Category Archives: Celebrations

Skipper Supports International Day of Yoga

3rd International Day of Yoga was celebrated all over the world with immense enthusiasm. Skipper supported the IDY event held by the Indian High Commission in Nigeria and Ghana by sponsoring Yoga T-shirts and Mats with IDY logo. Yoga event was held to create awareness and benefits of practicing Yoga. Local dignitaries, diplomats, UN officials, members of the Indian community and eminent persons drawn from all walks of life were among the invitees who attended the event.

Apart from this, Skipper also celebrated yoga day across all its offices in India, Dubai, Nigeria, Ghana with employees participating in yoga sessions, assisted by trained Yoga instructors, “This initiative is aimed at encouraging our employees to adopt a healthier and balanced approach in life,” says Poonam Sachdeva, President & CEO, SkipperSeil Ltd.

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Skipper celebrates 31st Annual Day

Skipper celebrated its 31st Annual day on May 27 at Le Foyer Banquets, Gurgaon. All Skipperites and their families enjoyed socializing, entertainment and relaxed.

This year the event theme was ‘Mela’, and hence was named as ‘Skipper Carnival’ to suit the theme. The entire event was planned and organized by Skipper team itself. The venue was converted to Indian carnival with lots of games like Hoopla, Break the Pyramid; Balloon shooting’, Bowling, Tambola and Mehandi along with Rides like Giant wheel, Columbus and Bouncy were there for everyone.

The Guests, Skipperites and many of Skipper alumni along with their families, indulged in several games and sporting events, before the onset of the main program, which began with funny performance by Skipperites followed by a dance performance by their children. ​

Group President- Mr. Jitender Sachdeva in his welcome address mentioned the major milestones achieved in last 31 years and expressed thanks to all the employees & stakeholders for being part of Skipper’s successful story.

Annual Day Celebration @ Skipper

Skipper celebrated its 30th Annual day on 28th May, 2016 in Bhiwadi Rajasthan. All employees, along with their families, came together to celebrate yet another successful year of the organization. The evening started with Lamp lighting ceremony by Mr. Jitendra Sachdeva, Group President along with Board of Directors, Chairman Eye-Q Dr. Ajay Sharma & his eminent board members, Director PowerMech-Mr. Jitender Kumar & his colleagues and other dignitaries from the industry. Many employees took part in the cultural performances which included Fashion show, Dance Performances, Singing and Interactive games.

GP in his speech praised the employees for their dedicated and long term services in the company. The function concluded with presentation of mementoes to the participants.

Skipper Celebrates International Day of Yoga

Skipper cares about the health and fitness of its employees and believe that “A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.”. The Company pledged support to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, the International Day of Yoga and joined in the worldwide celebrations of the event by organizing a yoga-themed event at its Gurgaon, India office on June 21, 2015. The event saw participation by enthusiastic Skipperites.
Skipper Celebrates International Day of Yoga

The yoga session was led by the Group Director Corporate, Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, along with other senior level executives, who performed some basic asanas (positions). Ms. Sachdeva addressed the participants after the session and spoke of the importance of doing yoga to combat stress-related diseases which are getting increasingly common in the corporate world. Further, she encouraged employees to educate their families and friends about the benefits of yoga and try to practice it everyday.

Cultural Theme Karaoke Night and Felicitation Ceremony

On the sidelines of the Quarterly Board meeting held in Dubai on January 4-5 2015, Skipperites participated in a fun cultural theme karaoke night at the Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai.

Skipperites from international subsidiaries wore traditional attire from their respective regions, played entertaining games and showed off their skills on the dance floor. A number of attendees unleashed their singing prowess and sang along to popular hits with the Karaoke DJ.

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Participants enjoy a team-game at the event

This was followed by a special dinner and felicitation ceremony to recognize the efforts of the lead performers of the Company for the financial year 2014-15 as per the interim evaluation during H1 KRA assessment.

Excellence Award for Outstanding Communication, Planning and SBU Management

  • Mr. P. Subramanian, GM – Plant, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.

Award for Excellent Performance, Commitment to Service and Teamwork

  • Mr. Benjamin Oseghale Godday, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Jegede Richard Olu, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Syed Khurram Mansoor, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Ovesanwo Olusoga Taofik, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
  • Ms. Osuji Perpetua Ngozi, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
  • Mr. Nkanang Uwen Effiong, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
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One of the winners at the felicitation ceremony, seen here with Mr. B. Srinivas, COO-Skipper Nigeria and Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d

The Group President along with Directors on Board & visiting guest Mr. Shola Akinniranye (Chairman – WAPP) concluded the ceremony by addressing the audience on the Skipper spirit and endorsing the superb performance of the subsidiaries over the last year.
We congratulate the awardees and wish them all the best for this year.

