New Delhi, July 14 (ILNS) The Tata Trusts and Rotary today announced a five-year collaboration to scale efforts in Healthcare, Cancer Care, Covid Care, Nutrition, Rural Uplift, Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and Education, among others to supplement efforts towards strengthening the nation.
The announcement follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Mr. Mehrab Irani, Group CFO, Tata Trusts, and Mr. Ashok Mahajan, Chairman, Rotary India Humanity Foundation (RIHF), in the presence of Rotary International’s President (2021-22), Mr. Shekhar Mehta, and Mr. N. Srinath, CEO, Tata Trusts, among other dignitaries on June 17, 2021.
Mr Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President(2021-22) said, “Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Each year, Rotary members invest hundreds of millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to promote health, peace and prosperity in communities across the globe. We are proud and privileged to partner with an organization that shares similar values and ethos to serve the world. The partnership between Rotary and Tata Trusts will focus on quality interventions for significant development across water and sanitation, health, education, Covid-19 relief, economic empowerment, and education with an added focus on women and children across India. Rotary has successfully worked in these focus areas before and with this partnership with Tata Trusts, we are excited to scale our impact and reach to communities in most need.”
Mr N Srinath, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Trusts said, “It is a matter of great pride to be able to come together with Rotary in India. We share a common vision, value system, commitment to society and a common willingness to do better. Both of us are working in areas of national importance, particularly for citizens at the bottom of the pyramid.”
Since more than a century, Tata Trusts and Rotary have endeavoured to contribute to the larger goal of nation-building through multi-thematic programmes executed at scale in geographies that require immediate intervention. The interventions, designed with the communities, aim to enhance socio-economic welfare and aid the transition to more ecologically cohesive practices in a sustainable way.
Addressing all 17 SDGs of the United Nations, and in line with the Government of India’s vision, Rotary and Tata Trusts’ programmes are driven by their desire to create impact that is deep, wide and sustainable by strengthening communities through pointed interventions, supplemented by technology and data, relevant to their needs.
Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organisation, has played a pioneering role in bringing about an enduring difference in the lives of the communities it serves since its inception in 1892. Guided by the principles and the vision of proactive philanthropy of the Founder, Jamsetji Tata, the Trusts’ purpose is to catalyse development in the areas of health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihood, digital transformation, migration and urban habitat, social justice and inclusion, environment and energy, skill development, sports, and arts and culture. The Trusts’ programmes, achieved through direct implementation, partnerships and grant making, are marked by innovations.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. We connect 1.2 million members from more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country in the world. Their service improves lives both locally and internationally, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world, Mr Shekhar Mehta said./ ILNS/SNG