Ambuja Cement Foundation’s Silver Jubilee year celebrated at Bhatapara
Visionary approach to CSR lauded
Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), the CSR arm of India’s leading cement companyAmbuja Cement Ltd.,marked its Silver Jubilee yearwith a grand celebration at its plant in Baloda Bazaar,Bhatapara. The event was a big draw and witnessed participation of employees from Ambuja’s Bhatapara, Raigarh, Sankrail and Farakka facilities.
ACF’s 25 years of celebration was graced byDistrict CollectorRajesh Singh Rana. Also present wereAmbuja Cement’s Director B. L Taparia;ACF Head Pearl Tiwari;Manufacturing Cluster Head (East) Rajesh Kothari; Sankrail Unit Head Arun Jhaand Raigad Mines Head Sariputta Mishra.
Commenting on themilestone,Ambuja Cement MD&CEO Ajay Kapursaid,“I am extremely glad to be part of this incredible journey. Ambuja has adopted True Value – an approach that is aligned with our Sustainability Developmentstrategy andthis helps us make better business decisions. ACFis a vital part of our social initiatives and this helps keep our Sustainable Development scores high.”
Speaking about the journey, Mr Taparia said the founders had a very clear vision of nurturing community development and growth. “The founders have always believed in giving equal importance to theprosperity of neighbouring communities as much as to the growth of the business. For this very purpose,ACF was established as a separate entity two-and-a-half decades ago. The vision of the company’s founders Narotam Sekhsaria and Suresh Neotia has come a long way and is yielding encouraging results today that we all are proud of.”
Ms Tiwari elaborated ACF’s journey from Ambujanagar in Gujarat in 1993 and its expansion to different locations across India, improving the lives of millions of people.“We would like to thank our regionalteams and their partners for driving a very robustand successful program in the eastern belt,” she said.
“The team’s incessant efforts and dedication have led ACF to scale greater heights over the years.A special thanks to those local communities for joining hands for all our endeavours. We look forward to the continuous support and further collaborations from allstakeholders who have been part of thismemorable journey,” added Ms Tiwari.
Recently, ACF’s Silver Jubilee year was celebrated with a grand event at its mother plant in Ambujanagar.The event was graced by Ambuja Cement’s Founder and Chairman Narotam Sekhsaria whose single-minded visionary approach with a strong sense of social commitment was instrumental in the creation of ACF.
About Ambuja Cement Foundation:
Established in 1993, Ambuja Cement Foundation is the social development arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd. exclusively working with rural communities to make them self-reliant and help them utilize their potential for a prosperous life. Celebrating 25th year, Ambuja Cement Foundation has been working on issues related to water resource management, sustainable agriculture, skill-based livelihoods, health & sanitation, quality education and women empowerment. With its presence in 22 locations across 11 states, ACF is currently reaching out to nearly 20 lakh people across India.
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