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Party ends with a Rocking Evening

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

As soon as the award ceremony ended, the whole crowd rushed towards the DJ party. Everyone was dressed in their best. The eye-catching lights, rocking music and appropriate ambiance were add ons to the pleasant weather of the evening. At the beginning of the party, everyone was enjoying the uplifting music and soon all stepped into the dance floor. To liven up the party, Avinash had organized one of the finest local DJ which made the party mind-blowing! DJ played today’s fantastic top hits that made the party more thrilling. Everyone, including Amit sir, Tina bhabi, Sumit sir and Neha bhabi was screaming out of joy and started matching their steps to the rocking music.

The most modern digital and wireless sound system and lighting effects were used in the party and good care was taken in the song selection to make the party a blasting hit. The fast moving and energized music of the party reminds us of any renowned discos. Soon after the DJ party got over, we moved to the ac hall to have our dinner.

Reliable Group Picnic – 2012 – A Gala Event

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Reliable Group organized a grand Get Together on 18th March 2012. It was a great day when every employee of our offices joined together to make it a memorable event. Everybody from Lal Bazaar, Bowbazar and J L Nehru Road offices assembled on the terrace of the Kailash Building (The venue for the picnic). Though the whole event was planned within a very short time, it turned out to be a big hit!

Shaant Premier League

The event began at 9.30 am with the Shaant Premier League Cricket matches. There were 6 teams with different color jerseys.

Soumen's Studs

Tuhin Tigers

Avi's Aces

Avi's Aces

Maitraya's Maestros

Maitraya's Maestros

Score Keepers for the MatchesOur dear Amit sir was umpiring  the match with lots of enthusiasm and fun. Without any practice, our superbly-charged buddies have showed the best of their cricket.

Tuhin's Tigers Vs. Soumen's StudsThe first match took place between Soumen’s Studs vs Tuhin’s Tigers and Tigers’ won.

After the first match, the viewers  as well as other players moved on to have their delicious breakfast. Breakfast was served on a big ac community hall. The yummy food included Poha, Idly with chutney & sambar, jalabi, veg sandwich along with tea/coffee were enjoyed by all.

Once again we are back to the match. The second match was won by Avi’s Aces. The players were more into quarrel regarding runs and out than into the game. Even the viewers and the opposite team members were very excited to express their opinion before the umpire gives his decision.  Amongst all, Dipankar was very excited to call ‘out’ for others. Susmita di was bit confused while jotting down the points and was giving threat to Dipankar for deducting some of his team’s point. This is what Susmita di always does :(

Amit sir with his usual smile and patience handled this tough situation. The third match went on between Tuhin’s Tigers vs Rajiv’s Royals. Bappa’s quarrelsome attitude in this match surely takes us back to our school days. After lots of fuss and merriment Tuhin’s Tigers were declared as the winning team. Entry of Avinash into the scene made it more playful. At some point of time Amit sir was becoming bit tensed and confused whether to give out or not to the batsman. Being exhausted due to the scorching heat of the sun, some were heading towards the ac room for some relaxation.

Sanjib's Maniacs OpenersThat's OutGame in ActionMaestros in Action

The fourth match played between Maitraya’s Maestros vs Sanjib’s Maniacs, where Maestros were the winner. Amit sir, being the umpire  was handling the teams as well as providing hospitality to the other guests.

Besides us, Krish (Amit sir’s son) and Ashna (Sumit Sir’s daughter) were also very excited to take part into the game. Once again we viewed another entertaining match between Soumen’s Studs vs Rajiv’s Royals and the Royals were the winner. Though the weather was too hot, the cool breeze made the atmosphere bit comfortable. The last match took place between  Avi’s Aces vs Sanjib’s Maniacs and the winning team was Sanjib’s Maniacs. Since the game was ended, everybody moved towards the community hall to have their lunch.

LunchEnjoying the delicious foodLunch in progress

Once again, in the evening, the final match was organized between Tuhin’s Tigers and Sanjib Maniacs. Since it was the final match, everyone gathered on the terrace to cheer up the players. Sumit sir was the commentator of the final match. Tuhin’s warriors bated first and scored 51 runs. Sanjib Maniacs’ chased the run and won by 1 wicket. A Great Win!!

Introductions & Indoor Games

At 2 pm every one assembled in the ac community hall to have the sumptuous lunch.  The delicious hot lunch was relished by all. Few indoor games and  introductions were followed after the lunch. Dimple di and Vincent were the host of this event.

