Bharti Foundation’s decision to spend 100 Crore to provide Toilet facility has set a benchmark for the Corporate in India
IndiaCSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Vijay Chadda, Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Foundation will participate as esteemed speaker in India Toilet Summit – among many prominent personalities associated with the cause – being organized by India CSR in New Delhi on February 6, 2015. Summit is being organized with the support of Domex and Hindustan Unilever Limited, a global FMCG company.
Inspired by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to the corporate sector in his Independence Day speech to join the cause of rural sanitation, on 18th August 2014, Bharti Foundation pledged to spend Rs 100 Crore to provide toilet facilities in Ludhiana region of Punjab over the next three years. The organization will work on the program ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ with special emphasis on rural household sanitation. ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ will also invest in improving sanitation facilities in government schools in rural Ludhiana by building new toilets for girls where no such facilities exist.
Vijay Chadda will be talking about the various programs that Bharti Foundation is involved in with a special focus on the Foundation’s initiative of improving sanitation facilities in the villages of Ludhiana District in Punjab.
The India Sanitation Summit will involve some of the most reputed and competent Indian and International speakers from government and private sectors, research agencies, innovators, social scientists and thought leaders dealing in sanitation and toiletries industries in the country. There will be 20 speakers and more than 200 participants projected in this exclusive summit.
Bharti Foundation CEO, Vijay Chadda, has played a key role in project expansion and enhancement of quality standards and system efficiency at Bharti Foundation, which was set up in 2000 with a vision ‘to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential’. The well-known ‘Satya Bharti School Program’ of the Foundation focusing on girl child education has provided free education to more than 41,000 children through its 254 schools in rural areas of six states of India and has partnered with international organizations too to work for this cause at the global level. Through his experience, clear vision and strategic thinking, he has also been able to establish a successful and replicable model of Public Private Partnership. Vijay is also spearheading the recently launched Satya Bharti Abhiyan, which is currently under implementation.
Vijay has over forty years of professional experience in different fields. He has served in the Indian Army for twenty years and has headed some of the leading corporates in the travel and hospitality industry. It was his innate desire to contribute to society in a meaningful and substantive way that drew him from the corporate world to the Foundation. His army background has inspired many processes and events to inculcate a sense of patriotism and integrity within the school program.
A graduate from the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune, India and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College Toronto, Canada; Vijay has also completed his M.Sc. in Defence Studies from Madras University.
Vijay has served on the board of significant Travel & Tourism Associations and is a part of various National Committees in the area of Education, Skill Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
IndiaCSR was established with the vision to identify and a bridge the gaps between Corporate CSR and the end beneficiaries. The organization has created a unique platform that enhances companies need to share ideas on their CSR best practices and discuss collaborative projects between the firm and its end stakeholders.
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