In 2017, Hi-Tech Animation, one of the leading animation production houses in India, started the employee engagement initiative called Hullor – the Bengali word for Euphoria. The goal was to organize an evening of music, dance, good food & drinks where all the employees of the company could enjoy themselves. At the time of its inception, the Directors of Hi-Tech Animation were skeptical of the program’s success. After all, would the workaholic animators, designers & artists drop their guard and give in to the moment, just for one evening?
Fortunately, the organizers were pleasantly surprised when the first Hullor was a mega success. Not only did the employees enjoy themselves thoroughly but their energy & moves on the dance floor laid all apprehensions to rest. It was unanimously decided – Hullor would be an annual event from now on.
Hullor 2018 was held on Fri 28th Dec at the Hi-Tech Animation Topsia campus – the same venue as the previous year. Around 6:30 pm onwards, the crowds started gathering on the terrace of the premises. The Directors of the Company – Mr. Anurag Chirimar, Mr. Prashant Chopra & Mr. Subrata Roy along with the Business Head Mrs. Payal Singhi Chopra felicitated employees who had been with the organization for more than 3 years by presenting them with a token of appreciation.
As the evening rolled by, the DJ kicked in his turn-table. The party-goers put on their dance shoes & got into the groove. The roof-top came alive with such foot-tapping numbers as Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, Kala Chashma & Bum Bum.
After an evening of fun, frolic & merriment, the exhausted dancers treated themselves to mughlai delicacies for dinner before calling it a night.
“It is always refreshing to connect with my colleagues, whose professionalism I admire greatly, at a human level. When we share a bottle of beer together, it is no longer just official camaraderie. Its friendship”, remarks Samiran Biswas, a 13-year veteran with the organization & a faculty member of the Graphic Designing course.
“Hullor 2018 was even more memorable for me than last year. Our team is expanding rapidly & it is always enthralling to watch so many new faces on the dance floor. Looking forward to an even bigger Hullor next year”, says Mr. Prashant Chopra, Director of Hi-Tech Animation.