Introductions and Indoor GamesAvinash Nath introducing himselfMudassar giving his introductionPost Lunch sessionThe Dependable Dot Net Team

Shadman Ali, Dibakar, Suman Singh, Kaushik Chaterjee, Mudassar and Avinash Nath were called to give a short introduction about themselves. This was less introduction part but more an interactive event.

Shadman at his Comic BestAvinash impersonating Sujit

However, amongst all we enjoyed Shadman’s mimicry and Avinash’s leg-pulling of others. Next the turn came for a fun game named as Swing Bat.

The male participants were tied a sock with a ball on their back and had to hit a bottle filled with water. We hope this game  was perfect to make the participants’ back more flexible.

Musical Chairs

Musical chair was specially organized for the ladies. There were total 12 participants – Manisha, Sucharita, Mahua di, Sumana, Meenka, Tina bhabi, Puja, Payel, Papiya (Rahul’s wife), Suman  and others.
Musical ChairsMusical Chairs in ActionGetting ready for action
The game became more exciting when the number of chairs started lessening gradually.  Everyone was enjoyed the game at fullest spirit. The last six participants of this fun game were awarded with cuddly soft toys by Sumit sir.

Housie & Awards Ceremony

Soon after the musical chair got over, another exciting game, Housie hosted by Sumit Sir began.
The flavor of this game was enhanced by the mind-blowing gifts. Everybody were charged with evening tea/coffee and snacks. However the game belonged to the person with the best luck,

Noor Making a point - Winning the prize for JunoNoor walked away with the prize for ‘Juno’ which was awarded to the unluckiest person of the game. The evening became more pleasant with cool breeze.

Except few beauties and handsome, all were eagerly waiting for the award ceremony to start off. Within that time span to break the boredom,

Shubhankar sharing a moral story by Ramkrishna ParamhansSumit Sir asked Subhankar to tell a moral story.

Om & JhumaSir even gave a chance to Om (Jhuma di’s son) to say something to all. He (Om) utilized the opportunity and made few funny sounds to make the mood of the event more entertaining.

Vincent Dessa presented a unique Powerpoint Presentation for the nominations which were elected by all the employees and judged by both the CEOs (Amit Sir and Sumit Sir). Sumit Sir added unique punch lines for all the nominees. Finally after a long wait the winners were declared.

Winners of Shaant Premier League - 1Trophy for WinnersJo Jeeta Wahi SikanderSanjib’s Maniacs was awarded the trophy of Shaant Premier League.

Tuhinda - Player of the Tournament

Player of the Tournament - Shaant Premier League

Most Likeable Person's Award to Susmita DiSusmita was given the award for most likable person.

Most Lively Person's Award goes to AvinashNo other than Avinash won the award of Most ‘Lively Person’.

Jodi of the Year Award - Bappa & MaitrayaFurthermore, the most renowned pair Bappa & Maitraya won the accolade of ‘Best Jodi’.

Most Stylist Dude - Vincent DessaMost Stylist Dude - Vincent Dessa

Vincent proved himself to be the most ‘Stylish Person’ of the office.  Moreover the winners of the Housie were also awarded.

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day, Amit Sir!

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Birthday celebrations have always been a fun-filled affair in Reliable Group and when its the birthday of our very own Amit Sir, then, it was ought to be  even more special!  And without a cloud of doubt, it was a fabulous celebration. Everyone of us assembled in the lunch room.  Sumit Sir and Hemendra Sir also joined us there.  All started with delicious treat of Cakes.  No sooner did Sir  blew off the candles, the entire floor applauded and hummed the “Happy Birthday” song, together.   The first slice was  ‘from the birthday boy to his father’.  Amit Sir took the pleasure of treating Hemendra Sir with the first slice of the cake. Then, the next slice was for Sumit Sir. It was a delightful sight, a small moment that upheld some priceless emotions . Such a small yet heartfelt gesture,  personified  the essence of being ‘one happy family’. Happy Birthday

As cakes were distributed, everyone savored its taste. The  delectable taste of the Strawberry Cake was cherished by all. It was the time for Photo session.   Amit Sir and Sumit Sir took the center seat, along with Rajiv Kamdar, our Admin Head. It started with ASP.NET department and everyone filled in the space around the front-men. Next in was PHP.NET, followed by Content team, Web Designing, Graphic Designing team. Back Office, Vendor Management team and Accounts Department shared the space together. It was one great session!

