globe, together with many other dignitaries from various fields. The Eminent celebration was surcharged by the presence of 18 Diplomats from 9 countries Mr. Alexey Novikov (Russia), Mr. Sergey Kolesnikov (Russia), Mr. & Mrs. Pule Malefane (South Africa), Mr. Philip Mtsweni (South Africa), Mr. France Morule (South Africa), Mr. Richard Bale (Canada), Mr Adul Chotisinakorn (Thailand), Mr. & Mrs. Nat Pinyowattanacheep (Thailand), Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum (Thailand), Mr. Praphan Samphaiworakit (Thailand), Mr. & Mrs. Pius Dunaiski (Namibia), Mr. Julian Dunaiski (Namibia), Mr. Van Kleunen Eduard (Belgium), Dr. Perks Ligoya (Malawi), Mr. Bothata Tsikoane (Lesotho).
Mr. Boman Irani the most versatile actor from Bollywood hosted the event that includes series of short talks and discussion focusing on the past history & future generation. Of course entertainment was also the part of the show where in Javed Akhtar, the veteran writer, poet and lyricist conveyed the wishes to Mr. Govind Dholakia in the form of a splendid poem. Covering the life long journey & achievements Of Mr. Govind Dholakia, The Book “Nothing to Everything – A Divine Journey” was launched at the event by Industry’s prominent leaders. The classicists Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Bhavani Shankar, Dilip Kale, Vijay Ghate & Viku Vinayak Emulsify the atmosphere with Indian classical music that resembled the emotional feelings of Mr.Govind Dholakia.
Mr. Govind Dholakia in his speech to 1500+ attendees at the Night of ‘Celebrating the Legend’ acknowledges the contribution of 7000 Associates across the globe that is the engine of SRK and contributed immensely towards reaching 50 years milestone. Addressing old partners – Mr. Bhagwanji Patel (Bhargovi) & Late Mr. Virji Godhani (Godhani Gems), he added “without my brother like partners, reaching this astonishing 50 years milestone would not be possible.”
Govind Dholakia’s GOD Fathers, Mr. Navin Mehta & Mr. Shanti Mehta (D.NAVINCHANDRA) shared their experience and relationship with him as “immensely modest, soft-spoken, very well mannered, unassuming and is true example of ‘simple living and high thinking’. Mr. Dholakia has a simplicity and humility which instantly endears him to all who come into contact with him. His social dialogues break conventional barriers and build bridges of new human relations in a pluralistic society.
Talking about rich heritage of SRK, Mr. Shreyans Dholakia introduced the future generation and said ultimately the value of our wisdom of what matters to us rests in the hands of Coming Generation. Talking about his father’s philosophy and believes that “a person is a worker if he work with head & Hand, but an artist if he works with Head, Hand & Hearts.” Today we as a current generation accept his philosophy with both hands, and would remember in head forever and also inculcate in coming generation and with all warm greetings from the heart we thank you all for being part of SRK Success.
Mr. Govind Dholakia’s milestones journey was marked by Next generation of company presenting him with Rolls-Royce Phantom, as an expression of gratitude from descendents, which symbolizes his simplicity & Status conspicuously.
The Comprehensive report prepared by Indian institute of Management (IIM-A) on SRK Corporate Social Responsibility was presented to Mr. Govind Dholakia because of his expertise to solve some of the most pressing societal issues, to make social impact, to create model institutions and inspire others. The Study will constitute as a Part of IIM-A syllabus.
On the auspicious occasion Mr. Govind Dholakia announced to set-up SRK Knowledge Foundation as a tribute to Surat city. Mr. Dholakia wanted to Payback to Surat city in form of a larger than life IKON that stands still even after a Century. With this view in Mind, younger generation of SRK took this pledge to make his dream a reality and provide Surat with a WORLD class Knowledge Centre and center of Excellence. The Foundation will be the first and only of its kind in the world which will impart and widespread Diamond education with tradition at its core. The historical event was all about tantalizing aroma of Mr. Govind Dholakia.