Vol. XXIII No.3 October- December 2017

Opinion

Quaterly Newsletter of LNJ
Bhilwara Group

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2018 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.

Group Happenings

An Exhibition (IMMORTALS)

An exhibition (IMMORTALS) by Smt. Rita Jhujhunwala was organized at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi from 1st - 5th October, 2017.


 ‘Immortal’ stands for something that has permanence about it. Smt.  Rita Jhunjhunwala’s works range from landscape and abstraction to narratives and portraiture. The series ‘Immortals’ comprise 32 artworks featuring great men and women of our times. The portraits have been created over the span of the last two years and entail some extraordinary and renowned enlightened minds.  What makes the work distinct and engaging, is her ability to paint not just the physical features of the characters but also their ethos, philosophy and spirit.  They are Indian and world citizens simultaneously, integral to our culture and contemporary history.  Each one, a leader in his/her chosen field, is an enlightened, kind hearted and eminent personality who has contributed to the civil society in a distinct way.  She has used acrylic, charcoal and mixed media on wood, canvas and paper to showcase her artworks.  Some are three dimensional installations created in the form of books and bookshelves.  Reminiscent of Bengal school in their oeuvre, the works evoke respect for the great minds and architects of modern India.  In a fine blend of the imagined and the real, the dramatic compositions appear diligently planned.  In her own evolved style,  she dresses up the characters in engaging portrayals.  An impressive use of chiaroscuro and a play of light and shade intertwined with block printing, collage and text, as appropriate in each case, adds elegance and charm to the portraits featured in this collection.

 

“This exhibition featuring portraits of some extraordinary individuals, who are no longer with us, is my humble way of paying tribute to them. While greatness is certainly not an exclusive preserve of our civilization – as Rabindranath Tagore thought, one should ‘glory in the light of the lamp lit anywhere’ – I have chosen to portray only Indians for the time being.  For me, it is a recovery of faith in humanity at a time when our moral, spiritual, cultural and social values are rapidly shrinking. While humans, great or otherwise, are invariably riddled with imperfections, I believe that this should not hold us back from celebrating the lives and deeds of those who through their sacrifice, relentless hard work, their remarkable insight or innate talent have left the world richer than they found it.  These, and many more great personalities and their ideas need chronicles, biographers, story tellers, song writers and painters.  And so ‘to these serving hands mine also shall belong” – Rita Jhunjhunwala

 
HO: Bhilwara Natya Puraskar

 

In 2010, LNJ Bhilwara constituted Bhilwara Natya Puraskar, to promote and inspire Hindi theatre under the guidance of Shri L N Jhunjhunwala.The first play was directed under the patronage of Shri LN Jhunjhunwala by the famous Director, Shri Bapi Bose, on the life of Thakur Ramakrishna Parmahansa, in 2007. The play was nominated as the best production of the year, by the Ministry of Culture. Shri LN Jhunjhunwala mentioned “We have made an honest beginning in this direction and I am sure as we go along, we shall be able to contribute to the cause of promotion of Hindi theatre in the country.”

Many plays directed by famous directors have been performed since the inception of Bhilwara Natay Puraskar, in 2010. The 7th Bhilwara Natay Puraskar was organized on December 9, 2017, at Abhimanch Auditorium, New Delhi. A play on Swami Vivekananda, ‘Vivekananda in Chicago’ directed by Shri Rohit Tripathi was staged therein. It was based on his visit to ‘World Religious Parliament,’ in 1893. The play showed how Swami ji lost his important documents and money in the US and how an American lady helped him out by giving him shelter and money. The quotation “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached,” proved true for him. An outstanding Kathak dance performance was also presented by the famous dancer Akshita Dadich, from Bhilwara.

Shri L.N. Jhunjhunwala, Smt. Mani Jhunjhunwala, Shri Ravi Jhunjhunwala and Smt. Rita Jhunjhunwala enjoyed the play. Rita Jhunjhunwala presented the awards to all the participants. Many executives from Head Office also enjoyed the play.


