Diamond merchant Govind Dholakia, who runs the Surat and Mumbai-based Shree Ramkrishna Exports, brought his staff of 300 people along with their family members totalling almost 1200 on a 10-day paid trip to Uttarakhand.
According to a TOI report, Dholakia has declared a 15-day holiday at his offices and booked an AC special train at a reported cost of Rs 90 lakh to facilitate the travel of his workers.
“This was a "yearly outing" of all employees organised by Dholakia who is referred to as ‘Kakaji’ by his staff members,” an employee of the company said.
“Last year, too, during Diwali, we had come to Rishikesh. Our employer treats us like his own family members and travels with us. He also ensures that our family, too, is part of the holiday which makes the whole experience very memorable,” he added.