India CSR News Network
RAIPUR (Chhattisgarh): International Women’s Day, 8 March is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The day was celebrated as special day in GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited (GCEL) by recognizing the contribution made by Women employee as a professional and friend for the growth of company. As one of core value of GMR is Social responsibility and on this special day 7 poor and needy women from 3 villages were given sewing machines to enhance their livelihood.
GCEL organized a Function for all 12 Women employee, spouses of employee and village women to celebrate their contributions in development of society as mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, professionals and as friends. The program started with welcome song by Ms. Sachi followed by Speech by Mrs. Shubha Pachpor a leading social worker and Motivational speech by Priyanka Behan from Brahmkumari Prajapati Tilda.
COO of GCEL Ravi Shanker thanked to all women on this occasion for being part of GMR Family and assured all possible support and care in imparting the duty by women employee in GCEL.
All the 12 employee working with GCEL shared their experiences how they feel being the part of GMR and all of them praised the work culture and support they receive from seniors and colleagues.
As one of core value of GMR is Social responsibility, the employee of GCEL contributed Rs. 32000 to purchase sewing machines for 7 poor and needy women of nearby villages. GMR Varalakshmi Foundation has been offering vocational training in Sewing Machine operator to underprivileged women in the immediate neighbourhood of GCEL for over last 6 years. But training is not enough for a woman to make this a source of livelihood to earn an income and enhance her family’s quality of Life she needs sewing machine.
The sewing machine was given to women from Cahtod, Konari and Khamharia Villages. The machines was distributed by Shubha Pachpor, Vibha Tiwari and Rajwinder kaur along with other colleagues. At the End Games and quiz competitions were organized for colleagues and winners were rewarded.