Group Happenings

A Musical Bonanza - Bhilwara Sur Sangam 2018

Bhilwara Sur Sangam, a rare initiative on promoting Indian classical music by LNJ Bhilwara Group is one of Delhi’s most prestigious annual classical Indian music shows. It was held on April 22, 2018. This year musical fest saw top artists including Padma Shri Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Hindustani Classical Vocalist), Pandit Ajay Shankar Prasanna (Flute), Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan (Sitar), Shri Abhishek Borkar (Sarod), who performed and enthralled the audience. BSS completed its 7th year in 2018, and like each year left the audience mesmerized by the ragas and jugalbandi of artists.

Bhilwara Sur Sangam started in 2012. This classical musical fest has over the years featured exceptional and legendary artists including Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Shahid Pravez Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar, Dr N Rajam, Pt. Kumar Bose, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Sushri Kaushiki Chakraborty, Dr Ashwani Bhide Deshpande, to name a few. Bhilwara Sur Sangam has also received immense acclaim from its people every year.

Shri Ravi Jhunjhunwala, Chairman, LNJ Bhilwara Group, and key architect of this cultural show, said, “Bhilwara Sur Sangam is our modest endeavour  to spread the rich heritage of Indian classical music. It is indeed heartening that in its seven years of existence many legendary artists of diverse classical traditions and genres have performed on this platform, and helped us reiterate the pride in our musical legacy. ”He also added, “We are proud that we have succeeded in making this platform for showcasing the brilliant variety of Indian classical music. A journey which started modestly has come a long way and we hope in coming times that Bhilwara Sur Sangam will be successful in contributing to, and expanding the horizon of Indian music.”

LNJ Denim - Participation in Denim Première Vision

LNJ Denim participated in Denim Première Vision held at Parc Floral de Paris, Paris on May 23 and 24, 2018. It presented their latest AW-19/20 collection in the show, with the focus on sustainable and clean manufacturing. The collection comprised six concepts - Close Fit, Pre-Loved, Clean Cut, Cosy Denim, Body Tech and Construction Blues. Many customers visited the booth and the overall response was positive and encouraging.

LNJ Denim -Customer visit from Hongkong

On June 06, 2018, Mr Ruwan Rodrigo, Mr Lal Karunaratne and his team from MGF Sourcing Far East, Limited, Hongkong visited LNJ Denim Unit. Shri Piyush Chandarana, COO, welcomed the delegates and took them through the Denim facility to give an understanding of the entire process. The clients appreciated the facility and the products. 

LNJ Denim - Inauguration, New Office at Denim Admin Block

On April 18, 2018, Denim facility's new office was inaugurated at Denim Admin block, First Floor, in the presence of COO Shri Piyush Chandarana. On this occasion, all staff members were invited for the inauguration and a puja was performed by Pandit Shri Vinod Upadhyay. It concluded with the distribution of sweets to all present over there.

Lodha: Visit of Yoga Guru, Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev visited the Lodha Unit on April 23, 2018. He was in Banswara for three days for a free Yoga Camp, Government College, Banswara. It was an honour for the RSWM team to welcome the distinguished guest. Shri Sukesh Sharma, COO, and other senior officials welcomed him warmly. Lodha team and family members benefitted by his guidance and felt that the surroundings had filled up with a lot of positivity.

Lodha: Chief Minister's Visit

Smt Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan was on a four day tour of Banswara. It was an honour for the Lodha team to welcome her. The team ensured a comfortable stay in the guest house. She was welcomed by Shri Sukesh Sharma, COO alongwith the other senior members on May 29, 2018.

Rishabhdev: Staff Club – 2018-19

The Executive Committee members of Rishabhdev Staff Club, 2018-19, were announced in a function held on April 01, 2018. The programme was organised by the patrons of Staff Club and COO, Shri K B Khatod. The committee members with their families attended the programme. The COO conveyed his best wishes to the new committee members and encouraged them to organise more entertainment programmes and also ensure full participation of staff and family members in each activity. A delicious dinner was served at the end of the programme.

Banswara: Surprise Audit

During the surprise audit of Shri Suresh Chandra Doshi, DM (Banswara), Minority Department, Rajasthan, on June 14, 2018. He visited the Board Room, Learning Centre, Computer Lab, Training Classrooms and interacted with RSLDC Trainees. He was very much satisfied with the infrastructure. After the audit, trainees were given kits comprising shirt/bag and copy/pen.

Ringas: Inauguration of New Guest House

On June 22, 2018, Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head-Operations (YB) inaugurated the newly constructed Guest House at Ringas. Shri Avinash Bhargava, Dy. Chief Operating Officer, Ringas Unit and Shri Anurag Tiwari, Sr Vice President (Technical), RPSF along with senior staff members were present. The function concluded with distribution of sweets followed by light refreshments to all staff members.



Kharigram: Visit of M/s Beekalene Fabrics and M/s Gaurav Syntex

Shri Raju Kamble (M/s Beekalene Fabrics) and Shri Gaurav Sharma (M/s Gaurav Syntex), visited Kharigram Unit on April 02, 2018. Shri Sandeep Rohilla, DGM-NPD and Shri Gourav Bakliwal from HR department welcomed them. They visited dyed and grey units and SJ-11 Unit. They were satisfied with our hospitality and to see our modern setup. “Amazing automation, cleanliness and systemization, loved it, keep it up, cheers," were the parting remarks.

Kharigram: Visit of M/s Thika Mills, Kenya

Mr Janardhanan from Thika Mills, Kenya, visited Kharigram Unit, on May 05, 2018. Shri V R Joshi, COO and Shri Sandeep Rohilla, DGM-NPD welcomed him. He visited dyed and grey units and SJ-11 unit. He complimented upon the latest technology and wide-product range with remarks “Wonderful, amazing plant, fully automated operations, hats off to the management.”

