GUWAHATI, June 28: Apeejay Tea presented 90 of its pluckers from 17 tea estates across Assam with the Best Pluckers award for exemplary service and plucking skills displayed in April & May.
Ramakrishn Ghosh, General Manager -Human Resources at Apeejay Tea said, “We have presented out first Best Pluckers award to 90 winners who are on their way to having a chance at being awarded Champions of the Season Award if they win two more awards in the coming 180 days. The second awards will be given in August for the plucking period of June and July, the third will be given in October for the plucking period of August and September and the fourth will be given in December for the plucking period of October and November. The Champion of the Season, an annual awards will be decided after the finalising the last Best Plucker Award in December and Champion Pluckers will be identified for each Cluster and will be felicitated in a special ceremony along with their families during the winter season. All awards are cash rewards accompanied by a certificate for Best Pluckers and a trophy for Champions of the Season.”
“The best plucker award given to the performers in Field will encourage other pluckers to work sincerely,” said Sahachari Udeshwar the winner from Kherbari Division of Apeejay Tea’s Khobong Tea Estate in Tinsukia on receiving the award. Wife of a retired Khobong employee, Sahachari has nearly two decades of experience in plucking and is the fourth generation in her family who is working in Khobong tea estate.