The pressure sensitive adhesive labels industry is growing at a steady and rapid pace in India. It is now time that the contribution of those who have achieved success is chronicled so that those who wish to move ahead have a platform to look for information and news. This blog intends to provide inspiration and reference.
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Helmut Schreiner; From Labels to poetry in retirement-a poem for winter
Helmut Schreiner who has seen life from being a destitute in
the era, post world war II to the time when his father started his label factory
in their 45 square foot garage, went on to eventually retire as Managing
Director/CEO from that same company that he transformed into “The Schreiner
Group” with a sales turnover of over 130 million Euros in 2012. Helmut
Schreiner is now 75 years old and believes in the capabilities of the next
generation. In September 2012, he handed over the reigns of the Schreiner Group
to his only son 43 year old son Roland. Helmut, after 55 years of service to
the family-owned company -- with 38 of them in the role of managing
director/CEO – is now serving on the advisory board. In may 2013 I wrote in detail about Helmut and his life in this blog and can be read at http://harveersahni.blogspot.in/2013/05/helmut-schreiner-adversity-to.html
He is now devoting a substantial part of his time to social
activities and charities. He lives his philosophy, to be honest and true to
himself. In retirements he is rediscovering himself and his inner passions by also devoting time to his passion for poetry. In July this year he
sent to me a translation of his poetic expressions relating to Autumn. I found it an extremely pleasurable
expression of time being spent in retirement. So I decided to share with the
print fraternity, it is available at http://harveersahni.blogspot.in/2014/07/helmut-schreiner-from-labels-to-poetry.html ,
As the season begins to change and festivities approach, Helmut felt it is time to make yet another poetic expression. He wrote another poem expressing himself beautifully, He sent the poem to me and his communication says,, "While currently enjoying the
autumn we approach wintertime and, with this, the turn of the year. The
question, what will be changed and what will this mean to me I dealt with my
new poem – as well as the question how we will celebrate the upcoming
I reproduce the poem for my readers;
The winds of autumn chase the days,
Nature shows change in myriad ways.
As fog subdues my pondering mind
I muse what time will bring, will it be
I could of course just wait and see
With guarded hope or cheerfully
What will be budding in myfield
Will flowers or green cabbage be my
I start to sow the things to be,
Fill visions with my energy.
Change will invigorate my heart and soul
Fulfill my wish, achieve my goal.
Sowing as well as cultivation
Can both be joyful, bring elation.
Acting with purpose is divine
Even turns water into wine.
While we may celebrate in diverse ways
Tradition-bound or in the style of
Our workings are the things that count
The star we choose to reach the mount.
The above can be reproduced by giving credit to presenter Harveer Sahni, Managing Director Weldon Celloplast Limited. November 2014