Smile on a face is regarded as outward manifestation of happiness and it is considered as a positive means of connecting oneself with others. People will be happy at work if their motivation and morale are boosted. A work place will become more productive, if the employees feel that investment of their time and effort will lead to a career progression and thinks that their creativity is respected and applauded. Collaboration and a great team spirit can be achieved through carefully planned social events at work places. Understanding the philosophy behind the social celebrations, the staff at the department of applied sciences assembled in the Physics Lab (M-204) for celebrating the “47th National Day of Oman” on 22-11-2017 from 1-30 pm onwards. The Head of Applied Sciences Department, Dr.Mohammed Ali Oueslati addressed the gathering and expressed his happiness in celebrating the event. The Head of Section of Applied Biology section, Dr. Afraa Said Al-Adawi welcomed all the staff to the auspicious occasion. The Head of Physics Unit, Mr. Shabir Ahmed Nadeem expressed that all the students and staff seem to be relaxed and enjoying the national day event with many programs on the campus. The Head of Section of Applied Chemistry section, Dr.Wafa Mustafa Al Lawati thanked all the staff for actively participating in the event and also being partners in the development of the department. She specially wished all the expatriates a comfortable and harmonious stay in Oman. Amidst a big round of applause Dr. Mohammed Ali Oueslati, Head of Applied Sciences Department was in the limelight while cutting the cake with the heads of sections standing beside him.
The cake cutting ceremony and the applause of audience
The teaching and technical staff of the department also actively participated in the central celebrations conducted in the auditorium on 22-11-2017
HoD and Hoses participating in the central celebrations
The refreshment party and socialization
All the staff of the department socialised with each other during the refreshment party conducted after the cake cutting ceremony. The personal involvement of HoD and Hoses during the refreshment distribution and enquiries about the well-being of each and every staff member on one to one basis added a value to the occasion.
It has been a regular practice at the department of applied sciences to celebrate the national day for the past few years. The report on the previous year’s celebrations can be viewed from the link : http://www.hct.edu.om/academic-departments/applied-sciences/about-the-department/news-and-announcements/46thnationalday
This event was conducted as the first social event in the academic year 2017-18 to improve the working environment among the staff at the department. In total the Oman National Day is celebrated with respect, joy and happiness at the department of applied sciences.
WRITTEN & DOCUMENTED BY:
Dr. C. Rama Chandra Prabhu
Dr. C. Rama Chandra Prabhu & Dr.Pankaj Sah