In a recent Economic Times and Great Place to Work (GPTW) survey, four RPG Group companies – Harrisons Malayalam (HML), CEAT, RPG Life Sciences, and Raychem RPG have bagged the honours by being included in the top 100 of India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020, with HML ranked at fourth position. This is a wonderful moment for all of us.
KEC has been recognised as one of India’s Best Workplaces in the Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate industry. HML also finds place in the GPTW Top 100 Best Workplaces for Women in India. Congratulations to all the companies for making the RPG family proud! These shining examples bear testament to the Group’s continued efforts in creating a contemporary, equitable and happy workplace for all its employees.
According to a UNESCO estimate, nearly 321 million children in India were suddenly out of school due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Months later, many of these children from underprivileged families continue to miss out on their education due to lack of access to online resources. This widening education gap led to the launch of the A Story A Day project, where volunteers and supporters of RPG Group’s Pehlay Akshar came together to create a bank of stories recorded in English.
These stories, narrated by renowned cricketers such as Ajinkya Rahane and Sunil Gavaskar, Bollywood actors such as Sonakshi Sinha and several volunteers from across the country, are intended to not only help India’s underprivileged children improve their English skills from home, but also encourage them to dream and discover the joys of learning through this unique experience.
Accessible on social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram and the JioSaavn app, A Story A Day could easily rank among the most creative and impactful educational resources for children from underprivileged families whose studies at home are suffering due to the Covid-19 lockdowns and school closures.
RPG’s prestigious IT company is now a case study at the London Business School (LBS). The case study charts the evolution of Zensar Technologies under CEO Sandeep Kishore, as well as the progress made in its digital transformation programme.
Since taking charge of Zensar in 2016, Kishore has effected a series of important strategic shifts. He helped narrow the company’s focus to three country-markets and three industry segments, and pushed for growth in higher-value-added digital services. The case-study also provides a detailed dissection of areas where this strategy has been the most effective, as well as the ones that posed the biggest challenges for Zensar. Students at LBS are encouraged to offer advice to Sandeep Kishore and his team to help them further accelerate Zensar’s digital transformation journey.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned and disrupted lives.
Various group companies of RPG, under the aegis of the RPG Foundation, continue to innovate and develop novel solutions to help their fellow countrymen during these difficult times.