This year’s CSR Annual Day was another enjoyable success with many employees, old and new, and their families taking part, writes CSR’s Archana Basavaraj…
The “day” included an overnight stay at “The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa”, Bangalore on last weekend of November. To set the mood for the weekend at the resort, employees engaged in some pre-event fun and games on Friday afternoon: Bingo, minute-to-win-it, tongue twisters, and so on.
Saturday turned out sunny. After the morning check-in at the resort, everyone taking part tucked into an exotic lunch and then took time to relax and explore the resort and its facilities. The children were happy jumping into the lovely pool or up and down on the inflatable bouncy castle. Others were enjoying the side-stall games, playing “Angry Birds” or getting (non-permanent) tattoos.
Later that evening everybody assembled at the poolside party area for a “high tea”. CSR’s Harsha Rajashekar and Prabhu Shastry gave short speeches to the gathering and then presented long service awards to employees with 5 and 10 years served with CSR.
There were quite a few employee and children’s “talent shows” of singing and dancing. An professional dance troupe performed dances from recent Bollywood hits – definitely a feast for our eyes!
It was then time to dine, drink and dance. A DJ took over and in no time the crowd was on the floor. We had real fun as all of us danced around the stage with our free-style dancing.
But with the clock ticking and it being an overnight stay, and given the early morning breakfast and volley-ball match planned for Sunday, it was time for the tired but happy to say good-night. On Sunday morning it was time to check out and return to our homes with heavy hearts. All of us bid adieu to the fun-filled family day with the hope that the next year’s outing would be even more fun.
Thanks to everyone involved and those that helped make the “CSR Bangalore Annual Day 2013” a most successful one.