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Akeo Annual Party 2019 Celebration
Another splendid year has passed, and we have moved ahead on the path of innovation. It has only been possible by the dedication and consistency of every single member at Akeo. Luckily, this was the right time to praise everyone’s efforts. Taking a break from all the work, we hosted our Annual Party 2019 to celebrate 7 glorious years of the organization.
Both the Indian and Norwegian teams got together to perform ‘Team Jives’ on some foot-tapping numbers. More enjoyment was added when the Norway team was challenged with some Hindi tongue twisters and the other way round. Fun and excitement were lingering when we rocked the stage with our group performances. It was followed by the inspiring speech by our CEO, Espen Moen Kvelland where he talked about how being a team we can fight fear and conquer the world.
After that, Ashish Gupta, CEO of Akeo India commemorated the most consistent and dedicated employees in the award ceremony. The day came to an end with dinner, drinks and a hell lot of pictures!
Christmas Day Celebration! Dare to Get Your Gift
Christmas is one of those festivals that is filled with joy and wonder. It brings the excitement of celebration and a joyous day filled with fun to bond all the employees. Our Christmas celebration at Akeo kickstarted with a bang when our very own Santa entered with treats and music all over the floor to begin the eve.
The tried and tested ‘Secret Santa’ went well for all of us. However, our HR team plotted a twist in the game where we had to perform a dare to earn our gifts. Sitting on the edge of our seats, the twist came out to be hilarious and full of excitement. The whole celebration was fun-filled and gave us a moment to build long-lasting work relationships. The pictures will speak the rest of the story.
Diwali – The Festival to Light Up the Evening
From shimmering diyas to the enchanting fireworks, Diwali is an uncommonly beautiful festival. It is a time of sheer joy when all the team members come together and light up the evening with their smiles.
We found a unique way to enjoy Diwali festivities with theme-based ‘desk decoration competition’ and ‘patakhe awards.’ The competition was about how intuitively the teams decorate their desks, where everybody churned their creativity wheels. After a long session of hard-work, two teams with Ramayana and Halloween theme decorations won the prizes. Going with the theme of Diwali, people were also awarded based on their ‘patakha’ talent. It was quite interesting and amusing how our colleagues were given the title of Ladi, Fooljhadi, and Atom Bomb to name a few.
The celebration focused more on hidden talents and how we performed as a team. With the charm of lights and decoration all over the place, the team enjoyed the competition followed by yummy refreshments. The whole event was filled with fun and excitement with a positive flicker of involvement amongst all employees.
Potluck – Bringing Everyone to the table
A potluck in the office is a great way to bring teammates together for a common goal: to eat and enjoy! It’s an event which defines the feeling of togetherness and compassion you share with your colleagues. To make sure everybody embraces the same feeling, a potluck party was organized where all joined to share happiness through food, aroma, and efforts.
The potluck lunch was a great idea for a close-knit team to get closer and discuss things beyond work. Every contribution added to the deliciousness of the feast. The potluck enabled us to strengthen the bond by removing communication barriers and empathizing with each other.
Team Picnic – A Mandatory Fun
We don’t always go out for picnics, but when we do, we ensure that we enjoy every single bit of it. Taking a break from hectic tasks and tight schedules, we went for an office outing where every one of us had a lot of fun enjoying the bright sunny day.
It was a fine day in a resort that helped us to relax our minds and recharge ourselves. Most of us were intrigued by indoor games such as billiards, foosball, and table tennis. Other members loved the rain dance and sitting by the pool enjoying the cool breeze. After all this, the whole team played cricket and football together. Some won, some lost, but the childish pleasure of being out in the field was evident on everyone’s face. Lastly, we enjoyed the sumptuous food while sharing experiences with each other. This team outing was a great opportunity for us to get close with each other and be more productive at the office.
Party, Karamu, Fiesta Forever!
Embrace yourselves as it is our annual celebration at Akeo. We partied hard with all our team members to celebrate the exponential growth the company achieved last year. Both Indian and Norwegian teams got together to break the ice, play games, dance, and have loads of fun. Everyone was electrified and got in the spirit to enjoy the bash. Several team building games were organized to engage and entertain people.
An annual office party isn’t complete without the team jiving to the beats. The DJ played some groovy numbers which got the people to let loose and enjoy the celebration. The cherry on the cake was the lavish dinner planned for the team. The whole event was buzzing, fun, and highly entertaining enabling us to build lasting work relationships.