DIRECTOR PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP INDIA
»I take my work very seriously, regardless of my position, which does not matter to me much. It is more important to me to spread this message: Be as conscientious as possible, but do not be in the illusion that you will achieve happiness with more money and a higher position. On a spiritual level only you can become permanently happy and satisfied. I have spread this concept everywhere I worked.
When I worked in the area of basic research for this company, all my chemists would come to my office in the morning. We used to dwell upon verses from the holy books like Bhagavadgita, and I explained to them what it was about. Only afterwards did we discuss our work. I was fortunate that my superiors allowed me to do this and even encouraged me. It created an ever-increasing harmony, leading to unprecedented successes.
Now my work is predominantly to assess the products for their possible adverse effects. If we detect something risky, we caution users so that people, machines, and the environment are well protected. Everyone handling chemicals should know what kind of risks and dangers are related to the chemicals they handle.
My colleagues always honored me more than my designations or ranks and came to me with private questions for holistic solutions. I always took time for this because I believe it to be my most important responsibility as a person. If you remain pure and honest, your colleagues will go out of their way for you. All the more I have to make sure that they do right things.
I get up at 3:30 in the morning and start my day by spiritual practices such as reading Holy Books, chanting, meditations, or yoga. I make notes on how I understand the texts. Meditation on breathing slows down thought processes. Once your thought processes have stopped, true knowledge comes on its own.
I am not at all for short-term happiness, I believe in sustainable success. Ethics is the basis for this. A more important factor for success of any organization is, however, the contentment of its members. If employees are content, a company grows automatically.«