Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), in association with Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, has undertaken a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project to bring about physical, mental and intellectual development of children who are deprived of basic necessities like food, nutrition and medical care and who hail from tribal areas of Badree, Getalsud and Tupudana of Ranchi district.
Under this project, about 255 underprivileged children are being supported at an approx project cost of Rs 1.01 crore for three years. Between 27 Nov-28 Nov 19, Cmde P R Hari, IN Retd. Director (Personnel), GRSE and senior officials of GRSE distributed school bags, shoes, uniform, sports items to the underprivileged children in Ranchi District. The CSR initiative to support five Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa (GAP) units at Ranchi in association with Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, is part of GRSE’s on-going commitment to enhance the lives of the communities it operates in.
The shipyard had recently organised a ‘Swachhta Sarthi Bike Rally’ to create awareness about cleanliness and healthy lifestyle amongst people in Kolkata. GRSE has a long association with the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) wherein it has been adopting Education Development units and Vocational Training units called 'Life Skill Training Units.' “Health on Wheels” was another unique initiative by GRSE where a mobile health camp was organised to cater to the basic health care facilities in certain residencies in Kolkata where access to primary healthcare is not easily available. The camp aimed to create awareness of healthcare and hygiene among households, which included students, youth, men and women.