By John Morrison on Aug 22, 2008
It is a festive occasion at the Sun India Engineering Center (IEC). We celebrated our Annual Employee event today.This year the event's called "Jashan 2008". Jashan means festival. The event was held on the lawns of a hotel, in a specially erected structure with professional lighting and sound arrangements.The entire show was co-ordinated and managed by an event management firm. The program began at around 4 PM in the afternoon and is expected to go on until around 10:30 PM in the night. Buses are available to ferry employees from office to the event venue & back.
The main highlights of the event were the address by the IEC Site Lead, the distribution of the IEC Annual awards (for patents filed, Innovation, Execution, Team work, etc.), entertainment programmes by teams of Managers & Engineers, game show, performance by music bands, singing and dancing & other interesting activities. Not to forget, the freely and plentifully available - good food and drink.
The excitement builds over the preceeding week or two with fun contests and preparations happening in advance of the main event. Different venues are chosen each year. All said and done, it was a memorable event with the Site Lead's opening address, setting the tone followed by the other activities & presentations.