Kharigram: Visit of M/s MARUSA, Japan

A team from M/s Marusa, Japan, visited Kharigram Unit on May 16, 2018. Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head-Operations (Yarn Business) and Shri V R Joshi, COO, gave them a warm welcome. The visit started from Mill no 1 and concluded at NPD, where various new RSWM innovations were discussed. They were delighted to see state of the art technology with comments, "We are very happy that we have got good opportunity to visit your factory and it was a pleasant surprise.”

Kharigram: RSLDC Batch Assessment

RSLDC (Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation) Project is successfully running at Kharigram Unit.  Three batches are ongoing under the care of HR/Training department. In this context, an assessment by Third Party was done on June 20, 2018, and trainee candidates had undergone written test, viva and practical in the presence of District Coordinator, RSLDC, HR Head & Training Incharge. The trainees scored above 78%.

Mandpam: Client Visit, M/s Monti

Mr Paolo Benedetti and Mr Cordiali Saluti, M/s Monti, visited both Mandpam and Kanyakheri plants on April 17, 2018. Apart from holding business discussions, they appreciated the complete plant setup and the housekeeping.

Mandpam: Client Visit, M/s Qualitex SA

Mr Deo Tripathi of M/s Qualitex, SA, visited Mandpam mill on June 18, 2018. He was welcomed by Shri Ashwani Mittal (COO). Mr Deo Tripathi went around Mandpam and Kanyakheri units and was impressed and showed a keen interest in the product range.

Mandpam: SA: 8000 Audit

SA:8000 audit took place at Mandpam Unit, by BSI Auditor Shri Vivek Jha on June 29-30, 2018. Management representative Shri Sudhir Tiwari was ably supported by HODs and their respective teams in conducting the audit successfully. The certification continues after audit clearance.          

HEG: Instant Recognition & Appreciation

To continue to create and sustain a high performance workplace, recognition is a motivating factor. It provides employees with increased job satisfaction and encouragement to perform more effectively. HR L&D launched an “Instant Reward Policy” in 2013, where any exceptional work/special tasks performed by the employee or a team, is recognised and rewarded on the spot by plant Senior Officials. This quarter (Apr-Jun 2018), eight rewards were disbursed in various segments like Quality, Productivity, Cost, and Delivery by Operations and Maintenance Team.

HEG: Surveillance Audit OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015

Surveillance Audit (SA2) of OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2015 and Surveillance Audit (SA1) of ISO 9001:2015 was carried out by M/s Bureau Veritas India Pvt Ltd between April 23-27, 2018 at Graphite, CPP Plant and Marketing offices. 

MPCL: Statkraft AS visit to Allain Duhangan 192 MW & Malana 86 MW Hydro-electric project

A high profile team from Statkraft AS, Norway visited AD Hydro 192 MW and Malana 86 MW hydroelectric plants at Manali, Himachal Pradesh, on April 6-7, 2018. Statkraft AS is a joint-venture partner of LNJ Bhilwara Group in the hydropower sector. Mr Jürgen Tzschoppe (Executive Vice President, International Power), Ms Tima Iyer Utne (Senior Vice President), Mr Haldun Kahyaoglu, Mr Bredo Erichsen and Mr Pradeep Yadav represented Statkraft AS. The Statkraft team were accompanied by Shri OP Ajmera (CEO, MPCL & ADHPL), Shri VD Bhatia (VP, O&M) and Shri RP Goel (Director). The dignitaries were given a warm traditional welcome at ADHPL Project site with Himachali caps and mufflers as souvenirs. A presentation on the construction and operations of AD Hydro 192 MW HEP, highlighting the various challenges faced during construction and its successful commissioning was made to Mr Jürgen Tzschoppe.

MPCL: Inauguration, Duhangan Control Room

At the Duhangan Barrage site, Mr Jürgen Tzschoppe inaugurated the recently constructed Duhangan Control Room (2787 m above sea levelby unveiling the inaugural stone and cutting of ribbon in the presence of Ms Tima Iyer Utne, Shri OP Ajmera and the project team. The Control Room has been constructed keeping in view the best safety practices for the staff residing at high altitude, which can receive up to 3 m snow during winters. It can also accomodate the stay of up to 6 people, has a kitchen and technology-enabled communication system. The visiting Statkraft team were overwhelmed to see the Management’s focus on Project operations and Safety standards. They were grateful for the warm welcome received from the Management and Project teams during the course of their visit.

ADHPL: Visit of Norwegian Ambassador

The Ambassador of Norway, His Excellency Mr Nills Ragnar Kamsyἅg and Lady Josephine Kamsyἅg visited ADHPL on May 09, 2018, to see the CSR work undertaken by the company. The Ambassador and his team visited the plant, went to the Sewing Training Centre at village Prini and Sahara and Old Age Home, Kalath, both being supported by ADHPL. The team also planted deodar saplings near the Switch Yard area. The Ambassador, after the visit applauded the efforts of the company in the field of CSR. Shri OP Ajmera (CEO, ADHPL) and Mr Bredo Erichsen (Country Manager, Statkraft India) accompanied the Ambassador and his team.

TPP: MVD for BFP Foundation Ceremony

The foundation stone laying ceremony of Medium Voltage Boiler Feed Water Pump (11KV, 500KW), at Thermal Power Plant, Mordi, took place on April 12, 2018. Shri N K Bahedia, COO (Power ) performed the Surya puja. Shri Sanjay Kumar Shah, Dy COO (TPP), Shri Naveen Kumar and Shri Waseeq Ahmed from M/s Ethan Power Pvt Ltd (ABB MVD channel partner) and other senior officers from TPP attended this event.

Skill India

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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