Pune headquartered KPIT Technologies, a global technology company specialising in IT consulting and product engineering, was conferred the FKCCI CSR Award 2018 by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI). The award for CSR Excellence in the Basic Education category for KPIT’s contribution via the Chhote Scientists project was presented by deputy chief minister of Karnataka, G. Parameshwara, at the FKCCI CSR Conference and Awards 2018 held recently in Bengaluru.
FKCCI, a pivotal organisation promoting and motivating industry and trade in Karnataka, bestows the CSR Awards every year to corporates and recognises the best, innovative CSR projects. KPIT won the award for its significant contribution in providing hands-on science education to children through its Chhote Scientists program in 177 schools across Pune and Karnataka, which saw 15,000 children benefit from it. Chhote Scientists is a community and social initiative which aims at cultivating interest in science amongst children and encouraging them to solve real-world problems using practical applications and experiments.
Speaking about the achievement, Tushar Juvekar, Head – CSR at KPIT Technologies Ltd., said, “Chhote Scientists has been at the forefront of KPIT’s educational initiatives under the CSR umbrella, and we are extremely happy to be recognised for our work. We will continue to encourage students to think beyond textbooks, trigger their enthusiasm and innovative ability to create new technologies, products, and services, that will result in a new and better future for India.“
Launched in 2012, Chhote Scientists has benefited students in rural Pune and Bengaluru, and the neighboring towns such as Mysuru, Hubballi, Dharwad, Pimpri Chinchwad, Mulshi, Mawal, Roha, Osmanabad, and Dhule. For more information, visit http://www.kpit.com.Posted in Corporate