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 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:
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.