Pondered for an empty space whereby everyone can fit in the camera lens! And no wonder, as always,  Sumit Sir came up with the innovative idea. We all teamed up into one and then moved outside the premises to ‘say cheese’. Couple of clicks and a curve of smile on every face – this was how it concluded.  “It could not have been better. The cake, the little sweet moments of fun and laughter was awesome!” opined Menka Singh from ASP.NET department. Jagannath Sengupta, the Content writer, was enthralled with the jubilance of the event. “It’s medley of professionalism and fun. It was a nice experience, really!” he said.

Amit Sir’s birthday and the way we all celebrated it,  was a moment that would remain etched in our memories for a long time. It was one Reliable family celebrating it – one big happy family!

Picnic 2010

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

THE BUS-RIDE & THE ARRIVAL

Picnic 2010January 22nd is a day which will be engraved in the minds of all associated with Reliable Group. This was the day when everyone had a gala time in the annual picnic of our company. The day started with everyone assembling near the LalBazar head office. The first one to show up was our very own, Mahua di. She was all excited about the picnic and accompanying her was Ravi. One-by-one, employees from both the Branches, Lal-Bazar and Park Street, trickled down and everyone hopped in the bus. Some brought cricket bats and some showed up with Balls. All of us turned up in the pre-decided dress colours- Blue, Green and Black. Raju Bhai, The Solution Man, almost forgot to draft the final list and so he and Sumit Sir had to open office before the picnic to take the print-outs. Everything happens in the last minute !

Picnic 2010It was a great time during the ride with the employees from both the branch offices mingling with great fun. Soon, the bus ride took the better of us and we broke into jigs right in the back of the bus! Everyone laughed, sang and jived to the songs. Bappa, Sujit, Kunal, Aurindam, Avishek, Soumen and many many other people danced to the beats. Avishek and Kunal blew whistles, enough to make the girls shut their ears. Our bus stopped en-route for picking up some of our colleagues and soon they found out a new definition of fun. Srirupa joined near Rubi hospital. The bus almost missed picking up Ashok en-route. A nice little jog is always good for health, Ashok couldn’t agree more. The bus was jam-packed with many clicking pictures and cracking jokes. After all, it was the time to have some pure unadulterated fun !

Picnic 2010We soon reached our destination- A farm house in Baruipur. The entire contingent followed Raju Bhai to reach the destination. We reached the place in minutes and soon found ourselves in the breakfast zone. Gujarati Delicacies awaited us and boy! we were hungry! We had a sumptuous breakfast and soon boys found their way to Cricket and girls caught up with the much needed chatter.

The CEOs of our company, Mr. Amit Desai and Mr. Sumit Desai along with their families arrived at the venue shortly post breakfast. Sumit Sir took over the programme and soon he called up everyone to assemble. Since it was long time after which both the branches got together, he wanted everyone to introduce themselves to the company. The introduction session soon began.

THE INTRODUCTION

Picnic 2010He called up Srirupa as she is one who knows all the employees personally. Slowly and steadily, she and Sumit Sir ushered in each employee, from new ones to the experienced ones. Sumit Sir wanted to hear the reasons from all those employees who skipped the previous picnic. Niladri was up next to be called up on the stage. Sumit Sir, after hearing his explanation as to why Niladri was not present last year wanted Niladri to show his biceps. And when Niladri obliged, the whole place erupted with applause!

Picnic 2010Bappa Ghosh, who led from the front in dancing to the beats in the bus, was up next in the line of introducing himself. 7 months, 14 days and 3 hours to be precise was the time he was associated with our company and that was the reason enough for even Sumit Sir to acknowledge as being the distinctive feature of Bappa. After Bappa, who was an MBA gold medalist, came Maitraya, another MBA gold medalist. Soon after Maitraya, Suvrojyoti came up and soon told everyone as to why he fell from the stairs. Sumit Sir and everyone had a loud laugh after knowing the story and the reason behind him falling down. Next up were Mr. and Mrs. Rajiv Shaw. Soon, it was the turn of Abhiskek Bose to come up on stage and explain as to why he named Raju Bhai as the Joker of our company. Mimicking Raju Bhai, he explained in his own unique ways as to how Raju Bhai was The Solution Man anyone could rely on.

