Edited by Sudeep P Nambiar at 2016-06-14 04:43 PM |
Ola Mi Fans!
Many of you already know that recently during the "The Grand Mi India Tour," Mi India announced the formation of Mi Community and Official Fan Clubs in various Indian Cities. And the first 5 Cities that were chosen to get the Fan Clubs were - Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Vizag!
We Bangaloreans are lucky to the one of the first Official Fan Clubs formed in India. We thank the whole Xiaomi and Mi India team for bringing this initiative to India. It shows the kind of relationship and support system that they want to build with the Indian Mi fans. Further to the formation of Fan Club, two Presidents were selected in each Cities. Shuhail and I are proud to be selected as the Fan Club Presidents for Bangalore and we thank Mi India for this honor and opportunity.
After forming the Mi Fan Club Facebook Group, it was time for us to have our own Telegram Group where we could interact in a much easier way. And as on date, we have a strength of 70+ Mi Fans in MiFC Bangalore group. The first and the most important question after forming the TG group was about the fan meetup! There was lot of excitement in the group for the first meetup. Since it was the first ever fan club meet up in India, we wanted to have it on the same date simultaneously and hence 8th of May, 2016 was selected as the First MiFC Meetup date.
Since Bangalore has been known as the Garden City, we decided to have our first MiFC Meetup and Photowalk at the Cubbon Park, which would showcase the "Garden side" of Bangalore. Moreover, we have many other important POI like the Vidhan Soudha and High Court of Karnataka around the Cubbon Park Area.
We had planned to meet up at the Cubbon Part at 10 am on 8th May. Shuhail and I were already there by 9.30 am waiting for the others. It took some time for others to come. Before the event, we had around 23 registrations, and we had 12 of them join us for the meet. Around 50%, which isn't a bad number considering this was our first Fan Club meetup. After all of them came, we walked toward the High Court of Karnataka gate so that we can take a group pic first and then do a small introduction session. Some of the members were college students, and some were working professionals from different domains. But all of them had one thing in common; that was the love towards Mi and Mi phones.
After taking a couple of groups pics at this location, we decided to go towards Vidhan Soudha, which is Karnataka's Legislative building and can be considered as one of the most imposing and important buildings in Bangalore, Karnataka. We took many pics on the way and then arrived outside Vidhan Soudha.
On Forum, we all have got numerous virtual badges. So for this Fan Meetup, we thought of creating a real badge that we can give to the Mi fans. Here is the badge that we made. Everyone who came was given this. This will be given to all the Mi fans who would attend the coming MiFC Fan meets.
And a group photo outside Vidhan Soudha. To get all 14 guys in the frame, we had to take help from other people around as well as by using Timer functions.
That's Shuhail, one of our Presidents.
Do you know the significance of the colors in the cloth below? Well, it's the Karnataka flag colors.
And then we decided to go back to Cubbon Park and click pics of whatever they see and like for the next 30-45 mins. They could either move around and click pics in group, or go individually according to their interest. So some of us split up and were roaming in various places inside the park to find their perfect subject.
We clicked, clicked, clicked, and clicked a lot of pics! And it was already noon and started getting too hot. We then gathered at a nice place inside the park where we all sat down and started with some casual discussions. We talked about various Mi products. I had even brought a couple of Mi accessories that I had with me to show it to the Mi fans. We also discussed regarding the various activities that we should carry out as a Fan Club. We had lots of suggestions regarding the same and we hope we can do those things in the coming Fan meets.
And a final group selfie before we called it a day!
The pics shared here is just a trailer. We have loads of photos and it's difficult to add all those amazing photos clicked by our Bangalore Mi Fans here. We had uploaded all the photos to a Google Photos Album which you can find here - https://goo.gl/photos/BS19AmFiJY7zPwsR9
It was wonderful meeting many new Mi fans and some known Mi fans turned friends. We hope that the Mi fans who came for the meet enjoyed it and we expect more Mi fans to join for the future fan meets.
We also like to thank @gh.rohit and Mi India team who have been supporting us in every aspect.
If you would like to be part of the Fan clubs in your city, join the Mi India Fan Club (Official) group on Facebook and you'll get the information regarding your City fan clubs.