RSWM: MD's visit to New Office

Our Managing Director, Shi Riju Jhunjhunwala visited the new office in Mumbai on 28th November, 2017.  Shri Ashutosh Sharma (Vice President – Exports Mktg.) and Shri Deepak Bhala, Vice President (Domestic Mktg.) received Shri Riju Jhunjhunwala to the office and introduced to all the staff members.

RSWM: Shifting of Mumbai office

With effect from October 16, 2017, RSWM Mumbai office shifted to the following address: Times Square, Unit No. 601, B Wing, 6th Floor, Opp. Mittal Industrial Estate, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059

Shri Prakash Maheshwari and all HODs were present in the puja organized on September 25, 2017. 

 

Bagalur: Hawan at Pondicherry Unit

 

Ganapathi puja and hawan were organized at Pondicherry Unit on October 1, 2017, for the prosperity of the company and employees. Smt and Shri Venkatesan, AGM-Production offered prayers along with the other staff members.

Bagalur: New Machines - USTER and AFIS Installed

 

Uster HVI 1000 and AFIS Pro 2, the latest models for cotton testing equipment from Uster company were installed on October 13, 2017. The machines  will ensure accuracy regarding cotton parameters and help in optimizing the process.

Bagalur: Cricket tournament

 

 

On the occasion of Diwali, Inter-department cricket tournament was organized for recreation and development of employees on October 16, 2017. Six teams from various levels at Bagalur Unit played the matches. They displayed remarkable coordination, planning, strategizing, belief and trust, team spirit and implementation of rules. The tournament was not only an entertainment platform  but it also helped bridge communication and interaction between employees. At the end of the tournament, the winning and runner up teams were honoured with trophies.


Bagalur: Fair Trade Audit

Fair trade certification audit was conducted at Bagalur Unit on November 17, 2017. A team of two auditors Ms Sushma Setty and Shri Yash Chaturvedi from Flocert conducted the audit. The Flocert team recommended Fair Trade certificate for the unit.

Bagalur: Customer Visit

Shri Binay Chowdary, General Manager, Control Union Organic Cotton Certification Agency, Shri Eswar Lal Manager, Control Union Certification, visited Bagalur Unit with their Netherland staff on December 9, 2017. They examined the manufacturing facilities at the unit and complimented the management and executives for maintaining high standards of quality and cleanliness and also appreciated the system of running organic cotton.

Bagalur: Pulmonary Lung Test and Audiometric Test

To ensure good health of all the workers in respect to occupational health hazards to which they exposed to such as noise and dust, an audiometric and pulmonary lung test was carried out by Dr Rajkumar from M/s Sabdha Hospital at Bagalur Unit, on December 4, 2017.

ADHPL: Sports Meet

A sports meet was organized at ADHPL, Prini, between October 9-14, 2017. The main attractions of the events were Volleyball and Badminton Championships. Employees from both ADHPL and MPCL participated in it with a lot of enthusiasm and sportsmenship. This event provided recreation and proved to be a motivational factor for all the employees. The winners were felicitated with trophies.

A cultural programme was also organized on October 15, 2017, to mark the ADHPL Annual Sports Day. The children of employees participated with enthusiasm in different cultural programmes like fancy dress, dancing, singing and other competitions.The winners were given prizes at the end of the ceremony and all children received consolation awards. 

Lodha: Gift Distribution to Workers

 

All the workers who were present on all the 10 days during Deepawali festival were given a gift by the COO,  Shri Sukesh Sharma. In the opening address, Shri R K Dixit explained the advantages of being regular and shared a few success stories of workmen who were regular and attended to their assigned duties diligently. He also congratulated the workmen who received the gift. Shri S K Mittal, Shri G L Kabra, Shri Aditya Sharma and Shri A K Saini were present to motivate the workmen.

