Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the annual Hindu festival of lights.
The event is celebrated in the northern hemisphere every autumn, and in spring in southern hemisphere.
Savjibhai Dholakia, a businessman who runs a diamond export firm known as Hare Krishna Exports, has just made his employees very happy with his celebratory Diwali bonuses.
Dholalkia has rewarded his employees ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali with over 1,000 cars, 400 apartments and elaborate jewellery as a ‘thank you’ for all the hard work that his employees had done over the last few years.
Speaking to Agence France-Presse, Dholalkia said “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.”
According to The Guardian:
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, the festival of lights, 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.