Over 200 Kalpataru Group Employees Volunteering at the Initiative across Stations
India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: Kalpataru Limited, a real estate firm, has sponsored the creative makeover of 4 railway stations on the Central and Western suburban lines in Mumbai, under the ‘Hamara Station Hamari Shaan’ initiative, being held between 2 and 8October 2016. The stations sponsored by Kalpataru are Santacruz and Goregaon stations on the Western line, and, Thane and Mulund stations on the Central line.
Over 200 employees from Kalpataru are volunteering at the initiative. Employees along with other volunteers are engaged in the cleaning and painting of booking windows, platform entrances, railings and foot over-bridges to transform the look and feel of the stations. The designs and themes for the stations were contributed by volunteers and chosen by a group of eminent architects and design experts.
Kalpataru has reached out to thousands of Mumbaikars, including other corporates, Kalpataru’s housing societies spread across Mumbai and Thane, and Korum Mall in Thane to create awareness about the initiative.
‘Hamara Station Hamari Shaan’ is a joint initiative of ‘Mumbai First’ and ‘Making A Difference’ in collaboration with the Western and Central Railways. The initiative involves beautification of station areas through thematic paintings that capture the flavor of the station and its surrounds. The total paintable area is estimated to be close to one lakh square feet and spans booking windows, platform entrances, and foot over-bridges.
Kalpataru Group has a strong community outreach programme spanning Education, Preventive Healthcare and Environment Conservation. The company undertakes several initiatives to improve the lot of communities around its projects. The company’s employee volunteering programme. ‘Sparsh’, provides a platform for employees to contribute their time, skills and resources towards identified community outreach activities. The company is also actively involved with the Rashtriya Netra Yagna intervention which seeks to reduce avoidable blindness.