New Delhi, 27th November 2018: Hundred girl students have been selected for the Abhilasha Scholarship 2018, facilitated by EROS Group, the real estate giant. Today 25 girls out of the 100 selected for the scholarship were felicitated at a ceremony held at EROS Corporate Tower in Nehru Place here. The scholarship is awarded to meritorious girl students to enable them to continue their education.
EROS Group received around 2,800 applications from all over India, out of which 100 girl students were selected for the scholarship. They were given a cash award of Rs. 5,000 each.
The scholarship is aimed at girl students from government schools, from disadvantaged backgrounds, and who have scored 75% or above in their exams. The scholarship has been established as part of the Group's continued efforts to provide access to quality education especially, young girl students.
Speaking about this initiative, Mr. Avneesh Sood, Director, EROS Group, said "At EROS Group, we understand how important education is, especially for a girl child. We have established the Abhilasha Scholarship to enable meritorious girl students to continue their academic dreams. This is in line with the Government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign. We aim to reinforce this campaign by promoting and working towards girls' education. It will not only empower them but is also vital for the betterment of society and the nation."
Mr. Kishore Kumar, parent of one of the girl students, said "We are happy that EROS Group has taken such a great initiative. It was a very happy moment for my wife and me when we received a call that our daughter has been selected for the scholarship. The money will help us and encourage our daughter who has always dreamt of making it big in life. I would like to thank EROS Group for this initiative."
The event was organized in association with HOUSE OF AYNAT. The founder of House of AYNAT, Tanya M. Sood also surprised the students with goody bags from the brand.
By ALAKSHENDRA SINGH
New Delhi, 3rd September 2018: EROS group, the real estate giant in India, associates with an NGO called 'People for Action' for a collection drive for Kerala. The collection drives took place at their affordable housing project EROS Sampoornam in Greater Noida West and other EROS Group'sestablishments (Delhi/NCR) in order to gather essentials required for Kerala, after floods ravaged the state earlier this month.
Mr. Avneesh Sood, Director, EROS Group, said: "Let's together build Kerala back to its glory again. No politics, no religion only humanity. Let's stand together to save Kerala. We at EROS Group are committed to the rebuilding of Kerala and are proud to have collaborated with 'People for Action'. They have been instrumental in relief efforts in Kerala, and we are glad to have done what little we could do to help. We feel that this successful collection drive will surely be a great help to Kerala."
Ms. Afsana Cherian, CSR Practitioner; Founder - People for Action, said, "People for Action had a successful association with the EROS Group and were able to procure much-needed essentials for Kerala. We thank EROS Group for their support and we hope to partner with them in the future."
EROS Group and People For Action came together and collected a satisfactory amount of medicines, blankets, rice, pulses, mosquito coils, clothes and other necessary items required for the state.
New Delhi, 30th August 2018: On India's 72nd Independence, EROS Group in association IFFCO-KISAN launched "ACT GREEN BY PLANTING GREEN", a 3-day campaign where students and teachers of various schools enthusiastically took part in a tree-plantation activity within their school premises.
The drive was initiated at Gyan Bharti School, Saket, on 26th August and was followed by Government Co-Ed School, Lajpat Nagar and Dr. Radhakrishnan International School, Defence Colony on 27th & 28th August respectively. The saplings planted include varieties such as Shehtoot, Neem, Mango, Jamun, Guava, Pomegranate, Tamarind, Amla etc.
Mr Avneesh Sood, Director, EROS Group, said, "Caring for the environment is of utmost importance in the world. This year we decided to mark 72nd Independence by involving youngsters in planting saplings and spread environmental awareness. It is a great feeling to give back to nature and society by contributing whatever one can. IFFCO KISAN has been a great partner and we are pleased to take this initiative in unison."
Students also cleaned the school campuses and surrounding areas before the drive. It was a great move that encouraged both students and teachers to plant trees and do a bit for the society.
