Rajnikant Patel, fondly called Rajju Patel is a soft spoken,
enthusiastic man. He is very excited to talk to me and share his
incredible story of taking planning and execution to the minutest detail.
Do you know how long the rice, lentils and wheat you have in store
are going to last you? Or your toothpaste or gas cylinder? How many
days before you need to recharge that prepaid sim card?
The reason I am talking to him is because in the middle of all this
madness the pandemic has caused, there is a man whose methodical ways
has the answer to the questions above and sorted out the lives of more
than 500 of his employees.
Rajju Bhai is our LCV dealer from Bhavnagar and also has other
dealerships across Gujarat. Having been in the business for more than
ten years, he has always believed in keeping his employees and their
families happy. As with any person who employs more than a hundred
people, Rajju bhai found that there was always someone or the other
asking for money for various reasons- education for their children,
medical needs, it could be anything. He decided to set up a committee
of 20 people who understood all the needs of his employees so they
could be helped out. This sort of methodical planning served well when
the pandemic broke out. The committee went a step further and put
together details of basic supplies and how long it would last for
He has also set up a medical emergency fund which can be used during
the pandemic in case the need arises.
To keep up the mood of the employees in this time, he has encouraged
them to send him a daily report of what they did the whole day.
Employees send him their routine, what they ate, whether they
exercised and what recreation activities they did. This well thought
out plan of helping out his employees serves as an example and
learning for all of us.
Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet.