Celebrate Life, Live Large!
The summer internship at Aditya Birla Retail Limited brought me to one of the “Happiest” cities that I have visited. No doubt in calling it “The City Beautiful”, as the people of Chandigarh claim it to be. Being a modern city, it is very well planned with scenic beauty of the greenery alongside the roads, and the beautiful gardens and lake.
The first day alone in the hotel made me want to step out for a walk and what I saw was young and happy people celebrating India’s wonderful first innings batting against the West Indies. The traditional beats of ‘Bhangra’ and the bass dropping out from the cars passing by just absolutely lifted my mood up. Since that day it has been all smiles. The internship demanded travel to the interiors of Punjab like Barnala, Sangrur, Patiala, Ludhiana, etc. It has just been two weeks but the experience has been amazing. The warmth of the people when they greet with “Satsriakal” to the beauty of the lustrous farms and fields across the highway, each and every little thing about the state makes it worth staying outside the comfort of the air-conditioned office and having to travel. What makes it even better is the food that I got to try. The endless varieties of Parathas served with curd, pickle and topped with loads of butter will make you crave it every single day. High-fat Lassi served in huge glasses and the Chhole Bhature just relieve you off all the work stress and tiredness.
Moreover, people here believe in living life to the fullest, and they hate any constraint stopping them from doing so and I am glad to have visited the place as this experience up until now has definitely made me believe that we should Celebrate Life and Live Large.
Shaan Vasavada | PGDM (Marketing)