to 22 March 2021 with the participation of 50 members along with their families from different states of Rajasthan. It combined professional discussions with industry experts and leaders, workshops and training sessions by educators and trainers, and fun activities as everyone came together to share their vision of togetherness.
The event was inaugurated on 20 March by eminent optical experts and members of the society. An interactive introductory round was followed by the annual general meeting of ROTI attended by its executive board and supervisory board.
MEMBERS AT THE EVENT
PRATEEK GUPTA FROM SUPROL
SANTOSH DESHMUKH OF YASH LENSES
SUNIL GOYAL FROM FERNS LENSES
SPONSORS GIVING THEIR PRESENTATION
The AGM was a key feature during which the panel made major changes to their constitution to better support the optical fraternity, and also discussed the district level problems faced by the trade in view of the pandemic. Suprol and Yash Lens were given sponsor slots during which attendees could listen in to presentations by the companies on their lens brands, tips on fitting them, the technological advancements in the optical industry and the benefits available to business owners through their use.
These were addressed by Santosh Deshmukh, Sales and Marketing Head of Yash Lens, Mumbai and Mr Prateek Gupta, Director at Suprol, New Delhi.
Santosh Deshmukh also talked about challenges and setbacks that people face with respect to eye care, and the benefits for medical professionals and optical specialists when they upskill themselves by using advanced equipment to provide the right solutions to their customers. In an interview session with The Indian Optician, Mr Surendra Khanna, president secretary of ROTI, Mr Niranjan Rathi, general secretary, and Mr Devesh Gupta, MD of Suprol, New Delhi, shared their ideas on the effective use of innovations and the benefits to be had from collaborative efforts; the profitability of business and risk management. To add to the jolly spirit during the weekend of togetherness, a pre-Holi celebration set the tone with the festival played with colourful flowers, fun activities and games.
The outstation guests were hosted at a premium hotel Pushkar Fort Resort that offered fine dining and cultural entertainment such as the Kalbeliya dance and Sufi music.
All the participants were invited to visit the Xcapade Adventure Park, the Brahma temple and Pushkar Lake. All the participants went home with a gift bag that contained specialties courtesy some members who took pains to bring them from their respective cities and other items: Ganganagar’s Mawa barfi (Mukesh Nanda), Gulaab halwa from Pali (Poonam Chand Chouhan), Kasoori methi of Nagaur (Dilshad Sheikh), a lens sample and blue light laser torch (Manish Khandelwal), pens (Surendra K Khanna), Pens and notebook (Yash Lens) Jeeravan (Yogesh Jain), and Sling bags from Deepak Khandelwal. The event was very well organised with precise roles and responsibilities that had been outlined, all of which were handled most efficiently by the planners and the many volunteers. It was quite a success with the active participation of noted opticians from across Rajasthan and was also broadcast live on YouTube and other social media platforms.
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