Work and fun are two crucial keywords at MakeMyTrip and we keep checking that they are used in chorus! That’s why among other things, we have our own hybrid Town Hall Meeting.
Town Hall Meeting, an annual event at MakeMyTrip, is something that excites every Tripper. This event is as old as MakeMyTrip and is a part of our, umm… religion. This year’s Town Hall Meeting (we call it THM) was organised on 24th August at our usual adda, Epicentre, Gurgaon. Let’s see what happened ….
The stage was set. The flashlights and floodlights were on. In a crowd of urban professionals, many tribesmen, animals, plants and hunters could be spotted doing yabadabadoos! Wondering why? The dress theme for the new joiners was ‘Jungle’! And with the large family congregated, the show began!
Our Founder CEO, Deep Kalra started the event with words that few would want to miss! He rejoiced and congratulated the team on the NASDAQ listing and the Great Places To Work Award, which by the way, we won twice in a row! Other leaders shared our financial stand with performance of international & domestic holidays and flights (to be modest, we are getting grander each day!) and drew positive parallels between MakeMyTrip, Indian Cricket team and Anna Hazare!
THM is also a moment to reward star performers from various departments across 20 branches in India. The excitement during award distribution was several by no means usual! Poor emcee was struggling to be heard over the cheering and thunderous clapping (no exaggeration)!
The speaker for this year was Raman Roy, CEO of Quattro, a member of NASSCOM executive committee and the ‘Guru’ of Indian BPO industry. And as we found later, an enthralling orator! Raman’s wisdom on leadership and customer satisfaction packed with his sharp wits and energy, is something most B-schools students will give a thumb for (no exaggeration again)!
This was followed by another ‘pratha’ of THM, stage plays performed by new Trippers. Here’s a background: all new joiners (now Trippers) have to prepare and present an amusing stage play, obviously without compromising on work! Like each year, audience had some ‘Oh-I-fell-while-laughing’ performances plays! From a rambling Akbar and naughty Gabbar to a prudent Sr. Bachchan and comical Laaluji, everyone was present! Some new Trippers also plagued the audience with their ‘Sheela ki Jawani’ and ‘Dil to bachcha hai ji’ with just a lapel and Guitar.
Like any other perfect evening, this one too concluded with some mouth-watering snacks and beverages, of course company paid! But who said all good things come to an end? We’ll have all this fun again in 6 months. See you!
If you find this THM fun, here’s a tip: WE ARE HIRING!