Raju Bhai was up next and soon after a brief introduction from Sumit Sir, he ushered in his wife Mrs. Megha Kamdar. Then, Sumit Sir wanted to hear the story behind their marriage as they both used to work in the company together at some point of time. Sumit Sir was more than happy in sharing an emotional moment with us when he pointed to the fact that Raju Bhai had typed his Marriage Affidavit.

Priyanka, our customer support executive was up next and in her unique style, she introduced herself. Monodeep Mukherjee was up next and he explained as to why did he come alone despite promising to bring his special someone. Sumit Sir even suggested Monodeep to ask for his help whenever he wanted to marry or for that matter, elop with his love! Mrs.Tina Desai joined Sumit sir in pointing out to Monodeep that he can always count on them to be an extended family. That kind of statements always win hearts.

Soumen Ghosh came up next and he talked in length about his job profile so much so that he had to be stopped by Sumit Sir! Amit Sir enquired about his smoking habits which Soumen said he was on the verge of giving up. The beautiful afternoon sun kept on showering its beautiful rays and the introduction session carried on. Then, a relatively new-comer, Ipsita from the submitting department was called on stage. Bidhan from the Vendor Management, Tanima with her eye-catching hat, rechristened “Hunter-wali” came up on stage and introduced themselves. Kamalika, with her charismatic personality introduced herself after them and talked about her job profile in her heavily accented hindi.

The audience changed places to avoid the sun and soon, Sumit Sir ushered in the Oldest and the most treasured employees of the reliable group, Reliable Printers. Tapan da took over the stage and gave a glimpse into the history that made Reliable Group what it is today. Tapan da, in a beautiful style, acquainted us to the very interesting history of the Reliable printers and Reliable Group at large. From how a small company which manufactured Greeting Cards, diaries had transformed itself into a diversified group now catering to the gifting sector.

Chintan, our customer support executive from Park street branch office came up on the stage with his friend Rahul and talked about his experiences in the workplace. Manas promised to come to every picnic henceforth, Ashok also told about his experiences in our office. Sumit Sir complimented Ashok for his dedication that he has put in his work. Ashok also expressed his gratitude over the fact that Sumit Sir had helped him in his times of need and he will forever remain grateful to this kind act.

Soon, others came up on the stage and shared their experiences and it was so heart warming to see everyone jelling so well in the picnic.

BLIND-FOLD

Sumit Sir led everyone to the game he called “Blindfold”. As the name suggests, the game needs players to be blindfolded and requires other team-members to guide their blindfolded team mate to trees marked with numbers. There were four teams and in the end there were no winners as the players flouted the norms. Prithwish’s way of achieving the targets was especially hilarious. He was the first one to go among the four players. As he was directed by his team members he grabbed each and every thing that came along his way. Soumen literally pushed him to the right trees and handed him the numbered sheet. Everyone, regardless of the team they were in prompted leaving Poor Prithwish in a mess. In the end, Sumit Sir cancelled the game and declared the result as void. Some of the boys were playing cricket when the blind-fold game was on.

THE PERFORMANCE

Picnic 2010Sumit Sir called up everyone to assemble near the lunch area but first, it was again fun-time. Sir called up Aurindam, Avishek, Srirupa to perform in front of the audience. First up was Aurindam. He started the performance with K.K’s “Tu aashiqui hai”, then he moved on to “Chalte-Chalte” by Kishore Kumar and then ended his performance with Euphoria’s “Dhoom Pichak Dhoom.” There was a feel-good atmosphere after his performance. Avishek took fun to an all together next level with his mimicry of Raju Bhai, Sumit Sir and Amit Sir and other people like Ravi and but of course, Bappa. Raju Bhai, Sumit Sir and Amit Sir along with every one present in the ground broke into loud cheers and laughter. Even Amit sir, who was only smiling since morning, couldn’t help laughing out loud ! Srirupa was up next and she sang a beautiful Rabindra Sangeet, “Shohena Jatona” which was lapped up by the Audience with both arms. Avishek and Srirupa sang a duet, “Dil hai k manta nahi” their favourite ’90′s track. Sumit Sir was more than elated to have this bunch of talented employees and he even hinted that he may have an orchestra next year.

