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Internal News Letter

Group V

April 2013, Vol.4, Issue 4 For Private Circulation Only

Hard Freight Transportation


Vijay path

Express Cargo Surface and Air


Warehousing & Inventory Management



A powerful tool needed to achieve success in life.

YOUR HEALTH Make Summer Enjoyable

Cool diet tips for this season.

CORPORATE BYTES v Group V Budgets & Targets 2013-14 Meet The Budgets Meet of both V-Trans and V-Xpress divisions was held on 13, 14 & 15 of last month in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, amidst great enthusiasm. In addition to the budgets and targets set for the FY 2013-14, the platform was used to deliberate on critical issues related to services and operations. Like in the past FY, this year too the Management has decided to carry forward its focus towards Operations Excellence. This year the thrust will be more on pursuit of service efficiency, reduction of operations costs, adherence to norms, systems and compliances. Our Directors Shri Hasmukh Shah & Shri Rajesh Shah also drew attention to the importance of SOPs and audit systems that will help push operations efficiency to a newer scale. Mr. J. D. Chokshi's meticulous preparation of the All India Budgets & Targets: FY-2013-14 for both V-Trans and V-Xpress divisions is highly appreciated. (See pictures in Photo Gallery, page 12)

(Above): Shri Rajesh Shah addressing the audience while Shri Hasmukh Shah and Mr. L.M.Soni look on

v Training Focus Truck hiring is an integral part of the operations function and the role and responsibility of a truck hirer is equivalent to a Purchase Manager. The organization has been extending regular trainings to different wings of operations; an exclusive training session for Truck Hirers (Traffic Function) was organized by Corporate Operations under Mr. Anil Gaur on March 6, 2013 in Delhi Region to enhance their skills. A truck hirer or a traffic handler should possess sound knowledge of operations, routes, costings, market trends, maintain contacts with reliable suppliers, be an excellent negotiator of truck rates, be able to communicate well and should be sincere a person. The P & L of the branch/area/Region depends on his acquiring these skills. He is also the friendly man looked up to by both customers and operations teams alike for fulfillment of their daily truck supplies as also by the sales and marketing dept. for confirmation of rates before quoting to customers. v A New milestone: Andheri Branch completes 30 years! Our Andheri branch completes 30 years on April 7, 2013. We extend our sincere congratulation to this branch on achieving this milestone. Readers will recollect that last year in our April issue, we carried a special article on th this branch on its 29 birthday. Andheri is one of the significant suburbs in Mumbai. For one, it is the favorite abode of socialites, and personalities from the film and TV live here (Lokhandwala). Secondly, it is hailed as one of the major industrial and production hubs (MIDC, Seepz), with an equal concentration of pharmaceuticals, electronics, chemicals and engineering units. V-Trans Andheri is a landmark, enjoys a prominent market share here and contributes substantially to the organizations' growth. It is to be noted that Mr. Ramnik M. Gala has been associated with this branch since the time it opened and is still active here. We wish the entire Team Andheri the very best in all their endeavors and may they achieve many more milestones.

MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR'S DESK Dear Friends, March is gone and happily, pressures have eased, I am sure everyone is now relaxed. At the outset, I wish to congratulate everyone from Sr. Managers to BICs and supporting teams for their spirited efforts, motivation and commitment to end the FY on a wonderful note. Every Region and Area of V-Trans & V-Xpress divisions has put in their best performance and deserves a pat on the back. This raises our hopes for a robust FY 2013-14. My best wishes to everyone. Considering the country's GDP growth rate reportedly sliding down to 5% this FY compared to 6.2% in 2011-12, this is a remarkable feat amidst a weak economy, sluggish sales, crippling liquidity crunch and rising costs. GDP or Gross Domestic Production is the value of a country's overall production of goods and services during the fiscal year, based on total production costs, output and sales & profits earned. Let us now train our sights on the goals set for the year ahead and press home the advantages gained in these past months. Some smart thinking, venturing out of conventional boundaries, focusing on revival of lost clients and inward business in addition to outward, and constantly re-strategizing are some of the outgoing qualities needed to succeed in the year ahead. V-Trans is immensely privileged that our Chairman, Shri A.K Shah met the great personality, Mr. Narendra Modi himself, in his office at Ahmedabad last month. The special moments have been captured by us in the article entitled Gujarat Gaurav: A Tryst with Mr. Narendra Modi including photographs and a personal letter addressed to us in expression of his tribute to our founder Shri K.K. Shah. In yet another thrust to our march towards excellence, V-Trans was awarded as one of the Fastest growing Co's in India by the INC. India 500. The award was received in a glittering function held in Greater Noida on March 18, 2013. Among the host of articles contributed by our staff, this month our pick of the month is Emotional Intelligence, a powerful modern day technique that helps us to perceive, control and evaluate emotions for a better role-play in our professional and personal life. Read more about its benefits, inside. Winter is gone, spring has left, shadows have lengthened and lo! Summer is here. It's time to brace ourselves against the scorching heat until the cool monsoon showers arrive. Our staff shares tips on healthy diet to beat the heat this summer in Your Health section. Another interesting contribution by one of our staff members, Why do we shout in anger? peeks into anger management. A nice lesson conveyed in a story for everyone to take home.

