Speaking on the occasion he said, “I am delighted to see the energy and excitement of the teams here. The phenomenal participation of employees reflects the very essence of NetApp’s culture - where people come first. NetApp organizes this annual event to acknowledge and thank employees for their significant contributions to the company’s success. Sports give employees an opportunity to cross-collaborate and this strengthens the values of collaboration and teamwork that are integral to NetApp’s culture.”
Adding to that, HR Director Sonali De Sarker said, “NetApp attributes its success to its culture and its employees. Behind the efforts of our employees is the support and encouragement of their families. This is our opportunity to thank the families for their ongoing support to NetApp and NetApp’s success. We invite the families to be a part of the NetApp Sports Habba and experience NetApp’s cultural ethos.”
The highlight of the inauguration ceremony was Kalarippayattu - an Indian martial art. The agility, alertness and focus displayed through this performance set the context of the event as sports by their very nature demand all three in equal measure from the players. And NetApp employees lived up to it. The energy and excitement flowed in abundance. The team names - Red Rhinos, Black Jaguars, Orange Tigers, Blue Sharks, Yellow Cheetahs, Green Vipers, Grey Tuskers and White Stallions - that exuded raw power seemed to have caught on the teams! As the employees sweated out on the field, the families and children cheered and clapped in unison.
Food stalls and fun activities like Tug of war, Lemon in spoon, Sack race for children made it an all - inclusive event.
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