Mr HR Gaikwad, our leader, spent a day with Class 10 students
The Class 10 textbook of Maharashtra carries a chapter titled ‘The Human Touch’ on the life story of Mr Gaikwad.
The English Textbook of Kumarbharati, prescribed by Government of Maharashtra for Class 10 Students across Maharashtra carries a chapter titled ‘The Human Touch’ based of the life story of Mr HR Gaikwad, Chairman & Managing Director, of BVG. Today 3 Dec 2016, Amrita Vidyalayam, Nigdi, had invited Mr Gaikwad to speak to Class 10 students, who had just studied ‘The Human Touch’ chapter last week.
The Mr Gaikwad was very happy to share his story and learning with the students, who were equally happy.
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Mr HR Gaikwad was also written about on Wikipedia, link here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanmant_Ramdas_Gaikwad. Excerpt from Wikipedia…
Hanmant Ramdas Gaikwad a.k.a. HR Gaikwad (born 21 October 1972) is an Indian entrepreneur and the Chairman and Managing Director of BVG India Limited, India’s largest integrated services company.
Mr Gaikwad was born in the village of Rahimatpur. When he was in class six, his family shifted to Pune and lived in a tiny one room house.Despite the hardships, he secured 88% in class 10 and opted for a Diploma in Electronics. In the second year, he lost his father to a cardiac arrest. Gaikwad completed the diploma and went on to join the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology to study engineering, where he supported himself by working small jobs like taking tuition classes to painting houses and concreting pathways.
During his early days at VIT, Gaikwad inspired by the writings of Swami Vivekananda, which led him to form a non-profit trust Bharat Vikas Pratishthan which would collect funds from donors to help poor students get quality education. This trust soon expanded into employment opportunities in the sector of skilled and unskilled labour.
In 1997 while working at Tata Motors, Gaikwad earned recognition from company management for his efforts in saving huge costs for the company by making productive use of cables otherwise marked as scrap. This recognition helped Gaikwad become known among the workers, and youth from his village started approaching him for jobs. He used the opportunity to request the management for some jobs for these youth. The plant management agreed to hire eight of them, but could not employ them on the company rolls. Gaikwad suggested that he could employ the people in a trust he had registered and Tata Motors could pay the trust. Given their confidence in him, Tata Motors not only accepted his suggestion but also helped him get Rs. 60 lakh in loan from Tata Finance to buy cleaning equipment. In 2000 Gaikwad formally resigned from Tata Motors and decided to name his organization as Bharat Vikas Group which was focused on a social approach to employment and skill development.
Bharat Vikas Group soon emerged as the leader in integrated service operations expanded into related facilities management operations and skill development in association with the Government of India. BVG’s other notable clients include the residence and office of the Prime Minister of India and the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the residence of the President of India. As of 2012, the company is valued at Rs 1,000 crore  and provides non-core activities such as mechanised housekeeping, hospital maintenance, landscaping & gardening, logistics, transportation, civil and electrical work, ambulance services, industrial and urban waste management etc. to private and government institutions. BVG is also expanding its operations into overseas territories.