Corporate Social Responsibility

HEG: Bhoomi Poojan - Akshaya Patra, Bhopal

Bhoomi poojan for Akshaya Patra’s Mega Kitchen in Bhopal took place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the presence of Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister, Shri Kamal Nath at the kitchen site behind Shahpura Thana, Bhopal. The mega kitchen, under the exclusive sponsorship of HEG Ltd, will serve 50,000 meals every day as part of the mid-day meal scheme of the government in their schools.

Chief minister Shri Kamal Nath was the chief guest of the event and he participated enthusiastically in the proceedings. “All corporates undertake CSR activities but, HEG & its CMD Shri Ravi Jhunjhunwala have gone one step forward to show their dedication for the social cause in its real sense. Education and health of kids is a primary agenda for me as they are our future. HEG has shown tremendous trust in Madhya Pradesh by taking keen personal interest in starting Akshaya Patra’s mega kitchen here. Mr Jhunjhunwala could have spent that money under CSR anywhere but he chose to bring smiles on the faces of kids here with this initiative. I have tasted the food from Akshaya Patra’s kitchen and liked it very much. I am sure the kids will also enjoy these nutritious meals.”

Dr Govind Singh (Minister of Cooperatives, Parliamentary Affairs and General Administration), Shri Kamleshwar Patel (Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development), Akshaya Patra Vice-Chairman, Shri Chanchala Pati Das, HEG’s CMD, Shri Ravi Jhunjhunwala and HEG’s Executive Director, Shri Manish Gulati were the other distinguished guests at the ceremony.

HEG has committed Rs 10 crore to set up the mega kitchen in Bhopal for 50,000 meals per day. Apart from this, HEG will also support the revenue expenditure for 5 years amounting to Rs 5 crore every year. Over 50,000 children in Bhopal will get benefit from fresh and nutritious meals being prepared in the mega-kitchen every day.

HEG: Bhoomi Poojan - Akshaya Patra, Chhindwara

Bhoomi-poojan for a similar kitchen for about 7,000 children was recently inaugurated in Chhindwara district on 20th February, 2020 by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. This mega kitchen will also be operated with the support of Akshaya Patra and HEG Ltd. to serve mid-day meals in schools.

HEG has committed to a capex of Rs 4 crore for setting up this kitchen and all revenue expenditure of three years (amounting to Rs 1 crore per year) for approx. 7,000 students.

HEG: Webinar on Journey of Global Parli

Global Raisen outreach activities began in February 2020 after finalizing fruit varieties and setting up a Project office at Obedullahganj. By March, the team had conducted outreach activities in 225 villages of Raisen district. Our outreach activities continued during the lockdown period but keeping in mind the social distancing norms and movement restrictions also. The team has been engaged in using methods such as social media, voice and SMS calling, and in-person calling to encourage farmers to switch to fruit trees such as custard apple, lemon, guava, mango, orange and drumstick.

In addition to outreach activities and in-person meetings, pre-plantation training webinars have also been conducted for those farmers who have registered for plantation with Global Raisen. A webinar on the journey of Global Parli was also organized and watched by many in Raisen, thus acting as a confidence building exercise among farmers of Raisen. This year, we aim to plant 1.5 lakh fruit trees across villages of Raisen and in the coming months, The program office will be abuzz with meeting the target while beginning deliveries of 1.02 lakh saplings to farmers who have already signed up for the switch to fruit plantation.

COVID-19 Relief Fund Donation

LNJ Bhilwara Group in an effort to fight against the raging pandemic of COVID-19 has assisted our fellow countrymen with an overall contriubution of Rs 5.5 Crore. The contribution have been made in the following manner.

  • Rs. 2 crore to the PM-CARES Fund
  • Rs. 1.5 crore to Madhya Pradesh CM Relief Fund
  • Rs. 1 crore to Rajasthan CM Relief Fund
  • Rs. 50 lakh to Himachal Pradesh CM Relief Fund
  • Rs. 30 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh to the Bhilwara & Ajmer local DM Relief Fund respectively

Also, the Jawahar Foundation which works directly for the welfare of Bhilwara and Ajmer people from past, has been working on ground during this pandemic by distributing food packets and other necessary items to the underprivileged families.

ADHPL: Sanitary Pad Incinerators Installation

Four sanitary pad incinerators were installed in ADHPL residential colony “Monal Enclave” on 3rd February, 2020 at different locations to incinerate the sanitary pads hygienically and in ecofriendly way. Training on how to incinerate sanitary pads in the installed incinerators was imparted to all the women residents of colony. This will help to keep the environment clean and hygienic.

