Celebrating the life and legacy of our founder Dr Rama Prasad Goenka

Raychem RPG – Halol Plant

Bestowed with the moniker 'Takeover Tycoon' for the way he grew the RPG Group through multiple mergers & acquisitions, Dr Rama Prasad Goenka was a larger than life personality and a philanthropist. He acquired various businesses, including CEAT, KEC, Zensar, RPG Life Sciences, and Harrisons Malayalam. Rama Babu, as he was affectionately called, worked relentlessly towards the betterment of society and laid great emphasis on imparting happiness to almost everyone he would meet. The RPG Happiness Day celebrations are an ode to his life and his contribution to business and society at large, all of which helped lay the foundation and ethos of the RPG Group we see today.

The 2022 edition of this much-awaited annual event was held virtually for the second year in a row. The celebrations included a unique talent show for RPGians and their families, making the occasion special and engaging for all.


Winners of ‘RPG’s Got Talent’

Season 2 of our talent competition received over 120 entries across four categories — singing, dancing, stand-up comedy and drama. The audience voted for the top 4 performers from 7 finalists who performed at the event.

  •  Pallavi Vaidya
    Pallavi Vaidya
  • Shredha & Shreya KK
    Shredha & Shreya KK
    (D/O Krishna Kumar),
    KEC International
  • Amrita Bhattacharjee
    Amrita Bhattacharjee
  • Kaushal Pandya
    Kaushal Pandya

RPG Top Gear Awards 2020-21

The highlight of these celebrations are undoubtedly the Top Gear Awards, which honour and recognise those employees who have made a significant contribution towards realising the Group’s vision by consistently exceeding expectations through the year.

Top Gear Winners – Tyre Sector
  • MK Thushara Chaminda
    MK Thushara Chaminda
    Deputy General Manager, Kelaniya Plant, CEAT Sri Lanka
  • Mohammed Yasir
    Mohammed Yasir
    Senior Manager – Technical, Ambernath Plant, CEAT
  • Amit Kumar
    Amit Kumar
    General Manager – Zonal Manager Sales, Lucknow, CEAT
  • Sunil John
    Sunil John
    General Manager – Plant Quality Assurance, Chennai Plant, CEAT
  • Mahendra Choughule
    Mahendra Choughule
    General Manager – EHS, Mumbai Plant, CEAT
Top Gear Winners – Infra Sector
  • Abhishek Sen
    Abhishek Sen
    Executive Assistant to MD & CEO, Mumbai, KEC
  • Chinmay Nayak
    Chinmay Nayak
    Senior Manager – Sales & Tendering, Mumbai, KEC
  • Lokesh Gupta
    Lokesh Gupta
    Chief Manager – Contracts, Railways, Gurugram, KEC
  • Nidhish Ranjan
    Nidhish Ranjan
    Chief Manager – P&M, Civil, Mumbai, KEC
  • Akshay Sequeira
    Akshay Sequeira
    Manager, Human Resources, Mumbai, KEC
Top Gear Winners – IT Sector
  • Ankur Consul
    Ankur Consul
    AVP & Client Partner, London, Zensar
  • Rajesh Kumar Singh
    Rajesh Kumar Singh
    Principal Solution Architect, Bengaluru, Zensar
  • Yugesh Mandvikar
    Yugesh Mandvikar
    AVP & Head – Learning & Organisational Development, Zensar
  • Ragesh Vattakkovval
    Ragesh Vattakkovval
    Group Manager, San Diego, Zensar FS
  •  Lawrence Arul
    Lawrence Arul
    AVP – Head CS Business, Cape Town, Zensar
Top Gear Winners – Speciality Sector
  • Benil John
    Benil John
    General Manager – Operations, Wayanad, Harrisons Malayalam
  • Shyam Agarwal
    Shyam Agarwal
    Assistant General Manager – Finance & Accounts, Mumbai, RPG Life Sciences
  • Amrita Anand
    Amrita Anand
    Head – Global Generics, Navi Mumbai, RPG Life Sciences
  • Abhijit Dhamale
    Abhijit Dhamale
    Division Manager – Engineering, Halol, Raychem RPG
  • Manish Kumar
    Manish Kumar
    Deputy General Manager – Finance & Accounts, Vasai, Raychem RPG
Top Gear Winner – Corporate Sector
  •  Vinayak Talwar
    Vinayak Talwar
    Manager – Leadership Hiring & Campus Initiatives, Mumbai, RPG Enterprises

Environment, Health & Safety Award

Raychem RPG – Halol Plant

Each year, the unit or project that sets benchmarks in EHS across the Group is felicitated. The winner of this year’s Best EHS Complying Unit is Raychem RPG – Halol Plant

Raychem RPG – Halol Plant

Our special event took a final bow with an enthralling performance by Melissa Srivastava, the singer for the evening, who tapped into old classics and new melodies, and sung them in contemporary notes – a shift that only few can achieve seamlessly. It was an apt ‘happy note’ to conclude the event.


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