Employee of the Year 2017 Celebration
On October 27, 2017, Javra Software commemorated their eighteenth year of establishment in The Netherlands and eleventh year in Nepal with a grand celebration of “Diamonds in the Moonlight” at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godavari.
Javra Software was established in the year 1999 in a small town in Druten, Netherlands. Now, with headquarter in Culemborg, Netherlands and offshore unit in Nepal since 2006, Javra develops future proof business applications for clients worldwide. Having the expertise and experience of 30+ years in Progress, Javra provides specialized and agile solutions that transforms the traditional ways of business functioning.
This jubilant event brought the whole Javra family together. Our CEO Frank Mollers, COO Shanti Pant, employees from the Netherlands and Nepal office and other esteemed guests were there to recognize and celebrate all employees who have contributed in making Javra Software what it is today. Having such jewels gathered together, we realized that this would be the perfect day to have the prestigious Employee of the Year (EOY) annual event as well. However, the interesting part was we kept this a surprise. None of the employees knew about it except for the organizing team members and associated management team.
At around 3 in the afternoon, everyone gathered around at the office premise and then headed for a wonderful and memorable night at the beautiful Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godavari. Upon arrival, all of our guests and beloved employee were welcomed with ceremonial tika and garland by Panchakanya. We had also arranged Nepali traditional folklore dance performance called “Lakhe”. The whole crowd came alive with its vibrant music and dance.
Inside, the Godavari hall was beautifully decorated and set up for an outstanding night ahead. After some refreshment hi-tea, candid conversations and clicks at the photo booth, we officially kick started our program with some flashback memories of Javra Software’s journey along with its employees for all these years followed by panas lighting by our CEO Frank Mollers and COO Shanti Pant. We also played the national anthem of both countries – The Netherlands and Nepal with flags hanging on either side of the stage to celebrate the collaboration that Javra Software has provided between two countries, culture and people.
This event showcased multiple talents of Javra Software employees. A lot of people participated – some employees danced, some sang, some were such an unexpected performer that the audience would gasp in amazement. Besides dancing and singing performances, we also had a cultural fashion show to showcase the multicultural side of Nepal to our guests. The participants wore different cultural dresses and presented it beautifully. As the event progressed, everyone enjoyed their drinks and snacks and seemed like they were having a good time watching each performance. But little did they knew about the secret element we had planned…up until…. the screen showed the first nominee for EOY 2017. The crowd were surprised by this announcement and looked ecstatic yet confused. After realizing what was going on, they then started playing the guessing game as to who would win the title this year.
There were 13 nominations for Employee of the Year (EOY) 2017. Each of our nominees received a “Javra EOY Nominee 2017” sash, an engraved crystal award, dinner coupon, movie tickets and a gift voucher.
The event had almost come to an end – we could see the eagerness, curiosity and impatience among all the nominees competing for EOY 2017 title. Before announcing the winner, all nominees were called up on stage, including our CEO Frank Mollers, COO Shanti Pant and EOY 2016 Mr. Krishna Dhakal. Everyone started calling out their guesses again. Finally, the winner was announced and Mr. Projesh Sindurakar was the Employee of the Year (EOY) 2017 for all the contributions and hard work he put in throughout the year. Mr. Sindurakar received a “Javra EOY 2017” sash, an engraved crystal award, certificate and an all paid international trip. Confetti falling, cheering, smiles and some picture perfect poses – that is how we wrapped up the official/formal event.
For the after party, we had invited Jyovan Bhuju and Anu Shakya to bring in the grooves. All of us were thrilled to listen to them. As those beats started, everyone started dancing their hearts out. A lot of selfies and group pictures were taken to capture good time and good company. The party finally came to a close at around 10 and the dinner was served!
The next morning, after enjoying a healthy breakfast at the Red Drop Restaurant of Hotel View Bhrikuti, everyone went on to explore the hotel and facility areas like the swimming pool, gym area. Then, at around 11 am, all of us gathered around for the EOM October announcement, after which we set off for our journey back home keeping all the good memories with us.