It is customary to exchange gifts on the occasion of Diwali and other festivities.
Perhaps, it is in this context that the employees of Hari Krishna Exporters were given gifts.
But the gifts were unusual in that the employees of this firm got cars for 600 employees as Diwali gift.
Many locals said that the firm owned by Surat-based diamond merchant Savji Dholakia has earlier too shown its generosity like this.
In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted the car keys to two women employees of the firm in Delhi today.
Not only cars but also some employees were gifted flats and fixed deposits at a ceremony in Surat.
It turned out that an approx 1,600 diamond polishers, who helped in the growth of the country’s performance trajectory this year, could choose if they want to be rewarded with Maruti Suzuki Alto and Maruti Suzuki Celerio cars, or fixed deposits, and flats.
Hari Krishna Group has 5,500 employees, of which nearly 4,000 have already received expensive gifts.
In 2016, Dholakia hogged the limelight for giving Diwali bonus worth Rs 51 crore to his employees.>