One fine Sunday morning in Pune the Jatar clan (whoever could make it) met under one roof. Shreelekha tai’s Munot Hall (they run the Kamayani school and the hall, both started by Sindhutai Joshi, Shreelekha Kulkarni’s mother). Six branches met – the descendants of four brothers and two sisters of Shriram Jatar – Bapurao, Balasaheb, Bhausaheb, Abasaheb, Autai and Godutai. The link to the video of the function is here.
(The tree and badges for the occasion were made by Madhavi Date nee Jatar with inputs provided by Brig. Raghunath Jatar)
This was followed by an audio visual show (these videos will be posted later). The show lasted for one hour and seniors from different branches said a few words. It had humour and information, both. The audience was rapt. An audience of different generations.
After the audio visual show each family branch was introduced on the stage. For some excitement we had allocated a colour to each family branch and everyone enthusiastically participated.
Everyone mingled, exchanged notes and photographs and were happy! Naturally, as it was a programme for us, by us and about us!
Lunch was a sumptious puran poli lunch.
And after all this we sadly parted…but not without thanks to the organising committee:-
The organisers were a team which worked very well together and comprised of (from left to right) Kaveri Pandit (nee Veena Jatar), Mohini Kirtane, Neelima Raddi, Lata Chinchankar, Ranjit Jatar, Yashodhan Jatar, Medha Jatar, Madhavi Date (nee Jatar), Neelima Bhupatkar, Shreelekha Kulkarni, Vaishali Inamdar, Anjani Mangalmurti , Madhuri Bhupatkar, Vidya Chand (not in picture), and Nita Jatar Kulkarni.
Here are the links to the video recordings of the other family members:
Bhalachandra Jatar (Chandu) video
Anjali Jatar Video
Jayanta Jatar Video
Video Recording of Sudhir Jatar
Video recording of Pramila Desai
Video recording of Dr. Usha Thakar
Nirmala Jatar’s video recording
(Post by Nita Jatar Kulkarni and photographs by Tara Kulkarni)