At Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd., we understand that the real purpose of a business is to improve the quality of people’s life. And it’s our belief that bringing a smile across faces is as rewarding as profits in our balance sheets. The company has always focused on the aspirations of the community around it by committing itself to create an enabling environment for its people. These include sustainable livelihood programmes, access to basic healthcare and education, employability training, employment generation, and youth empowerment through sports. Being the real custodians and not just owners of the assets it owns, the company invests in its responsibility towards managing them in a sustainable form as far as possible.
Raised on the ethics of inclusive growth, nurtured by the values that foster socio-economical and environmental welfare and led by a vision of cultivating prosperity and well-being, we are a company that harvests happiness in every sense.
At Dam Dim Tea Estate, there are a few special and gifted children who are engaged in our Vocational Trade Centre in printing.
Every year, these children have been participating tirelessly in the Annual North Bengal Sports Meet for the physically challenged/disabled which is held at Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri. And they never come back empty handed. This year too, nine physically challenged boys and girls took part in the 27th Annual North Bengal Sports Meet on 15th Dec’13. The sports meet was attended by renowned dignitaries from different parts of North Bengal. The participants won eight medals (Gold-5, Silver-3) in different sports disciplines like cricket ball throwing, kick the football, 50 meter and 100 meter running.
Everyone at Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. is hugely proud of them.
Meet Dhruba Jyoti Bordoloi (Piku), Environmentalist par excellence. At Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd., Piku works in the excise and manufacturing department. However his real passion is saving the wildlife in and around Kaziranga. An active and enthusiastic member of NRSB (Naturalist for Rehabilitation of Snakes and Birds. www.kaziranganrsb.org), he can be found in his spare time actively involved in doing his bit for conserving the rich biodiversity of the park and its surroundings. Whether it is rescuing a python which has unwittingly entered someone’s house or rehabilitating an injured baby eagle, Piku and his friends are at the forefront in creating a climate where man and nature can co-exist in harmony.
Ms. Riya Keot, the 10 year daughter of Mr. Durgeswar Keot of Nahorkutia Tea Estate is a young lady of considerable talents. She has won scholarship under the Chief Minister’s new Scholarship Examination Scheme.
She participated in a national dance competition held at Bareilly, UP in the year 2013 and was awarded the 1st prize. This year she was awarded the 1st position in free style (group dance), 1st position in Jazz contemporary (solo dance) and 2nd position in semi-classical (solo) dance.
Mr. Tukheswar Kalar is a daily rated worker at Achabam Tea Estate, and his wife, Ms. Deepa is an anganwadi teacher. Tukheswar and Deepa had to struggle a lot and at one point of time they had to sell off their land and other properties to ensure that their children continued with their education.They have three children and all of them have made their parents proud by their achievements.Eldest daughter, Ms. Khusboo Kalar is a B.A. from Naharkatia College with Major in Political Science. At present she is a teacher at Dumukhia Tea Estate.
Second daughter, Ms. Naina Kalar has completed her B.A. from Dibrugarh MDK College with Major in Philosophy from Dibrugarh University.
Their only son, Mr. Biplob Kalar has through Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. and Tea Board completed mechanical training (Tractor) at Guwahati and is working with Mahindra & Mahindra in Tinsukia.
Mr. Junas Sona, Laboratory Technician, RHRC, Chubwa, wanted his daughter, Ms. Supriya Sona, to become a Doctor.
He put her in Monfort High School. Supriya studied very hard and in spite of all financial limitations topped her school in metric and enrolled herself in medical course after class 12.
Mr. Junas Sona, had great problems in paying the tuition fees of the coaching classes of MBBS admission entrance. But thankfully the merit scholarships provided by Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. ensured that Supriya continued in the pursuit of her dream.
With the encouragement from all the Doctors of RHRC, Supriya has now become a Doctor from the Assam Medical College.
Mr. Arun Chhetri, who works as a night chowkider at the bara Bungalow at Rungamutee Tea Estate, is a contended man today. Both his children have done him proud. While his son, Arpan is working in the IT sector in New Zealand, his daughter, Aruna is in Dubai working as a receptionist in a hotel there.
Bending it like Beckham
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. is proud of Ms. Chandini Orang. Her mother, Mrs. Pero Orang, an Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. employee at Lamabari Tea Estate, the widow of the late Soma Orang also an Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. employee, bought up Chandini amidst great hardship. Chandini was a natural sportsman from a very early age and took to playing football. She has today reposed her mother’s faith by getting selected for the national (under 17) football team.
Mr. Nicholas Minz, 70, is a resident of Orang line of Rangamatti division. He has the distinction of being the first matric passed student from this estate from the tea tribe community. He had served as a monthly rated employee at Nanoi Tea Estate, and retired from service in 2006.
Dr. Dayanandha Mahto (32) is the son of Mr. Govind Mahto, a monthly rated worker, and Mrs. Padma Mahto, an extemporary worker of Sagmootea Tea Estate.
Dr. Mahto, completed his schooling from Silghat, Nagaon, and Kilibor. He then completed his M.B.B.S (ayourbedic) from Jalukbari Ayourbedic College, Guwahati .
Dr. Mahto is now working in Jakhalabandha phc.
Reaching his Goal
Mr. Tridev Gorki (23) , is a talented football player. He is the son of the late Debanand Gorki an ex-health assistant of the Nahorkutia Tea Estate.
His immense talent was instrumental in him getting picked up by a top Kolkata football team in 2012. At present he is undergoing training at the SAIL football academy in Kolkata.
An Officer and a Gentleman
Mr. Bikash Bhumij (32), is the son of Mr. Bisnu Bhumij and Mrs. Janki Bhumij of Nahortoli Tea Estate. After completing his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chabua-Dibrugarh, he went to the DHSK College, Dibrugarh, where he got his PG diploma in Statistics. Bikash is now working as an assistant Audit Officer with the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, Govt. of India, at Guwahati.
Mr. Romendiut Ekka is the son of the late Rejius Ekka and late Cicilia Ekka who worked as daily rated workers in Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate. He has now become a staff at the estate. He is managing the entire field activities as head garden babu without a field assistant manager at the estate. He is therefore a role model for many adivasi boys in the neighbourhood.
Being born in a poor family, his parents could not afford to provide education in a good school located outside the estate. However in spite of all the odds stacked against him, he successfully completed his B.Com in 1989.
He joined Nowera Nuddy in 1997 as an office apprentice and thereafter he was confirmed as a permanent staff in 2000 as office clerk.
Managing against all Odds
Mr. Bipul Das is working as an Assistant Manager at Chubwa Tea Estate
He is the son of Mr. Prabhu Das, a sirdar who retired in the year 2010 from Majuli Tea Estate. After completing his HS in commerce stream from N.E Province College, Tangla, he got his BBA from Darwin School of Business, Guwahati.
Ms. Rejina Munda’s parents are both employees of Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Her father, Mr. Eliash Munda, and her mother, Ms. (Mrs) Powlina Munda work in the MISA division at Kellyden Tea Estate.
Rejina who is studying in class 10 at the MISA high school., is an accomplished sportswoman. She is a champion handball player and has already played in the nationals.