Avashya Foundation’s commitment towards holistic development of underprivileged communities
Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics, as part of its CSR initiative, adopted three villages and constructed 17 houses for underprivileged communities of the Panvel block in Raigad district, Maharashtra. Out of these, 14 houses were handed over in Dhamani (Choti Dhamni, Mothi Dhamni and Aushyachiwadi), and nearby villages like Sangtoli, and Shivansai.
On the occasion of the birthday of Mr. Vaishnav Shetty, Executive Director, ECU Worldwide, these constructed houses were handed over to 13 female beneficiaries from women-headed households and four male beneficiaries inclusive of a person with disability and senior citizens.
Housing being one of the basic needs of the community, the initiative is part of Avashya Foundation’s mission and vision to empower weaker sections of the society and transform their lives through access to better housing amenities. The housing project was a brainchild of Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Allcargo Logistics.
Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Allcargo Logistics stated “Access to affordable housing facilities is the key to ensuring the sustained development and well-being of individuals and families. Housing also plays a key role in enhancing the status of communities in the social and economic hierarchy and providing them with a sense of respect and dignity. As a responsible corporate citizen, we remain committed to uplifting the lives of our fellow beings through projects like these and ensure inclusive growth and development for them”.
“Shelter is one of the most basic human needs and it is really sad to see so many people deprived of it. This Housing Project where we have been able to help deserving families with a roof over their heads has been a truly fulfilling initiative. Being among the privileged, it is our duty to help those in need and contribute to the welfare of the society and community in every way we can. We look ahead to carrying out many more such activities and making a real difference in many more lives, in the days to come,” stated Mrs. Arathi Shetty, Head – CSR, Avashya Foundation, CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics.