CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
I have always admired the Visionary King Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj right from childhood. Like many youngsters, his concept of swaraj and self-determination filled me with zeal. It is a pity that the people of his birthplace should suffer due to the lack of proper infrastructure. I came to know about the kidney stone problems of the Kusur village merely due to the impure drinking water supply. Hence the decision to donate the purification system to the village school under our company’s CSR initiatives. I am very happy that WTE was able to minimize the health troubles of Kusur village.
– Prasad Kulkarni, Director, WTE
Kusur is a small village about 100 km away from Pune, the birthplace of none another than Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The great warrior king was born in the fort of Shivneri in the village making this a place of great historical significance.
With a population of 2904 people of which 1908 are registered voters, the village is spread over an area of 1089 hectares as per the young deputy Sarpanch of the village Sameer Undare. Unfortunately, it has for years, suffered for lack of basic facilities such as clean drinking water, roads, drainage, proper education, healthcare etc. As the entire village depended on the bore well for drinking water, 70% of the population suffered from kidney stones problem. The worst-affected were naturally young children, the most vulnerable group of the populace.
Around 200 volunteers of WTE Infra undertook an ‘Environmental Awareness Wari’ drive in the Sant Dnyaneshwar Mauli palkhi procession this year on 10th July. Shri Mahesh Landge, MP, Bhosari inaugurated this drive. Directors of WTE Infra, Ashok Kulkarni, Prasad Kulkarni, Vinod Bhole, along with the employees were present during the occasion.
The volunteers motivated the people to save the environment and educate the warkaris in the procession. T-shirts, umbrellas conveying social messages for environmental awareness were distributed to the warkaries.
All the workers, managers, and directors of WTE Infra enthusiastically volunteered in this drive. Once the palkhi moved ahead the volunteers cleaned the area. Citizens highly appreciated this initiative and expressed that the other companies in Bhosari should follow WTE Infra for environmental protection and awareness.
WTE TREE PLANTATION DRIVE
Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish’. The WTE family has always been following this philosophy and actively taking part in plantation drives.
To mark World Environment Day on June 5 , the WTE family planted hundreds of saplings at Chakan, Bhosari, and Kasarwadi premises. WTE Infra Projects Pvt Ltd founder Ashok Kulkarni; Directors Vinod Bhole, Nitin Ghadge, Prasad Kulkarni, and employees were present on the occasion.
Addressing the employees, Ghadge said, “It gives me immense pleasure to know that we are not only planting saplings but also making efforts to ensure that these are properly taken care of. We have appointed dedicated people to take care of the saplings at all our locations. In the WTE family, we always care for the environment and surroundings because trees are the lungs of our land.”
WTE EMPLOYEES CLEANLINESS DRIVE
The Mahatma Gandhiji truly said that ‘We can no more gain God’s blessing with an unclean body than with an unclean mind. A clean body cannot reside in an unclean city. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.’
With this philosophy, the WTE employees organized a special cleanliness drive at Bhosari on July 7th after the Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi processed towards Pune. They had cleaned the littered place under the WTE Seva program.
Ganesh Hande, accountant assistant of WTE said, thousands of people walk miles from Pune to Pandarpur as part of the palkhi processions places are littered when the palkhis move ahead after their halts for rest and food. So, once the palkhis move ahead, we cleaned the area, Pritam Khilari, purchase executive, added, “WTE collected the litter on the paper boxes and throw them in the municipal vehicles. There are heaps of banana pills, biscuits rappers, teacups, glasses, and bottles.”