By ALAKSHENDRA SINGH
Wembley Estate-Rosewood City, 27th November, 2017
EROS Group took an astounding initiative towards a better environment through its prolific campaign of plantation drive, "THE GREEN PLEDGE" at its premium project, Wembley Estate, located in Rosewood city, Sector 50 Gurugram. The drive was conducted under the precious guidance of EROS Group Director, Mr. Avneesh Sood with the presence of RWA association leaders, several residents & Team Eros
As Deforestation is an alarming issue as many forests are chopped down for industrial purposes. What people don't realize is that trees are fundamental to our existence and with increase of deforestation, this delicate balance held by mother nature would be disrupted. THE GREEN PLEDGE, through this initiative, effectively made people realize just how important it is for us to restore the "clothes of mother nature". It was a significant event, which positively encouraged people to plant more and more trees.
Through this remarkable initiative, 12 seasoned Herbal Trees were planted at the premises. Alongside planting saplings, attendees were also educated on tips to nurture plants and hence maintain green environment.
"As EROS Group responsibility, this is our earnest endeavour to maintain the fragile balance of nature before the children of the future grow up seeing greenery only in books. It is time to reclaim the greenery back.", said Mr. Avneesh Sood, Director, EROS Group
The enthusiasm never wavered, Unity in Diversity still remained the core of this event, with employees coming up with creative ways to plant saplings. To inject a healthy sense of kinship and promote hardwork as a path to success, EROS GROUP CIO, Mr. Nitin Choudhary came up with a small context amongst attendees - "The Greenest and the Cleanest Society".
By ALAKSHENDRA SINGH
22nd November, Greater Noida West, EROS Group promptly took an initiative to distribute blankets
Under due guidance of Eros Group Director Mr. Avneesh Sood. EROS extensively engages itself in social and upliftment tasks to help poor and raise their standard of living, be it rural infra development by providing comfort during winters. The occasion saw hundreds of laborer's and their families turning up in order to collect the items.
With the sudden cold wave running through NCR, EROS Group organized blanket distribution by the name of "THE GRACE BEYOND CHARITY-LIBERALITY" at its affordable housing project EROS Sampoornam. Blankets were provided to the labors, workers and the needy near-by to their project.
The distribution was done by the Mr. Sanjay Mathur (Sr. VP), Mr. Barun Dey (GM HR) and Mr.Nitin Choudhary (CIO) with the presence of Sampoornam staff and Mr. Alakshendra Singh (Corporate Communications).
Not limiting his virtue only to his family business to provide quality housing to home seekers, Mr. Avneesh Sood has always lent his helping hand for the betterment of society and people. He has been organizing such programs time and again with steadfast dedication in association with local administrative and governing bodies.
The various CSR activities overtaken by the company like promoting preventive health care and sanitation, making safe drinking water available, enhancement projects for livelihood of equality of opportunity contribute majorly in peace and stability of the society. At EROS, we take this as our moral responsibility fulfilling the needs of the people.
By ALAKSHENDRA SINGH
Greater Noida West, 14th November 2017, EROS GROUP took the initiative to celebrate children's day and made it more special at their recently awarded affordable housing project Eros Sampoornam. Underprivileged children were invited at the society to celebrate the day together with the kids of the residents of Eros Sampoornam.
The function was inaugurated by Mr. Nitin Choudhary, CIO-EROS Group who was accompanied by Mr. Sanjay Mathur (Sr. VP), Mr. Barun Dey (GM-HR), Mr. Govind Janoti (Sr.GM) and Col. D.N Sharma (GM) by distributing ART Kits and sketch books to the kids.
Rhyme citation competition along, drawing-sketching competition were conducted by Mr. Alakshendra Singh (Corporate Communications) to make the event more graceful by the joyous smile & cheering noise of the kids.
On behalf of EROS Group Director Mr. Avneesh Sood, Mr. Choudhary reiterated the commitment of the organization towards empowering growth and all-round development of the children, leaving apart the discrimination with underprivileged children. He conveyed that under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), initiatives of EROS Group shall always be at the forefront of taking philanthropic initiatives PAN INDIA.
