Republic Day 2014 saw the dawn of the Grand Finale of SHIPL. It was one of the most exciting events of the year! After a rigorous month of knock-out, quarter and semi-final matches, it boiled down to 4 teams battling it out for the coveted rolling trophy. The final match was won by MS Strikers! The match was played against the runner up team, SSM Thunder Squad. In this nail-biting match, MS strikers gave the latter a run for the much-desired title. It was teamwork at its absolute best!

Other titles included Man of Series won by Siddharth Pawar, Best Batsman, won by Mr. Abhinav Punia, Best Bowler, won by Mr. Rishi Mathur & Best Female Player, won by Ms. Kalyani Thorat.

All in all, it was a fun filled & exhilarating day that saw some healthy competition and was enjoyed by Leadership, Associates, their Family!

SHI has always been enthusiastic about bringing its employees together through fun and exciting activities. It’s most-awaited SPICE Sport Event, the Sears Holdings India Premiere League (SHIPL) 2014 was recently launched and it was a massive success! It involved cricket matches played among teams that were created by members of the SHI family.

Matches on day one, January 4th, were won by SD CTS against SSM Combat Healers and MS Strikers against SSM Crazy 11. On day two, January 5th, SD Redbacks and Gangs of OBU won the matches against OBU Royals and SD Spartans respectively.

We now heartily look forward to the games on January 11th and 12th to be played by new teams:

  • SD The Elite vs. SSM ThunderSquad
  • SD Valiant vs. OBU Blues
  • SSM Stallion vs. SD Avengers
  • SD Tailenders vs. OBU Avengers

Knockout matches and semi-finals will be played on all the weekends to come, whereas, the final matches will be played on January 26th. So, come and cheer for the players and be part of the rocking experience!

Engagement & fun is a way of life at SHI; bright lights, games, presents & cakes and a cool Santa rocked everyone this year (2013) too. Sears Spouse Club (SSC) & kids of associates were also a part of the celebration and it was an absolute delight to witness the fun in the air. Hands down, Xmas tree decoration was one of the most exciting activities of the day; the SSC judges then judged the decorations based on creativity, look and feel. Keeping in sync with the fun n’ frolic, celebrations included members playing games like ‘Wrap my Gift’ and 'Bingo'.

The celebration ended with a warm message by Alok Kumar, MD and, a vote of thanks by CPO Santosh Panicker.

SHI celebrated its Foundation Day (4th year) on 10th December, 2013 with great gusto. The day began with the Sears Spouse Club (SSC) members organizing a ‘Green Guru’ desk for the cause of the environment, where cloth bags were distributed. Many associates donated towards this cause and the proceeds are being used to help underprivileged women to become self-reliant.

The grand ceremony also had VP & MD Alok Kumar sharing business updates and the new vision of the company, which focuses on transformation and shifting to a higher orbit. The day also saw the launch of the intranet portal, announcement of the SHIPL (internal cricket tournament) and introduction of ESHA (the anti-sexual harassment) initiative of the organization.

Fond memories were shared by some old associates who have journeyed through the years. This was followed by a reward function and a vote of thanks by CPO, Santosh Panicker.

Green gifts were also handed over to associates, and people walked away nostalgic yet happy and ready to scale new heights with the renewed focus of the organization.

The festive fervor was at an all-time high and Sears Holdings India got its associates and employees together to enjoy the festive season. The Sears Danceleration 2013 was a charged atmosphere, with enthusiastic participants and their families stirring up a dance storm on this memorable night. The rocking event was conducted in an Indian Village theme, giving everyone an authentic, traditional feel. Everyone was dressed in traditional attire, especially suited for Garba. Everyone was fabulously dressed making the event all the more special. The pretty ladies got everyone to shake a leg to the foot-tapping numbers played by the DJ, creating a Danceleration to watch out for. As the evening proceeded, the fun and frolic got even better. With every one being in a festive high, it was indeed a bonding ambiance with colleagues and family.  It brought together the associates, the leaders and their families. Kids had a wonderful time at the event as well, with a kid’s zone being specially arranged for them. Gifts were given out not only to the kids but to everyone present, making everyone cheer out loud. There were special arrangements for a lot of other things too, with the ladies getting mehendi drawn on their hands and bangle makers and tattoo artistes being present as well. All this with the wonderful music made Danceleration all the more special.

Well, the evevt is not just about naach and gaana; it’s about some mouthwatering delicacies too. Everyone hit the food kiosks that were available for both; the ones fasting as well as the foodies. The flamboyant costumes paired with the desi attitude complemented the groovy dance moves by the participants. This gave the judges a tough time with their decisions!

It sure was a sure blast!