Surat, India: Shri Govind Dholakia, Founder and Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., Surat, made an encouraging presence at one of India’s most elitist institutes, The Department of Management Studies, IIT-Delhi on 10th April, 2018. During the enthusiastic interaction with the management students on ‘Business: Brand is Promise,’ conducted by Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation (SRKKF), Shri Dholakia shared his journey from being a less fortunate to becoming a stalwart of the leading diamond manufacturing company today.
As Shri Dholakia narrated his story of success, disconcert, opportunities and various threats coming his way, he said, “To become successful, one must have perseverance, determination, integrity, composure and must follow the principle of morals and ethics.” He quoted the examples of current market trends and business start-ups, saying that to earn big profits in business, one might adopt the path of dishonesty and earn well, but, this never lasts in the long-term. One must create a brand for their company and for this one must have faith and conviction on their product and deliver customer friendly services. He elaborated the concept of ‘Price and Value’, saying one may have lot of money, assets and lead a luxurious life, but it is not necessary that they are happy, in fact, true assets are family, friends, contentment, respect and moral values. The notion of ‘Price’ is temporary while possessing the ‘Values’ is perpetual. Focusing on the HR practices, he said, the company must have an employee friendly policy.
Shri Dholakia, while speaking on the need of respect and virtue to gain reputation and success, with an intention to empower the youth to become the successful future of new India, said, “Our habits in personal life always have a direct impact on our professional life too. Therefore, it is utmost necessary to learn good habits, moral values and practice integrity in our life.”
The ardent young and sparkling minds found the session mind boggling. As it, seldom happens, a person with as little as primary education teaches management students of an elite institute, the art of managing business and creating business brand. Dr. Prof. Harish Chaudhary, Associate Professor, IIT-D and Shri Sandeep Srivastava, leading technocrat and educationist, IIT-D along with other eminent faculties of the institute and the students of management attended the talk. Dr. Chaudhary whole heartedly expressed his gratitude to Shri Dholakia on enlightening them with life changing business lessons.
Shri Govind Dholakia was accompanied by Shri Kamlesh Yagnik, President, Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation (SRKKF); Dr. Sanjay Mehta, CEO, SRKKF; Shri Bhavesh Lathiya, CMO, SRK and other second generation business leaders of SRK.