On the occasion of India's 73rd Independence Day, the employees of Scania India, celebrated with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm at the Narasapura office in Bangalore. The theme for this year's celebration was 'Freedom from Pollution' a cause that aligns with the company's objective of promoting sustainability
The celebrations commenced with the traditional flag-hoisting ceremony that was conducted by Ruchi Alhuwalia, Director-HR, Marketing & Communication. In her riveting speech she spoke about freedom from fear and introspected on the narrative of last year, to continue to be stronger and courageous in order to prosper.
In accordance to the theme, a competition was held between the various departments where in teams had to create innovative ergonomical products using office waste. From shelves and vases to an engine test bench, the activity saw several aesthetic designs curated by talented Scania employees.
The service team was announced as the winner with the maintenance team bagging the 1st runner up spot followed by HR & Marketing who were adjudged 2nd runner up.
Children of employees were also asked to contribute by creating clay models in line with the theme and these were displayed during lunch for all to see. The children also shared videos of patriotic songs and performances. The idea behind getting them involved was to cultivate a sense of environmental responsibility in the future generation.
A special lunch of Gujrati delicacies was arranged for the occasion as a testament to our country's diversity and in a bid to promote the idea of inclusion.
The evening saw an assembly of all employees who gathered to watch a video featuring the performances of the children. This was followed by a skit, a collaborative effort that saw different teams come together, to throw light on the conservation of natural resources and what we can collectively do to facilitate that. The message delivered was to honor the freedom we were given by building a sustainable and environmental India further emphasized by the gift of a potted plant that was given to all employees.