Aurobindo Pharma Foundation distributes Bicycles to Girl Students of 76 Govt. Schools in Narayanpet District, Telangana
Aurobindo Pharma Foundation, in partnership with Rotary Club of Lake District Moinabad (Rotary District 3150, India), Rotary Club of Ameerpet, Rotary Club of Armour, Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan and The Rotary Foundation, today conducted a Mega Event at the Narayanpet District. APF donated 800 Bicycles (Worth 39.2 lakhs) to Girls from 76 Govt Schools in Naratanpet district, Cancer Screening for Women and Men, ENT Screening for Children and a Blood Donation drive. The Event will benefit over 1200 citizens in Narayanpet in the first phase.
The Rotary Club of Lake District Moinabad is very active in its service activities and with the support of the Rotary Foundation and Rotary Clubs globally; the club is keen to execute projects in the areas of safe water, literacy, education, health care, economic empowerment and environment for communities which are in far flung areas and have difficulty in accessing basic development and growth opportunities.
This particular project was initiated during the Presidency of Rotarian Ragunathan Kannan, Chairman, Aurobindo Pharma Limited with the active support of Rotarian Uday Pilani and the members of the Rotary Club. Past President Rtn. Ragunathan Kannan who was also the Chief Guest of the Event.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ragunathan Kannan, Chairman, Aurobindo Pharma Limited said, “Education shapes the future of the country. We are glad that we are able to contribute to the cause. Aurobindo pharma thrives to provide best facilities to girl children, with the availability of 800 bicycles ((Worth INR 39.2 lakhs) to underprivileged Girl students of 76 government schools in Narayanpet district bicycles, these girl students will be able to attend their school on time and improving their opportunities of accessing education. Aurobindo has always looked at CSR to provide an impetus to sustainable development and encourages ongoing social responsibility processes within the corporate sector. Aurobindo has been aiming to improve literacy, provide better medical care and infrastructure development. We are happy that our efforts have helped the local community to grow socially & economically which inspire us to perform every day.”
“On behalf of the Aurobindo Pharma Foundation and the Rotary Club of Lake District Moinabad, He thanked all our partners that are helping us deliver this Multi Dimensional service for children, Women and Men, of the families that need it most” Shri Kannan added.
With the vision of Mr K. Nityananda Reddy, Managing Director and Vice Chairman Aurobindo Pharma Limited & Director Aurobindo Pharma Foundation and Mr. P. Sarath Chandra Reddy, Director, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation & Aurobindo Pharma Limited, to add value to its CSR effort by aiming for eradication of illiteracy, poverty alleviation, infrastructure development in the Rural areas, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation (APF) has noticed a high dropout rate among school going children and a lack of access to the education due to economic & various other social factors. The prevalence of this difficult situation was more marked among the female student population, who had very few facilities to pursue higher education. To help these children realise their dream, Aurobindo is fully committed to provide all requisite support to the underprivileged students and Govt. Schools for various development works to be proposed by the Authorities.
The District Collector, Ms Hari Chandana Dasari I.A.S, said, We are happy that Rotary International, Lake district Club and Aurobindo pharma foundation have created better access to education and gender equity amongst students rural areas by providing 800 bicycles to girl students of government schools. Their services in diagnosis of serious usually ignored health concerns like cancer and ENT amongst rural populace is praise worthy. We look forward towards working further for the betterment of rural areas along with Rotary Club of Lake district Moinabad and Rotary International.
The Rotary District Governor, Rotarian Rajasekhar Reddy Talla mentioned,
This is a project where Girl Child is getting support from Rotary & Aurobindo to continue her Education to the higher level. Bicycles will give more pride to Girl student to attend the
classes without going by walk. Medical Screening camp will give more facilities to the
Narayanpet People to Diagnoses the diseases at the earliest. We can say very proudly these
facilities providing by RC Lake District Moinabad to know the health conditions at the
situation Doctors will treat them and give the medicines to recover.
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About Aurobindo Pharma Foundation: APF has been conducting various social development programs. APF keeps thriving to improve educational infrastructure in rural schools, in alignment with the National Education Policy, 2021, and accordingly, this project is designed and will be executed under CSR. The girl students benefitting through this project are as identified by the District Educational authorities and they are mainly underprivileged and impoverished high school students residing at a distance of 2-5 kilometres from their schools.
The Project Co-Ordinator, Rotarian Uday Pilani, thanked the various Organisations which pitched in to support the project including The Rotary Foundation through which the Medical Screening Vans for Cancer, ENT, Blood Donation etc were funded and Rotary Clubs of Ameerpet, Armour and Hyderabad Deccan along with the Malla Reddy Hospital and MAA ENT Hospitals which provided the equipment and personnel for the Mega Event.
The event was Presided by Rotarian Patanjali Upadrasta who committed that he would drive more projects into the needy areas in his year and the Rotary Club’s Secretary Niraj Gelli promised to support all the activities of the club in the year ahead. The event was graced by Smt. Hari Chandana Dasari I.A.S, Collector, Narayanpet District, Sri. Venkateswarlu, SP, Narayanpet, Sri. Rajender Reddy, MLA Narayanpet, Smt. Anasuya Chandrakant, Municipal Chairperson, Narayanpet, Sri. Anurag Sharma IPS, Advisor to Govt. of Telangana, Rotarians and Anns of the Rotary Club of Lake District Moinabad, The Asst Governor Rtn Y V Giri and the District Governor, Rtn T Rajasekhar Reddy.