Most of Port Pipavav’s social responsibility activities are focussed on supporting local and village schools in and around the port community. The port has established a strong track record in providing a wide range of support to several schools in the area. Specific ways in which the port has been able to make a positive impact in these educational institutions include donating laboratory equipment, computer hardware and software, teaching aids, stationary, charts and sports gear and building essential facilities, repairing dilapidated structure, refurbishing walls and roofs, etc.
The port employees and their families are actively involved in supporting the Muk Badhir Trust providing support to hearing impaired children.
Apart from providing financial support, the port organises tours and visits to the schools. These visits give students, teachers and school administrators an opportunity to interact with port employees and other representatives.
In addition, the port has actively supported Bapuji’s Ashram in Rampara village in helping the local farmers to take care of their cattle.
Port Pipavav has supported and actively participated with community schools in Amreli, Shiyalbet, Behrai, Rampara and Rajula.
APM Terminals Pipavav launches project ‘DISHA’ with Swadeep Sikshan Sansthan
APM Terminals Pipavav one of Western India’s gateway ports, in association with Swadeep Sikshan Sansthan launched project “DISHA” to provide career guidance to the rural youth in Rajula block. The objective of this initiative is to spread awareness and educate the rural youth about making right career choices.
The program was inaugurated by APM Terminals Pipavav’s HR Head Dr. V.P. Rajkumar in presence of Magistrate of Rajula Block ,Mr. Kharadi; Mr. Maishbhai, Sarpanch of Dungar Gram Panchayat; Mr. Jorubhai Varu, Principal of J. N. Maheta High School; Mr. R. N. Maheta, President of Dungar Kelvani Mandal; Mr. Kalyan Dangar ,Director of Swadeep Sikshan Sansthan, Mr. Dilubhai Varu , President SST etc.
At APM Terminals Pipavav, we strongly believe in Education for all. Education prepares young minds to become responsible citizen and offers basic foundation to an individual to prepare for the future challenges. However having a right career is equally important to live a respectable and happy life. One should know his/her strengths while choosing the right career path. Project Disha aims to do this by creating awareness and providing right exposure and information to the youngsters on various career choices to help choose the right career options based on their interests.
The entire program was completed successfully under the guidance and active support of the officials of APM Terminals Pipavav, members of Swadeep Sikshan Sansthan, Rajula, the principal and staff of J. N. Maheta High School.
School management & other guests appreciated APM Terminals Pipavav’s sincere efforts toward the development of the area. This initiative is a part of APM Terminals Pipavav’s commitment towards society and mission of “Uplifting communities around us”.
APM Terminals Pipavav collaborates with Tata Trust CSPC for Kharash Vistarotthan Yojana project in Rajula
APM Terminals Pipavav one of Western India’s gateway ports, in collaboration with Tata Trust CSPC (Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell) has launched Kharash Vistarotthan Yojana (KVY), a project which aims to strengthen community based institutions through promotion of improved farming practices and water management for 32 coastal based villages in 3 years.
The launch ceremony was attended by about 775 farmers (both male and female) across the Rajula district. The project intends to scale up agricultural interventions for over 3000 farmers spread across 32 coast based salinity affected villages of Rajula block under the guidance of natural resource management (NRM). It also aims to improve the socio –economic conditions of the farmers and build community based institutions for long term sustainability.
The project which will be implemented by an NGO Vivekanand Research and Training Institute (VRTI) will promote sustainable agricultural practices through the adoption of improved package of practices (PoP), technological interventions and crop diversification. It will also help support alternate livelihood for landless population and create long term sustainable community institutions for self-reliance.
Under KVY, a sanitation project will also be taken up with the support of the Government of Gujarat under the Swachh Bharat Mission where toilet facilities will be set up that will benefit 4000 households in the Rajula block.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Keld Pedersen, Managing Director, APM terminals Pipavav said, “We are very proud to collaborate with Tata Trust on the KYV project which will help uplift the lives of the villagers. As an organization we have always been focused on acting responsibly and ethically and have undertaken a number of initiatives in keeping in line with our mission of uplifting the communities around us”.
The program was initiated with the lighting of the lamp and was facilitated by Mr. Apurve Oza ( Chairmen CSPC & Head AKRSP), Mr. Nitin Dave (Chairman – VRTI), Mr. Chadri (company & designation), Ms. Devshree Purohit (company & designation), Mr. Divyang Vaghela (General Manager – CSPC), Dr. V. P. Rajkumar (Head –HR, Admin, CSR – APM Terminals - Pipavav), Mr. Devandh Barot (APM Terminals Pipavav), Mr. Vadher Director, DRDA (District Rural development Agency), Amreli , Mr. J.S. Gosaliya (Trustee – VRTI), Mr. Nilesh Shah (D. D.M – Nabard), Mr. Dangar (Deputy Director, Agriculture , Amreli District) and Mr. Bhupendra Jani (company & designation).
Mr. Jani expressed his gratitude towards the partnership of APM Terminals Pipavav, CSPC, VRTI and Govt. for their cooperation and collaboration for the KVY project.
APM Terminals Pipavav Organizes Local Medical Outreach to Assist the Physically Challenged
Over 1,000 individuals in the Amreli District received medical evaluations and assistance with the goal of promoting independent, self-sufficient living during the three-day camp.
APM Terminals Pipavav organized a three-day camp for the physically challenged individuals of Amreli of Rajula, Jaffrabad, Khamba, Savarkundla and Mahua villages in the State of Gujarat’s AMreli Distruct, in association with Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Ahmedabad; SBI Mutual Fund and Shri Somnath Trust. Approximately 1,050 disabled persons were seen and evaluated by medical professionals with the objective of promoting independence, self-confidence, and the ability to participate as productive members of the local community.
The camp was inaugurated by APM Terminals Pipavav Directors Heenaben Shah and P.K. Lehri, and Mr. Lalitbhai Jain, Chairman of BVMSS. APM Terminals Pipavav employees volunteered to run a help desk at the camp site to guide the participants, and also assisted the medical personnel throughout the program, which was undertaken as part of APM Terminals Pipavav’s commitment to social well-being, and the mission of “uplifting communities around us”.
Participants were examined by doctors and equipment such as wheelchairs, tricycles, calipers for polio patients, crutches (bagal ghodi), limbs (Jaipur foot) and hearing aids were distributed according to need. The materials required for this support equipment was ordered from Jaipur, and were modified to optimize individual mobility and benefit.
Mr. Trivedi, District Social Welfare Officer – Amreli expressed his appreciation for APM Terminals Pipavav’s contribution for this important cause. The camp was deemed a great success due to the dedicated efforts of the organizing team, including physicians, pharmacists, equipment technicians and operators, nursing staff and APM Terminals Pipavav employees.