Lodha: Master's Sneh Milan

Master's Sneh Milan was celebrated on December 19, 2017. The programme commenced with a welcome speech by Shri R K Dixit. The highlights and achievements of 2017, were shared by him. The schemes that were launched in 2017 and benefits of the same were discussed with the Masters. The union representative expressed thanks to the management for various incentive schemes. During the programme, Shri Rajeev Jain, BH-O (YB) and Shri Sukesh Sharma, COO, addressed the masters group to encourage and motivate them. The union representative and masters group assured the management that a sincere effort will be made to improve the average attendance of their team. A vote of thanks was given by Shri Dilip Singh Sisodiya. At the end of the programme, staff and masters enjoyed the delicious food.

Lodha: Industrial Visit

Students from APC School, Partapgarh, visited Lodha on November 15, 2017. Students and teachers were highly impressed to see the plant and campus environment. Shri Aditya Sharma (AGM-HR) welcomed and addressed the students. The students witnessed the production process of yarns. A feedback session by Shri Abhimanyu Singh and Shri Vikram Singh was organized for the students.

Lodha: RSLDC Skill Assessment Programme

 

RSWM started a new initiative in youth skill development through ELSTP by RSLDC training programme. This is the first training centre in textile sector in Rajasthan, which have already successfully trained two batches. In this scheme, a total of 33 trainees were assessed by third party assessment, EDU World, Harayana. The participants undertook a practical and written test and highly appreciated the RSWM training programme. 

Lodha: RSLDC Trainee Kit Distribution

RSWM, Lodha, enrolled the third and fourth batches under the RSLDC. The COO, Shri Sukesh Sharma delivered a motivational speech and distributed trainee kits (dress, bag, ID Cards and stationery) to all the trainees. During this programme, senior officers, Shri B C Gupta, Shri R K Dixit, Shri G L Kabra, Shri Aditya Sharma and LNJ Skill Coordinator-Shri Pushpendra Singh Chouhan were present. At the end of the programme, vote of thanks was given by Shri Vikram Singh . 

Lodha: Employment Fair

RSWM, Lodha, participated in a job fair organised by Employment Office, Banswara in Government College ground. In this fair, Shri Dilip Singh, Shri Abhimanyu, Shri Vikram Singh and Shri Pushpendra Singh participated and interacted with 250 candidates and motivated them to join RSWM.

Lodha: Tour to Kerala

The Lodha Staff Club organized a tour to Kerala in four batches for 400 family members of the Lodha Unit. The first batch completed the 8- day tour in December and other three batches have been scheduled to travel in January 2018. After reaching Banswara, a feedback session was organized and the arrangements were appreciated by all and the Club President, Shri Ashok Sodani. It was a memorable trip to Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam, Trivandrum and Kochi .  

LNJ Denim-Participation in PV Show, Paris

LNJ Denim participated in Denim by PV Exhibition, Paris Event Centre, Paris, held on November 14 -15, 2017. The team presented their latest SS-19 collection at booth D-13 to global customers. The collection was categorized in four different segments - Hyperflex, Uniform, Archive and Intelligence, the main focus being sustainable manufacturing. Denim by PV Designers selected eight products from LNJ Denim and displayed them at Trend Area and Trend Presentation Workshops. The customer response was encouraging and highly motivating.

Mandpam: Customer Visit from Switzerland

Mr Simon Hohmann from Remei AG, Switzerland, visited Mandpam and Kanyakheri Units, on October 11, 2017.  He was accompanied by Shri Navdeep Gautam and welcomed by the plant COO, Shri H M Vashisth. He went around both the plants, appreciated the functioning and held  business discussions.

Mandpam: IMS Surveillance Audit

IMS surveillance audit was held at Mandpam Unit, between December 18-20, 2017. Management representative, Shri S K Migalni supported by HODs and their respective teams ensured a successful conduct of the audit by a renowned certification agency, M/s SGS India Pvt Ltd. Shri Nishan Chouhan, audited the systems and processes of the entire unit for three days. The certification remains in force after the successful completion of the audit. 

Mandpam: SA:8000 Audit

Mandpam Unit went through SA:8000 audit by BSI Auditor, Shri Vijay Bhardwaj, on November 22, 2017. Management representative, Shri Sudhir Tiwari, supported by HODs and their respective teams ensured a successful audit. The certification stays in force after audit clearance.

Ringas: Murti Sthapana of Lord Hanuman

In the newly constructed Workers Colony, a temple too was constructed and a hawan and puja were performed on October 17, 2017, by Smt and Shri A V S Yadav, GM (P&IR). All staff members, their families and workers were a part of the religious ceremony.

On October 18, 2017, nagar parikrama started from the Staff Colony and concluded at the newly constructed temple. Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head – Operations (Yarn Business), Shri Avinash Bhargava, Dy. Chief Operating Officer, Shri Anurag Tiwari, Sr Vice President, (RPSF), staff and their family members, workers and union office bearers were also present in the Shobha Yatra.

The murti sthapana, puja and hawan were performed by Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head – Operations (Yarn Business), at Ringas, in the presence of the staff members, their families, workers and union delegates. On this occasion, Shri Avinash Bhargava, Dy Chief Operating Officer mentioned that for good health, growth and development both in the personal and professional domains, it was important to give uu habits that were not conducive to health like alcohol, smoking and chewing of tobacco. The programme concluded with the distribution of prasad to all.

Maral Sarovar: Safety Awareness Campaign

In the memory of lives lost in Bhopal Gas Tragedy that occurred midnight on December 3, 1984, safety awareness campaign was organized at Maral Overseas Ltd. Maral Sarovar declared State Safety Week from December 3-10, 2017. Various safety promotional and awareness activities were organized like classroom training, mock drills, shop floor events, safety quiz competition, etc., to  create awareness among the people involved in different types of hazardous work.

Maral Sarovar: Board of Directors Visit

 

On October 31, 2017, the Board of Directors, Maral Overseas Ltd. visited the Sarovar Plant. The Directors saw cowshed, temple, orchard etc. and appreciated the excellent upkeep of the plant, greenery and cleanliness in the premises. 

Maral Saovar: Inauguration of Sports Month

On December 17, 2017, Shri Suresh Maheshwari, Maral Overseas Ltd. inaugurated "Sports Month" in the presence of staff and their families. 50 m and 100 m races were scheduled for children, men and women. A friendly volleyball match was also played on this occasion.  In the sports month, various sports activities like inter-department cricket championship, inter-department volleyball and indoor games have been planned out. In his address, Shri Maheshwari mentioned that a healthy body and mind contributed to a high level of excellence in work, for which participation in sports and games was a must.  He wished all the participants good luck for competitions.

Maral Sarovar: State Level Kaizen Competition

Confederation of Indian Industry, Indore Chapter, organized the 6th MP State Level Kaizen competition on November 24, 2017, at Brilliant Convention entre, Indore. 23 companies from all over the State participated in the competition. Maral participated in the event in two- process category Kaizen. First team presented Kaizen titled "Increase in Productivity by Modification in Reversing Machine" . Team members of the Kaizen were Shri Ayush Khandelwal, Shri Santosh Karma and Shri S K Tomar. Second team comprise Shri Brajesh Tripathi, Shri Jitendra and Shri Mishrilal Yadav who presented "Heat Recovery from Effluent of Dyeing Machine". The audience and jury members appreciated team’s presentation style. All the team members were felicitated with certificate of appreciation. 

HEG : Safety Calendar, 2018

Safety Calendar, 2018, was unveiled by COO/CFO Shri Raju Rustogi on December 30, 2017. This was for the fourth consecutive year when HEG came up with an in-house designed calendar. Twelve different scenarios were depicted covering various safety aspects like material handling, electrical safety, chemical safety and road safety. This calendar was distributed to all employees in view to promote safety awareness among them and their family members.

HEG: Inter Unit Table Tennis Championship

Inter-group Table Tennis Championship was organized at RSWM, Gulabpura, between November 16-17, 2017. 13 teams participated in the event - HEG, BSL, Maral, BMDL, AD Hydro, Melange, Denim, Fabric, TPP, Lodha, Rishabhdev and Kharigram. Shri Raju Rustogi, HEG Ltd., Shri Sanjay Gupta  and Shri Sameer Singhal won the team championship. Singles and Doubles winner were also from HEG.

HEG : Material Handling Practices

One of the most important aspects of employee engagement is to make them believe that their opinion counts at the workplace. This is a two-step process. First is to provide the employees with ample opportunities to share their day-to-day shop floor issues and suggestions for improvement. Second is to work on these inputs. This will help employees understand that their inputs are valuable to the organization and management. A good example of this was displayed in an initiative "Improving Material Handling Practices to Reduce Scrap".  HR-L&D coordinated with the senior leaders and shop floor employees in capturing their inputs during meetings and interacting with them on shop floor. These inputs were then worked upon by the management. These kinds of methods will surely give good results in future and strengthen the coordination between the management and employees.

HEG : Vigilance Awareness Week

Vigilance Awareness Week was observed at HEG between October 30 and November 4, 2017, with the view of promoting and maintaining integrity in the plant and society. The awareness session conducetd by IOCL and EPFO was based on initiatives that have been taken up for improving internal systems and procedures to reduce corruption in the public sector. Both the teams also urged the employees to promote probity in public life and strive for sustainable and a corruption free society.


BIL: Annual Tour to Wayanad

BIL, Bengaluru, went for its annual trip in November 2017, to Banasura Island Resort, Wayanad. It was a refreshing and rejuvenating experience for the employees. The two-day trip in peaceful surroundings, delicious meals and fun activities left everybody feeling highly enthused. The background to this resort is well known as it was built by vacating a whole city and a dam was constructed over this city. Below the waters of the dam lies roads, schools, college’s hospitals, offices and buildings. The resort provided facilities such as boat riding, visit to Wayanad Dam, indoor and outdoor games, and an environment to relax. The journey both sides to the resort was also filled with fun games and activities. The trip ended with loads of good memories.

Kharigam: Inauguration of Mayur Cricket Ground

RSWM Kharigram, has their own cricket ground to boast off, Mayur Cricket Ground. It was developed under the leadership and sports vision of Shri Rajeev Jain, BH-O (YB). It was inaugurated by him on December 24, 2017. Senior staff and their family members were present for the inauguration. In his address, Shri Rajeev Jain appreciated efforts put in by officers who were directly or indirectly responsible towards the construction of the cricket ground.

After the inauguration ceremony, a friendly cricket match of mixed teams (men and women) was played, Shri Rajeev Jain, Shri V R Joshi, COO and senior staff V/s junior staff, all participated in the match. The match was followed by prize distribution and lunch for everyone.

Kharigram: Table Tennis Tournament

LNJ Bhilwara Group's 7th Inter Unit Table Tennis Championship, 2017 was organized on November 16-17, 2017, at Kharigram. The whole event went off well and all 13 teams (44 players) participated with full enthusiasm and sportsman spirit.  The teams participated in the championship are as follows.

1) Kharigram 2) Lodha  3) Rishabhdev  4) Mandpam 5) TPP 6) Denim  7) Fabric 8) BSL  9) BMDL  10) HEG 11) AD Hydro  12) MOL 13) HO

Shri Ravi Jhunjhunwala, Chairman, after seeing the event pictures and hearing about the enthusiam conveyed in his message to Shri Rajeev Jain, “extremely well organised and well attended tournament”.

Kharigram: Customer visit from Belgium

Mr Marc Bens and Mr Symond from M/s MBTC, Belgium, visited Kharigram plant on October 3, 2017. Shri V R Joshi, COO, welcomed the delegation. The visit started with the round of Unit 1 and covered SJ-11. It concluded at NPD. After the visit, the clients appreciated the technology and product range and commented “Congratulations. Only one word - Impressive, Top Class.” 

