Trivandrum: The Mission One Million Carnival, a first of its kind sports, music and dance extravaganza, organized in the city by IT professionals, to raise funds for charity, drew large crowds and as people from all sections of the society pitched-in with support.
The event was held on Saturday at the Jimmy George Indoor stadium in Thiruvananthapuram by the Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of IT/ITeS companies in Kerala.
Thousands including professionals from Technopark, their friends, families and other invitees flocked the stalls at the Carnival to have a go at the various games like archery, mini-golf, dart, dribbling challenge and basketball challenge, among several others. The Carnival buzzed with activity as people including children herded to get their face painted, caricature drawn and mehendi done.
IBS Software Services beat Tata Consultancy Services to win the corporate dodge ball championship organized as a part of the Carnival. The highlight of the Carnival was about four hundred people including the visitors and organisers coming together to do a spontaneous dance performance, with an on-the-spot training by a master.
“It took the movie Taare Zameen Par to familiarise a lot of people with the problems of children with learning disability. Events like these will mobilize more support to develop an educational system that helps children with special needs,” said Shashi Tharoor MP, after visiting the carnival.
“We could raise funds of over eight lakhs through sale of tickets alone. An equal amount was contributed but various companies and individuals inside and outside Technopark. The response from the IT community was truly inspiring,” said Vijay Kumar P, Convenor of GTech Corporate Social Responsibility team.
The sporting activities were arranged by volunteers comprising CXOs, IT professionals and staff from various companies in Technopark managed the stalls.
Kerala IT News