The last five years have seen us scale many heights of success. To rejoice these five fabulous years, a grand Bollywood themed celebration was planned for us at Silvassa, a scenic getaway north of Mumbai. As we reached our destination, the Treat Resort, we got a glimpse of all the fun and celebrations that were in store for us for the day.
At the curtain raiser event held a few days ago, we were divided into 5 teams: Team Gabbar, Team Mogambo, Team Kancha, Team Crime Master Gogo and Team Shakaal. These teams would now be competing against each other in a set of team activities that were lined up for the day. The first team activity was to assemble a bicycle. The next activity was to create a piece of art using balloons in a way that it represented Bollywood in an iconic way. The last activity was based on the popular TV show, the Amazing Race and each team had to bring a list of items from around the resort campus.
The highlight of the day however was the main event in evening, the VFare Gala Night. Keeping their Bollywood spirits high, each team made a red carpet entry, dressed in slick suits, elegant gowns and dresses. Our emcee for the day, Riaz Basha arrived on the stage, dressed as a policeman and announced that he was the first policeman to start a party instead of interrupting one.
Through the course of the evening, the short movies made each team were showcased. But what made the evening even more special, were a stand-up comedy act and some of our own Vserv family members crooning popular Hindi and English songs. Angad Singh Ranyal and Azeem Banatwalla, two very popular stand-up comedians had the whole audience in absolute splits with their witty observations on people’s daily lives, the stereotypes and corporate culture.
As the evening reached towards its end, the winners of the movie making competition and the overall winners were announced. Team Shakaal won the best movie award. Team Gabbar made a wild dash for the stage as they were announced the winning team. They walked away with a Rs. 35,000 cash prize.
The event ended on a special note as our co-founders, Dippak Khurana & Ashay Padwal cut the smart data themed cake and threw the floor open for partying. After a long day of fun-filled activities and partying, we spent the next two days, relaxing and reminiscing the fun.
Here’s a glimpse into the Vserv 5th anniversary celebrations: