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Godrej Group Hosts Waste Management Conclave 2016

Godrej Group Hosts Waste Management Conclave 2016

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Mr. Jamshyd Godrej and Mr. Nadir Godrej at the Waste Management Conclave organised at Godrej Office in Vikhroli, Mumbai Good & Green is the sustainability strategy of the Godrej Group and was launched in 2011 to align business competitiveness and growth with social and environmental impact. At its root lies the idea that companies can help solve critical social issues while strengthening their competitive advantage. With the commitment to create an inclusive and greener India, Godrej Group recently hosted its Third Annual Good & Green Conclave on Waste Management in Mumbai, India. The conclave brought eminent leaders and experts together to deliberate and share their views on sustainable waste management practices. Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Go...
Cairn India Reaffirms its Commitment Towards Health Sector on Mothers Day

Cairn India Reaffirms its Commitment Towards Health Sector on Mothers Day

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In honor of Mother's Day 2016, Cairn India reaffirms its commitment to promote women’s right to quality and respectful maternal health services. In a move to enable better access to health and nutrition services to women, children and adolescents, Cairn India in collaboration with CHETNA (Centre for Health Education Training and Nutrition Awareness) has undertaken a PAHONCH project. The PAHONCH campaign reaches out to women in 73 villages across three districts (Rajkot, Morbi and Jamnagar) of Gujarat and touches a population of more than 1.2 lakh in the state. Despite long-term efforts to reduce maternal mortality, World Health Organization estimates that out of 5,36,000 maternal deaths occurring globally each year, 136,000 take place in India. The state of Gujarat has made
Canon Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Village Adoption Initiative

Canon Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Village Adoption Initiative

Corporate Greening, National
Canon India recently celebrated the first anniversary of its village adoption initiative. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Canon India has adopted the Karanjoti Village at Thane district in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is yet another milestone in Canon India's flagship programme 'Adopt a Village'. Prior to this, Canon India has adopted 4 villages in the country which are Ferozepur Namak in Haryana, Maharaja Katte in Bangalore, Karanjoti in Maharashtra and Sol Gohalia in Kolkata. The villages are being supported with better education facilities, sustainable environment, health and hygiene along with complete eye care facilities. Nearly a year back, Canon India had adopted Karanjoti village to redefine the lives of people in and around the village by providing the...
Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

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Dettol and Harpic have joined hands with Simhastha Kumbh, Ujjain to take the message of hygiene and sanitation to all the pilgrims visiting this holy event. Dettol and Harpic had successfully partnered with Nashik Kumbh last year to provide hygiene to 30 million pilgrims and save 3.3 million liters of water. This year, the target is the Simhastha Kumbh! Held every 12 years and considered as one of the world's largest religious congregations, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is being held from 22nd April to 21st May and is expecting around 5 crore pilgrims from across the country. A mass gathering at such scale will obviously increases the water demand of Ujjain and will also cause acute shortage of water supply. It also poses a serious health risk to devotees attending it owing to some un...
Routes 2 Roots Receives Intercultural Innovation Award

Routes 2 Roots Receives Intercultural Innovation Award

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The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group and supports grassroots initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, thereby contributing to peace, cultural diversity and more inclusive societies. Each year, thousands of applications are received from more than 120 countries, from which awardees are selected across five continents. This underlines the award's importance and commitment to the worldwide promotion of intercultural diversity and understanding. This year, the Routes 2 Roots organisation from India is amongst the Ten global grassroots organizations receiving the Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA). Routes 2 Roots have been awarded the IIA Award for their unique
Fortis Hospital’s Save Water Campaign Fixes Leaking Taps in Mumbai

Fortis Hospital’s Save Water Campaign Fixes Leaking Taps in Mumbai

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Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai had launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign on save water, save life during December 2015. The campaign was aimed at creating awareness on water conservation and planning. This initiative, through an 'Influence the Influencer Programme' targeted housing societies to bring about a change in Mumbaikar’s outlook on water conservation by conducting highly engaging workshops across Thane, Mulund, Bhandup and beyond areas. The 'Save Water, Save Life' campaign also conducted workshops which helped impart information and find indigenous solutions for meeting water-related demands. An integral part of the programme was to sensitize the next generation for water conservation. According to Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai loses a sh
Piramal Foundation Hosts Kailash Satyarthi and Piyush Goyal

Piramal Foundation Hosts Kailash Satyarthi and Piyush Goyal

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Ajay Piramal, Kailash Satyarthi, Sumedha Satyarthi and Dr. Swati Piramal at the Piramal Foundation in Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan. Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Piramal Group, held an event cum exhibition at the Piramal School of Leadership in District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on 28 November 2015. The Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy Mr. Piyush Goyal and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi were the guest of honour at this event cum exhibition. The daylong event showcased the philanthropy work of Piramal Foundation’s initiatives namely Piramal Sarvajal, Piramal Udgam, Piramal Swasthya, PFEL and Piramal Uttarakhand Rehabilitation Project. The event was attended by Ajay Piramal, Chairman - Piramal Group and Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson - Pi
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