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Ampere Electric appoints Roy Kurian as COO, E-mobility Business (2W&3W)

Bangalore, January 20th, 2021: Ampere Electric, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., has announced the appointment of Roy Kurian as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) to head its E-mobility Business of electric 2-Wheelers and electric 3-Wheelers, with immediate effect. Roy will report to Greaves Cotton Group CEO & MD Nagesh Basavanhalli while Sanjeev P, COO, 2-wheelers and Yash Purohit, Head of Business, 3-wheelers will continue to drive the respective businesses.

Prior to this, Roy was associated with Yamaha Motors for 17 years as the SVP where he was responsible for providing strategic direction to the company and driving growth for the Indian market. Most recently, he was associated with EV startup Tork Motors as Sales and Marketing Head. Given Roy’s rich industry experience, Ampere will benefit from his deep domain knowledge, strategic direction and organizational efficiencies, which will help in accelerating the next level of growth for Ampere Electric, ELE and other forays in electric mobility.

On Roy Kurian’s appointment, Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO and MD, Greaves Cotton, said, “Our mission is to decarbonize the last mile mobility solutions using responsible technology. Roy Kurian has joined us to drive the next level of growth & further boost our leadership position in the EV segment. We are delighted to have him on board. With his expertise and rich experience, Roy will help us in strengthening our EV leadership position in the country.”Speaking on his appointment, Roy Kurian, COO, E-Mobility Business (2W & 3W) said, “I am delighted to be part of Ampere Electric family. In my new role, I aim to strengthen our presence in the electric vehicle segment and achieve a leadership positions in both electric 2-wheelers and electric 3-wheelers in order to provide sustainable, affordable, reliable last-mile connectivity and contribute to the government’s mission of clean mobility solutions.”

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Greaves supports Communities in its fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the entire world, calling for an even stronger and collaborative action from various organizations to join in the efforts and help the government fight the pandemic. 

Given how critical the situation is, there is a compelling need for healthcare and material support along with community responsibility. 

Though every individual has been asked to maintain social distancing, we, at Greaves Cotton, are extremely close to our intention of delivering and pulling out all stops to do our bit with what is the need of the hour.

As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, our thoughts are especially with those affected and those on the frontline, working round the clock to help those in need. 

The current crisis is unlike anything we have experienced before. There is literally nothing beyond the reach of this devastating pandemic but we are determined and committed to fight this. It is time to put our thoughts into action and combat COVID-19 for the betterment of the entire nation. 

In the face of this pandemic, we, at Greaves Cotton, have undertaken the following on-ground initiatives to support some of the most pressing needs of the nation:

We remain committed in our attempt to ensure the safety and well-being of our stakeholders, employees and the environment, thus supporting India’s fight and win against COVID-19.

COVID-19 is impacting every sphere of our daily lives, be it our family life, our social interactions, or even the way we work at Greaves Cotto

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Reaching the finish line of the Borgward Grand Tour

Six Borgward — four weeks — two continents — no problems

The Borgward Group AG concluded the market launch of its premiere model BX7 TS with a marathon drive, the Borgward EU-Asia Grand Tour, that ended in Germany. A total of six SUV models of the brand completed the “torture tour,” driving a 12,000-kilometer course that took them from the company’s ultramodern production plant in the Miyun district of Beijing to the Borgward headquarters in Stuttgart. Representatives of many international media accompanied the SUVs from the start of the tour on October 10 to today’s crossing of the finish line — an assignment that enabled them to experience the Borgward models’ robust performance at first hand. Through rugged terrain, dusty and sometimes very hot stretches of desert, sudden onsets of winter that covered roadways with ice and snow, and endless traffic jams in major cities such as Beijing and Moscow, all of the Borgward models completed this extraordinary transfer drive without any errors or accidents.

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Xiuzhan Zhu becomes new CEO of Borgward Group AG

The Supervisory Board of Borgward Group AG has appointed Xiuzhan Zhu as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Borgward announced this in Stuttgart.

Xiuzhan Zhu succeeds Dr. Philip Koehn as CEO with effect from November 6, 2018. Xiuzhan Zhu joined Borgward as Vice President Purchasing & Strategic Projects from the beginning of Borgward Group AG in 2015. Zhu, who lives for about 20 years in Germany, has a long experience in the automotive industry. After studying in China and Germany, gaining an MBA in International Industrial Management, he began his career in Germany at DaimlerChrysler. Later on, he held leading management positions at international automotive suppliers.

Specific Wedding customs & traditions followed by Nepali Brides

For centuries, Nepali brides have been considered by their countrymen since symbols of beauty and cultural take great pride in. However in recent years this kind of elite group has received a new function: that of contemporary domestic staff. They are now accountable for catering and also other wedding plans in a large number of Indian locations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Pune. These bridesmaid form a major part of the expanded Indian family unit that is entrusted with such important responsibilities as setting up the mehndi to the auspicious event of marital life.

The idea of presenting the bride with an pretty item for example a mehndi dates back to the period when it started to be customary to offer substantial gold jewelry as a gift idea to the ultimate bride following her marital relationship. Nepali brides to be wear heavy gold at any time you like kundan, mehendi, kanjeevaram, patil, firefox, etc . Among all these attractive gifts, patil is considered as the utmost auspicious supplying in the sight of the Indio religion, rendering it a significant feature in many Indian marriage ceremonies.

Patil is said to be a ritual nepali brides performed inside the temples of Kashi and Vrindavan, in which the soon-to-be husband could sacrifice a bull by simply tying it to a thread and getting it through the water of Vrindavan Lake. The producing meat would definitely then end up being cooked and offered simply because an offering to the empress. In historical times, the brides use heavy platinum ornaments to resemble this kind of ceremony, which can be one reasons why they are often termed as “golden cows”. Today, Nepali brides slip on matching significant gold throughout which are greatly decorated with gemstones and Swarovski crystals. Some examples include: Naagbala, Ekang, Kamdudha, Sundari, Bheema, Darbha, Jainchai, Ekang, and Mahalaxmi. These at any time you are also picked based on all their meaning and symbolism within the Hindu faith.

One other traditions present in various Hindu wedding ceremonies is Mehendi ceremony. In Mehendi, the bride first presents her groom having a white carefully thread, symbolizing purity, after which you can the soon-to-be husband reciprocates with a white thread tying his hands. The act is supposed to indicate the groom’s complete commitment to his wife.

The mehndi is completed by the bride little, who propagates large platinum pendant about her throat. A skilled musician and performer then embellishes this with a number of models. Typically, the mehndi is an important section of the marriage routine, and is thought to be one of the several sakhras (ritualistic measures). Many brides wear huge gold pendant gold chains and a mehendi about their very own necks on the wedding.

A small selection of young Hindu men make the mehendi for the bride. Following your mehendi is done, the women lay their proper hands on the groom’s left shoulder as a sign that they are at this time free from the evil vision. This tradition is meant to make the bride-to-be more suitable to her bridegroom. After this, the couple is taken to the meadow where wedding ceremony will be held at. Here, the bride and groom exchange garlands, plus the ‘waters of wisdom’ ran down together.