He had no bank balance, no god father, no special privileges available to upper class </li></li></ul><li>ABOUT HANMANT GAIKWARD<br /><ul><li>Hanmant Gaikward was born in koregaon in Satara district
His father was a clerk in the court & he lived in a small rented house
Hanmant was a brilliant student,especially good in mathmatics
He got diploma in Electronics from Government Polytechnic in Pune
In 1994 Hanmant completed his BTech</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>When he was in class six ,the family shifted to Pune they live in tiny one 10x10 room, at that time he realised the difference between himself and those who had money
The situation was made worse because his father was chronically ill
His mother pawned all her ornaments, to somehow get money for his treatment
His mother also started working as a teacher at a municipal school and took up some sewing jobs</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>After class 10 he joined the Government Polytechnic for diploma
When he was in second year he lost his father to a cardiac attack
Hanmant ‘s mother took a loan of Rs 15000 from Pune Municipal Co-operative Bank and got him admitted to Vishwakarma Institute of Technology for Btech
Then he decided to do some earning ,Hanmant & his friend YogeshAtre started taking diploma classes meanwhile Hanmant also took up painting jobs
The young engineering student paid his own fees from third year onwards</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>He procured a contract worth Rs 3 lakhs for concreting the pathways for the upcoming National Games at Balewadi stadium
He always do calculations Paach logon ki team kitnakaamkartihai? How much cement does it take ? How much sand?Heunderstood all that .
The work would take about 7 days and money was promised in 15 days and profit margin was a flat 50%
Hanmant thought the work has to be completed in 7 days and he will making Rs 1.5 lakhs in profit so why not pay a bit more</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>So far so good – problems started after the project was completed , there was an earthquake in Lathur , hence the games were postponed by six month .
Then came the rains and the pathways Hanmant had built were flooded , the payment due to Hanmant was suspended
The original job took seven days whereas the repair work took two month
He was absent for the first semester exams but he was able to complete the job and earn a one lakh rupee profit </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Inspired by Vivekananda’s writings, Gaikwad always longed to do something for other lesser-privileged students like him
While in his second year of electronic engineering at VIT Pune, he came up with the idea of starting a foundation called the Bharat VikasPratishthan (BVP) which would collect funds to help poor students get quality education
In 1994 Gaikwad joined TELCO-Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company as a graduate trainee engineer
This young engineer’s abilities shone through when he successfully saved Rs 2 crores for the company by reusing certain wire components
Tata Motors was setting up its Indica plant and were looking for a housekeeping contractor. Gaikwad proposed that BVP the management agreed, and BVP began operations in 1997 as a housekeeping company</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>In two years, BVP grew to 200 employees and got new customers.
Gaikwad formally resigned from Tata in 2000 and around the same time changed the company’s name to Bharat Vikas Group (BVG)
Expanding its repertoire of services to landscaping, civil contracts, security, vehicle logistics, etc.
The same year also marked BVG’s first contract outside the state at the GE Power plant in Bangalore
The party left on Friday from Pune and arrived in Bangalore on Saturday . Monday was the inauguration of the factory , the team got to work immediately , Hanmant went in search of room ,by Monday the entire plant was spic and spam
With this, new business poured in from companies like Bharat Electricals, Parle and Himmat Singh, a silk export company. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>In two year, they were in Chennai and Hyderabad as well.
Every city had one trusted person – a boy from his village as the supervisor 30% of the worker he send from his village and 70% were local ,it cost little more but there is no strike , no union, there is no jhamela.
By 2003,Bharat Vikas had achieved a turnover of Rs 4 crores,Then the company got a big break the contract to maintain the library of Parliament in New Delhi
But the problem was to purchase the equipment worth Rs 40 lakhs to do that job and the contract was only for 6 month if they perform well then contract will extended.
They did it, the contract was extended by another six months</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>In 2004 they got more prestigious job of cleaning Parliament House but here security people created some problems that how can a private party be allowed inside LokSabha and RajyaSabha chambers
For one month BVG maintain the public portions of the building ,the job was done so well that MPs started asking why the same standard could not be maintained inside the chambers
The Hon. Speaker intervened . He said ,” I want the same contractor to take care of the entire building.”
BVG was asked to take a look at the Prime Minister’s residence.
As their reputation soared, they started to get contracts not just to clean but also to landscape, maintain and secure the premises of ONGC, Indian Railways, Nuclear Power Corporation, Delhi High Court, Indian Navy, ITC, Bajaj, Accenture, Wipro, HLL and other public and private sector entities.
Its strong performance got it Rs 30 crore from Kotak PE in February 2008.
Gaikwad is still true to his original goal of helping underprivileged students complete higher studies. “Many people create wealth, but few think of sharing it”.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>He never had many people in marketing .His philosophy is to do the job well. Jab kaamacchhakaroge to customer khudaapki marketing karega.
As a social commitment he also taken up the cleaning of six temples in Maharashtra, free of cost.
As a result of his efforts , the central government has recently sanctioned a scheme to provide 13000 low cost housing units in Chinchwad.600 of these will go to BVG workers.
Whatever limited resource is available with him , whatever relations he have …. he is trying to give best possible to his workers
Hanmant is constantly seeking new business ,new oppertunities. That means working Sunday ,Holiday,Dussehra.</li></li></ul><li>ADVICE TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS<br /><ul><li>One thing is there that hardwork,dedication,quality of work,there is no substitute for this