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A diamond tycoon in India has once again given away hundreds of cars and flats to his employees as a bonus for meeting company targets, the Guardian reported today.

Savjibhai Dholakia, who runs a diamond export firm in the booming west coast city of Surat, announced his company would give 1,260 cars, 400 flats and pieces of jewellery to his employees ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

“Our aim is that each employee must have his own home and car in the next five years. So we have decided to gift cars, homes and jewellery to employees,” Dholakia, owner of the Hare Krishna Exports, has told AFP.

He said the rewards were in recognition of the outstanding performance and dedication shown by employees in the last five years.

The company would spend an estimated 500m rupees ($7m) under the loyalty programme to reward an unknown number of staff from a total workforce of 5,500.

Most employees receive presents of some kind from their bosses during Diwali but they are usually boxes of Indian sweets.

But Dholakia has been making headlines by giving expensive gifts to his employees since 2012, when three employees received cars for their performance.

The generous boss gave 491 cars and 207 flats to his employees under a similar programme in 2014.

The company will exclude previous year’s beneficiaries from the new scheme.

His firm is one of the leading polishing companies in India’s diamond hub Surat and exports diamonds to some 75 countries.

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  • Gayan Perera Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:33 AM

    Mahinda Rajapaksa also gave away hundreds of cars, motorbikes. Oh wait, that was not from his own money!

    Distribution Saturday, 29 October 2016 07:39 AM

    Who said that we do not have such generous individuals ? During election times, free meals, and drinks are served as well as free transport to attend meetings (for ones entertainment ! ! ) and pocket money for such attendance. Whether the money comes from diamonds or not no one knows ! Such generous facilities also prevail even during non-election periods.

    dean Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:16 AM

    we also had people like the above but all were chased out ethnic cleansed.

    MOHAMED ASHRAFF NAZIM Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:46 AM

    This is one of the Best Example shown to the Employers" It is the Staff who are the Treasurers an Assets of an Organization. Without Staff no Organization will Prosper "

    Hiran Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:49 AM

    Very smart businessman, who knows the value of his team. This guy's business philosophy is more like that of Japanese businessmen. All the best sir! Keep going.

    Silva Saturday, 29 October 2016 09:51 AM

    Don't forget the bond scam too.

    German Jacob Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:36 AM

    Out of the looted money, Mahinda can even cars

    kan Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:37 AM

    We could have such companies like Hare Krishna Diamonds but workers are not dedicated and work only for their own pockets and not the companies prosperity.They learn, get experience and flee the country for better prospects in other countries, under such fear no one will offer such benefits to their staff.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:40 AM

    Why not? MR imported container loads of wall clocks, ceramic plates, umbrellas and carom boards with his logo. Did you forget it?

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:42 AM

    Of course, MR did, but 100 fold commission from the dealers went straight for his pocket.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:45 AM

    We could name Mr. Harry Jayewardene offers best bonuses to his employees non others in SriLanka.

    J Palitha Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:49 AM

    During Presidential Election, Mahinda Rajapakshe too arranged to offer bonuses to his people out of His huge Commission money from construction projects. But he could not distribute when everything was leaked out.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 29 October 2016 10:53 AM

    To Monaragala, Myangana, Kurunegala - remote areas, Mahinda had donated Lip stick, Q-tex and make up sets, spending 10 million.

    J Palitha Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:08 AM

    Jothy you have forgotten ladies nickers with Mahinda's logo to the same remote areas you mentioned.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:13 AM

    In our country it is opposite, we have to collect and give it to our Politicians as donation. (Example: Rs. 100/- per person x ...... to Gamampilla for him to buy that luxury car)

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:18 AM

    We should not forget the bonuses MR gave to make him the President... unlimited liquor, biryani, cash - 1500/- and transport to temple trees and treated well.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:21 AM

    It is important to know that HJ

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:23 AM

    Amaray, how about "Sil cloth" ?

    Mason Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:56 AM

    Are not our Political bosses doing the same, Luxury Vehicles, Vehicle Permits, in for Salary increases too shortly, bonuses galore for themselves and their comrades! The difference being the Indian boss paid from his profits, our Political boss pays it out of the taxes we pay.

    Joe rajah Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:01 PM

    I am surprised MR has so much enimies and walking freely

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 28 October 2016 08:26 PM

    Wish we had one but not ones' who distributes ill-gotten monies, kinds whom we have quite a few and where where one is being fed by the state inside bars currently.


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