It was a proud movement for hundreds of workers of Orient Craft (OC), a Gurgaon (India)-based apparel exporter when its CMD Sudhir Dhingra shared his mobile number with them on stage and said: “Everyone will get his/her share if the company grows. You are my family and are not here just to do your routine job but to ensure overall growth of the company.”
The CMD said this during Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules 2013, Health and Safety/Motivational & Behavioural Session at Noida unit. Vikram Pandita, Asia Head, Next Plc UK; Anuradha Sharma, Chairman, Local Complaint Committee, Gurgaon (Haryana Government) for Internal Complaint Committee, VK Jha, Founder, Aider NGO, and Arvind Mal, Director, Ministry of Defence were also present at the event.
With the help of Aider NGO, women workers of OC displayed a heart touching skit explaining that how women can save themselves from any kind of harassment. The skit was well appreciated by all. Anuradha Sharma shared in detail on ‘the need of Internal Complain Committee (ICC) and how it can help the women workers’. She was very vocal on this issue.
Adding to that, Vikram Pandita insisted that Indian garment industry has to improve its image and prove that women are getting full respect and no discrimination is there. While VK Jha guided the workers about ICC as well as their overall efforts for the growth of their organization. Archana Tomar Mann, Group Head –CSR & Compliance, OC stressed that workers should raise ‘awareness’ and ‘sense of responsibility’ with their colleagues also.