SHRI RAMESH AGARWAL……………..Transforming for the Nation and Future
One comes across a rare entity on this earth who can be defined as a visionary, philanthropist, social worker, innovative, patriotic and strict disciplinarian. Who considers “technology” and “nurturing talent” as an “enabler of development” and whose one line vision is: Towards tomorrow’s India. This is how Shri Ramesh Agarwal can be aptly portrayed. The words fall short.
Shri Ramesh Agarwals journey till today is one of modern India’s great success stories and he is one of the most respected business leaders who have left an indelible mark and going strong in multifarious field of activities. He has played a pioneering role not only in shaping “Agarwal Movers Group” to a point where it is today but also spearheaded National cause in key area of economic development- transport and logistics. He has always felt that “wheels” of economy are driven by Transporters and other vital linkages.
Shri Ramesh Agarwal, Founder, Mentor, Director and Managing Worker - Agarwal Movers Group was born on Sep 6, 1962 in village Nalwa, District Hissar, Haryana. He got his primary & secondary education at Government school, Nalwa and did his graduation from Kurukshetra University. After this he pursued diploma from MTI, Chennai.
Shri Ramesh Agarwal is the founder of “Agarwal Packers & Movers Ltd.” At a young age of 25 he could foresee the significance of “Industrial revolution” in India. He possessed inherent desire to catapult India amongst the leading Industrial nations of the world. He religiously believes in the famous quote i.e., “Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently”. Mr. Ramesh Agarwal’s zeal to grow and serve national interest has put “Agarwal Movers Group” on the Expressway of Growth.
Drawing inspiration from his father, Late Shri Mehar chand Agarwal & distant uncle Shri. O.P. Jindal, he was determined to make his company name the synonym for “Tension free home shifting’.
The underlying factor behind Mr. Ramesh Agarwal’s success is his attitude towards situations in life, where he strongly believes that “A strong and positive attitude creates more miracles than any other thing. Because life is 10% how you make it and 90% how you take it.” With this attitude, he sees negative customer feedback as the greatest opportunity to “wow” them, and having an eye for finding ‘customer focused’ solutions to the problems addressed by them every day, he fine tunes the processes to rectifying those issues at that very moment. Mr. Ramesh Agarwal aspires to known as ‘The Man of Logistics of India’, towards which he is moving very swiftly at a study pace.
He started his career in the year 1980 as an Airman with Indian Air Force (IAF). He quit IAF in the year 1986. During his stint with IAF, he was conferred upon “The Best Airman Award” in Chennai amongst 542 cadets. From the very beginning he wanted to work with the IAF and serve his nation. He performed his national duties efficiently for 6 years, before embarking on a new journey in life.
Mr. Ramesh Agarwal was clear that this new journey he is embarking on, shall start all over again from scratch, but would definitely culminate into his success, which he defined as “being the No.1” in whatever he then chooses to do.
As he promised himself, he chartered his career in Packing & Transportation at Hyderabad. A company that started from scratch achieved the name & fame in the logistics business in a short span of time. This company is today’s “AGARWAL PACKERS AND MOVERS LTD” (APM). It attained recognition as “No.1” in this domain.
Mr. Agarwal achieved what he desired. His vision kept on translating into his company’s success with awards & recognitions that did not stop flowing. APM Limited has also been reckoned as the “Leader & Most Successful Packers & Movers”, and felicitated with “Business Sphere Award 2005” for exemplary services in the packing & moving industry.
In 2008 Mr. Agarwal was awarded as “An Innovative of Logistics Industry” by AITWA. Recently, he was awarded “Transport & Logistics Business of the Year Award 2010” by Small Business Awards 2010 and the Agarwal Movers Group has rare distinction of being chosen as the Star Brands India and also awarded for Operational Excellence & Environment Conservation by the CEAT IRTA-2011. Very recently the Company was chosen as the Indian Power brand 2012 and also the winners for the Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence Awards 2011 in the fleet owner category for Alternate Thinking. In Feb 2012, the Group was awarded the HT- HR Leadership Award 2012 for delivering “ Best HR Practices and CSR in Logistics & Movers Industry and very recently he was honored for Environment Conservation & Customer Experience by CEAT-IRTA -2012.
From a business perspective, he sees his customers and other Stakeholders focus increasingly on the social and environmental impact of the organization’s activities. He has unanimously been elected thrice in a row to the coveted position of National President of All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), which is an apex organization of transport companies engaged in transportation of goods by road. Since then, the association is acting as voice of the road transport industry. He is instrumental in mobilizing support from the industry captains to overcome the Anomaly of Drivers’ shortage and raised the slogan “Save the Drivers, Save the Industry”. He has also been associated with International Road Transport Union (IRU), Geneva. Recently, his vision has led to opening up of “Drivers Sewa Kendra” in Dudu, Rajasthan which is first of its kind in the country.
In his personal life too, he has fulfilled every role and responsibility with aplomb. He is a caring husband, a doting and loving father and a loyal friend. He devotes a great deal of time and energy to his children’s learning and to the development of their personalities. A man of strong family values and ethics, he is a down to earth individual and believes in simple living and high thinking. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to any individual or institution in distress. He is a true Indian at heart and has imbibed the strong Indian culture. Serious charity for him means making the effort to identify a cause he deeply associates with, and then devote his wholehearted support with investment of time, serious efforts and money.
The word “impossible” does not exist in his dictionary. He himself is an inspiration for many to see the world as a place of exciting and limitless opportunities. Whatever he undertakes to do, he performs with perfection. Whatever he preaches, he follows.
The Agarwal Movers Group in general and the Nation in particular can look forward to great strides this person’s vision can bring about.
Every Indian who is committed to building a better and more productive future should learn from the life of this great leader. Very recently he has also come out with his maiden publication “SeedhiSaadiBaatein” that has attracted wide audience and this publication is now coming out in a number of languages.
Shri Ramesh Agarwal is an epitome of strength, motivation and team spirit. Be it “airborne” or “chair borne” in various roles and Heading various bodies and institutions, he is “par excellence” in every role.