ADHPL: Scholarship Scheme

ADHPL provides scholarships to the brilliant and needy children of local area. The Scheme is available for students of 9th to 12th and some technical courses as defined in the policy. This year 64 students had applied for scholarship. After detailed scrutiny of applications and interviews of candidates 38 students qualified for the scholarship. An amount of Rs. 0.66M was distributed, through cheques, among the successful 38 candidates of different classes from the local villages. The local villagers, students and teachers appreciated the scholarship policy of ADHPL.

ADHPL: Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign

Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign was conducted from 19th to 21st January, 2020 at ADHPL Health Centre, Prini by providing polio drops to the children below 5 years age. Door to door campaign was also carried out by the health workers of ADHPL in the surrounding villages on 20th and 21st January, 2020. Total 100 children were given polio drops during the pulse polio campaign. Two vehicles were also provided to the state health department for pulse polio campaigning which was free of cost.

ADHPL: New Bio-Chemistry Analyser Installed

A new blood bio-chemistry analyser was installed in ADHPL dispensary under its CSR initiative to serve the patients from local villages. Now, tests like Blood Sugar, Urea, Creatinine, Uric acid, Lipid profile, Na, K, Ca etc. can be done in the dispensary which will boost the diagnostic facility in the area. Earlier Haematology analyser was also installed in the dispensary under CSR activities of ADHPL. The cost of blood bio-chemistry analyser is Rs. 0.11 Million.

ADHPL: Street Lights Replaced with LED Lights

The street lights in villages Prini, Shuru and Jagatsukh were installed by the project authorities during construction period under CSR activities. The Panchayat Pradhans of the said villages had approached the project authorities and requested to replace the existing street lights with energy efficient LED lights. The street lights were changed before the commencement of local fairs (festivals) as per their request. The approximate expenditure incurred in this project is Rs. 0.15 Million. This will also reduce the electricity consumption and reduced electricity bills in turn.

Rishabhdev: Blankets Distribution by Ladies Club

On 14th January 2020, Makar Sankranti Day, Ladies Club, RSWM Rishabhdev distributed blankets to sixty people employed in the unit. All members of the club actively participated in the programme. Every year the club is distributing household items on this auspicious day.

Distribution of 15500 Food Packets & 40000 Masks in AJMER & BHILWARA

During the COVID-19 pandemic, around 13000 food packets were distributed in Ajmer and 2500 food packets in Bhilwara under the banner of Jawahar Foundation and team members of different NGOs working under the supervision of Shri Rajnish Kumar, OSD, LNJ Bhilwara Group. A team comprising of more than 400 members were assigned to work for the Ajmer area and 200 members for the Bhilwara district. Among those associated were Shri Rajender Goyal, Ex-Chairman Nasirabad Municipal Council, Shri Shiv Bansal, Ajmer DCC Gen Secretary, Ms.Saba Khan, President of Ajmer Mahila Congress, Shri Saurabh Yadav, Secretary of Purvanchal Samiti, Shri Shailender Agrawal, President Ajmer Agrawal Samaj, Shri Yasir Chisti, President Ajmer Youth Congress, Shri Gul Mohammad, President Youth Congress Nasirabad, Shri Sanjay Maru, Youth Leader Kishangarh, Shri Jagdish Jingar, Ex-Councilor Kishangarh, Shri Rishi Tak, Youth Leader and IT Cell Expert from Masuda, Shri Ram Karan Kichi, Congress Worker Dudu, Ms. Uma Malankar Mali, Samaj Leader in Sarvad/Kekri, Shri Tarachand Gehlot, President PJCS Pushkar had collectively worked together during this hard times. Activities undertaken during this pandemic comprises of the feeding of cattle, birds, deers in the Pushkar Forest Park; also feeded monkeys and dogs in different assemblies of Ajmer.

We had also distributed 20000 masks made of weaved clothing that can be washed and reused in Nasirabad, Kishangarh, Dudu, Masuda, Sarvad, Kekri, Pushkar and different locations in the city of Ajmer. In continuation to this, 20000 masks were also distributed in Bhilwara, Mandal, Jahazpur, Asind, Gulabhpura and Gangapur area in Bhilwara District. Among those who worked and coordinated in the entire process at Bhilwara were Dr. Ashok Singh, President PJCS, Shri Rakesh Mansinghka, Shri Ram Dyal Balai, President Congress Sc Cell Bhilwara, Harun Rangrez, Secretary DCC Bhilwara, Mohit Goswami, Member Jawahar Foundation, R.K.Jain, IT Expert and Sumit Khandelwal. Members of team Jawahar Foundation and team Purvanchal had coordinated with Govt. Officials to start train service/Sharmik Specials for the stranded labourer and people stuck in District of Ajmer and Bhilwara.

