In a mega CSR grant initiative, RI director A S Venkatesh inaugurated four projects executed by RC Kashipur, RID 3110, in the domains of Basic Education and Literacy; and Disease Prevention and Treatment at a total cost of ₹1.57 crore.
Noting the good work done by the club, he said, “the best part was the enthusiasm shown by the beneficiary organisations which shows that they are ready not only to use the upgraded facilities but also to maintain them.” Eight computer labs were set up at Vidya Bharti Schools in and around Kashipur with contribution of ₹25 lakh from Kashi Vishwanath Textile Mills. Venkatesh and Vinita inaugurated two labs at Chandravati Tiwari Junior School and Chandravati Tiwari Senior School.
CSR donors Galwalia Ispat Udyog and K V S Premier Foundation provided medical equipment to various departments at L D Bhatt Sub-District Hospital, Kashipur, at a total cost of ₹52.57 lakh. As part of this facelift, the three-bed NBSU (newborn stabilisation unit) was upgraded into a 12-bed SNCU (special newborn care unit) at this hospital. Venkatesh and Vinita inaugurated the new SNCU facility; and the newly-built labour room and the SNCU extension unit respectively. The SNCU room renovation and its extension was done by the Inner Wheel Club of Kashipur with contribution from Naini Papers. It is estimated that the CSR projects at the hospital will attract over 2,000 new patients in a year.
The club inaugurated three Happy Schools with the support of Naini Papers (₹79.79 lakh). The government schools had a complete makeover including renovation of classrooms, the campus, creation of gender segregated toilet blocks, new furniture, thematic wall paintings, brick-lined pathways, green lawns and fortified boundary walls.
In his speech, DG Pawan Agarwal said that 11 projects worth ₹7 crore are being done by RID 3110 this year. He felicitated Venkatesh and other dignitaries. PDGs Rajiv Sharma (RID 3030), Devendra Kumar Agarwal, Sharat Chandra, Ravi Prakash Agarwal, Kishor Katru, DGN Neerav Nimesh and RID 3110 CSR chair Lalesh Saxena were among those present at the project launch. Club president Udit Agarwal gave the vote of thanks.