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Parting letter from Prabir Jha on his last day at Reliance
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 31 July 2015

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Prabir Jha, president and Group CHRO, Reliance Industries was a true people’s person. On his last day at work, he bids adieu with a heartwarming letter. Excerpts

Parting letter from Prabir Jha on his last day at Reliance

Prabir Jha, president and Group CHRO, Reliance Industries was a true people’s person. On his last day at work, he bids adieu with a heartwarming letter. Excerpts

Prabir Jha, president and Group CHRO, Reliance Industries put it in his papers on Tuesday, July 28. Today will be his last day at Reliance.

In his last heartwarming letter to his collegues at Reliance, he says that the development has moved very fast and that he will leave Reliance at the end of day.

He regretted that he may not be able to see, speak, hug and thank each of his colleagues in person.

However, he mentioned that the team at Reliance has been the most amazing one to have had the opportunity to lead and be part of.

“What we have achieved over the last two years has been truly remarkable. We have moved mountains at a lightning speed. The world has stood up and applauded this HR makeover,” he wrote in the letter.

“I want to put on record that none of this would have happened unless each of you had put your shoulder to the wheel. I am inspired by your resolve and effort. I am so proud of your collaboration. I am so grateful for your trust and support to make us get to where we have,” he added.

He referred to this parting as circumstantial, something which was completely personal. “But each of you will remain a friend forever. I am sure with the mountains and boulders moved, you will continue to lay the expressway that is worthy of the corporation. I shall always applaud at your future successes from wherever I shall be among the crowds,” he said.

He ended with quote by Ralph Emerson which was always there in front of him in his office at Makers, “To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch....to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.” This is to have succeeded.

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Last modified on Friday, 31 July 2015

13 comments

  • Comment Link Rajiv RC Thursday, 31 December 2015 posted by Rajiv RC

    Person like Prabir Jha will not be able to work with a company like Reliance as it is a 100% owner driven Co coming from TATA will always be a difficult proposition to fit into the Baniya culture - however I must applaud him for taking some bold decisions during his tenure with RIL - All the best to this great mentor / coach / guide

  • Comment Link Mrinal Friday, 25 September 2015 posted by Mrinal

    Prabir is a nice human being. Good orator and real people's person! As some many HR people were surprised on his move from Tata Motors to RIL, considerably opposite in terms of organisational culture, leadership style of these two organisations, his stay at RIL could have been this much. As he cited in his parting letter, the reasons for quitting RIL being circumstantial and completely personal, it does not appear to be a sweet departure. As he said, "Moving mountains with lightning speed". Doe this not defy any gravitational force with legacy systems and does this measure not refute/ignore principles of change management?
    Can you make HR transformation and bring culture change and mindsets of management by tweaking Performance Management System and applying 5 days week at work?
    Is quick departure of President and CHRO not a sign of disapproval of his approach and measures for any reasons, real or biased?

  • Comment Link Newton Edmunson Tuesday, 01 September 2015 posted by Newton Edmunson

    If one can have an identity beyond one s organisational role, one would have grown. Prabir Jha ?

  • Comment Link Atish Bhattacharya Wednesday, 12 August 2015 posted by Atish Bhattacharya

    Very Touchy message by a real People`s leaders!!!!

  • Comment Link Dr  SP Verma Friday, 07 August 2015 posted by Dr SP Verma

    Great and heart touching.

  • Comment Link Siva Tuesday, 04 August 2015 posted by Siva

    Good Poetry....

  • Comment Link Bhuvaneshwari Tuesday, 04 August 2015 posted by Bhuvaneshwari

    Great Gentlement
    Wish I could be a part of your team

  • Comment Link Namrata Panda Monday, 03 August 2015 posted by Namrata Panda

    This is really proves the title "people's person" as usually at this level no one bothered to write such an emotional letter and sharing the contribution of the success with all ... Hats off to Mr. Jha !!!!!!!!!

  • Comment Link Subhash Monday, 03 August 2015 posted by Subhash

    really nice lines..!

  • Comment Link Rajeev Monday, 03 August 2015 posted by Rajeev

    Really touchy and wonderful letter by a senior most officer giving credit to his subordinates for the success of an organization. Hats off to Mr. Prabeer Jha and wish him all success in his next assignment. A wonderful, inspiring and courageous person. Regards,

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