Ahmedabad, March 1, 2016 : Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative is providing infrastructure support to Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme and the Aaganwadi centers in urban and semi urban areas of Ahmedabad. At a function held in collaboration with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Naisargik Trust, Amar Kaul, Territory Vice President and Business Head – India, Middle East and South Africa, Ingersoll Rand distributed cooking gas stoves to Aanganwadi centers. The function was held in Naroda, Ahmedabad today.
The function was graced by dignitaries like Gautambhai Shah, Mayor, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Pramodaben Sutariya, Deputy Mayor, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Nandaniben Pandya, Chairman ICDS, Rajeshwariben Panchal, Deputy Chairman ICDS, Siddharth Khatri, Deputy Municipal Commissioner North zone, Parag Shah, Assistant Municipal Commissioner North zone , Dr. Bhavin Solanki , Medical Officer of Health , Dr. Bhavin Joshi, Additional Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Bharat Bodat , Programme Officer, from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation; Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and District Administration.
Commenting on the Program, Amar Kaul, Territory Vice President and Business Head – India, Middle East and South Africa Ingersoll Rand India said, “As an organization, we continue our commitment as good corporate citizens and believe that advancing the quality of life requires taking an active role in addressing the social issues impacting our company and communities. We believe Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) can play a strong role in creation of social infrastructure and our association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Naisargik Trust is a step ahead towards creating social value for economically disadvantaged sections and delivery of quality public services. This partnership also furthers our endeavor to provide healthcare and nutritional facilities to help children and women from disadvantaged backgrounds lead a healthy life”.
The joint program rolled out in association with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Naisargik Trust, will be aimed at children of 0-6 years of age and pregnant and lactating mothers who gather at the Aaganwadi centers for midday meals and other services. Ingersoll Rand India will work closely with Naisargik Trust to provide gas stoves to 665 Aanganwadi centers located in the urban and semi urban areas of Ahmedabad under the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation with the aim to reduce their malnutrition.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Ingersoll Rand for this noble project. That will help improve the health status of the beneficiaries and lay a foundation for their psychological and physical development”, shared by Dr. Mayur Joshi, Director, Naisagrik & Udgam Trust.
The ICDS Scheme and AMC aims at providing services to pre-school children in an integrated manner to ensure proper growth and development of children in urban slum and slum like areas. The ICDS programme today runs a total of 2046 Aanganwadis in slum and slum like areas and covers 152000 children in Aanganwadis of Ahmedabad urban area. The scheme looks to improve the nutritional and health status of children in age group of 0-6 years. It also lays foundation of proper psychological, physical and social development of the child in order to reduce incidents of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout to achieve effective coordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development. The scheme further enhances the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education
About Ingersoll Rand in India
Ingersoll Rand is committed to India and is implementing strategies for product innovation and design for Industrial Technologies; Food Safety; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The company is based out of 21 locations in the country. Ingersoll Rand believes that Innovation for emerging economies is critical for products to succeed in these markets. The company has two world class manufacturing facilities at Naroda and Sahibabad; and Engineering and Technology Centers at Bangalore and Chennai. Ingersoll–Rand (India) Limited is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.co.in.
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