Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 by the Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (UCCI) today. The honour is in recognition of Dr. Singhania’s visionary leadership, determination, humanitarianism and exemplary community services.
The award was presented by Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairman of Apollo Enterprise Limited and Mr. Hans Raj Choudhary, President, UCCI at a glittering ceremony in Udaipur on the occasion of UCCI’s Foundation Day.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Singhania said, “I am humbled and grateful to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 from Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry. I dedicate this award to over 30,000 people of the JK Group.”
JK Tyre & Industries also received the P.P. Singhal CSR Award – Large Enterprises 2019 for second consecutive year for the community development initiatives undertaken in Rajasthan.
JK Tyre’s CSR programmes aim to provide solutions for sustainable livelihood to local communities. Company’s adult literacy programme that started in 2004 at all manufacturing locations has already transformed the lives of thousands of rural illiterate women who did not get formal education. The success of this initiative can be gauged through the recurring incomes that are generated by the women in these communities.
Particularly in Rajasthan, the Company started the Parivartan Project in the tribal areas of Kankroli. The program that provides maternal and child healthcare services to community members has significantly brought down maternal and infant mortality rates in the region.
In the Rajsmand district of Rajasthan, the Company supports the network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and provides them guidance, medicines and nutritional supplements. So far, over 1034 PLHIV have enrolled in this network and have been linked to various Government social schemes such as Antyodaya and Palanhar.