A lot was lined up for the 14th of August at Sears India. Independence Day was celebrated grandiosely, with the entire premises being decorated in tricolor hues, and illuminated with lights. A beautiful Rangoli greeted everyone at the reception. Associates were geared up for Table Tennis Championship finals, Blood Donation Drive and the main Independence Day celebrations, for which, we had a big surprise awaiting them.

 

Independence Day at Sears India

Independence Day at Sears India

Independence Day at Sears India

Independence Day at Sears India

 

As the first half of the morning pepped everyone up with the TT Championship matches, the players had a hard time against each other, each one of them being stalwarts who had reached this far after 15 days of semi-final matches.

 

Independence Day at Sears India

Independence Day at Sears India

 

Associates and leaders united on the single platform in the spirit of championship and the game had onlookers’ eyes glued to the ball, with anticipation of who would win and who would give in. The highlight match was by Kesavan, Senior IT Director, who proved yet again, that he is unbeatable in TT.

 

Independence Day at Sears India

 

In parallel, we had the Blood Donation drive conducted by the CSR committee in collaboration with the Ruby Hall Clinic. By the end of the day, we had collected 154 units of blood, thanks to the wonderful associates of Sears India.

The highlight of the day was kicked off by VP and MD of Sears India, Alok Kumar, who came dressed traditionally in a blue Modi jacket, looking great and excited at the surprise he was going to unveil. The event was started with the National Anthem, followed by a very short but relevant speech by Alok. Alok urged every associate to take a pledge to be human beings first, and then everything else. He spoke about why it was all the more important for us to be united in our diversity and be grounded to Mother India.

 

Independence Day at Sears India

 

“Independence doesn’t mean freedom if our speech and actions hurt others. True independence means the choice to offer dignity and to treat each other with dignity and respect.”

That said, he distributed the TT trophies to winners and runners up, and after that, the surprise that was much awaited was unveiled, with the introduction of Dr. Anand Godse from Taal Inc., who made his un-missable entrance with 20 drums. The 20 member Tech Edge Committee was made to sit in a circle, and a few instructions on safety later, Dr. Anand set off an hours’ worth of pure unadulterated fun, taking every associate into the whirlpool of drum beats and claps.

 

Independence Day at Sears India

Independence Day at Sears India