Turnotech Away Day as described by one of the attendees Munim Saggu
Being a part of telecom industry, it’s always been very challenging to be active in your social life. Short timelines and multiple extra working hours are always assumed normal. In this tiring routine one needs a break and need to release the negative energies. For this purpose Turnotech arranged anaway day at Rana Resort Head Balloki on 18th Feb 2017. Balloki Headworks is located on river Ravi near Phoolnagar, Bhai phero, 65 KM (42 Miles) from Lahore in the south west direction. Rana safari park hunting and luxury resort at Balloki Headwork’s is full family resort where hunting, camping, night stays, fishing, tent village, bonfire parties, safari restaurant, safari resort and celebrations can be enjoyed. Park is located on right bank of the river Ravi by crossing the Headwork’s bridge from Lahore side. Rana resort is really beautiful place with a natural beauty. Being surrounded by nature, away from the city was calming in itself.
This event was open for all employees of Turnotech and customer was invited too. Around 130 people were there for a fun day. Bright sunny day reminded me of the college days when we were always excited for excursion trips. Model town accommodation was as active at 6am as it was peak hour of the day. Guys were discussing plans for the day to make it more enthusiastic. After all preparations a fleet of cars left for Rana resort and journey itself was as entertaining as the whole event.
By 11am noon almost all attendees reached the resort. As soon as we entered the resort, cool breeze swiftly welcomed the whole crowd and the journey tiredness was gone at once. Rana resort is lush green bamboo forest, with a wild life zoo and a small canal inside. A small visit of the resort made every one so hungry that lunch was mandatory then. When it comes to lunch, credit goes to event organizers that buffet for 130 people was ready.
After lunch a safari train was booked for a complete round of bamboo forest and adjacent zoo inside that. Some of us choose not to use train but Bull and donkey carts and that was a great fun. Fun did not stop here; some cricket lovers were also in the field and tournament started. Teams were made as per project but that was just a division for sake of management, team spirit was one. Matches and matches and finally team Mobilink merger won the cup and team Ufone NPM was runners-up.
With all of this fun, day ended but memories didn’t. It was a day where we saw those employees active who were always shy in the walls of office. It was a confidence booster for those who were unable to handle crowd situations. Overall bond of senior/junior , subordinate/manger became more strong when they behaved more like friends than colleagues. This practice is very good and need to be kept alive to make the employees feel blessed. The feeling of being owned by the company is itself a satisfaction, while working in this corporate sector.