Thursday November 29, 2007 came, and we completed 8 successful years of Candid Software. We started off with humble beginnings in the year 1999, with just 5 employees and a small office in New Delhi. Over the years, and under the leadership of the Founder and Chief Executive Mr. Navneet Kaushal, we have added more than 100 employees, and two offices in Chicago and Mumbai. However, our focus has always remained the same, our clients. No wonder, today we serve over 200 clients from across the globe.
Mr. Navneet Kaushal (CEO & Founder) presided over the function:
Through our passionate commitment towards providing clients “with highly customized solutions”, we’ve been able to repeatedly achieve our objective, which is “To provide each client with solutions that have a positive impact on the ROI.”
This year’s “Foundation Day Celebrations,” kicked off with a feast for the whole company at Defence Colony, New Delhi. All the departments came together as a family and shared lots of light moments over lunch.
Many had their cameras clicking after the lunch:
The festivities continued till late evening at the premises of Candid Software in Okhla Phase II. The evening’s events began with a presentation made by the CEO, wherein Mr. Navneet Kaushal spelled out the company’s achievements, and the future endeavors of the company. He said “This year will be the ‘year of the employees’ and we’ve earmarked INR 52 Lakhs to be invested in our employees. The company is taking many steps to make the work environment more enriching and employee friendly, a couple of measures in this direction are fine tuning of the Human Resource Department, flexible employee policies, and enhanced in house cafe facilities, amongst many other steps.”
This was followed by the “Awards Ceremony,” during which achievement awards were given out by the CEO. The first category was of “The Best Debut Award.” which is conferred upon the best new employee.
The second was “Employee of the Year.” This award is given for sustained performance, and dedication shown by an employee towards Candid Software.
This was followed by a bouquet presentation to the Founder and CEO, Mr. Navneet Kaushal. It was presented to greet him on behalf of all the Candidians.
The most memorable event of the day was the “Press Conference,” which had four Candidians play the role of four icons of our country “Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” “Mr. Amitabh Bachchan,” “Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav,” and “Ms. Sonia Gandhi.” And the media persons were the rest of the Candidians. The conference had everyone in splits throughout the episode. There were quite a few thrilling, and wisecrack questions and answers from the “Media” as well as the “Dignitaries.”
Last but certainly not the least, was the “Cake Cutting Ceremony.”
The whole day was a big party, it also apprised the Candidians about all the exciting challenges that the company plans to take up in the near future, and the ever increasing commitment that is needed by the whole of Candid Software to maintain its high standards while reaching out for bigger goals.