Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by a business to contribute towards the economic development and improving the quality of life of the workforce and society at large. Ruia Group has always paid a great attention towards the betterment of the society, customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment in all aspects of its operations.
Beyond the statutory obligation to comply with legislation, the Ruia Group has taken huge steps to benefit the society. The group has time and again extended financial support to the unprivileged students for completing higher studies.
Ruia Group provides two-year scholarships to the students who pass secondary level exams, while students who pass higher secondary level are provided with three-year scholarships for hons students, four-year for engineering students and five-year scholarships for medical students.
As a part of chairman’s incentive scheme, the group has been extending financial support in various forms to the children of the workers and employees. Nearly 100 children are awarded by the group to honour their merit in education, sports, performing art and visual art.
Financial support is also extended to the children of the former or existing students for their urgent medical treatment. The chairman of Ruia Group, Pawan Kumar Ruia has also announced free tuitions for the students who score high in class VIII and IX .
Apart from the educational arena, Ruia Group also focuses in the field of games and athletics. The financial constraints of certain talented athletes are being managed by the company.
Broadening its social commitment, Ruia Group is providing medical benefits to the unprivileged people through its free health clinics. At this juncture, the group is operating 3 clinics – two at Sagardwip, South 24 Parganas and one at Ruia village, North 24 Parganas.
In 2006, Mr Pawan Ruia came to know about a village under Patulia Gram Panchayat in North 24 Parganas. He contacted the administration and devised a plan for a free health clinic. The authorities welcomed the initiativeand agreed to lend a supporting hand to all such activities.
Pawan Kumar Ruia established a free health clinic named after his father Sri Shyamlal Ruia in 2006, which was inaugurated by Ruia’s octogenarian mother P D Ruia. The group distributed food packets and clothes among the villagers.
During the Sagar Mela, Ruia Group also organizes a camp for the Sanyasis and ordinary pilgrims at Sagardwip every year. Hundreds of pilgrims are provided with food and shelter for five days.
Ruia Group has focused on the development of health and education in Kolkata. By developing a complete block in the Institute of Child Health near Park Circus, Ruia has completed his commitment. He has contributed for ensuring the proper functioning of a poverty-stricken school in Santoshpur and two free coaching centers in South Kolkata.
The Group also provides support to the Institute of Cerebral Palsy, which has been helping the children suffering from neurological disorder. Ruia Group believes that education and health are the two major aspects that can impact the future of a nation. Ruia Group Chairman wants all the children to follow the footsteps of Lalbahadur Shastri, the former Prime Minister of India, to serve the country in the years to come.