One of the memorable day in the history of SRDC. Mr Rahul Desai, the director of SRDC INDIA – The gateway for education in Gem & Jewellery industry situated in Mumbai was planning industry visit to their students of business and professional diamond programs to HK HUB – Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. – SURAT.
Finally, the wait was over and we were prepared to go towards our dream factory visit on 18th July, Tuesday. We all left early morning by 5.15am, all were very excited. We reached HK HUB – the final destination at around 1 pm as there was heavy rain fall on that day. HK Team gave us a warm welcome and greets us at the gate of the factory. We all freshened up, change into our team outfits which were Formal for this event. They offer us lunch and we all went for lunch, which was prepared for whole staff and the whole HK Team. More than 5000 staff members have their lunch together every day.
After lunch HR Mr Jatin Chadha, popularly known as JC took us for the factory tour under his supervision, First, they showed us the rough diamond department, where planning of rough was taking place on sarin and helium machines. Rough diamonds were scanned by the machines to the maximum possibilities of defining defects and planned accordingly to get best possible polished diamonds. Then we went to have a closer look at cutting department where diamonds were being cut with the help of laser machines. They also introduced our SRDC students to the latest technology of transporting diamond parcels from one department to another department with the help of pneumatic tubes. They also showed us pneumatic server room. It was amazing to see how diamond parcels were transferred in a fraction of second without a human involvement.
HK Hub is a live example of the latest and innovative technology. We saw polishing process, how exactly the diamond gets 57 facets. They also allowed our students to try polishing diamonds and faceting some rough stones. That was a memorable event when we all had hands on practical about polishing the diamond. It is very difficult to experience such polishing process in Mumbai, as there are very few factories available now.
They also explained to us how rules and regulations are followed by each and every employee, the relationship between the staff and management is like a father and son. They call them as HK FAMILY. Savji kaka is like a father figure to them. They also have pilgrimage program arranged for employee’s parents every two years.
Preaching and Practising humanity is a big difference, but here in HK HUB which was actually practised. Truly blessed. Other than this, many other activities like cycling, boating, huge cricket ground, recreation room, club house, swimming pool other such facilities were available for the staff. Here they all start their day with prayers also end with prayers and national anthem. There were so many small to smallest things which were taken care off. Their discipline with time, work and loyalties were so united like a Team.
They call “Artisans” to their polish workers and “Architects” to their Planners, and above all, their peons were called as their “Sevak” and drivers as their “Sarathi”.
We can’t mention about the awards and other achievements here since they are too many to state. The only thing we need to mention is that 14 consecutive annual awards from the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in different exports category are the true achievement.
At the end, we went to HK auditorium where we all really missed Savji Kaka’s presence and his motivational speech, but Ravibhai Dholakiya, Nareshbhai Mayani and Mr. P. V. Gadhavi – Retired DEO Surat were there to address us. First of all, they asked us to introduce our self. All the students talked about themselves.
Nareshbhai talked about Shri Savjikaka and his generous activities for employees and his own caste people. Various activities are happening at HK HUB, some to mention the Annual event, Navratri, Diwali like festivals, Blood donation camp, Marathon etc. Everybody spoke in the real motivational way to our students. A small token of memento was given by SRDC Team to Ravibhai and HK Team. Finally, thanks giving the speech was given by Mr. Rahul Desai, Director SRDC. He described how he can relate the rules and regulations of Shri Savjikaka for his brothers and sons; same way his dad Shri. Kantibhai is making him as well as SRDC staff members follow rules.
Also, SRDC Best Student of the Year & Best Designer of the year 2016-17 was awarded in the presence of HK Team and dignitaries. One important incident to be noticed that HK Hub authorities also allowed 8-year-old child Master Yashneil Bhutta as a special case, who is actually SRDC youngest student for gemology studies.
Our Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi inaugurated The HK HUB a new diamond polishing unit of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. at Hira Bourse SEZ at Icchapur Surat in April 2017 and in just a few months visiting this Diamond Mfg. facility was indeed an occasion for SRDC Team.
Not only cause it is Big by size but also because It is Very BIG by HEART. The HK Team’s Humanity and Hospitality are way too BIG than what we heard in Industry. We at SRDC – DIAMOND EDUCATION INSTITUTE had experienced it recently- yesterday. We missed your presence, Sir – Savji Dholakia Ty Nareshbhai, Ravibhai & Jatin Chadha (JC).
Savjikaka tweet and also reply our messages on FB. as follows:
“Young team from SRDC – DIAMOND EDUCATION INSTITUTE visited our new state-of-the-art Diamond Manufacturing Unit “HK HUB”. All the best guys and👍 may you all shine as bright as Diamonds in your carriers/ventures. God Bless! 🙏”