C.R.I Pumps has been bestowed with prestigious “KARUNYA CSR EXCELLENCE AWARD – 2016” for the contribution in driving a social change in India through the unique CSR initiatives. The Award was presented by Dr.Paul Dinakaran, Chancellor – Karunya University on 6th October 2016 in a function organized at their Business School attended by people from Corporates and Social Sector.
This is yet another recognition for the focused and sustainable CSR interventions by C.R.I Pumps. It was all possible with the immense support and guidance given by Vice Chairman Shri.G.Soundararajan and all the Directors who spent their valuable time in guiding the CSR initiatives.
Over 150 Companies across South India had applied for the Award and the Selection Jury comprised of Ms.Minu Pramod, Commissioner of Central Excise and leading High Court Magistrate reviewed all the applications and selection was based on the following criteria:
Amount spent on CSR
The response from society
Follow up activity for all the initiatives
CSR road map for 2017
Contribution in Swachh Bharath Mission activity
There was a sea of white t –shirts on Avinashi Road, Coimbatore on 4th October 2015 (Sunday) Morning. Over 10000 participants of the Coimbatore Marathon, took to the roads from Nehru stadium to raise awareness on Cancer as the onlookers cheered them on. It is a great pleasure that our Team C.R.I (over 238 staff) had participated in the Marathon with great fervor and enthusiasm. This is the largest contingent of participants from all our units in Coimbatore running for a social cause and the numbers is increasing significantly year after year
“ It is not really winning, but setting a challenge to yourself and feeling confident “ said some of our employees who have turned in to regular marathoners from last year. All our staff completed the run and they had a smile of pride and satisfaction as they crossed the finishing line. A good number of our lady staff also participated in this Marathon.
Ward adoption for No Dumping in association with Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation
No Dumping ; My Waste ; My Responsibility is a joint initiative of young entrepreneurs, NGOS and Coimbatore Municipal Corporation under Swachh Bharath Mission to spread awareness about waste segregation and management among people. C.R.I as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility has come forward to work with Coimbatore Municipal Corporations by adopting ward no. 28 (Saravanampatti) and implement No Dumping with an objective to educate people and make them follow My Waste ; My Responsibility individually reducing landfills and making India a clean Country.
A beginning has been made for “C.R.I No Dumping ward adoption programme” at the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation office in the presence of Dr.K.Vijaykarthikeyan , I.A.S and Mr.S.Saravanan, our Associate Vice President – HR and Swachh Bharath Ambassadors of Coimbatore City.
It is beginning to achieve C.R.I Model Ward through engaging Community, Corporation and Corporate participation.
Making Coimbatore a ” Open defecation free city” under Swachh Bharath Mission
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Activity, we have initiated construction of 100 individual toilets to needy families who are in need of toilets and could not build one due to their poor economical condition and lack of awareness. This programme is initiated by CRI under Swachh Bharath Mission in association with Coimbatore Municipal Corporation to make Coimbatore a “Open defecation free City”.
The mission of this programme includes awareness of ill effects of open defecation, Individual or community level infrastructural development to curb open defecation.
We are glad to convey that construction of 100 C.R.I sponsored toilets is going to be undertaken by social entrepreneurs initiative “ TOILET FIRST ” . We thank our Vice Chairman Shri.G.Soundararajan and all our Directors for inspiring and encouraging these young social entrepreneurs to take up the construction of this unique initiative.
“TOILET FIRST “ is the India’s first crowd funded open defecation free start up portal. This is a group of young social entrepreneurs and engineers willing to contribute on construction of toilets and awareness to eradicate open defecation.
We have completed the construction of model toilets and the same design shall be replicated in the 100 toilets to be constructed in the areas of Saravanampatti, Chinnavedampatti, Avarampalayam and Peelamedu.
Torrential rains and the subsequent floods have wrecked havoc in the cities of Chennai and Cuddalore. The life of the residents has been thrown out of gears. People render homeless have been forced to seek shelter in homes of relatives/ neighbors’, while the poor and needy are battling against the elements at railway stations, under the fly-over or crowded rescue camps. After relieved from the deadly floods the stranded people are surviving only on the basic lifeline relief materials like food packets, water bottles, biscuits etc and returning to their normal life will take a long time that cannot be predicted. Due to heavy water logging people’s mobility has come to a grinding halt.
Foreseeing the need of the hour, under the direction of our Vice Chairman – Shri.G.Soundararajan, we stepped in to offer our expertise in dewatering of water logged areas followed by other relief measures for the affected people in Chennai & Cuddalore
C.R.I. Pumps is working relentlessly in association with Chennai Corporation, district administration at Cuddalore and Tuticorin to pump out water from the flooded areas of Chennai, Cuddalore and Tuticorin.
PROVISION OF FLOOD RELEIF MATERIALS :
Not stopping with just dewatering, we soon stepped in to various flood relief activities. Essentials in the likes of personal hygiene kits, clothing and bedding have been distributed amongst those displaced by the floods. Food, water, milk powder, candles, mosquito coils, and sanitary napkins have also been distributed to the needy.
MEDICAL CAMPS :
Prevention is better than cure. And floods invariably give rise to epidemics. In association with Medical team from Coimbatore Medical College the much needed medical camps were conducted at Vishali Nagar, Pannakadu and Cuddalore. Scores of people have been treated at these medical camps free of cost, including women, children and the elderly. The necessary medicines have been provided to the people, in addition to first aid kits. Food and water were also distributed at these camps.
CRI Pumps has been deeply committed to bettering its immediate community and environment. For C.R.I., education has been a top priority and the management is actively involved in partnering with 8 schools across Coimbatore and the neighbouring regions. The schools are:
From lending complete infrastructure support like the Drinking water facility, construction of toilets, Laboratory, Noon meals centre and storage facility, Erection of compound walls, to instituting facilities like computers and modern teaching aids and other sports materials. C.R.I. has been striving to fulfil the thirst of education in the socially and economically backward areas.
Through the years, C.R.I. has also helped the schools upgrade class strength and thereby reach out to more children from the backward regions. The management at C.R.I. takes keen interest in monitoring the progress of the schools and offers vocational training and higher education opportunities to deserving students from these institutions.
All employees of C.R.I. actively contribute to the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the company and this has helped it establish a work environment that works towards community development as passionately as it does towards organisational growth.
Education will continue to be one of the most significant contributions of the organisation.
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility activities in association with Old students forum, Idigarai we have organized a Literary, Sports and Annual Day celebrations ( MUPPERUM VIZHA) on 26th February 2016 at the Government High School, Idigarai which is one of our adopted schools under the School Improvement Programme.
This School is the oldest institution in the Coimbatore District and it is catering to the needs of children from 15 villages. The hallmark is that the foundation stone for this school was laid by the Nobel Laureate late Dr.Rabindhranath Tagore in the year 1926.
Out of the total students strength of 220 around 184 students received prizes and were honored for excelling in Academics, Sports and Literary fields. The programme was followed by a cultural performance (Dance) by students which was well appreciated by the general public and parents who attended the programme.
On the eve of Annual day a team of beauticians are engaged to assist our children in makeup, hair styling and costume change over. We also get the assistance from costume designers who voluntarily help us in the costume selection to be worn by children during the performances. The magnificent stage and the latest audio systems with powerful woofers, bright and colorful LED lights had rocked Idigarai people in happiness and the parents turnout this year was the highest in the last 5 years which is a significant achievement for our efforts.
We had also organized special events for physically challenged children and they were awarded with prizes at the stage. Special events were organized for teachers and Guests and they were also awarded.
CRI as part of Corporate Social Responsibility activities had organized Mupperum Vizha (Literary, Sports and Annual Day programme) on 11th March 2016 in the Panchayat Union Middle School located at Chinnavedampatti. This School is one of our adopted schools under the School Improvement Programme having strength of 199 students and is located near to our Meltech unit.
C.R.I management has taken efforts in terms of
The students were honored for excelling in academics, sports and literary fields during the function. Students from different standards gave an amazing cultural performance which was a good combination of dance and skit. Parents and public had also attended the programme in large number and appreciated the performance of the students.
With an objective of motivating our staff to take their health and wellness as a priority and to support the Project on Tiger conservation, our Management immensely motivated our staff for participating in the “Tiger Run 2016” organized on 21st February 2016. The main aim of this major event is to create awareness on the importance of Tiger conservation.
This was Coimbatore’s first trail marathon set in the scenic landscape surrounding the Coimbatore Golf Course in Chettipalayam around 15 Kms away from the city. The route was a mixture of tarmac and gravel path and amidst farms. Our team C.R.I (over 214 staff) had participated in this run with great fervor and enthusiasm.
It is with great pleasure we say that we are always one of the biggest contingents from the side of corporates to participate in marathons for a social cause. “It is not really winning, but setting a challenge to yourself and feeling confident “said some of our employees who have turned in to regular marathoners from last year. All our staff completed the run and they had a smile of pride and satisfaction as they crossed the finishing line. A good number of our lady staff also participated in this Marathon.