KPIT, in association with renowned Pune-based voluntary organization ‘Jnana Prabodhini
,’ implemented the water conservation project, operational since 2012, acting as a change agent for over 25 villages within the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. 15,000 villagers and farmers, along with 5,000 cattle stock have benefitted from this project which helped conserve 5 crores litres of water through the voluntary support of more than 1,000 KPIT employees.
On receiving the award, Ravi Pandit, Co-Founder, Group CEO & Chairman said, “KPIT is committed towards bringing a positive change in the society, by engaging its employees to volunteer and lead. The water conservation project was born out of the need to allow farmers, in the region, to be less dependent on monsoons, support the increased yield of crop by making lands more irrigable and address the shortage of drinking water in villages.”
The award was given by Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Rural Development to Piyush Gupta (Associate Vice President, SAP Business Unit, KPIT) and Vijay Lakhanpal (Associate Vice President, SAP Business Unit, KPIT) at the special award ceremony hosted for the winners. The award ceremony was chaired by Padma Bhushan Mrs. Rajashree Birla, FICCI CSR and Community Development Committee Chairperson and graced by the presence of celebrity scientist and education reformist, Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, better known for his innovative ‘Ice Stupas.’