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Avashya Foundation meets partner NGOs to discuss the way forward for CSR initiatives

BSN Network
Date: 19/08/2016

Shashi Kiran Shetty along with Arathi Shetty preside over the meeting

Mumbai, August 17, 2016: Allcargo Logistics’ NGO, Avashya Foundation, recently hosted a meeting with the representatives of its partner NGOs. The objective of the meeting was to deliberate on various CSR initiatives undertaken by the NGOs, understand the current status and impact of CSR initiatives. 

Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, and Mrs Arathi Shetty, Chairperson, CSR Committee, Allcargo Logistics presided over the meeting. Representatives of 19 NGOs from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu were present for the meeting.

Avashya Foundation believes in building a society of repute for the disadvantaged section of the society through need based interventions that will have a lasting impact on their lives. To achieve this, the foundation has been spear heading numerous social programs supporting education, health care, women empowerment, nutrition, computer literacy, sanitation, natural disaster relief and issues pertaining to differently able children.

Allcargo Logistics and Avashya Foundation have partnered with these NGOs in order to bring sustainable positive change in the life of underprivileged section of the society at the grass root level and consequently contributing towards nation building. Partner organizations have played a vital role in shaping and impacting over 1,29,000 households in last three years.

Taking the cause forward, Avashya Foundation has setup a skill development center called Nipun near one of its Container Freight Stations (Transindia Logistics Park) in Uran, to provide training to deserving citizens from the tribal as well backward regions of Maharashtra such as Marathwada (especially the children of farmers who have committed suicide due to drought in the region), in the skills of crane operations, heavy vehicle driving, warehouse management and others. The objective of the center is to empower them to acquire skills which will help them find employment and sustain their living. The foundation also aims at associating with the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana’, through various activities undertaken in Nipun. A total of 261 youth, who received training at Nipun since its launch in February, 2016, have secured already placements at Allcargo as well as other multinationals.

Avashya Foundation has also launched a unique environment sustainability and conservations program ‘Maitree’. This comprises planting of 10 lakh fruit bearing trees in the tribal and remote regions of Maharashtra. The objective of the program is to help make the environment greener by planting one of the most important elements for life on earth, i.e. trees. By planting and nurturing fruit bearing trees the Maitree program will also provide opportunities for villages to earn additional income.  

Mrs. Arathi Shetty, Chairperson, CSR Committee, Allcargo Logistics said: “We are thankful to our partner organizations to help us address the challenges that underprivileged section of the country confront in their day to day life and taking forward chariot of social change. With the constant support of our partners we aim to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development to promote, facilitate and implement positive change in society.”

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