SUMPTUOUS LUNCH

Lunch deserves a special mention. It was very delicious and healthy. Special Gujarati delicacies greeted us and boy! we were hungry! The queue was innovative with people wearing Green dresses were given first preference followed by people wearing Blue and then finally with black. Starting with Broccoli soup with bread bun & Nutralite Rajbhog followed by Chinese Bhel and then Matar Kachori, Paneer Mattar, Corn Capsicum. We had more beautiful dishes such as Dry chana Puri/Chapati, Marble Paratha, Plain Rice Yellow Daal Fry, Red and Green Chutney and Green Salad to top it off.

POST-LUNCH GAMES

Post lunch many people made most of their time talking to each other and then Sumit Sir announced the game “Housie”. A total of three rounds were played and they all were played with equal excitement by all the people present there, regardless of their age. Sumit sir hosted the three rounds and Amit sir joined the games. But luck kissed some other people and they emerged victorious! Good luck! After Housie, many other games were played with both boys and girls taking part. Then games ended with lucky draw. Susmita Sengupta won the bumper prize- TOSHIBA’s DVD player. Lucky Girl!

Tea and pakoras greeted us as the evening snacks and soon it was prize-distribution time.
Aurindam, Avishek and Srirupa were given gifts for their performances along with winners of the games held throughout the day.

THE “GOOD-BYE”

Night soon dawned and so it was the time to leave. Our ride made its way to the lal bazar office and people soon left with nothing else than sweet memories and a prayer that today comes again next year and we all stay like this -One BIG Happy Family.

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Rajiv's Reception Party

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Rajiv’s Reception Party- Where we let loose ourselves!

Mr. & Mrs. Rajiv ShawMonday, 14th of December will be a special day for both Rajiv Shaw and The Reliable Group. Rajiv hosted a reception party upon being married to his beautiful bride, Saloni. Most of us showed up at the event and the entire day was riddled with excitement and eagerness with which everyone looked forward to the event. Most of us came in formals but everyone changed right here and we all met up at the station. The entire Reliable Group showed up at “Topoban” bang on time and were greeted by the Man-of-the-Moment, Mr. Rajiv Shaw.

The boys in the group quickly found their way to the delicacies lined up as the “starters”. As the DJ belted out sizzling track-after-tracks, the action and the excitement all pumped up and soon we all found ourselves right in the middle of the party. It was a pretty sight when Amit sir flanked by Rajiv Kamdar, our Raju Bhai, made their grand entry into the reception. And before we knew it, Sir was surrounded by everyone of our group. Amit Sir, visibly relieved with the small break from his busy schedule decided to lead from the front. He cracked jokes, interacted with each and everyone known to him.

Everyone went trigger-happy with their cameras and why not?! It was only after a long time when the entire group had a social gathering. With everyone happy and excited with the reception, coupled with popular remixes by DJ and awesome performance by the dance-troupe, we soon found members of our group dancing, and here too Amit Sir led from the front and he jived with many boys. Girls sure didn’t stood a chance tonight!

In this regards Avishek commented, ” We had a blast tonight ! The food was awesome, the masti was awesome and the reception was, but ofcourse, AWESOME!!” . Soon, everyone assembled near the dining area. The mouth-watering Biriyani and other items were lapped up with both hands, literally. But time sure flies by when you are having fun and soon everyone had to leave for the night. The day soon ended with smiles and one wish on every lips -May god bless this couple and they live happily ever after.

Reliable Group wishes Mr. and Mrs. Rajiv Shaw a happy wedded life ahead.

Picnic Photo Gallery 2009

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

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Picnic-2009

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Reliable group believes in the phrase by heart. The management accepts as true that it would be monotonous to work throughout the year without any kind of refreshment. As a result, enjoyment and refreshment are considered as two of the most important factors related to the work culture in Reliable Group. On 22nd of February, all the employees of Reliable Group went out for an outing. It was a memorable and a well-planned picnic. At the end of the day, the satisfactory smile of the employees declared that the event was a real success. It has filled them with the very necessary positive energy for the time ahead. Let’s have a flash back of the entire event from the very beginning.

