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Sujana Co-Sponsors the first of TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES) @ Hyderabad

Sujana Co-Sponsored the first of TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES), the largest gathering for entrepreneurial eco system pan Asia in Hyderabad from 18-20th December 2013. The venue of the event was HICC Hyderabad.

Proposed to connect aspiring start-ups with investors, and guide the budding entrepreneurs’ on the entire cycle of converting an idea into a full-fledged business venture and attracting the investor community, the event received a wide response. This was a unique platform where the entrepreneurs picked the nuances of the journey from idea to start-ups, start ups to funding, funding to scaling up, scaling up to exit and exit to serial entrepreneurship.

The event witnessed panel discussions on the current trends in the industry, sessions on mobile and internet world, big data and cloud, social enterprises, healthcare and defence among other sectors. There were handful learning and mentoring sessions with 'how-to' sessions for start-ups and investor meet to pitch business ideas to angels, VC's and incubators by showcasing their solutions, products and services.

Sujana Charitable Trust donates Computers and Basic Infrastructure to Government Junior College, Mogiligidda, Shadnagar

Sujana Charitable Trust took up the cause of the girl students of Government Junior College at Mogiligidda Village, Shadnagar, Mahboobnagar District. The dearth of basic amenities like washrooms for girl students was one of the major factors which were denting their enrolment strength. Sujana Charitable Trust constructed the washrooms and gave away to the students on the eve of the college’s annual day on 09-11-13.

Sri Y.S.Chowdary, Chairman, Sujana Group of Companies and Sujana Foundation and also Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha was the chief guest at the event. He was there to give away the free computers as well as the basic amenities to the student community on behalf of Sujana Charitable Trust. Addressing the students, he said “there is no alternative for hard work; you are fortunate to avail these amenities; where there are thousands of others who are struggling without them”.

He lauded the lecturers on the intake of students who secured C grade in their exams and shaping up them to pass out with A grade. Extending more opportunities to the students he said “Sujana Foundation is ready to help you on a larger scale if the management comes up with a consolidated developmental plan”. He also assured that students who score good ranks in Eamcet would be helped to study Medicine and Engineering. In order to learn computers one should master the linguistic skills, for which he assured that he would provide a trainer on behalf of the foundation. In response to the gesture the students thanked the Trust for providing basic amenities to the college and ensured that they would work hard to excel in the academics.

Sujana Group Director Sri Hanumantha Rao, CFO Sri J.S.Rao, SMPL COO, Sri Ravi Shekar, Sri Atluri Gopalakrishna GM, SMPL Unit V &VI, Mogiligidda Sarpanch Sri Balamanemma, Midday meal scheme donor Sri Paturi Venkatrao, college Principal Sri Nagiah Goud, staff members, students, media personnel and others graced the occasion. The event received a wide response in print media.

Students welcome Chairman Sri Y.S.Chowdary Sri Y.S.Chowdary Inaugurates the Computer Lab
Principal Sri Nagaiah Goud briefing about the lab Principal Sri Nagaiah Goud felicitates Sri Y.S.Chowdary
Sri Y.S.Chowdary addressing the students Engrossed! The girl students
Chairman Sri Y.S.Chowdary donating the keys of the basic amenities Sri Y.S.Chowdary donates the computers
College nameboard donated by the Trust The newly constructed washrooms

Sujana Co sponsors the unveiling ceremony of Dun & Bradstreet’s – ‘India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies 2013’ publication and Infra Awards 2013

Sujana Co sponsored the unveiling ceremony of Dun & Bradstreet’s India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies 2013 publication and Infra Awards 2013. The event was held at Hotel ITC Maratha, Mumbai on 29th of October 2013. The event witnessed key investors, experts, corporate heads and who’s who of the infrastructure industry across the country.

Sri R.K.Birla, MD, Sujana Metal Products Limited, was one of the esteemed dignitaries of the event along with Sri. Naresh Salecha, IRAS, Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and Mr. Rohan Salian, Founder & CEO, Stepping Stonz.

This event encourages and awards the best infrastructure companies that have delivered exemplary performance. It enables to provide key insights on India’s core segments such as infrastructure sector. This helps to feature the players, development initiatives, proposed investments by the government and other stakeholders in the country. Thereby, a valuable ready reference tool is made to take decisions regarding the investment plans and other business initiatives.

Sri R.K.Birla,joins his hands with Sri Rohan Sailan,Sri Naresh Salecha and Sri.Kaushak Sampat to unveil the publication Sri R.K.Birla flanked by Sri Rohan Sailan(left) and Sri Naresh Salecha(right)
Sri R.K.Birla addressing the audience The Dais

Sujana Metal Products Ltd (SMPL), basks in the success of its “Meet & Greet” a unique Engineers Meet

“Meet & Greet” a one of its kind ‘Engineers Meet’ was organized by ‘SMPL – Retail Marketing’ team on 17th& 18th of August,2013 at Hyderabad. Aimed for learning with fun, this exercise was planned and executed effectively to create a “feel-good” factor amongst the engineers. This enabled to foster a sense of togetherness and bonding with the brand Sujana in general and Sujana Metal Products in particular.

