Reconnecting with Roots

Reconnecting with Roots is an initiative which gives employees an opportunity to create a social capital by proposing projects that will be supported under CSR. To make a difference within their local village or community this initiative encourages employees to recommend any development project within their sphere of influence. 

Since the launch of the Reconnecting with Roots initiative under CSR, we have been gaining momentum and received 11 employee recommended projects across PAN India. We are excited to share that we have so far implemented projects in Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha and Rajasthan, by serving the needs of children studying in Government schools.

Handover of Water Purifier at Government School, Nanded

Water Purifier in Nanded

On Maharashtra day, the school celebrated by hoisting the Indian National flag and inaugurating the Water Purifier supported by Signode India Foundation. Our project lead Nikhil Soni identified a school from his hometown and after a thorough due diligence initiated and implemented the project through local support. The efforts to lead the project through consistent follow-up helped in the successful completion of the project within two months. Our support will give nearly 1000 students at the school access to purified drinking water.

Water Purifier at Government B.Ed. College, Arsikere, Karnataka

Our unique CSR initiative – Reconnecting with Roots has given employees a sense of purpose and helped contribute to a cause dearest to them. One such project that will create an impact to the local community in Arsikere, Karnataka is, support provided to a government B.Ed. college by installing a water purifier for the students. We commend the interest and enthusiasm of our Project lead, Umesh TB who proposed this project. The time and effort taken by the project lead to bring this project to completion is laudable and this support will impact 300 students at the college. This project was inaugurated in April in the presence of the school authorities who are grateful for the support received from Signode India Foundation.

Water Purifier in Karnataka

Support towards school supplies at Government School, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

School Supplies from Signode

We are happy to share a project update under our CSR – Reconnecting with Roots initiative from Rishikesh which was recommended by Project lead Ashish Verma, Plant Head Rudrapur. With the idea to give back to the community he belongs and based on the request from the Government Primary school, Nehrugram, we provided our support by donating school supplies and desks and benches at the school. The school gives access to education for children in the town based in the holy city of Rishikesh. This project was successfully implemented by the project lead, who meticulously planned the project timeline despite working from Rudrapur. The ownership of the school authorities has helped a great deal in the bringing the project to completion on 20th March when the school supplies were distributed by a team of three employee volunteers including Ashish Verma who made their way to the school tucked in the foothills of Rishikesh.

Support provided for donation of Desks & benches at a remote Government School, Swaroop Sarai, Alwar, Rajasthan

This time around another project that was recommended under CSR – Reconnecting with Roots initiative was to provide our support by donating desks and benches at a remote Government school in Swaroop Sarai, Alwar, Rajasthan. The remote Government school is one of the well run and managed school’s which gives access to education for children in the village who otherwise are unable to enrol in private school based in towns. Our support is impacting 73 students which eases their school time giving them the comfort and access to desks and benches which was earlier a far-fetched dream as children would sit on the floor. The handover ceremony was organized by our Project Lead Hitesh Vashistha based out of the corporate office on Republic Day, the 26th of January 2024, in the presence of the village panchayat officials, school headmistress and the exciting children. The school is indebted to the support received from Signode India Foundation.

Indian School Benches

Inaugural of Water Purifier at Higher Primary & Secondary Government school, Bannikuppe, Karnataka

Water Purifier CSR India Signode

Our employees take immense pride in leading projects that benefit the community at large through our unique CSR initiative – Reconnecting with Roots. Through this project our employee located in Karnataka recommended to support a water purifier at a Government school in Bannikuppe. Our support is giving access to pure and clean water to 140 students after several years as the school only used borewell water so far. It was a joyous moment for the school to receive this support. The inaugural ceremony was organized by our local Signode team in association with the Government school, in Bannikuppe on 20th December 2023 and the handover of the water purifier was done to the school. The project was led by C.M. Nagesh and M.T. Mahesh based at our Wintek plant.

Distribution of Bicycles to Children at Government school, Chintal Cheruvu, Telangana

Students studying in the Zilla Parishad High school reside in distant villages have been walking to school every day, creating physical stress and reduced concentration on studies. To enable a conducive situation, we supported the school by providing 24 bicycles to girls and boys studying in 9th & 10th grades. The handover ceremony was conducted on 15th August 2023 by the Signode team. 

Signode Bikes in India

Inaugural of Water Purifier at Government school, Jajpur, Odisha

New Water Purifier

Our support of providing a water purifier helped children have access to pure drinking water in a government school. The basic need of water has been met and 300 children coming from rural backgrounds from across Jajpur are benefitted. An inaugural ceremony was meticulously planned by our Signode team in Jajpur on 22nd November 2023 and the handover of the water purifier was done to the school.