Mumbai: Leading project management andengineering firm Technip India has contributed Rs 23.64 lakh to ‘Naam Foundation’, set up by noted actor Nana Patekar to support the drought affected people in Maharashtra.
Patekar formed the NGO last year to address the problems of drought-hit farmers in 22 districts of Maharashtra facing water crisis since many years.
The Technip employees from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai offices came together and raised Rs 11.82 lakh and the same amount was put in by the company and a cheque of Rs 23.64 lakh was given to the foundation as a token of humanitarian gesture, Technip India’s HR Director Nikhil Shahane said in a statement.
“The feeling of oneness was at the forefront of our 2,700 employees in India as they came forward and voluntarily contributed to the fund raising campaign for the foundation,” Technip Mumbai office COO R Jayasankaran said.
“We tried to extend our help to support the foundation which is taking care of farmers’ widows, promoting alternate livelihood by conducting cluster sewing classes, group farming and building houses for the bereaved families of the farmers who committed suicide,” he added. PTI
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