Sunday November 12th, 2017,
5:30 AM to 7:00 AM
Mahindra World City
Mahindra World City, Thirutheri R.F., Tamil Nadu, India,
About Mahindra World City
Mahindra World City (MWC) is part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group which pioneers as market leader in Auto, farm equipment, Defence, hospitality, after market, aerospace, retail, finance, real estate and infrastructure with presence in more than 100 countries.
Mahindra World City has pioneered in the concept of Sustainable Urban Communities. These large format integrated cities create self-fulfilling environments that nurture Livelihood, Living and Life. These Cities are economic nerve-centers and attract the best corporates with its emphasis on economic development and employment generation by creating infrastructure of global standards. In addition, the creation of Residential and Social Infrastructure catalysis a self-fulfilling ecosystem. There are currently two operational cities at Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Jaipur, Rajasthan respectively.
The Group is growing its portfolio through launch of industrial clusters in states with strong industrial climate. These industrial clusters will be smaller industrial parks which will attract companies from across the world to set up their facilities in an enabling environment. The first industrial cluster is coming in North Chennai in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation and the second one near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Today, the two operational cities in Chennai and Jaipur are a destination of choice for ~140 multinational and Indian companies with origin across the global, especially for US & European countries. These companies are from diverse industries, ranging from manufacturing (in automobile, auto components, engines, construction equipment, packaging, ATM machines, food processing, apparel, cosmetics), R&D, data center, skill development and IT/ ITeS.
About Nanhi Kali
Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India.
Anand Mahindra, the current chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., founded Project Nanhi Kali. with a strong belief that educated women would not only contribute to the economy but also issues of population and social evils like the dowry system and child marriage would reduce as more women are educated.
Studies conducted in developing countries have shown that this is true. Today, even the World Bank has acknowledged that there is no investment more effective for achieving the millennium development goals than educating girls. "According to the World Bank, some of the benefits associated with girls' education include reduction of child and maternal mortality, improvement of child nutrition and health, lower fertility rates and improvement in economic production".
Apart from the objective of impacting the nation's development through education of the girl child, Anand Mahindra also wanted to encourage Indians to ’give back’ in a focused manner. Hence Project Nanhi Kali was designed as a sponsorship support programme which allows individuals to participate and support the education of a girl child in India.
Since 2005, Project Nanhi Kali is jointly managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation. . The project provides academic, material and social support that allows a girl child to access quality education, attend school with dignity and reduces the chances of her dropping out. Project Nanhi Kali is working with 19 NGO implementation partners at the grassroot level to ensure that the Nanhi Kalis receive academic, material support and social support. The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust regularly monitors the NGOs by giving technical inputs wherever required to ensure that quality education is being imparted to all the Nanhi Kalis.
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