In May 2016, we help raise funds to the tune of Rs 3,15,000 to support the water crisis the farmers were facing in Beed. The money was used to supply water tankers to drought affected families in the region. Around 24,00,000 litres of water was provided to the families. The funds were given to two well known organisations, who work with farmers and lead many initiatives to change the farming economy.
1. The Naam Foundation which is spear headed by Shri Nana Patekar and Shri Makarand Anaspure. Naam received a donation of Rs 2,00,000 from the Rotary E-Club of Mumbai Indians (ReCMI). Special thank you to the ReCMI team – Mr Sarath Divella (CEO, Lionbridge), Mr Pravin Sawant (VP & Head HRD, 63 Moons Technologies Limited), Mr Ajit Singh (AVP & Head of Talent Management, Netmagic Solutions) and Dr Deepak Deshpande (SVP & CHRO, Netmagic Solutions) who made it happen.
2. Fulora Foundation, which is headed by Shri Mayank Gandhi. They received Rs 1,00,000 from Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula. A Special thank you to Mr Pankaj Vora, who organised the effort at Bombay Peninsula. Fulora also received a donation of Rs 15,000 from the Kashmiri Pandit Association, Mumbai.