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.
Picnics are the best way to bond with family and friends. This time our picnic was planned at Botanix Gardens, Sohna. The resort was really a nature lover’s paradise in the backdrop of lush green fields and whispering winds with lots of activities like Pottery, Cricket, Football, Camel/Bullock Ride and adventure activities like Burma Bridge, Zorbing, Tug of war, Spider net and finally a dip in the pool. Many colleagues came with their family and friends and spent quality time in the lap of the nature.
“There are a lot of ways we can make our employee’s lives better,” said Poonam Sachdeva, Jt. Group President, SkipperSeil Group. “But a picnic not only provides an opportunity to have fun, it also offers a chance to socialize and meet the family members of colleagues.
The day was packed with lots of games, activities and food. The entire day was truly eventful and when we returned in the evening, the happy faces said it all!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Nkanang Uwen Effiong, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
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.
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.
We congratulate the following winners of the golf putting event, who were awarded certificates of achievement and given exciting branded golf merchandise.
Continuing its initiative to reward the remarking performance of top employees, Skipper sponsored a trip to Dubai for Star Skipperite of the Year, Ms. Bharti Chandhok, Manager – SCM, and her Family.
Ms. Chandhok and her family enjoyed the sights and sounds of Middle East’s most dynamic city, Dubai, over a period of six days. They visited famous landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dessert Safari, Sky Dubai, and Ibn Batuta Mall.
Ms. Chandhok and her family also attended a yacht party hosted by the Company at Marina, in the company of Skipper Middle East employees. She was also welcomed in Skipper’s Global Corporate Headquarters in Dubai and felicitated with a present to show Skipper’s highest commitments towards rewarding deserving employees. On the occasion, Ms. Chandok talked about her wonderful, long association with the Company and the Company’s excellent support towards its women employees. She was presented with a golden set of Bracelets as her parting gift on the occasion.
Skipper congratulates Ms Bharti Chandhok and her family for winning accolades and wish her success in his future endeavours. As the year rolls on, the other winners will also commence their international tours and we will be bringing you updates on their experiences.
Environmental sustainability has always been a key focus area for Skipper. The Company has believed in putting in efforts towards improving the environment and spreading awareness about the same. On the occasion of Sh. Vishwakarma Pooja, a day of celebration for the engineering community, Skipper India organized Pooja ceremonies at all three of its units in Bhiwadi as well as executed a plantation activity at its Unit-I(A) in Bhiwadi. As a token of contribution towards our responsibilities to make the Earth greener and cleaner, staff and workers from all Skipper Units participated enthusiastically in this environmental CSR initiative. A total of 40 Ashoka Trees were planted along the boundary wall of Unit-I(A).
This activity also made Skipper complaint with ISO 14001, in order to implement an effective Environmental Management System and address various aspects of Environment Management.
A special thanks to all participants for their presence and contribution to make this CSR activity a grand success.
Skipper’s Unit-1 in Bhiwadi, India conducted an awareness training on EMS (Environmental Management system, popularly known as ISO 14001) and OHSMS (Occupational Health and safety management system, popularly known as ISO /OHSAS 18001) successfully conducted on 12th – 13th September, 2014.The training was imparted by Mr R S Mishra (External Consultant).
The following employees were selected for participation in the training :
AMIT KUMAR VERMA
A warm thank you to the senior management for providing this excellent training opportunity.
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.
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:
Mr. Ashok Sikka (SCM) Score – 71 (out of 90)
Mr. Satyawan (Marcomm) Score – 71 (out of 90)
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.
Skipper deeply values its human capital and rewarding the best talent has always been a focus of the rapidly growing company. This year as an initiative to reward the remarkable performance of top employees, Skipper is sponsoring all-expenses paid trips for all winners of the ‘Star Skipperites of the Year’ for the year 2013-14, and their families.
Mr. Rakesh Bharti, Senior Manager – SCM, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria is one of the four Star performers of the year. Mr. Bharti was accompanied by his wife and children in his international trip covering three destinations – Switzerland, Paris and Dubai over a period of ten days.
The trip commenced in Switzerland on the 22nd July, 2014, where the family enjoyed the scenic sights of the Swiss Alps at Jungfroujoch – Top of Europe. Another major highlight of the trip included a visit of Mount Titlis, as the family enjoyed cable car rides and the views from the Cliff Walk.
After enjoying a brief Swiss holiday, the family flew to ‘The City of Light’, Paris on 26th July. While Mr. Bharti and his wife were taken in by the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower and the architecture of the buildings, the younger folks marked their fun-filled trip to Disneyland Paris as the trip highlight.
The trip culminated with a visit to Dubai, ‘The Heart of Arabia’ on July 29th. The group visited the famous landmarks of Dubai such as Palm Atlantis and Burj Khalifa, malls such as Dubai mall and Mall of the Emirates as well as thrilling Desert Safari. Mr. Bharti and his family were invited by the Group President for a dinner in Mr. Bharti’s honour with Dubai staff members.
The next day, Dubai office staff welcomed Mr. Bharti and his family in its office and the team celebrated Mr. Bharti’s achievements and success by a cake-cutting ceremony and words of appreciation by Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, in front of a video conference attended by members of five subsidiaries across the globe. The GP also gifted Mr. Bharti a beautiful Baume et Mercier watch to show Skipper’s highest commitments towards rewarding deserving employees.
Skipper congratulates Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his family for winning accolades and wish him success in his future endeavours. As the year rolls on, the other winners will also commence their international tours and we will be bringing you updates on their experiences.
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