Surat firm to give 600 cars as Diwali gifts, 2 women to get keys from PM

At the same time, in Surat, the firm - Hari Krishna Exports - will conduct the ceremony and will give cars to 600 of its employees


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on behalf of a Surat-based diamond firm, will hand over car keys to two women employees of the firm on Thursday, under a ‘Skill India Incentive Ceremony’.  The firm, Hari Krishna Exports, will at the same time conduct the ceremony in Surat and will give cars to 600 of its diamond polishers.


Earlier in September, Dholakia gifted three Mercedes-Benz GLS SUVs to three senior staff members of the company. Mahesh Chandpara (43), Nilesh Jada (40) and Mukesh Chandpara (38) were handed over the keys of the SUVs worth Rs 3 crore at an event in Surat by former Gujarat chief minister and Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. Dholakia had said that the three employees joined the company as teenagers.

Earlier in 2017, on New Year, Dholakia had gifted Datsun’s redi-GO hatchback to 1,200 employees of the company.

The ceremony where PM Modi will hand over the keys to the two women employees will be telecast live for the employees in Surat.

“One girl Kajal, who is physically handicapped, works in the planning department. Kajal and the other girl Hiralben left for Delhi on Wednesday. They will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday who will give them car keys,” Dholakia said.

The company has so far gifted 300 flats to diamond polishers. The same number of flats is under constructions for the employees, a company official said.

According to officials, the company named the ceremony for conferring these gifts as Skill India Incentive Ceremony to encourage the employees to work harder.