Beginning of the Day

Beginning the JourneyAs decided earlier, we assembled near our office at B.B Ganguly Street. Our bus was waiting there. We started for the pre-decided spot at 8.45 AM. Some of our colleagues joined us on the way and once the bus was full, it was a blast. Soumen Ghosh, Deepak Singh, Kunal Kundu and Tuhin Shubhro Mondal were in the leading role of this blast and were well supported by Suchinto Chatterjee, Susmita Banerjee and many others. All of us were enjoying each and every moment of the 2 hour long journey to Maharaja Palace in Basantpur, our picnic spot. Reliable TeamKalyani is situated at quite a distance from the madding city of Kolkata. It is also far from the pollution and noise of the city life. The green landscape and blue sky is an identity of this place. In such natural settings, Maharaja Palace stands as a symbol of leisure. There are numerous trees, herbs, shrubs, lively flowers and a lot more. The beautiful concrete structure against the green backdrop is a perfect example of a collaboration of natural beauty and human developed structures. Mr. R. R. Mitra, an ex-Indian Army personal is the proud owner of this beautiful farm house. He was there to welcome us warmly. We all know that first impression matters a lot and our first impression of the place was beyond explanation. We all were simply amazed by the green setting, the water body with its muddy water, the swings, hammocks, see-saw etc.

Get-Set-Goooooo

Back to young dayOnce we were in, all of us ran towards different direction. The lone see-saw was the center of attraction for the first one hour. All of us went back to our young days when there were no bounds on expressing our joys. We all were fighting for our turn on that see-saw. Really, we hardly knew that we were so eager to get back to our childhood days. Directors of Reliable GroupAfter a while, we were joined by Mr. Hemendra Desai, Mrs. Asha H. Desai, Mr. Amit Desai, Mrs. Tina Desai, Mr. Sumit Desai, Mrs. Neha Desai and the cute and naughty Krish. They joined us immediately. We discovered our bosses in a different manner that hardly matched with the well known figures in the office and in the business sector of Kolkata. We found our everyday known figures on falling from hammocks, playing cricket and fighting for their turns of bowling and batting and in many other unusual roles.

The Breakfast

BreakfastThe breakfast was served hot. The catering members reached there on 21st night and before we reached Maharaja Palace, the place was filled with the sweet smell of Poha. It was served with yummy Jalebi and Papri. The refreshment was just enough to recharge us for the next part of the picnic. Thanks to the catering staffs for this.

Lets Play

One of the interesting part of this picnic were the games that we played there. Let’s thank Mr. Sumit Desai, Mr. Rajiv Kamdar (Raju Bhai) and Mr. Prabir Sil for innovating so many games that were enjoyed by everyone. The proceedings started with a cricket match between the teams of Kunal Kundu and Probir Sil that ended up in a no results situation. Cricket MatchThe cricket match was followed by a relay race. The race was conducted by Mr. Sumit Desai with professional efficiency. Mrs. Neha Desai was on the judge’s seat. There were four teams of eight people each. The teams were further divided in two groups of four each. The groups were then asked to stay at respective ends of the ground. The game was a mini version of the well known relay race but there were some interesting improvisations. Among these the most interesting ones were hopping race round and backward run round. The backward run round was played by the female participants like Mrs. Tina Desai, Susmita Banerjee, Mrs. Piu Kundu and Shafquat Nasim. The other rounds included – jumping on one leg, squat walking and running. The result was in favour of Mr. Amit Desai’s team. The members of the team were Amit Desai, Tina Desai, Indrajeet Lahiri, Debashish Roy, Biswajeet Dutta, Deepak Singh, Ashes Kr. Pramanick and Shafquat Nasim. Musical Chair GameAfter that, all of us gathered together in front of a well maintained garden for the next event that is well known to everyone because fight for chair is very common. Yes, I am talking about the Musical Chair. Almost all of us were there in the Musical-Chair game. We were moving in a semi circle around the chairs and all of us were aiming the chairs to grab sit once the music goes off. After several rounds, majority of the participants were knocked-out. The final fight was between Mrs. Tina Desai, Mrs. Piu Kundu (wife of Mr. Kunal Kundu), Susmita Banerjee and a few others. Finally, Mrs. Piu Kundu managed to sit on the winner’s seat. Card Corner was the next game. Kunal Kundu won in the By Choice section and Tushar Mahapatra won in the By Luck section of the game.

We were really Hungry!!!

LunchOur lunch was served at around 2pm. The catering staffs have put their honest efforts to serve some of the most delicious preparations. All of us were very hungry and were almost falling over the lunch table. Mr. Amit and Sumit Desai along with Rajiv Kamdar were in charge of the Lunch table and were serving the delicious food. The menu consisted of baby nan, peas kachori, parathas, dal makhani, chole, matar panir, kachuri, Cutlets, jeera rice, tarka dal, papad, green and red chatni, gulab jamun, doodhi halwa, ras malai and chaas. The lunch was one of the unique experiences, we gathered in this trip.

