Sunday, 26th January, 2020


Makers of solaitaire game to be given Padma Bhushan by govt for increasing the attendance of bank employees

23, May 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

SBI employees are the most punctual of all in India. They never miss out on the lunchtime and sometimes the lunch times are spread throughout the day as they feel that lunch is what keeps them active and motivated for the whole day of work. SBI employees are seldom seen turning away customers saying that its lunchtime and they should visit after some time. But that’s only one part of the story, the employees also spend time in playing solaitaire on their desktops. The game is very famous among the older employees and now even the younger employees have joined the bandwagon.


There have been millions of games invented in the past 20 years, but SBI desktops usually carry the shortcut to Solaitaire game and most employees enjoy playing it. Some are even competitive and organize competitions at their bank branches. Shwetank Srivastava is one such passionate employee. Shwetank has been a Solaitaire champion since last 15 years and no employee has been able to defeat him at his forte. Some games were pretty close, but given the experience Shwetank has, he has always come out as the winner of all tournaments. There have been times when he waited long hours in office after his usual working hours to practice the game and gained mastery at it.

The government of India has acknowledged the contribution of the makers in increasing the attendance of Bank Employees. Most bank employees come to office with the sheer passion of practicing and mastering the game. The makers have duly accepted the invitation and are willing to travel to India when called upon to receive the Padma Bhushan.