Remember our last post on town hall a couple of months back on completion of 10,000 hours of LIVE learning?
We have grown from some 50 odd Vedans at that time to a grand 150 now. The town hall celebration also increased its grandeur multifold to keep the ‘Happiness Quotient’ high. Recently we, all Vedans, celebrated our achievements so far and revisited our aim, vision and way ahead.
South Indian it was. What fun! Vedans enthusiastically participated and wore some of the typical south Indian attire. It was real fun to watch guys walking in baby-steps watching their dhoti, etc. 😛
The event began with a thank you address from our CEO, Vamsi Krishan, for the achievements done so far to the Vedans. It moved towards revisiting our vision, aim, and goals. Also, every Vedan understood the relevance of organizational OKRs and pledged to align him/herself with it.
Do we really have to say something about it? Well, let me wrap up everything in one word – Awesome!
Once again Vedantu kept the promise of keeping up the ‘Happiness Quotient’ pumped up for Vedans.
No matter where we are today, no matter how successful we are today, we always long to go back in times. When we were less worried than our parents of our academic performances, after school time was strictly for video games and cycling, and birthday parties were ways of testing the strengths of our friendships. If you happened to be in one of those boarding schools, you can definitely relate to some of the memories we think we all made out of our school times. School days were the best, undoubtedly!!!
We’ll all agree, wearing those school uniforms always dreaded us. No matter how much we cursed wearing those uniforms, but we miss the school days when keeping uniform up-to-date used be our prime focus before Monday morning assembly.
2- Late comings
Who can forget scolding from teachers for being late? How we used to look for excuses, act smarty pants, and make those teary eyes to avoid the note in the diary for parents.
3- Mocking at teachers
We all had that one teacher who we used to make fun of, call him/her with various funny names and been mean to him/her. Although that was the meanest thing to be done with a teacher, we have had our share of fun in the school and made memories for the lifetime.
4- Lunch time
The enormous appetite we had, impatient wait for lunchtime and how we used to look forward to others’ lunchboxes for food summarizes the lunchtime in school. We surely miss it now!
5- Free lectures
A collective and huge shout out of ‘Yaayyyy’ were our first reaction on knowing the absence of the teacher to work. Ohh! We so miss those days.
6- Fights over petty issues
When we look back now, it seems so stupid to have fought for those tiny miny issues.
7- Friends for Lifetime
No doubts that the friends we made in our school are our best buddies. We know they are going to be there for us all our lifetime.
Credits – All GIFs sourced from giphy.com.
Although everyone keep repeating the same phrase. We bring you all the insider stories of Vedantu’s first corporate retreat in Goa!!!
Goa trip was long awaited among Vedans as it was also a celebration of 10,000 teaching-learning hours milestone achieved. The journey started with assembling of all excited Vedans at our office complex, from where super fun vroomed off in a Multi-axle, semi-sleeper bus.
As the entire gang reached the resort, everyone was relaxed to see the great arrangements done for the arrival of the biggest bunch of vacationers in the resort.
After relaxing for a while and having the much-needed supper to cope-up with the 14-hrs long journey, the beans of team-building event were spilled. We had super talented guys from Mumbai to conduct some really fun and engaging team activities. Here are some pictures from the event (these are just a glimpse of the fun we had at the activities)
The following two days were a complete treat for everyone with beach trips, scooter rides, tattoos, disco night, beach volleyball matches, shopping, and sightseeing.
The retreat was a fueling up session for the coming up action on Vedantu. After the retreat, each Vedan is filled with an all new zeal to reach up for the skies!!
On this occasion, let us share a story with you –
The story is about a child who wanted to do something, he had lots of dreams. Dreams to do great things, but he couldn’t figure out how. He simply didn’t know where to start, he saw a lot of challenges and didn’t know how to solve. He stumbles upon a man who hears his story and gives him a solution…”I can help you” he says. “You need guidance, you need someone to show you the way. You need a Teacher”.
And so this man teaches the child where to start, how to go about solving things, educates him of stuff to learn, instill him with essential values and shows him the path to achieve his aim.
The boy who started off as clueless being was now booming with confidence, renewed enthusiasm and sense of direction. Needless to say, he achieves his dreams! That’s what a teacher does!
You must be wondering – Why this story? Well, it’s a story about us – You and Vedantu. Wondering who’s the student…..No, its not You, it’s V the Vedans!!! And you are our teacher!!
What started as an attempt to create a platform where we can connect teachers and students, has come a long way in disrupting the very way in which teaching and learning is perceived. You all have been invaluable contributors in this evolution. And on this occasion let us take the opportunity to thank you, our teacher, without whom nothing would have been possible. – A Big Thank You to All of You!!!
It’s not that we Vedans only work and never party…instead, we work hard and party harder!
Here are a few glimpse of Vedans partying and celebrating the milestone –