Get Back to Games

The post lunch period was also full of entertainment. There were a number of innovative games and most of us took part in this or that and even in more than one game. Cards Corner GameHousie, the game of numbers, was very interesting. Numbers, concentration and luck, these three factors play the determining role in this game. There were two rounds and all of us took part proactively. Sumit Sir was conducting the game and all of us were playing with full concentration except Amit Desai. He was also playing but at times he was taking care of his sweet little son Krish. What a Dad!!! Different Prizes were won by Tina Desai, Kiran Shah, Debabrata Harh, Shafquat Nasim, Piu Kundu, Deepak Singh, Dipak Paul, Susmita Banerjee, Shafquat Nasim, Kunal Kundu, Prabir Sil, Piu Kundu, Soumen Ghosh, Raunaq Anwar and Biswajeet Dutta. Thereafter, we played different games which were all under 1 minute. It started with Drinking a Cold Drink in one gulp. There were five players in this game and each of them was provided with a 500ml bottle of Thums Up. According to the rules, the drink should be finished in a single chance and no breathing was allowed in between. Tuhin Shubhro Mondal played with full efficiency and won the prize. Suchinto Chatterjee and Kunal Kundu gave him a tough fight but at the end they have only gained some weight. Hand Pump GameThe next game was Filling the bucket with hand pump. The participants were asked to pump as much water as they can through a hand-pump and the time limit was 30 seconds. Indrajeet Lahiri, the iron man, started well and pumped out two buckets of water. Dipankar and Debashish also tried their skills. Finally, Manoj Das appeared on the screen and won the title. Oh! What a performance it was. The thinnest of the lot came out on top. Debasish came a very close second. Chain Pins GameAnother interesting game was Chain of Pins where the participants were asked to make a chain from several safety-pins. Shafquat Nasim played really well and won the game. Prabir Sil also used all his experience but was missing that lady instinct. Another participant Rajiv Kamdar (our dear Raju Bhai) played really well but was unable to make the chain and stood first from the bottom of the list. Pick the Balls was yet another interesting game where the participants were asked to pick-up the balls from a basket full of water. Each of the participants was provided with a teaspoon to pick up the balls from the basket. Rajiv Shaw picked up the balls perfectly and won the title. Color the ThreadLast of these games was Colour the Thread. Only ladies were allowed in this game. According to the rules, the participants were provided with a thread and asked to colour it within a limited period of time. Mrs Neha Desai coloured the longest length of thread and won the game with efficiency.

Evening Snacks

The lunch had hardly settled down in our stomachs and it was time for evening snacks. The caterers had prepared Pakoras, Sandwich with Tea and Coffee. We all had our fill.

Prize Ceremony

Everyone who had won in the games during the day time were given prizes. The maximum prize were won by Shafquat Nasim and Mr. and Mrs. Kundu. On an whole, most of the participants got a prize. Those who did not win anything were asked to submit their names next day so that a consolation prize can be given to them.

Return Journey

Memorable MomentEverything that starts, comes to an end. Our picnic also ended on an optimistic note that we will return back in this state of pure joy next year. We got back to our bus and all of us were occupied with the memories of the past few hours that we have spent in a state of bliss. The bus was moving at a good speed. The roadside trees under the black cover of night were waving their hands to say good bye to all of us. Inside the bus, people were talking about the memorable picnic. Biswajeet Dutta remarked that it was a unique and cultural picnic with beautiful environment. Rajiv Shaw also added his comment that according to his experience of office picnics, it was the best. Mr. and Mrs. Kunal were more than happy because with six prizes, they were the Couple of the Day. On the other hand there was Shafquat Nasim with the same number of prizes and her tired but satisfactory smile was revealing the success of the picnic. Soumen Ghosh was more than happy and remarked that It was an excellent outing. According to Raunaq Anwar It was a memorable picnic. In her own words she told that “I am very happy because I won the 1st prize in the game we played called Housie. The picnic was also refreshing one because after a long week of work pressure for Valentines Day, we got sometime to relax and enjoy.” The bus was almost quite and all of us were busy in recalling the beautiful memories of the entire day. We were again returning back to the routine life with some beautiful memories.