MUMBAI: Celebrating the International Day of Girl Child, Essar is illuminating Essar House, it’s iconic headquarters opposite Mahalaxmi Racecourse, to Pink. Since 2015, Essar and its cultural philanthropy arm, Avid Learning, have been celebrating this day in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai.
On 11th October, the otherwise blue-coloured glass façade of Essar House will be lighted pink. The building, which is a 21-story high-rise that defines the Mahalaxmi skyline, will join other iconic building structures in Mumbai in doing so for the cause.
As a lead up to the day, Avid Learning, Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai and FICCI FLO had hosted an online session on ‘How the arts has been a key enabler in women’s journey of empowerment’.
Essar has always been a front runner for the cause of equal rights and opportunities for the girl child. Till date, Essar Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Essar, has positively impacted lives of 5000+ young girls across 5 states across the country. The company’s initiatives focus on the areas of health, nutrition, education, medical support and community awareness.