Bilkish_LatifMrs Rani Poddar believes that the bond grows stronger when we meet regularly and so Puncham parivar must meet atleast once a month. This special request has been implemented as many events take place at Puncham. Special focus is laid on religious & Cultural functions. Some of the events organised by puncham are: –

Members of Puncham were welcomed by Lady Governor Mrs Bilkish Latif to have a picnic at the Raj Bhawan beachside followed by lunch. This was a unique experience for all the punchamites who appreciated the same. Mrs Poddar also arranged a dinner function for the Punchamites at the Mayor’s Bunglow during the tenure of Shri Dattaji Nalawade

5Janamashtmi Utsav is always celebrated at the founder President Mrs. Rani Poddar’s residence followed by bhajans and prasad. This is personally looke after by Mrs. Poddar and her committee members. Renowned singers such as Purshottamji Jhalota, Anup Jhalota, Ravindra Jain , Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Paudwal, Hari Om Sharan , Nandini Sharan, Manju Bhatia and Om Vyas have been a part of Puncham from many years and have performed on Janamashtmi Utsav.

Karva chauth festival was a joint venture made more meaningful by the distribution of choodis and bindis.Renowned singer Radhika Shukla mesmerized the members by her melodious voice.

55Teej festival is always celebrated with a bang in puncham. “Puncham Pur Ki Teej” a Skit written by Mrs Poddar herself and performed upon by the members and their children, has always been a “HIT” in Puncham. . Sitara Devi and many dignitaries who have attended the same have always applauded and appreciated the efforts of Mrs Poddar and her team…

Many picnics have been organized at Ambey Valley, Alibaug and Lonavala for members. Excursions such as these are fun and full of excitement. Fruits, snacks and juices are carried in the bus. Members enjoy on the way by playing antakshari and other games. Tea, lunch and Tambola are organized at the venue.

42Puncham had organized a ‘Treasure Hunt ’ which proved to be an extremely over whelming experience. The starting and ending point was Y.B. Chauhan Hall. The flag was waved by Mrs. Poddar & Kathak Queen Sitara Devi to initiate the rally. Snacks and Juices were offered to the participants and the ones who came to cheer them. Many prizes were distributed such as hotel stay packages, air tickets and hampers to the winners of this Treasure Hunt. It was a total hit.

rmTaking Bollywood as the theme Puncham organised a wonderful event. This event was full of wow factors. The women folk enjoyed thoroughly.It was a Retro Afternoon for the members. The clothing was of the 80’s and Buffer (Hair style) was made by everyone. Each one enjoyed the music. This turned out to be a very mesmerizing and super entertaining afternoon.

Lunch meetings are also organised by Puncham for its members as Mrs. Poddar believes that this creates a group bonding. Promoting this thought 2-3 such general lunches are being kept every year, where they invite palmist, tarot reader, or somebody who is good at astrology or a good speaker is invited.

Other than knowing about one’s own future, educative talks have been kept too. On one such event the Commissioner of Police Mr. Gaffur was invited. He educated the members about the self defense of women. He also advised about the importance of cooperating with the Police and being vigilant at all time. He spoke about keeping the Police helpline emergency numbers handy in one’s phone.

Dr. PasreechaOn another occasion Dr. Pasreecha was invited and he spoke about various issues about traffic and ways for becoming more responsible drivers on the road. Mrs. Kiran Bajaj, Principal of Green Lawns high School, Breach Candy, Mrs. Indu Shahani, HOD of H.R. College and Mrs Rani Narona Principal of Dhirubhai Ambani International School spoke about what are the duties of parents in raising children and the duties of students to achieve their goals in life, followed by a Question & Answer session for the same.

In one such talk Dr. Jhunjhunwala took the opportunity and talked about the causes of osteoporosis in women and Dr. B.K Goyal talked about how to keep our heart healthy. Also Dr. Praful Desai, a Cancer Specialist spoke about the most lethal and prevailing disease cancer.

Adocate Mrs. Abha Singh a known legal personality was invited to educate women of Puncham about the laws related to women, legal rights of woman and how to say deal with Domestic Violence.

Rani Poddar with Chhaya MomayaPersonality development programmes are also on Puncham’s calendar. Mrs Veena Kriplani , a renowned Beautician was invited to educate the members on how to keep their skin glowing and young looking. Renowned Dieticians Mrs Anjali Mukherjee and Mrs Suman Aggarwal were invited to educate the members on how to keep them fit and healthy. Lifestyle expert Mrs Chhaya Momaya was invited by Puncham who gave a 10 point guide to the members on grooming, etiquette and right table maners.

These educative and informative programs have been running at Puncham and have been really helpful to its members

In another recognised event Puncham organised a Fashion Show where amazing concept sarees were presented by Shaina N.C. a famous Couture designer. In this show Mrs. Poddar promoted the members and their children to walk the ramp and show their talent, where Mrs Poddar herself brought the show to a magnificent ending by being the show stopper.

Many functions are organized where benefits of yoga were discussed and postures were taught by Baba Ramdevji and Surakshit Goswamiji of Times of India.

(Musical nights showcased with very renowned singers)

Mrs. Rani Poddar is a real woman who looks after the needy part of the society along with which she doesn’t let her members get worn out even for a minute. She remembers to uplift and entertain those who are working behind the scene. Mrs. Poddar and many of her guests are well known to the personalities of the Bollywood industry as well as the important figures of the society. For entertainment Puncham has organised numerous musical nights with many famous singers exclusively for its members and their guests. These musical nights are truly mesmerising. The musical nights showcased are-

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Mahendra Kapoor Night

Pamela Chopra Night

Munni Begum Night – Ghazal singer from Pakistan

Mehndi Hasan Night – Ghazal singer from Pakistan

Mitali and Bhupendra Singh Ghazal Night

Pankaj Udhas Night Pamela Chopra at Puncham bazaar

Manhar Udhas Night

Alka yagnik Night

Neena and Rajendra Mehta night

Sulakshana Pandit & Vijayata Pandit night

Vivek Shetty Night

Soma Ghosh Night

Such endeavours have always been a part of Puncham and will continue to be…