After an untiring effort throughout the last quarter of 2008, it was the time for us to refresh ourselves for the next challenging quarter. Picnic was the event chosen for the team building. Wow!! Such a fun, as if we were back to the days of our school days’ picnic. Saturday 25th of January 2009 in Jagdol, we lived few more memories to recall time n again.
It was a hard decided spot for making it new and near as family members of the married ones were also invited. It was an alcohol free event further embellished by team building games and awards under various categories.
We reached the spot around 9 am in the morning, after about 40 minutes drive from office. As we were waiting for the breakfast to be ready and waiting for other colleagues to arrive, few members went missing. No one knew that this disappearance would be to spark cricket initiatives in D2. Luckily they were found playing cricket in a small ground in that part of city. It was very hard for the organizers to detach them from their game and bring back, however, they succeeded. As they reached back the spot, the second trip of the van had also arrived and the breakfast was also ready by then.
After satisfying breakfast, we kicked off the team building event by onion cutting competition among the ladies representatives from each team of data analytics which included SangitaM, ReenaS, UmaL SmritiP and SangitaS. A time for them to prove how good they are on this aspect of their life apart from the usual work. Onions were to be cut into four equal pieces with its upper and bottom part roots cut out. With efficiency and smoothness, each participant proved to be a professional onion cutter. SangitaM was the ultimate victor. She must have meditated about cutting onions as well. Nice part time option, isn’t it?
The Sack Race
The pointer then moved to male team leads, managers as well as DOE; SharadP, AnishV, ShekharP, SudeepA, RajuM and PrakashM were chosen. The rules of Sack Race were fairly simple, reaching a line at a certain distance and returning back with their bottom half of the body within the sack. Guess what more, the ground was slightly inclined. Just imagine the real scene. It was almost impossible to stop anyone from laughing. SudeepA amazed everyone by jumping longer steps and proved himself as the frontline hopper.
The Spoon Race
It was a simple game that reminded us of our school days. Participants were the people other than the participants of earlier two games. AmendraS and AlinaS were almost close to finish line. However AmendraS couldn’t take advantage of his long legs after AlinaS started running towards the finish line and was declared the winner.
The Card Palace
Co-ordination is essential within a team. Rule was simple to build a 4 storey house of cards.. Time allotted was 10 minutes and if none of the cluster were able to complete within the specified time, the team with the highest tower was to be chosen as winner. Every one tried their best with many unsuccessful attempts. But, the best–coordinated construction engineering was shown by AnishG Team.
Tug of the War version 2.0
Most of us has played normal tug of the war. Imagine the same in an inclined ground. It was pre-decided that the team in the lower ground would win the pull. Version 2.0 was discovered by defining winning team as the one which can stay on the upper ground for the longest period of time. League started between three teams formed and team headed by RajuM was able to put the victory in its bucket.
Nominations and Awards
After the lunch at around 2.00 pm, it was the time for award ceremony. Nominees and winners were selected as per the result of polling held a day earlier. Moreover, one on spot questionnaires session was prepared for the couples regarding how well they know each other. Also gifts were distributed to the winners of the various games played.
Mr. Entertainer: AshutoshM
Mr. Helpful Narad: MukeshS
Ravan Laugh: SangitaM
The Kanya Rasi Guy: AsimK
Chatter Box Data SmirtiP
Mr.Potato who can mix with anything: NabinK
Most likely to get married: RajuM
Smartest Guy: PrabinS
Smartest Girl: ShreeyaS
Best Coffee Maker: ChandraG
The team lead who knows the most about the team members: AnishV
Best Couple: Smirti and Saurav Raj Onta
Most Promishing new comers: BirajS and MukeshS
Data Analytics outstanding award: AnishV
The day was fun filled and reminded us that all work and no play makes a dull team. It was all good play and filled us with the spirit for the next quarter’s challenges. Cheers!!