Best Wishes,

Mahendra K. Shah

V-TRANS: REGIONAL NEWS UPDATE NETWORK EXPANSION Ahmedabad Region Dholka: (Own Bkg & Dly): Plot No. K-3, Opp. Shree Hans Alloys, G.I.D.C., Dholka 387810. Dist Ahmedabad. Contact Person: Mr. Sandip Sharma. Tel: 02714-248123. (M): 09374063128. Email: dholka@vtransgroup.com Dholka is considered India's first municipality and is home to the Swaminarayan temples. It is located approx. 42 kms from Ahmedabad. Shifting of Branch: Ambala: New address: Shop No. 9, Markanda Complex, Sena Nagar, Ambala City 133001. Mr. Prasoon Asthana (center), Sr. RM, North receiving India-INC 500 award from the eminent Chief Guests Contact details are same. Hazira: New address: Plot No. 133, Near ITI College, Hazira-Magdalla Road, Bhatpore GIDC, Hazira, Surat 394510. Contact Person: Mr. Suryakant Tripathi. (M): 09327347512. Tel: 0261-3247659 / 2841280. Email: hazira@vtransgroup.com Contact number changed: Mr. Shashikant Raut, Manager Key Accounts, Corporate Office. New mobile no: 09321816675. HR UPDATES: Welcome aboard: Mr. J. Sridhar, Sr. Branch Manager, Chennai Central Cell. (M): 08144928572. Email: salesboccc@vtransgroup.com Mr. Shivkant Pandey, BIC, Verna (Goa). (M): 09326126621. Email: verna@vtransgroup.com Farewell Mr. R. Koteraj, Dy. RM, Chennai OBITUARY The Management and staff of Group V-Trans deeply mourn the sad loss of Mr. Jayantibhai Prajapati, Asst. Accounts, Memco branch, Ahmedabad Region, and convey their heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members. Mr. Prajapati was associated with the organization for 13 long years. We pray that his soul rests in peace.

EAST AREA The Durgapur branch under East Area has once again booked an ODC low bed cargo admeasuring 55 feet length, 14 feet width and 14 feet height totally weighing 30 metric tons to Kalinganagar, Orissa.


TOP 2 REGIONS IN MARCH - 2013 Region Achieved Gujarat 69% North 68%

TOP 2 ZONES IN MARCH - 2013 Zone Achieved Punjab 96% Vapi 94%

Top Branches in `10 Lac+ Monthly Business League: Narol, Odhav, Vatva, Jaipur, V.V. Nagar, Daman, Bhiwandi, Koper, Vadape, Mahape, Nasik, Nagpur, Peenya, Electronic City, Bommasandra, Hoskote, Ambattur, Chennai-Broadway, Madhavaram, Maduravoyil, Perungudi, Sriperumbudur, Delhi-North, Okhla, Gurgaon, Baddi, Parwanoo, Zirakpur, Saharanpur, Noida-2, Noida.

VAs Top 5 Performers in March - 2012 Branch VA Name Peenya VA Mudligiri Gowda Sriperumbudur VA E. Elumalai Nasik VA Markande Prasad Gupta Zirakpur Franchisee Rakesh Kumar Daman VA Kalpesh Kumar Barot
Hearty Welcome: Mr. Sanjay Nair, Regional Manager, Pune. (M): 09325884280. Email: sanjaynair@vtransgroup.com Mr. V. R. Ramesh, Sr. Zonal Manager, Coimbatore. (M): 09321769805. Email: rameshvr@vtransgroup.com Mr. Deepak Malhotra, Zonal Sales Manager, Delhi. (M): 07498881874. Email: deepakmalhotra@vtransgroup.com Mr. Sandeep Satav, Zonal Sales Manager, Pune. (M): 09381106669. Email: sandeepsatav@vtransgroup.com Mr. Santosh Kumar Singh, Zonal Sales Manager, Rajkot & Sarkhej. (M): 09300060112. Email: santoshkumar@vtransgroup.com Mr. Subodh Kumar, Asst. Manager Franchisee Development, Pune. (M): 09341281317. Email: subodhkumar@vtransgroup.com Mr. Asraruddin Sherrif, Asst. Manager Franchisee Development, Chennai. (M): 09368601569. Email: sherrif@vtransgroup.com Goodbye: Ms. Amita Mistry, Manager, CS Major Accounts, CO Mr. Gopinath Pillai, Dy. Zonal Manager, Bangalore North Zone Mr. Joseph L.M., Zonal Delivery Manager, Chennai Mr. Deepak Kumar Nath, Asst. Manager Key Accounts, Bangalore North Zone

