The Indian Oil XtraPremium Corporate Treasure Hunt
Kolkata witnessed Eastern India’s largest corporate event on Sunday, August 20. The Indian Oil XtraPremium Corporate Treasure Hunt, organised by Kolkata on WHEELS, saw major corporate houses across the city participating in a fun filled competition that was meant to highlight the City of Joy and ensure that the corporate executives know their city better. The event saw 50 corporate teams competing with a total of 200 participants. The participants were up against each other in their search for 7 secret destinations by solving clues and in the process collecting 3 scavenger items. The 3rd edition of Corporate Treasure Hunt was sponsored by Indian Oil XtraPremium while TATA Motors was the Wheeling partner; National Insurance was the Insurance partner and Renault was the Motoring partner. Participants representing some of the biggest corporate houses of Kolkata started arriving at the venue early in the morning bustling with energy and enthusiasm as they put up their car stickers. At 10 am they were briefed on the rules and regulations of the game at the banquet hall of New Town Business Club. After the briefing session, the bagpiper band set the tone for the flag off with some very catchy tunes. At 10:30 am, the Zero car, a TATA Hexa was flagged off. Soon after, the participants were flagged off by the dignitaries present on the stage, Mr Atish Chandra Ghosh- Chief General Manager Retail Sales, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Mr Satyam Pattanaik- Regional Corporate and Fleet Manager, TATA Motors Limited, Mr Vijay Srinivas- General Manager Marketing, National Insurance Limited and Mrs Aruna Ghosh, Publisher of Kolkata on WHEELS magazine. The participants started returning to the venue after 2 pm, completing the three tasks of solving 7 clues, collecting 3 scavenger items and answering 6 questions on Kolkata. Upon their return they were treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch at Country Roads while the tabulation team was busy with the final point calculation. After lunch, there was a brief brainstorming session with a questionnaire round from both TATA Motors and National Insurance keeping the participants engaged. And then, finally it was time for the judges to declare the winners; Hexaride Technologies was at the top with a grand total of 2000 points, Cognizant Technology Solutions also scored 2000 points but had travelled a higher distance and thus came in second. Indian Oil Corporation came third despite achieving a grand total of 2000 points since they had travelled 5 kms more than the team that came in second. The event concluded with the emcee declaring it closed amidst loud cheers from the audience, and the winning teams posed for photographs while the rest of the participants vowed to come back next time.