Community Initiative


From health and education to welfare of women and children, from disadvantaged villages in the rural outback of Gujarat to devastated Tsunami victims and flood-affected people in Surat - the community work undertaken by Sheetal Group touches a multitude of people across the land. Beyond social work, this support extends to individuals and institutions pursuing art and sports also.

Sheetal Group's involvement in activities linked to corporate social responsibility, - inclusive of working for the benefit of the communities in which they operate, of building the country's capabilities in science and technology, of supporting art and sport, springs from an ingrained sense of responsibility and pride in giving back to the society. "This is a matter of principle for us, it is in our bloodstream," says Vallabh Kakadia, Partner, Sheetal Group, "and it isn't something we like to shout about. Some people consider social responsibility as an additional cost; we don't. We see it as an essential part of our business, as much as land, power, raw materials and employees."

Education

Education has been a primary focus area in Sheetal's community developmental plans. A number of initiatives from building classrooms and libraries to providing scholarships and grants have been undertaken to promote formal education in the community. Several non-profit organizations such as the Sardar Patel Seva Trust, aimed at development of new schools in Gujarat for the underprivileged, are supported by Sheetal. Several schools have been given computers to promote IT education among children. The response to all these initiatives has been overwhelming and the Group is now taking up more initiatives to address the education problem in India.

In order to provide accessible and affordable education to students of all ages the following initiatives have been undertaken:


    Education

  • Sardar Patel Educational Institute, Bhavnagar.
  • L. G. Kakadia Higher Secondary School, Bhavnagar.
  • Manas Primary School, Valabhipur.
  • Lok Vidayalaya Valukad, Bhavnagar.
  • Patna Kanya Shala, Patna.
  • Saraswati High school, Kumbhan, Bhavnagar.
  • Ratan Vav Primary School.
  • Omkar Educational Institute.

Happy School Children


    Colleges

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Ladies College, Botad, India.
  • Gajera Womens' College, Amreli, India.
  • L. L. Kakadia B.Ed. College, Bhavnagar, India.
  • V. M. Sakaria Girls' College, Botad, India.

    Libraries

  • Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) Training Centre, Ahmedabad, India.
  • L. G. Kakadia Library, India.

Health



    We have extended our support in the field of health as well. The major contributions that we have made in this field are:
  • Kakadia Hospital, Ahmedabad.
  • E. M. Charitable Trust, Surat.
  • Hanumanth Hospital, Mahuva.
  • Prannath Medical Charitable Trust.
  • B. D Mehta Heart Institute, Surat.

Environment

Dams

The Saurashtra Jaldhara Trust which is one of the major Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) has been developed to work for water resources and dam erection in Gujarat, India.



    Other Initiatives

  • Tsunami Relief Cricket Match
    The Tsunami Relief Cricket Match sponsored by Sheetal helped raise about US $ 2 Million for the support of Tsunami victims.
  • Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, Mumbai
    In addition to community initiatives, Sheetal has been working with various NGOs on multiple social programs across India. It aids the Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, a Mumbai based Organization focused on support of women's rights and empowerment of underprivileged women.