CSR : IRB Infrastructure – Playing their part for the upliftment of the unprivileged

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MUMBAI: IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited, an integrated infrastructure construction and development company in India firmly believes in fulfilling its responsibility towards the society. As a part of its corporate social responsibility, the company ensures the welfare of underprivileged sections of the society and enables them to lead a life of dignity. Under its visionary MD, Virendra D Mhaiskar, IRB Infra strives to create growth opportunities for them by promoting right to education for each and every one.

A model IRB Primary School is being run by the company for the children of the village Maalion Ka Jhopra at Tonk district in Rajasthan, where 271 children are being provided free education including uniforms and books. The company has also succeeded in encouraging girl children of the area for education.

In a traditional and backward rural area of Rajasthan, where educating a girl child is frowned upon, IRB’s school has the distinction of having more girl students (141) than boys (130) students. The company is replicating the same model and starting a school in the Pathankot district of Punjab, near the Amritsar- Pathankot BOT project. The school is currently under construction.

IRB Group financially supports artists and sports persons and has generously contributed to the Chief Minister’s drought relief fund in Maharashtra. Over the last few years, the company has come up with annual calendars, based on the jury selected paintings of artists from Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. The original paintings of these artists are sold at private auctions and the funds generated are used to promote such talent.

Furthermore, the company also joined hands with ONCO Hope to address the cancer and eye diseases in rural Thane and Dombivali. The company has come up with a high-tech mobile cancer screening and mammography and vision restoration center.

While commenting on the initiative, Virendra D Mhaiskar, the Chairman and MD of IRB Infrastructure said “It’s the need of the hour that the healthcare initiatives should be made accessible for each and every citizen; especially for those, who hail from the rural areas and hard-up sections, deprived of the easy accessibility of these facilities.”

The mobile center is air conditioned and equipped with an automated computer radiography along with a mammography machine unit in the front section of the van. It is air conditioned and designed in a strategic way to ensure easy and smooth functioning during the camps.

The cancer care and mammography can handle up to 30 female patients, whereas the vision restoration center can take care of 100 patients at a time. The mobile center is also equipped to collect and compile the data for statistical analysis of cases attended, development of research and treatment strategies, etc.

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