2015 marked the 25 year anniversary of WOM India. A celebration was held on Monday, 16th March 2015 to commemorate this outstanding achievement.
The celebration began with a lamp lighting by Mr. Sudhir Puranik, Mrs. Rekha Puranik and the entire Puranik family who then led the 2500 people in attendance in the Indian national anthem.
Mr. Neelesh Musale welcomed all gathered and gave a review of the 25 years of history of WOM India.
Entertainment was in no short supply, with songs and dances performed throughout the night by employees and their children. Commendation was also given by Mr. Puranik to the first five employees of WOM India- Jay Kannu, Pandurang Kalgutkar, Prakash Dhakinkar, T.Mutthu and Dilip Nadkarni who have been with WOM the entirety of its 25 years in India.
Guest of honor, Mr. Arun Karle, shared fond memories of the Puranik family and commended Mr. Puranik on all the hard work that resulted in such a successful company. He added that,
“I am very fortunate that I could witness Sudhir’s success during the past 25 years”.
Mr. Sudhir Puranik offered best wishes to all attendees and congratulated all prize winners of various competitions and events which had taken place throughout this silver jubilee year. He highlighted that the success achieved by WOM would not have been possible without cooperation of all employees and that he never expected that WOM would grow in such a way and develop into a global company. Looking to the future, he stressed the importance of keeping WOM a company that stays on the cutting edge of technology and encouraged all employees to be willing and open to learning new techniques, strategies and processes.
Finally, Mr. Mahesh Puranik distributed surprise prizes to employees selected through lucky draw and closed the event with his thanks to all employees for taking part in the celebration and for all their efforts that enabled WOM India to celebrate its 25 year anniversary. Special thanks to Mr. Anant Joshi, HR manager and the HR team who organized the event.