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison

GUJARAT GAURAV: A TRYST WITH MR. NARENDRA MODI V-Trans is deeply honored that our Chairman Shri A.K. Shah got an audience from Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat in his office last month. Shri Ashokbhai presented Mr. Modi a copy of Anukampa a coffee-table book written in Gujarati, in tribute to the family patriarch, Shri Kunverji K. Shah, a great personality with deep feelings for animals and the downtrodden alike. We are pleased to publish his views conveyed in a personal letter addressed to Shri M.K. Shah, MD.

Mr. Narendra Modi, Shri A.K. Shah & Mr. Viral Shah.

A personality like Mr. Narendra Modi does not need introduction. His immense popularity is gauged by the fact that he is the longest serving Chief Minister of Gujarat State ever since he was elected to the post in October 2001. His vision to transform Gujarat to a futuristic state and his Vibrant Gujarat initiative towards self-sufficiency have put the state on international map. Hailing from humble roots, he is an able thinker, a leader of political acumen and his vision goes beyond infrastructure development. He is a perfect example of good governance and has introduced several socio-economic and health reforms for the rural, including empowerment of women to make the state an economic superpower. Besides his home turf, his acclaim crosses national and international borders. These qualities make him a strong and deserving contender for the post of India's Prime Minister in the upcoming general elections next year. Our best wishes are with him.

Above Left: Copy of letter addressed by Mr. Modi to our MD. Left: Shri K.K. Shah Extreme Left: Cover page of coffee table book Anukampa

PICK OF THE MONTH: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE POWERFUL TOOL FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE Not long ago, Intellectual intelligence commonly known as IQ was considered important for a smart, academically bright or well-qualified person, a quality that helped to acquire a good job, enjoy success at work and manage personal relationships. Today, Emotional Intelligence or EQ is looked upon as more significant, and is often used by organizations as a yardstick to select right candidates during recruitment process as also staff appraisals, as tests to evaluate behavior and response patterns. While IQ might help in getting a college admission, it cannot cope with stress associated with exams. Studies show that 90% of top performers are found to be high on Emotional Intelligence and many critical skills like impact on speech and actions are linked to performance. Emotional intelligence is best referred to as the ability of the mind to perceive, control and evaluate emotions of self, others or group of people. Some experts say that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened; while others claim it is a natural gift. Either way, emotional intelligence helps in building of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. In short, Emotional Intelligence helps the mind to think logically, manage difficult situations with ease. It also helps to understand & control emotions and express feelings and communicate better with colleagues and associates to forge strong relationships excel in career, lead and motivate others. Emotional intelligence helps to build confidence and a change in personality attributes that make life easy and enjoyable.

Contributed by: Ms. Kalpana Patel, HR & Admn., Vapi Region


Contributed by: Mr. Nipun Gala, Deputy Regional Manager, Mumbai Region.

V-BUZZ: The months of Feb-March, 2013 were marked with many personal landmarks in the life of Shri A.K. Shah, our Chairman. Unanimously elected as President of Kutch Corporate Forum (KCF) for next two years Invited as Guest of Honour during the awards function organized by the Center for Family Managed Business (FMB), S.P . Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, held in Hotel Leela, Mumbai. (Seen in photo on

Invited as co-speaker alongside Mr. Ambarish Chheda, strategy & management guru, chief speaker during a public forum entitled Impact of Retail FDI on domestic business & industry jointly organized by Shri Vagad Kala Kendra Shri Vagad Graduates Association. (Pic:
Right, bottom)

Was elected as Vice Chairman, Jain International Trade Organization (JITO), Byculla chapter, Mumbai, which covers a vast area of the city from J.J. Hospital to Sion and Worli Naka to Bandra, including Dadar & Matunga, his home turf. Selection as Member, Advisory Board, Guru Nanak Instt. Of Mgmt (GNIM) an extension of the Khalsa College, Mumbai.