The key objectives of the event:

•To throw light on Brand Sujana, its cutting edge craft and quality positioning.

•To build confidence amongst clientele on various offerings showcasing the product lines and production facilities.

•To keep the target group informed/educated to take the right decision in selection of steel, by providing the learning opportunities about the meticulous manufacturing processes and various quality parameters.

•To Value and Nurture the relationships with the engineers in taking responsible steps to suggest steel to their customers by offering a safe, quality consistent, right priced long-lived steel.

An ensemble of 40 engineers from LEASA (Licensed Engineers, Architects &Surveyors Association) of Kurnool had been invited to partake in this event. Their itinerary was engaged with various activities and sessions spread over the two days. On Aug 17th they visited SMPL factories at Shadnagar, Sadasivpet and Bollaram to understand the production facilities, product lines and the hallmark of Sujana…the stringent quality tests!They also interacted with Plant Engineers, Plant Managers, Production Managers, HR Managers, Marketing Managers among others. The entire sessions were invigorating and matter-of-fact.

By the end of the day they reached Lahari Resorts at Hyderabad. After refreshing themselves as they got assembled at the pool side, they happened to interact with the Group Director – Sri S. Hanumantha Rao, and top brass of SMPL like MD, Sri R.K.Birla, COO Sri Ravi Shekar. The top management ran through the history of the company, product USPs, special recognitions, accreditations, relationships and experiences with various prestigious clients.The knowledge shared from their illustrious experience made the engineers to know on what made Sujana outcast its peers.

Later during the stage talk, Sri G.N.S.Sampath Kumar,Chairman, LEASA said that, “this is a great moment for all of us, we could see the process of steel making and felt so informed about the product that we have been suggesting to customers over years, I am sure that this experience will help us be more informed and become instrumental on suggesting the best steel to our customers”.Sri M. Samanna, General Secretary LEASAexpressed his views by saying “this unique experience gave us a fresh impression about Sujana and its quality consciousness and how it had been positioning itself in the market on par with its competitors like TATA, VSP, SAIL etc.”Later Sri Anwar Basha, one of the teammates said “we feel Sujana, also defines “Good People”, and every individual we interacted was equally good.” Another teammate resonated that, “now our confidence levels are high, we can promote the brand firmly to our customers”. They all echoed in one voice that this meet had raised the bar and made them ‘Responsible Engineers’ that they would like to cherish this forever. The following day i.e. on Aug 18th recommenced with deliberations and closed with mementos distributed to the participants to mark the event. Post lunch they dispersed to Kurnool.

It was a best learning experience for the techies’ in other words they got answers to many a question like...How quality had been the USP of Sujana right from the inception? Story behind the innovation called Smart Steel or tailor made steel? How a commodity like steel had been changed into a service? And so forth. As Sujana entered into retailing recently, the techies excited on the approach and aspects relating to product retailing and what it takes to be successful in retailing.

This unique “Meet & Greet” Engineers Meet was a hit with all the participants. The meet sensitized the techies about Sujana’s contribution to the manufacturing industry with its tremendous opportunities as well as the impending challenges. The idea behind devising such event is to reiterate Sujana’s core values and vision as being aligned to both the individual as well the corporate growth and the same had been met.

Engineers Meet Logo

Casting Division Bollaram

Director S Hanumantha Rao & SMPL MD.R.K.Birla @ Lahari Resorts

Presentation and aftermath

 

Sadasivpet Unit

Smart Steel Plant Shadnagar

Smart Steel Plant Shadnagr-2

SMPL, COO Y. Ravishekar with marketing team

SMPL Marketing Team

Team LEASA with Team SMPL

The Engineers team of LEASA

Sujana Sponsors first SAE Student Convention 2012 in Andhra Pradesh

Sujana sponsored the 'SAE INDIA'(Society of Automotive Engineers of India) Southern Section Annual Student Convention, held at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, on 5th & 6th of October 2012. This is for the first time the Convention had been organized in Andhra Pradesh.

Sujana Sponsored this event in order to encourage the core engineering talent in the country, in the times where most of the engineering grads are skewed towards IT jobs. In this two day festival of technology, students with technical skill and knowledge pertaining to concepts of mobility engineering and design partake and showcase their innovations in the respective areas and win prizes. This event creates a platform for students to exhibit their talent as well as share, compete and learn in the process.

One of the special attractions of the event was the Auto Expo – Where the sponsor companies can showcase their vehicles. Our 1940 model 'Austin Martin' and 1960 'Beetle' were the head turners in the entire event, which was witnessed by more than 2000 students from 85 colleges across south India and were captured by the media shutterbugs as well as the cameras of the students.

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