Kumar Properties as a group understands that success in business is deeply rooted in the progress of the society. The group aims to enrich society by helping poor and needy sections of people/society. Being a good corporate citizen is integral to the group’s corporate purpose of advancing the way people live and work.
Kumar Properties as a group has taken several initiatives in the fields of education, health, and sports.
Healthcare – Kesarimal Himmatlal Charitable Trust
A Dialysis Centre in Bhavani peth, Pune is run by a Charitable Trust, which provides free of cost/subsidized rates treatment to the poor and needy patients. The centre has five state-of-the-art dialysis machines along with other latest equipments, qualified doctors and trained technicians. The Charitable Trust also provides education allowances to poor and needy children who cannot afford the school fees for their education.
Kumar Properties contributes to the cause by joining hands with Lakshya Institute in sports promotion activities such as ‘Conducting talent hunt events’, ‘Felicitation of sports persons for their achievements’, ‘Supporting sports academies for improvement of overall standard and infrastructure’, ‘Organizing sports enclaves’, etc. Lakshya is currently supporting over 30 budding sports champions in six disciplines viz. Shooting, Chess, Tennis, Wrestling, Boxing & Cricket. Our notable players include Rahi Sarnobat (Shooting, Gold medalist at CWG Delhi 2010), Ranjit Nalawade (Wrestling, Gold medalist at CYG Pune 2008), Soumya Swaminathan (Chess, World Junior Champion), Ankita Raina (Tennis, India No.2), to name a few. Kumar Properties is committed to support this endeavour and we appeal to you to join hands.
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Late Mr. Vimalkumar Jain, founder Chairman of Kumar Properties took initiative to collaborate with Awakening Jagriti, a Pune based NGO in 2008 for the holistic development and protection of construction workers’ children. Accordingly, during the last seven years, Awakening Jagriti has been running activity centers at our construction sites for providing the care and protection need of workers’ children. Currently child development activities are being implemented through two full time activity centers at two construction sites i.e. “Park Infinia” and “Pebble Park”.
Children at the centers have been categorized in to two groups according to their age. First group below 2 years are taken care for greater part of the day through crèches. Elder children have been provided with non-formal education to create interest for education and to prepare them for schooling. Children have been getting support in basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills with easy and innovative teaching methods. Staff of Awakening Jagriti not only enroll children in the formal education system but also have been taking very proactive follow up measures to retain these children in the school. Apart from this, parents of the children are being motivated by them for the education of their children through parents meeting. Health and hygiene needs of the children are being communicated to parents in order to improve the health status of children. Besides health check up, healthy and nutritious hot meals are also provided on daily basis. Assisting children for their further growth through personality development sessions, co-curricular activities and sports are the key activities contributing in holistic development of children. Annual events and sports are instrumental in providing platform successfully for the artistic skills and talents of children and also for improving their self confidence. Organized group games are also duly conducted with an aim to instill a basic sense of unity in diversity, teamwork and discipline for following rules and regulations. Teachers are imparted regular training to make their teaching effective and meaningful to nurture children in a proper manner.
While doing work at construction sites, workers often are concerned about the safety of their children. Activity centers of Awakening Jagriti are itself an assurance of safety and development of the workers’ children. Due to this, the workers can concentrate more on their work now as they know their children are in safe custody. Thus, activity centers not only proved successful in developing children but also in improving the work efficiency of workers. Moreover, they need not to go far as the centers are located at the construction sites only which also save their time. In all, joint efforts of Kumar Properties and Awakening Jagriti culminate in fulfillment of our desired responsibility towards the human society for a noble cause like Child Safety and Education.
Brig Pushal De, Retd.
Sr. Vice President,