On the 20th of October the Flowcrete India office and factory in Chennai held its Ayudha Pooja celebration. Ayudha Pooja, which is the culmination of the nine-day Navaratri Festival, is a famous event celebrated all over India and is conducted for the sake of developing your business and surroundings.
The festivities at Flowcrete provide a glimpse into its traditional roots as well as its importance as an opportunity to bring employees together and boost morale, which can be a rarity in today’s fast-paced corporate environment.
Flowcrete India’s Managing Director Mr Vivekanandan Margasahayam attended the event and, along with other staff members, was honoured in the traditional way during the course of the celebrations.
The Significance of Ayudha Pooja
Ayudha Pooja is an integral part of the Navratri Festival (Festival of Triumph), a Hindu festival which is traditionally celebrated across India. It is also called “Astra Puja” and in simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements”. Ayudha puja is considered a meaningful custom, which focuses specific attention on one’s profession and its related tools and the belief that a divine force is working behind it to help perform well. Every Indian state has its own rituals and ceremonies to mark the occasion, and in this diversity lies the beauty of the festival.
Embracing the Ethos of the Festival
In the spirit of creating a supportive working environment, Flowcrete India has implemented a series of activities and outings based around the welfare and enjoyment of its staff. For example, a party was thrown by Flowcrete India’s Sales Director Mr Srinivsan for his colleagues in a popular restaurant and Vivekanandan’s birthday was recently celebrated in the office with high tea, snacks and a well deserved break.
Flowcrete India strives to provide a friendly environment of mutual trust and respect that is coupled with the exciting opportunities that come from working for an international parent company. The company’s staff believe that it is this ethos of enjoyment and hard work that has helped it to become such a fast growing firm in the Indian construction industry!