After passing out from NITJ and working at various places, I joined Mahagenco in 2010. After almost a year of work, we were called for training… “Ya, we worked before our training “. The system has changed now, they provide induction level training first, then on job training, and then posting…
Mahagenco training was another college life I lived after NITJ, with new friends of K-60 batch. It’s a 52 weeks training (1 year), where 6months is classroom training with industrial tours.
Tours were the best part, after our technical visits we had plenty of time… we visited various places… Hyderabad, All of Konkan, Kerela, Uran were some of the best trips I remember.
Konkan: Mahagenco has biggest hydro power utilities in Koyna power plant. . It’s a huge dam. We visited many places in Konkan including Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri..
We visited there in October, rains were there.. and konkan was full of waterfalls. For 8 days continuously most of us took bath either in river or in a waterfall.. and once in Koyna Guest House we played kabbadi in night , then got drunked , again went to take bath @1 am in a nearby waterfall.. some of us got frightened as it was hell dark outside. But I was kind of obsessed with waterfalls.. I had to go there and we all enjoyed….
Kerela: A trip no-one of us will ever forget, after Hyderabad and Bangalore we got 4-5 days to enjoy. We were around 45 Engineers in K60 batch.. and the majority made a plan to visit Tirupati Balaji and Rameshwaram.
Again my obsession came into the picture, I always wanted to visit Kerela and this was the chance. We might not get this chance again. My friends also wanted the same, but they were saying why to break the group, we will adjust if no-one is listening. I tried to convince but no one agreed.. but I was very sure I am going Kerela even if I had to go alone. Only Pankya support, then later Roshan agreed and now we were 8 .. And we immediately booked the bus for kochi.. our journey started at night 10 pm… And everyone was happy that we were going to Kerela.
Roshan, Pankaj, Amar, Sachin, Prathamesh, Vaibhav, Pranav and me, we were 8.
Everyone agreed, going to Tirupati Balaji was a very bad plan.. but some guys just couldn’t dare to take a different path, and some were trying their luck on girls….and Ankush, kurkure, Zodge sir we missed you on the trip.
Alleppey Houseboat our 1st destination, we went there directly after visiting Kochi, it was an awesome experience. Rooms were like the hotel rooms on the boat.. all day they take you to backwaters, shops are there on the shores. You can buy seafood and a drink called todi.. Vaibhav who has already quit drinking, found an alternative to whiskey.. and when todi backfired.. it was better then whiskey.. what fun that was, Vaibhav couldn’t stop talking after 2 ltrs of todi.. and you made us laugh all night long… Fish and tiger prawns were mouth-watering.
Later we saw the oldest Indian martial art form, from Kerela, called Kalaripayattu and dance Kathakali.
Then we went for jungle trek where blood-sucking leeches were all into our boots, even after wearing such protective boots.., a boat ride into the jungle gave an entirely different view of the forest, elephant rides were great.
And Especially being with friends is altogether great fun. Thanks for the K60 batch mates and the 7 rascals.. it was an unforgettable experience.
And for this trip, you will definitely thank the 8th rascal throughout your life.😊