Our beloved CEO Dr. Thiru has been selected for the prestigious Par Excellence DC Award by the Lions Club International. He has been chosen as the Best District Chairperson of the Lionistic year 2009-2010. The award will be given at a glittering District Annual Awards function on Sunday 20th June 2010 at the Hotel Savera between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Archive for June, 2010
Our CEO Dr. Thiru and I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Madras Christian College Alumni Association, Madras Chapter Meeting at the Anna University Alumni Club at Boat Club Road on Saturday, 5th June 2010. The event was fun filled what with so many ex MCCians filling up the hall with their youthful presence and bonhomie. The highlight of the meeting was former MCCian Mr. R. Velu (Hon’ble Ex.Minister of State for Railways) having graced the occasion and also speaking on ‘The Turnaround of the Indian Railways’.
Mr.Velu graduated from MCC in 1963 and he was a Heberian. After a long innings in the civil service he stood and won the Lok Sabha Elections in 2004. He became the Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways in 2004 and continued till 2009. This period is known as the Golden Era of the Indian Railways. B school students from world over came to hear him tell the story of The Turnaround of the Indian Railways.
We had the privilege of inviting this legend to future Ascenders Occasions and he kindly consented to the same.
Ascenders Technologies chose to celebrate its 2nd Annual Day at the hills of Yelagiri with its all its splendor. It was a whole weekend filled with fun and frolic. The Rhythms Resort echoed with the continuous giggles and laughter of the Ascenders family.
The team began its journey from Chennai early in the morning of 29th May. Breakfast was served in the train.
A few rounds of Housie followed. The holiday spirit was high and the van trip from Jolarpettai station up the winding hills of Yelagiri proved to be pleasurable what with the cool winds welcoming us to the top.
We received an excellent panoramic view of the lake which happens to be right next to the resort!
After freshening up, we were all geared up to take part in the events planned well in advance for us by our event managers Murali and Suresh, not to forget a little fellow by name Ashwanthe.
Team games, ice breakers, festivities and song and dance followed by the dozen.
The games were light and had everyone in splits. Team competition was high and fiery. Points were awarded and deducted depending on the rules laid down. Everyone was an enthusiastic participant and made sure he or she gave their best for the team.
Team names were wildly imaginative and downright funny. The teams were Boris Beggars, Chunky Monkey Shaolin Pallikoodam Guyz, Theerpu Thirumugham, Kaipullai and Morrattu Singhanghal.
Every team made a special appearance with costume, dialogues and all. The ascenders family had a gala time discovering major potential on such short notice.
The Ascenders always do things differently…we wrap up our mummies in toilet paper!
In the midst of all these festivities, we had the most awaited and anticipated event- the prize giving ceremony which was done with a lot of fanfare and award befitting background music….
The mega event of the day – Mr. Ascenders!
The winner of the event -Ravi though skinny, he impressed all the female judges by falling at their feet at the very beginning! Vasanth followed with a brilliant performance of muscle juggling. Suresh scared the judges with his threatening eye movements not to mention his bobbing belly! Senthil impressed with his once-upon-a-time fit body and his perpetual grin. Finally, came the shy Ramesh and managed to do a jig. Anyways, the boys must be appreciated for throwing off their shirts and doing their bit for their teams…
And that night after the events…
The next day saw the Ascenders immersed in cricket followed by boat rides on the lake.
After these cheerful episodes, we assembled in the conference hall again for karaoke and dancing which was followed by group photo sessions.
After lunch, we took the road down the hill to catch the 4:55 Brindavan Express from Jolarpettai to Chennai.