The wait is finally over.
The Milanee, one of Jamshedpur’s oldest clubs, will kick start its centenary in style from Monday, hosting a morning rally followed by a host of other events including a felicitation programme for veteran members and a flag hoisting ceremony.
The Bistupur-based club, once famous for being the only one to flaunt a revolving stage at its auditorium, completes a century on February 4, 2014.
However, in order to raise a toast to memories and make the event memorable, the officials have decided to start the celebrations a year early.
Preparations for the big bash had commenced in July-August of 2012 itself with the club committee embarking on a complete beautification project with modern facilities being added to the existing infrastructure.
“We will start our celebrations with a two-day felicitation event during which all members who have completed 50 years with us will be feted. A host of other cultural programmes have been lined up for later,” Krishnendu Chatterjee, secretary of the club, said on Monday.
Sources said though nothing had been finalised, the club had drawn a long list of events as part of its celebrations, including sports and photography competitions, drama and literature festivals and a number of vocal, rock band and sit-and-draw contests.
The centenary festivities also include Founder’s Day, Rabindra Jayanti, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary et al.