Kharigram: Visit of IndusInd Bank Officials

A team of IndusInd Bank official, Shri Rahul Khosla, DGM and other officials visited Kharigram Unit on 6, 2017.  Shri  BM Sharma,CFO and Shri J K Manghani, GM-CFD welcomed the officials. The technology and housekeeping of the plant was appreciated with the remark “State of art machinery with full automation to ensure quality and reduce error. Beside workers are well trained and adequately monitored to achieve max productivity.”

Kharigram: Visit of D’décor Team

Shri Uttam Newalkar, Purchase Head, Shri Ciby Kutty, VP-Development and Shri Pradeep Kumar, AVP, D'decor visited Kharigram Unit, on November 1,2017. Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head-Operations (Yarn Business) and Shri V R Joshi, COO, welcomed the delegation. The visit started with round of unit No. 1 to SJ - 11 and concluded at NPD. After the visit, D’decore delegation appreciated the housekeeping, technology and product range with the remarks, “Best spinning mills they have ever seen.” 

Kharigram: Customer Visit from Korea

Ms Silver Lee from Sehbin Corp, visited Kharigram Unit, on December 7, 2017. Shri V R Joshi, COO, welcomed her. The visit started with the plant round of unit no 1 to SJ-11. She showed keen interest in various new developments and before leaving, commented “The Best of the Best Mills.”

Kharigram: Customer Visit from Bangladesh

Mr Bulbul, GM, FCBL, Bangladesh visited Kharigram Unit, on December 8, 2017. He started his visit from dyeing unit No. 1 to SJ -11. After the visit, he concluded his visit in NPD with discussion about new developments. He was overwhelmed seeing the facilities and remarked "This is one of the longest factory in area. We are proud to work with RSWM."

Kharigram: Customer visit from M/s Tessutica Romania, SRL

 

A team from M/s Tessutica Romania SRL, Mr. Karl Henderson, Plant Manager, Mr. Bernard Nachterga­ele, Technical Manager and Mr. Dirk Steyaert Assistant Purchasing,  visited Kharigram, on October 5, 2017. They were welcomed by Shri V R Joshi, COO and Shri Sandeep Rohilla, DGM - NPD. They visited both Dyed and Grey units and expressed extreme happiness to see the automation of the SJ -11 unit and remarked,  “Impressive. Very clean and well organised company. Congratulations.”

HO: Waste Paper Management

Greenobin, an NGO associated with LNJ Bhilwara, collects waste paper from the office and converts it into office stationery like slip pads, pens, paper reams etc. Greenobin, a Gurgaon-based start-up has created a sustainable business opportunity in the space of organised waste paper management. It provides a customer-oriented service for collection of waste paper.It helps individuals, businesses,educational institutions, and government agencies save resources and money. Objective is to help find alternatives to the disposal of unwanted material or waste paper.

At LNJ Bhilwara, employees are encouraged to keep waste paper aside and not throw it in dustbins since it will be collected and sent to Greenobin. The employees recently received slip pads and pens made from waste paper. “Let us all pledge towards a sustainable future and say no to waste.”

Why do we need to recycle?

Industrialized paper has an effect on the environment both upstream (where raw materials are acquired and processed) and downstream (waste-disposal impacts).Paper production accounts for about 35% of felled trees. Recycling one tonne of newsprint saves about 1 tonne of wood while recycling 1 tonne of printing or copier paper saves slightly more than 2 tonnes of wood. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certify paper made from trees harvested according to guidelines meant to ensure good forestry.

Some tips to save paper

1.      Print again, reuse printer paper if it has text on one side.

2.      Make notepads by stapling used printer paper, blank side up.

3.      If time permits, block print newspaper and use it as gift wrapping option.

 

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2018 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.