Commits Rs.22.4 lacs for green energy, clean water and Health & Hygiene
Asia’s No 1 paint company Asian Paints has selected Sevalaya as their CSR partner with a commitment of Rs. 22.4 lacs to fund projects in green energy, clean drinking water.
Sevalaya already meets most of its energy needs through solar power. The Asian Paints funding will facilitate generation of 6 KW power from solar energy. They have also provided a bunch of inputs to improve the Helath and Hygiene of students.
By funding ten water Doctors ( purified drinking water dispensers), Asian Paints will meet a dire basic need. Providing clean drinking water is the responsibility of the Sevalaya school, especially since it caters to underprivileged children, who have been poorly fed for many generations, and come from homes that consume drinking water of questionable quality.
The third area of support is health. The funding will go towards taking care of the needs of 8 children in the hostel.
M.Rajaram, Officer HR from Asian Paints, also participated. This was the culmination of a thorough evaluation process by Capt. ( Retd) B. V. Naveen, Kumar, Manager – Security of Asian Paints.
Three focus are as Solar Project:
Green energy for Girls Hostel
10 Water Doctor dispensers
Health & Hygiene Endowment:
Funding to cover Food, Medical &
other expenses of 8 children
The Company heard about the good work done by Sevalaya from P. M. Vinobha, Quality Officer in Asian Paints. Vinobha had known Sevalaya since 2006 when two orphaned kids of his relatives were admitted to Sevalaya. Says Vinobha: “I used to go to Sevalaya with my father to see the two kids, as their guardian. Seeing many children and senior citizens even without any guardian or relation, I had an urge to do something for Sevalaya.
This motivated me to approach my Company. I am thankful to my Company for recognising Sevalaya for their tremendous service”. Krishnan Vaidyanathan, General Works Manager, presented a cheque for Rs 22.4 lakhs as their CSR contribution, on 28th November, 2014, at a function held in Sevalaya campus. “Asian paints as an organization always looks for opportunities to give back to society.
I am very thankful to Sevalaya for providing us an opportunity to serve the society through them. The 2000 destitute children and 60 senior citizens deserve all support. We are happy to be a part of this and we assure more support in the future” said Krishnan Vaidyanathan.