Felicitation of 500 Trained Workers by Jawahar Foundation, Ajmer

The Jawahar Foundation was started with an objective to work and help in providing Employment, Education, Water Harvesting, Plantation, Women Empowerment and Sports activities to underprivileged and poors and recently, it started several skill development centres in different locations of Ajmer district. In last 3 months, 500 women were trained in skill development related to cutting, stitching, tailoring and other activities.

On 4th March 2020, an Award Ceremony was organised by Jawahar Foundation under the leadership of Shri Riju Jhunjhunwala.  Recently, the foundation has started Cutting Tailoring Center for poor women in December 2019 with 4 centers in various locations of District Ajmer. In a short span of time the centers increased into 17 with a strength of 700 women getting their training.

After the successful training of 1st batch of 125 women in an association with Ministry of HRD, Shri Riju Jhunjhunwala awarded certificates and trophy to all the womens. He also awarded Sewing machines to first three women of the batch. Shri Riju ji also awarded certificates to few bureaucrats like; IAS, Dr. Artika Shukla and IFS, Mrs Sudip Kumar for their outstanding performance in their field. Almost 900 people participated in this ceremony from all over Ajmer District. A beautiful cultural programme was presented by Colina Shakti and her team from Pushkar on this occasion.

Many dignitaries were present during this day like; Dr Shri Gopal Baheti, EX-MLA, Navnnet Mathur, Shri Sagar Sharma, Shri Mahender Singh Ralwata, Shri Rajiv Sharma, Shri Lokesh Sharma, Shri Yashir Chisti etc.

At the end Shri Narnder Mudgal, Secretary- Jawahar Foundation has given vote of thanks to all the participants & dignitaries and also presented National Anthem.

 

Dr Radhakrishnan Teachers Association Meet

A meeting of teachers who were retired from their services was done by Dr Radhakrishnan Teachers Association at Press Club Ajmer to extend their support and work for social cause in a united platform. For the first time an association for the retired official site has been formed by Dr Radhakrishnan Teachers Association to give them a chance to work for social causes as they have retired and they should start a new phase of their life.

This meeting was attended by thousands of the retired teachers and officials from Education Department which was chaired by Shri Mahendra Singh Ralawata, Secretary PCC, Rajasthan and various religious leaders as well. 

It was decided in this meeting that the association will closely work with Jawahar Foundation an initiative started by Shri Riju Jhunjhunwala to benefit the society at large and work hand in hand for social cause. 

Mr Rajnish Kumar, OSD, LNJ Bhilwara Group was also present and assured all support to the organisation for their noble cause as this association is first-of-its-kind in Rajasthan which will give opportunity to retired officials to get aligned and work with social organisations in Ajmer.

Nowdays, government teachers are binded with various rules and regulation and the retired officials can easily work in this empty space.

Installation of Water Softner Plant at Govt. Senior Secondary School

A water Softner Plant was installed at Government Boy's and Girl's Senior Secondary School, Shahpura, Bhilwara. The water plant was placed in the school premises by Shri Riju Jhunjhunwala, Industrialist and President, Jawahar Foundation for the cleaning and softening of water and thereby providing safe drinking water to thousands of children studying in both the schools. 

The Plant was inaugurated by Chairperson, Smt. Kiran Toshniwal, Nagar Parishad Shahpura, Shri Naman Ojha, Deputy Chairperson Nagar Parishad, Shri Pawan Gupta, DGM-Legal, RSWM Gulabpura and Shri Rajnish Kumar, OSD, LNJ Bhilwara Group. 

All the students and teachers in both the schools required safe & hygienic drinking water. They truly thanked the organisations for such a noble initiative. 

Homage to Shri Devender Singh

We extend our condolences to a aggrieved soul and his family members. Shri Kunwar Devendra Singh, Ex Deputy Speaker, Vidhansabha has passed away in January 2020. All the fraternities in Mandalgarh, Bhilwara attended his funeral and condolence meeting. 

Among those present were; Shri Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister Rajasthan, Shri C P Joshi, President Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha, Shri Ramlal Jat, MLA Mandal, Shri Dhiraj Shree Dhiraj Gurjar, Secretary AICC, Shri Ladu Lal Teli, President BJP unit Bhilwara, Shri Kalu Lal Gurjar, Ex MLA  Mandal, Shri Rampal Sharma, President DCC and Shri Kailash Vyas, Ex DCC President. Thousands of supporters were present in mandalgarh who had extended homage to aggrieved soul and family members.

Editorial Team

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

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  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Manish Gulati
  • Manoj Sharma
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

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