FAMILY SNAPSHOT: Shri Champakbhai Gangar is an eminent person, who is comfortable playing multiple roles. He is President - Matunga Gujarati Club Ltd., Gujarati Seva MandalMatunga, H.B. Savla Boarding, Shishu Vihar School, and of Jain Social Group, Matunga (Above): Colorful gathering at Champakbhai Gangar's all highly reputed organizations based in th 60 birthday celebrated on March 17,2013 Matunga, Mumbai where families of V-Trans promoters reside. He is a tall personality in the Kutchi Community serving as President Kutch Passengers Association. He also serves a host of social organizations in various capacities. He is President - elect Lions Club of Mandvi (Mumbai), Vice President Shri Mahavir Jain Charitray Kalyan, Ratnashram Songhad (Saurashtra). He is Patron of Shanmukananda Hall, member of Indian Merchants Chamber Mumbai and Managing Committee Member Indian Gymkhana Matunga. He is a partner of Gangar Eye nation, one of the largest optical showrooms in the Country. Incidentally, he is father in law of Jinal, daughter of Shri Mahendra K. Shah.

JAGSHI KAKA: THE EVERGREEN FAMILY PATRIARCH CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY Jagshi Khimji Shah, younger brother to our late founder Kunverji K. Shah and fondly addressed to as Jagshi Kaka by the present Shah family promoters of V-Trans India Ltd is one of the most respected family elder. He endears himself to everyone with his charming smile and a spotless white shirt and trouser. Going down memory lane, in 1958 when Shri K.K. Shah started his own modest venture in Vijay Transport Co. he called all his three brothers Vishanji, Jagshi and Umarshi to join him as partners, laying the strong foundation of a family owned business. Jagshi Kaka actively served the organization until 1992. Jagshi Kaka and his strong support, Zaverben have together withstood the tests of time since 59 years. Today, most of their time is spent in spiritual, prayers, social and charitable pursuit. One of the hallmarks of the entire Shah family is their compassionate nature, reaching out to the sufferings of fellow humans, cows, birds and a strong sense of servitude. Jagshi Kaka is actively involved in many social and charitable organizations, the Panjarapole movement, community welfare, the Bidada Trust and many others. On March 31, Jagshi Kaka and Zaverben jointly celebrated their 75th birthday amidst the present and future generations, friends and well-wishers of the family. It was a special occasion filled with melancholy, happiness, reunions, and good food while the orchestra played lilting tunes. We wish Jagshi Kaka and Zaverben a long and healthy life and that they continue their good intentions of bringing joy and smiles in the lives of many. We present below photo glimpses of the celebrations.

Clockwise from top left: Jagshi Kaka and Zaverben acknowledging cheers from the crowd; with Shri Anandjibhai of Kalyanji-Anandji music duo fame; Mr. Rajen U. Shah speaking for Jagshikaka & Zaverben; Shri Hasmukh Shah welcoming guests from the dais; view of the audience.


CHILL OUT ZONE! Test your general knowledge by writing the right answers in the blank boxes as per up and down clues given below.
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Across 1. When goods are being transferred to the truck for carriage, it is called _____ (7) 3. Long leave granted to expecting working mothers (9) 6. Brand mascot of our national air carrier, Air India (8) 9. Eatable article like the mango which gets spoil fast is known as a _____ item (10) 11. Targets & ____are goals set by the organization for all its profit making centers (7) 12. A short film that highlights salient features of an organization is called a _____ film (9) Down 2. Taj Mahal, the iconic memorial of love is built in this city (4) 4. Re-arrange Pathiur it to get to this V-Trans branch and famous place of pilgrimage in Andhra Pradesh (9) 5. Positive color for a good environment and a healthy salad (5) 7. Language spoken by natives in Andhra Pradesh (6) 8. The winter capital city of Maharashtra state (6) 10. The pen is mightier than the ____ (5)

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Correct solution to last months Crossword # 9.

Across: 2. Indore. 5. Carriers. 6. Credit. 9. Circular. 10. Casa Blanca. 11. Dehradun. 12. TUR Down : 1. Induction. 3. Narol. 4. Gandhinagar. 7. Bhiwandi. 8. Gurgaon.

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Correct solution to last months Sudoku # 9.


The Gyan Tree: Why Do We Shout in Anger Once upon a time, a great sage, accompanied by his disciples stopped by the banks of a river. In the distance, they saw a group of people arguing and shouting loudly at each other in anger. The sage asked his disciples, Why do people shout at each other in anger? The disciples offered many answers. Finally, he explained When two people are angry at each other, the anger creates a huge distance between their hearts. To cover that distance, they must shout at each other to be heard. When love is deep they whisper. When hearts are closer, they don't even whisper but just look in each others' eyes and understand the unspoken words.

Contributed by: Ms. Manjiri Mungekar Customer Care


Group photos of Budget Meet 2013 held at ICSI Center, Belapur, Navi Mumbai

Left: The V-Xpress Team

Right: The V-Trans Team

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