Noted Nobel Peace prize recipient and African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said,
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them”
Yes. All of us are gifted with loving families and there is no better way to celebrate than to get everyone under one roof for an evening of fun and relaxation.
The Indix Family Day was celebrated on 20th January, 2017 at our Chennai office. The program started at 4 p.m. on a laidback Friday evening. Guests started pouring in and it was a full house in a very short while. Employees were delighted to meet each other’s families and they shared a great camaraderie. We celebrated this day last year as well and it was super fun.
The evening gave everyone a great opportunity to unwind, sit back and enjoy. The theme of this year’s Family Day was “Chennai” and the entire office was decorated with items that resonated with the theme ranging from images of Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan to political figures like Kalaingar Karunanidhi, Jayalalitha, and other achievers from the field of sports and fine arts. We also decorated the office with pictures of some iconic landmarks of Chennai.
Every guest was welcomed at the office reception with a photo booth and some fun props so each family could get some funky pictures taken together.
The host then introduced a bunch of games for both kids and adults. The kids had great fun playing in the bouncy castle, munching on cotton candy, and generally running around and making merry in the entire office. The adults as you can see, got to channel their inner child.
The parrot astrology counter was a hit. Folks walked up to that stall with the inevitable curiosity to know what lies ahead for them. The caricature artist was also flooded with people lining up to get a caricature of themselves, and not to mention the queue at the mehendi artist’s station.
The pottery workshop was a fun creative activity. We had a highly skilled and experienced pot maker in the office to teach both the kids and elders. Many kids were eager to learn the art of pottery and enjoyed the chance to get their hands dirty without any repercussions!
A foot-thumping session with a DJ session brought everyone to the dance floor. The kids truly had a blast and danced their hearts out.
A gastronomical treat awaited everyone at the end with some tasty dishes and yummy desserts.
The Family Day was a great occasion to meet our fellow colleagues outside the confines of work but still inside the workspace. Getting to know your colleague’s family members helps build camaraderie among team members. At Indix, it’s important for us to give our employees an opportunity to build meaningful relationship with others beyond work. We created loads of beautiful cherished memories to take home.