Mumbai : In keeping with its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) [tkIS India], strategically located in Mumbai and Pune handed over Audio Visual Equipment and other items to the Sulabha Special School, Chembur, as part of its donations for the year 2016-17.
The handover ceremony was held on April 10 2017 at the Special School in the presence of the School Trustees, Management & Staff, representatives of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Mahim and tkIS India representatives.
The programme was marked by a heart-rending dance recital by the School’s special children, who would benefit from the audio visual aids, and a rendition of the Saraswati Vandana by the School staff.
The gathering was chaired by Mrs. Jayashree Jambekar, Founder, Trustee and President of Sulabha Trust for Special Education and Research, and Mr PD Samudra, CEO and MD of tkIS India & Chief Guest for the event. Also on the dais were Mr NR Chitre, CFO and Executive Director at tkIS India, and Ms Sonal Singh, Head of Group HR-PERS and ADM and Lead CSR Core Team Member and Mr Chandrashekhar Apte, President of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Mahim, which had helped identify the project.
Speaking at the event, Mr Samudra expressed how honoured tkIS India was, to be able to donate this noble cause, and how each of the CSR projects undertaken by his company had successfully reached and touched the lives of the beneficiaries, in a small but meaningful way. His sentiments were echoed by Mr NR Chitre, who pointed out how privileged tkIS India was to contribute under the CSR policy introduced by the Government a couple of years back to a number of hospitals and academic institutions in the cities of Mumbai and Pune, including the Tata Memorial and KEM Hospitals.
The event concluded with the handover of the donation agreement and the inauguration of the refurbished Audio Visual Room with the new audio visual aids and equipment.
Vice President of Sulabha Trust Dr. Manilal Gada welcomed guests with flower bouquet and useful items prepared by Special children. Donor Trustee Mr. Kantilal Savla, Mr. Amrut Gada, Trustee Advocate Medha Behre, Auditor CA Deepak Tikekar specially attended the function. Everyone was over overwhelmed by performance of Special children of “Retro Dance”. Mr. Patwardhan proposed vote of thanks.
The program was conducted by Senior Teacher Ms Karunanidhi.
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