ONGC Himalayan Association (ONGCHA), Assam Chapter has created spirit of adventure sports among people ONGC, Assam Asset by organizing Adventure Sports Carnival cum Ethnic Food Festival during 18-19 January, 2015 at ONGC Parade Ground, Nazira. While making fun in different exciting activities, people enjoyed the taste of delicious ethnic food of communities like Mising, Mech Kachari and Assamese including North Indian foods and also crowded in the mesmerising cultural programme in the evening in both the days.

ONGC Himalayan Association is a vibrant body that works towards promoting environment awareness campaign and at the same time reignites the mind and the body of an individual to work for greater performance, team spirit and mutual cooperation through adventure activity.

Day 1, January 18, 2015: In the morning on 18th January, 2015 the Carnival was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Shri Budhin Deuri, ED-Surface Manager, Assam Asset where Shri Alok Khanna, GGM-Head Engg. Services, Assam Asset was also present as Guest of Honour. Addressing the programme, the President of ONGCHA, Assam Chapter, Shri S. K. Wadhwani, GM-Head HR/ER & SM, Assam Asset spoke in brief about the Adventure Sports Carnival cum Ethnic Food Festival. Inaugurating the Carnival the Chief Guest appreciated ONGCHA for organising such a programme. The inaugural function was concluded with the vote of thanks by the Coordinator of ONGCHA, Assam Chapter, Shri Nitya Dutta, Sr. Fire Officer followed by different adventure sports events upto 17:00 hours and cultural extravaganza in the evening.

ONGCHA, Assam Chapter has been undertaking numerous expeditions successfully and now in line of dare adventure sports it is organising the Adventure Sports Carnival cum Ethnic Food Festival with colourful cultural extravaganza. During the carnival various adventure sports, such as, Parasailing, Roar High, Rappelling, Zorbing Ball, Monkey Crawling, etc. were demonstrated where thousands of people including school children also actively participated in all the sports. Apart from the cultural extravaganza in the evening other feathers of attraction of the Carnival were Martial Art demo, Handicrafts showcase, etc.
The beautiful cultural programme was decorated by some popular artists including children dance troupe. Moreover, a presentation on one upcoming Assamese film ‘Wake up Northeast’ directed by Shri Jahnu Konwar was made providing awareness about the film to be made on the theme on respect to women.

Day 2, January 19, 2015: On the closing day of the Carnival, i.e., 19th January, 2015, adventure sports events were held till 17:00 hours. In the evening, an exhibition football match between Sivasagar Football Academy and ONGC Officers’Club Football Team, Nazira was played on flood light at night where a crowd of people watched the match cheerfully.

For two days, the venue of the Carnival was made a common place for joy and unfolding happiness to employees and their families, but as the Carnival started its valediction was also followed and scheduled in the evening of 19th January, 2015.

The closing function of the Carnival was graced by the Chief Patron of ONGCHA, Assam Chapter, Hon’ble Shri Bimal Kumar Baruah, Executive Director-Asset Manager, ONGC, Assam Asset. He expressed happiness while appreciating ONGCHA for organising the Carnival. Again, most of the senior executives of ONGC, Assam Asset were also attended the programme.

Shri Nitya Dutta, Coordinator of ONGCHA, Assam Chapter offered vote of thanks of the closing function. He unfolded sincere gratitude and thankfulness to all concern for making the Adventure Sports Carnival a grand success. The Coordinator disclosed that out of 150, about 100 members of ONGCHA, Assam Chapter actively participated in the Carnival. Further, he mentioned that such type of programme is taken up by ONGCHA for creating cordial relationship among employees and their families through demonstration and participation in different adventure sports. Such type of programme can also deliver good messages about the activities of ONGC for society as well.

The cultural extravaganza on the closing day was continued till midnight where various artists including professional singers and dancers could make the venue spectacular with the synthesis of songs, music and dance. The ‘Bhurtal Nritya’, Bihu dance by ONGC wards and the Ethnic Fashion Show by the Assamese fashion designer Ms. Devajani were highly appreciated by the audience. The performance by ‘Sargam’ - a fusion concert from rock to Bihu consisting of Ms. Sangita Kakoty and Mark Alvin echoed around the venue with popular numbers.
-DRM Reports

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