Edi Golara, Rajiv Bajaj, Abhinav Bindra, and Narain Karthikeyan (from left)
Bajaj Auto Limited, a multinational two and three-wheeler company, announced the launch of Utsah, a wellness and recreational facility at its Akurdi office. The 6.5-acre facility aims to help employees maintain holistic wellness. The facility was inaugurated by Rajiv Bajaj, Olympian Abhinav Bindra, Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan, and social therapist, Edi Golara at the Bajaj Auto headquarters in Akurdi, Pune.
The Indoor Games area has an Air hockey facility, Pool table, Foosball Table Table-Tennis area, Carrom area, and board games. Utsah’s amphitheatre accommodates 600 people. There are gazebos for collaborations and meaningful conversations. It also has a multipurpose hall with internal badminton flooring imported from the US. It can host about 600 people. The multipurpose hall has facilities for Badminton, Basketball, Futsal, Volleyball, Handball, and Rock-climbing.
Utsah has a self-sustainable architecture with rainwater harvesting, which can hold 65 lakh litres of water. It will be entirely solar-powered. The facility is designed in concrete, with hollow slabs to bring down the temperature by 5 to 6 degrees inside the building. The design is inspired by the Yin-Yang concept, which channels both the masculine and feminine energy positively, through spatial effects for lateral and transformative activity.
Commenting on the facility, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, said,
“Utsah is meant to trigger healthy habits. Waking up every morning with enthusiasm and zest translates to good health. That is Utsah. I hope everyone will use the Utsah facility throughout the day, enthusiastically.”
The gym at Utsah has imported Technogym equipment used by Olympic athletes and specialised flooring imported from Hungary. The Utsah library has over 4,000 books that employees can self-check in and out. It has all-natural cooling. The facility also has a fully acoustic and sound-proofed music room with a slide folding partition for performances. Its dance room has professional vinyl flooring with a sound system. Utsah also has a health bar, a food and beverage centre for fresh fruits, juices and protein shakes, to promote healthy eating habits.