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Skipperites gather after a fun-filled night

Skipperites challenge each other at the Skipper Golf Putting Event in Dubai

Skipperites from India, Africa and Middle East enjoyed an entertaining game of Golf Putting on 4th January 2015 at the Pearl Putting Course, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The Group was divided into teams of 3, consisting of all ages and all levels of golf experience, and these teams competed for top honors in a 90 minute team putting championship at the scenic 18-hole putting course. Golf professionals from the Dubai Creek Academy introduced participants to the game and the use of equipment and guided them around the course during the challenge.

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A Skipperite tries her hand at the game

We congratulate the following winners of the golf putting event, who were awarded certificates of achievement and given exciting branded golf merchandise.

Skipper Golf Putting Event Winners
Skipper Golf Putting Event Winners

 

Winning team

  • Mr. Arun Khanna, Advisor & Consultant, F&A – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
  • Mr. Bhogaraju Srinivas, COO – Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.

Most promising players

  • Master Aryan
  • Miss Kritika

The ‘Hole in One’ winner

  • Ms. Judy Akinniranye

(Ms. Judy won this special award as her debut tee shot finished in the cup, giving her the highest score of one. This is a rare and impressive feat known as a ‘hole-in-one’ in golf)

After testing their golfing skills with the golf professionals, the group relaxed and enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Academy Terrace next to the putting course.

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Dining at the Academy Terrace

 

United we stand, Team Skipper
United we stand, Team Skipper

Skipper organizes Drawing Competition on the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India

Skipperites from the Gurgaon office celebrated the 68th Independence Day of India by capturing their imagination on canvas. Skipper India organized a creative drawing competition on 14th August 2014, inviting Skipperites to represent what India’s Independence means to them. The event saw enthusiastic participation by employees across ages and departments.

The jury for the competition comprised of the following members from the senior management: Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d, Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd. and Mr. Praveen Gupta, Head – Corporate Finance Department.

Competition Jury giving Scores to the Entries
Competition Jury giving Scores to the Entries

Using water colours, crayons, pencils and sketch pens, Skipperites used their creativity to translate their ideas in different shapes and colours. Whether it was white doves signifying peace and brotherhood or historical monuments capturing the spirit of the capital city, New Delhi, Skipperites wowed the judges with the latent talent.

The winners of the event were as follows:

  1. Mr. Ashok Sikka               (SCM)                 Score – 71 (out of 90)
  2. Mr. Satyawan                    (Marcomm)       Score – 71 (out of 90)
  3. Mr. Saurabh Ghosh        (Design)             Score – 70.5 (out of 90)

The winners were felicitated in an awards function in the office and given exciting prizes.

Winners of the Competition with their Teammates from Skipper India
Winners of the Competition with their Teammates from Skipper India

Congratulations to all winners and their teams.

Skipper Celebrates 28th Annual Day Worldwide

Skipper celebrated its 28th year of success with Skipperites all over the world. The Annual Day was celebrated in all of Skipper’s regional headquarters, branch offices and project offices.

Skipper India celebrated its 28th Annual Day on the 24th of May, 2014. The 4-hour show was marked by performances by professional music bands as well as Skipper’s in-house talent. Dance performances by kids of Skipper employees left everyone enchanted and asking for more. A sumptuous dinner was followed by a dance party.

Skipper India Annual Day
Skipper India Annual Day

Skipper JLT Dubai and Skipper Middle East Sharjah employees enjoyed a beautiful soirée on a Dhow Cruise. Skipperites with their families witnessed a Tanoura Dance and a fun magic show while enjoying food and beverages as the boat sailed on the Dubai Creek.

Skipper UAE celebrates on a dhow cruise
Skipper Middle East celebrates on a dhow cruise

Nigeria and Ghana-based Skipperites marked this special day with colour & style as families joined together for the cake cutting ceremony. Games, sharing of gifts, and a sumptuous dinner marked the night in the spirit of oneness.

Skipper Ghana Annual Day

We wish Skipperites and their families all the best for the coming years and look forward to grander celebrations next year.