Security Equipment Division Celebrates 100 Years With Its Employees

Security Equipment Division (SED), leaders in offering security solutions in India, completed 100 years of manufacturing security equipment this year. To commemorate the occasion with all the employees of the Division at the Head Office (HO), a function was held in the community hall on April 12, 2002.

The function began by lighting of the lamp by Mr. Jamshyd Godrej followed by tributes to the founding fathers of the Company. The corporate film of Security Equipment Division was then screened. The guests then distributed special awards on safety, housekeeping and attendance to deserving employees. Jamshyd Godrej, E.J. Kalwachia, P.D. Lam, D.E.Byramjee, K.G. Shukla, D.P. Parulekar, N.R. Singh and C.T. Pawar also addressed the audience.

Security Equipment Division celebrating the completion of a hundred years at Pirojshanagar on April 12, 2002. Seated on the dais (L-R): C. T. Pawar, Joint Secretary, Godrej & Boyce Shramik Sangh; D. E. Byramjee, Vice President and Business Head, Security Equipment Division; E. J. Kalwachia, Executive Director; Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director; P. D. Lam, Executive Director; Dinesh Parulekar, President, Godrej & Boyce Shramik Sangh and Nagendra Singh, General Secretary, Godrej & Boyce Shramik Sangh.

The function, which ended with light entertainment and orchestra followed by dinner, gave an ideal opportunity to each and every member of the Security Equipment team at HO to get together and celebrate.

We acknowledge the time and effort put in by all the members of the organising committee in making this event a grand success.

Nalini Kala and Anand Kode
Security Equipment Division


  Jo Jeeta Wohi Defender Plus

Continuing our trend of doing new and innovative things every year in Zonal Sales conferences, we had organised a very unique and exciting Management Game — JJWD (Jo Jeeta Wohi Defender) Plus this year, interestingly conceptualised and developed on the theme of cricket and the Oscar-nominated film, Lagaan. This was basically an improved version of JJWD, a Management Game we had last year.

The objective of the game, apart from being a fun-learning session for sales personnel, was to identify skill gaps in the field force and then try and plug them through further training programmes. The game, that lasted for about eight hours, was slickly designed and was most contemporary. It was divided into two main sessions: Elimination and Finals.

Both the above sessions judged the teams on the following key parameters:

  • Product / Company Knowledge

  • Team Dynamics

  • Temperament

  • Leadership Skills

  • Strategy and Planning

  • Risk Taking Abilities

  • Selling and Communication Skills

  • Problem Solving / Crisis Management

  • Discipline

  • Situation Analysis

The game was very successful and an instant hit amongst the sales people. To give a few reasons:

  • An absolutely innovative concept never seen or heard before.
  • A fun-learning session with the ‘never ending on the edge’ excitement.
  • A format, which induced competitiveness and fighting spirit.
  • A format, which could be used across divisions and organisations.

The game was played in all the four zones. This year the branches that won the JJWD Plus trophy in the four zones were:

  • West : Combined winners :
    Team 1 – Mumbai;
    Team 2 – Ahmedabad and Jabalpur
  • North : Delhi
  • East : Kolkata
  • South : Hyderabad

Mehernosh B. Pithawalla
Security Equipment Division


Chequered Flag

Freddy B. Wadiwalla, son of Bomi Wadiwalla (Plant 11, Personnel & Administration Dept.), took part in ‘‘Adventure 2002 Dirt Track’’ a bike racing event organised by TASA (Thane Automotive Sports Association) held at Gaondevi Maidan, Thane, on Sunday, 28th April, 2002. Freddy bagged the 2nd prize in the 4-stroke category of bikes upto 120 cc.


Pehachan 2002

This year Pragati Kendra made an effort to bring out the best in the young upcoming generation, within the age group of 10 to 15 years, by organising two personality development camps for three days, each named Pehachan 2002 from 18th to 26th April, 2002.

Facilitators for these camps were invited from Svayam Project undertaken by Ms. Jignyasa Yagnik (qualified and experienced in Family and Child Welfare) and Ms. Mugdha Shah (qualified and experienced in Human Resource Development). Topics covered during the camps ranged from communication to creativity and leadership to team building using well-customized methodologies and tools.

Participants of Age Group 13 to 15 years along with the facilitators.

Participants of Age Group 10 to 12 years along with facilitators
and Pragati Kendra Staff.

On the final days of each camp, parents of participants were invited to the certificate distribution programme where contributions made by participants in various events and their learning from the camp were displayed and presented. The proud moment for Pragati Kendra was the time when not only the parents, but also Mrs. Smita Crishna, E. J. Kalwachia, S. F. Ayem and Harpreet Kaur spared their valuable time and encouraged our efforts.

On behalf of Pragati Kendra we thank each participant and each parent for their faith in us. Based on participants’ demand, parents’ feedback, management’s support and our experience, Pragati Kendra is getting charged up to build series of such events ensuring regular follow up and deeper impact on the personality of our future — our young generation.

Susmita Rakesh Singh
Pragati Kendra


Photo taken at the release of Nirantar Dhyas, the Marathi translation of Sohrab P. Godrej’s Memoirs, Abundant Living, Restless Striving, written by B. K. Karanjia.

Seen here from left to right are Gauri Athalye, Senior Correspondent, The Economic Times, Pune, who had a question-and-answer session with Chief Guest and Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Jamshyd Godrej, and author, Karanjia. Next to her are Manjiri Damle, who translated the book, B. K. Karanjia, Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, President and Founder Director, Symbiosis, who presided over the function and released the book, Jamshyd Godrej and Ulhaas Laatkar, Ameya Prakashan, publisher of the book. The well-attended function was held on April 16 at Patrakar Bhavan, Pune.


Retailers Meet

Locks Division (Bangalore) conducted another Retailers Meet at Infantry Court, Bangalore. About 250 retailers, including a few Dealers were present. An exciting scheme, Gadi-Sona, was offered, earlier. Prizes given during the lucky draw included a 100 cc TVS — Max Motorcycle, gold ornaments and 20 consolation prizes.

R-L: V. A. Ramchandra — RM (South), K. Mohan Kumar (ASM-Bangalore, Godrej Locks), Kaleembhai, Retailer of M/s. Mohammed Ismail & Co., and Maganlal,
Dealer of M/s. Shantilal & Bros.

Locks Division (Kochi) held a Retailers Meet in Ernakulam. Approximately 130 retailers participated in this meet. Gold coins were distributed among the successful retailers who qualified in the February 2002 scheme.

Retailers’ meet at Ernakulam.

V. A. Ramchandran,
Locks Division