Celebrating 20 golden years in business, Malabar Gold & Diamonds announced a series of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities across India in areas of education, women empowerment, healthcare, housing and environment.

As part of this, the gem and jewellery retailer proposed to provide scholarships worth Rs. 2 crore to 5,000 deserving students across the State. Besides, the company will be providing financial aid for constructing homes to 100 homeless people in the State.

Chief Minister Siddharamaiah formally flagged off the retailer's initiatives on Oct. 17 here.

Home Minister K.J. George, MLA N.A.Haris, Malabar Group Chairman M.P. Ahammed, Co-chairman P.A. Ibrahim Haji and Executive Director O. Asher were present on the occasion.

Malabar Gold Chairman M.P. Ahammed, speaking on the occasion, said that similar initiatives are planned in other regions of the country as well, as part of the CSR activities.

“So far, around 4,35,000 people across India have received life saving drugs as part of healthcare initiatives and around 7,500 homeless financial aid for constructing homes. Educational scholarships is being awarded to thousands of deserving students in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh,” the Chairman added.

On the occasion, 'Gurukul for Gurus,' a training programme was launched in association with IIM, Kozhikode, to promote excellence in school education by providing integrated training for school teachers.

As part of ‘Green India’ initiative of Malabar Group, 'Zero Waste=100 Marks' campaign aimed at promoting environmental awareness among the school children was also launched.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore