The Evening of Excalibur’19
The chill of December month is being felt by all since the month kicked in the temperature has been dropping. With days becoming pleasant and mornings, evenings and nights becoming chiller. However, we at IVL were oblivious to this chill as we were getting ready for the biggest event of the year, the Excalibur’19.
The Excalibur is an annual event celebrated by IVL along with Inspira awards. Through Inspira, the company appreciates the hard work and efforts put in by various team members individually as well as a team. Preparations for the event had started since September. Official kick-off the events was done on 12th September 2019.
The days preceding the event were hectic for all. The Beyond work team was busy finalizing the location, taking care of other logistics and setting up the cultural events. On the other hand, the Inspira awards were in full-swing, nominations, presentations, and selections were immaculately being done.
One day when we walked into the office, danglers of Excalibur’19 greeted us everywhere. Strategically placed across all offices, they were the constant reminders for the upcoming event asking us to be prepared.
Between project deadlines, deliveries somehow all of us managed to participate in various cultural events. The list of things-to-do was long, food menu to be decided, trophies to be done, travel arrangements for other employees from other locations, invitations, auditions of performances and so on. Everyone had their own set of multiple tasks to be finished. However, the fun was in multi-tasking and the zeal was unimaginable.
The 13th of December dawned with a clear sky and chilly wave. The stage was set, and everyone was ready to have a fun-filled evening ahead. The event started at 15:00 p.m. with the lighting Diya followed by a note from our MD Mr. Vinay Barigidad. During his address, he shared the current business achievements and benchmarks for the upcoming year.
Post which there was a classical performance of Ganesh Vandana, followed by traditional Maharashtrian Lezim Dance.
The event was nothing less than a star-studded evening with awards being given at planned intervals. Various teams and individuals were awarded for there excellence and WOW contributions.
The pace of the evening was set, amidst singing, dancing, skit performance, stand-up comedy, and awards the evening flew. The skit was hilarious which was adapted from the movie Hera Pheri and related to the challenges of an IT company. The Hyderabad team also had some dance performances and ramp walk. The evening progressed with a perfect blend of entertainment, awards, and comedy. Ramp walk in Bollywood style was the finale, which was loved by all, here we got glimpses of all the popular actors and actresses from yesteryears.
At 20:00 hours the event was officially closed, and the dance floor opened along with the food. By the time the event finished everyone was in a dancing mood and this is how we moved towards the ground floor. Some of us danced till our feet ached, some of us danced till we were ready to drop. Some relished the delicacies and came back to the floor, while some just enjoyed the evening as it progressed.
However, One Thing is For Sure as the Event Concluded and Everyone Went Home, They Had a SMILE to Take Home.