It has been a week late to post this but as they say better late than never .
September 16 and 17 this year has been the important days in SSPL and the memorable ones too. The reasons could differ among my colleagues but one reason that everyone’s gonna agree with is ‘The celebration of Suvidha Sewa Pvt. Ltd. Anniversary’. Yes, we celebrated the 8th anniversary of SSPL on our outing to Lakure Bhanjyang.
Remembering back, it was really a tough time selecting a destination for outing. With the festivals coming up and other reasons like our colleagues’ examination and blah blah, it had been a challenge for some of us who were into this so called “planning” of the outing. Finally, a destination was selected and approved by all. It was Lakure Bhanjyang. Not so far away from our office- where we started our journey from; but the experience that we had was not any lesser than what we could have experienced if we had gone for a long journey.
Anyways, it was September 16, Friday. Not a usual Friday for everyone for the obvious reasons. I still remember how everyone was eager to finish off their work and prepare for the outing (there was lots to be done believe me!). Nevertheless, even this day didn’t prove to be any less of a work to our Recruiting team, Finance team and HR team. My sincere admiration to these departments. What needs to be done needs to be done, ain’t it???
We were around 21 of us who were going for the outing. Not a big group but not a small one either. Then the time of departure for some of our colleagues finally came. Since, they were the ones who opted for hiking rather than taking a bus, they chose to go early. They left the office premises at around 2 pm. The remaining of us who chose to take a bus had to be in the office for another few hours because the bus that we’ve booked didn’t arrive until 6 pm. We had whole lot of tasks to do to fill that time. (Now you wouldn’t think we were too lazy for hiking, would you? )
Although all the outing was planned perfectly, one thing what we didn’t care enough or say wasn’t in the priority list was to prepare a to-do list once we reach there; sort of team building activities. It has always been a tradition in SSPL to organize an award ceremony where an award (for in this event we chose gifts) was given to a person. So, we got busy preparing for this award and buying gifts. Oh, it was such a fun coming up with different opinions about how to conduct the event. Finally we settled for giving out the forms to all the members of SSPL and choosing the adjectives that best defines a person. So, the person is awarded with the adjective title he gets the maximum votes on.
It was 6pm and time to leave. Everyone got into the bus in a hurry because we all wanted to get to Lakure Bhanjyang quick. This is all because our colleagues who went on a hiking had already reached there and had informed us that the place was amazing. Come quick!
Due to various reasons, we finally departed at around 7 pm. And oh! the traffic jams that we had to encounter at Sanepa and somewhere around Satdobato! Arghh… The little game of antakshari in the bus was such a relief during these jams and the ride with same old passé songs that people remember only during antakshari. You know the songs right??? त्यै क्या त पुरना नेपाली गीतहरु…:P
It was a smooth journey from Lubhu onwards. Every turning in the hills proved to provide a spectacular view of the valley. During the dark hours that we were travelling, the lights in the valley were like group of stars, an image of a milky way. Breathtaking, Dazzling…