The kids came together and celebrated their special day. 6 Encyclopedias were distributed as winning prize for best 3 entries in Rhyme citation and drawing competition respectively followed by snacks, sweets and refreshing juices
Generous gesture by EROS Group for the underprivileged and a little step towards their betterment was appreciated by one and all.
Lastly, anti-pollution masks were distributed to all workmen at site when health emergency was declared by government due to polluted air.
The smile on the children faces made 'Parivartan - Change For Good ' A SUCCESS '.
BY ALAKSHENDRA SINGH
Eros Group inaugurates the first public drinking water RO system in Greater Noida West
Greater Noida, 8th May, 2017: The sign of relief in the scorching heat is something that the people of Greater Noida West or Noida Extension had been striving for. People are at a risk of becoming dehydrated in summers therefore, frequent drinking of water is essential. The recent initiative by Eros Group is one such attempt to ease lives of the people during blistering summers. Mr. Avneesh Sood, Director of Eros Group installed the first public drinking water RO system in the Greater Noida West which will provide cold water to the passers-by and labourers in this summer. By this kiosk, the commuters and labourers will get access to drinking water round the clock. After the inauguration of this water RO system, people will have the facility of drinking water, so that they can escape the harsh heat and prevent themselves from dehydration and fatigue.
The Water system is installed at Eros Sampoornam. The taps are installed on the outer boundary of the project while the water plant is located inside the project premise from where it will be maintained by the society's administration. In Greater Noida there are many under construction projects in which thousands of labourers work in the fields, the Greater Noida Authority has asked the developers to come forward to provide simple facilities like drinking water. Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Sood said "It is yet another social initiative by us to facilitate drinking water for public, as the summers here are unbearable and cold water would easily relief the thirsty people living or commuting in Greater Noida West region. Wellness and health go hand in hand therefore, this step was much needed to safeguard people from summer-related health issues. We hope that through this water system many people are able to quench their thirst" Everyone appreciated the noble initiative!
Eros Group conducted Plantation Drive
Greater Noida, 12th April, 2017: With temperatures rising up this season, realty major Eros Group organised a plantation drive recently at its premium project, Eros Sampoornam, located in Greater Noida West. The drive was conducted in presence of several residents, Team Eros, and Director of Eros Group, Mr. Avneesh Sood. Around 150 saplings, 15 full grown palm trees and few more semi-grown trees were rooted at the site, covering areas near the Boulevard, kid's activity area and around the society perimeter.
"The drive was one of our endeavours to conserve the environment and also with summers knocking on the doors, these newly planted trees could be beneficial for everyone to have the temperature and pollution level controlled by the whole society", said Mr. Sood. Over 80 people had joined the event and participated arduously in making the society greener. The newly planted trees would be kept under continuous maintenance by the Society administration and the residents as well. It was an initiative by Eros Group for a healthier earth!
Eros Group Distributes Blankets in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, 27th December, 2016: With the onset of peak winters, leading NCR developer, Eros Group began with its maiden CSR initiative 'Keeping Them Warm', where it took the onus of bringing warmth to the life of the needy by distributing blankets and winter clothing to them at their construction site of Eros Sampoornam located in Sector-2, Greater Noida West. The occasion saw hundreds of labourers and their families turning up in order to collect the items. This activity was organised for labourers working on site at Sampoornam project as well as the underprivileged living nearby. The Group will now conduct this activity annually during the winter season across various regions.
For this philanthropic step, Eros Group organised a camp in which the distribution of blankets and other aid was done with the active participation of whole staff of Eros Sampoornam. Group's Director, Mr. Avneesh Sood was himself present with his staff during the distribution and also took care of the children present by providing books, pencils and notebooks for their education. He was also observed to be speaking at the event where he said, "This distribution camp was just a generous gesture by us for the underprivileged and a little step towards their betterment during winters. We wish that the New Year brings lots of joy and happiness in their life."
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