Muscat: Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas Social Development Arm, sponsored the first ever Oman CSR forum that was organised recently at the Sheraton Hotel.
Eshraqa was the gold sponsor for the event, underscoring its commitment towards education, health and community wellbeing, endorsing initiatives that drive social change and community development. The company received high commendation for its noteworthy outreach programmes in the field CSR during a brief honouring ceremony wherein Sheikh Mohammed bin Said Al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development felicitated Anil Khimji, director of Khimji Ramdas.
Expressing gratitude for the award, Anil said, “It is indeed an honour to be hailed as a champion for social causes during a time when the need for corporate engagement in CSR is much needed. We are proud and happy to be doing our bit to give communities the tools for empowerment, self-improvement and self-reliance. On behalf of Eshraqa I would like to thank the organisers of Oman CSR forum for conferring this honour upon us, but, more importantly, for being a platform that unites not only corporate but also other like-minded associations under social responsibility.”
Reiterating Eshraqa’s commitment towards the Omani community, Nailesh Khimji, director KR said, “Eshraqa was set up to be an independent social development arm of KR. Community and social development programmes have a far-reaching impact across various economy strata owing to concerted efforts made by our team of dedicated volunteers who work closely with local communities. Through Eshraqa, we are able to build resilient and dynamic societies, which, ultimately creates a ripple effect of economic development throughout the country.”
Partnering progressive social change, Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas Social Development Arm displayed its ongoing community development activities through its kiosk. The company displayed its social responsibility initiatives in the three sectors of Education, Health and Community Wellbeing. Over the last two years, it worked in the Wilayat of Samail contributing to the growing infrastructure needs of the community; this includes installing CCTV, Smart TVs, and Sunshades in Government schools, donating Pediatric ICU Vital Signs Monitors and Ward Furniture to the Samail General Hospital including supporting the construction of mosques and majlis. Moving forward the company will now work for the next two years in the Wilayats of Izki and Bidbid.