Suzlon Foundation celebrates four years; launches ‘Village Development’ award.
Indore: Since its inception in 2007 Suzlon Foundation has impacted the lives of over 200,000 people in over 1,000 villages across seven states and two Union Territories. The Foundation identifies the needs of the area along with the villagers and local resources. It has over 50 NGO partners with whom they collaborate to implement the projects.
The programs implemented are aimed at optimizing the positive impacts of business on its surroundings and include the formation and strengthening of Self Help Groups (SHG’s), Village Development Council’s and other such committees. They seek to enhance the quality of education while also looking into the preservation of the local natural resources as well the construction of community water resource structures.
Mr. Tulsi Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Suzlon Group, speaking on the occasion, said; “Suzlon as a group is committed to sustainable development and Suzlon Foundation’s programs are a key part of our efforts towards making our vision of a greener tomorrow a reality. We are extremely proud of the Suzlon Foundation’s achievements, and congratulate its dedicated team on completing five years. I wish the team every success for the future.”
Speaking about this unique initiative, Seemantinee Khot, Head – CSR, Suzlon Foundation said; “Responsible citizenship should become a way of life, corporates and citizens together will have to recognize and support collective efforts of village communities. On the occasion of its anniversary Suzlon foundation is consulting key stakeholders on how to take current CSR programs to next level of sustainability”.
In collaboration with their NGO partners SAMARPAN, BYPASS CARD and CONCEPT the Foundation works in the districts of Palsodi, Jaora, Mahuriya and Dewas on projects like Dugdh – Dhara, Jal Dhara, natural resource management and soil and water conservation. Suzlon Foundation has impacted the lives of 5069 families in 40 villages in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
To mark the occasion of the Foundation’s anniversary, 50 solar lanterns were distributed to deserving villagers of Navlakha village. A para–veterinary training will also be held at KVK Ratlam from 28th December – 2nd January, 2012 for rural youth to support the journey towards sustainable agriculture and livestock care.
As the Foundation embarks on its 5th year of operations, Suzlon Foundation also announces the ‘Village Development Award’. This will be awarded to those Suzlon neighborhood villages with Suzlon CSR projects but have also undertaken their own initiatives in improving the infrastructure of their village. A distinguished panel will be judging the applications received with the results to be announced in April 2012.
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