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January 05 , 2017

Allcargo Logistics partners with Sadhguru’s Isha Foundation for ‘Make a Life’ Golf Jaunt

Allcargo Logistics partnered with Isha Golf Jaunt for the third consecutive year to raise the level of education among rural children and raise funds to support schools in India

Mumbai, 20 December, 2016: Allcargo Logistics Ltd, India’s leading integrated logistics provider, as part of its CSR initiative partnered with Isha Vidya Foundation to organize a Golf Jaunt at the Willingdon Club, Mumbai. 

Isha Foundation’s, “Make a Life” golf jaunt has been conceived and designed to support Isha Vidhya, an initiative promoted by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, which is committed to raise the level of education and literacy among rural children and raise funds to support schools in India. Allcargo’s Avashya Foundation has education as one of its primary focus areas and is proud to be associated with the initiative for the third consecutive year.

Along with Dr. Shashi Kiran Shetty (Chairman, Allcargo Logistics), Shri Sadhguru and some of the leading corporate avid golfers like Kapil Raina, Simi Mehra (among best women’s golf player) and Pronip Borthakur  teed off together at the jaunt.

Vaishnavi Sinha, Simi Mehra, Meher Atwal and Nikki Ponappa who are among the top 10 women golfers were present on the occasion to back the tournament and interact with the players. The tournament housed corporate golfers from the senior leadership team and many illustrious people from the business world in India and abroad as the participants.

As a part of Isha Foundation’s social outreach programs, Isha Vidhya rural schools have been started in villages (under the umbrella of Isha Education, established in 2005) to provide high quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it. In 2012, Isha Vidhya began to carry out critical interventions to improve the quality of education in rural Government schools.

Commenting on the occasion Dr. Shashi Kiran Shetty Chairman of Allcargo Logistics Ltd said: “It is a delight to be a part of such a noble initiative by Isha Foundation. I would like to thank Shri Sadhguru Vasudev for inspiring and motivating each one of us and doing this great work for children. At our NGO arm, Avashya Foundation we have also been touching millions of lives through education, skilling initiatives and care for the environment. It is through education one is able to articulate better to lead the society towards the path of progress. At Allcargo Logistics we strongly believe in this philosophy and constantly work to achieve goals that make better future.”

About Allcargo Logistics Ltd:

Allcargo Logistics Ltd. Is a leading integrated logistics solutions provider in India. The company offers specialized logistics services across Multimodal Transport Operations, Container Freight Station Operations, Coastal Shipping services and Project & Engineering Solutions. Benchmarked quality standards, standardized processes and operational excellence across all the services and facilities, have enabled Allcargo Logistics Ltd. to emerge as the market leader in all these segments. Allcargo is today one of India's largest publicly owned logistics companies, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE: ALLCARGO) and The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE: ALLCARGO).

About Avashya Foundation:

Avashya Foundation has been pioneering corporate social responsibility initiatives with primary focus on health care, education, environment, empowerment of women, disaster relief and sports. Through two key projects, Nipun and Maitree, the foundation has been doing a remarkable work and passing the benefits directly to communities. Nipun is an effort aimed at skill development for the youth from the drought-affected areas of Maharashtra, enabling them to lead a financially stable life. Maitree is a project that aims to improve the environment, by increasing the green cover in the country, while at the same time offering a fruitful source of livelihood to the tribal and economically backward communities of Maharashtra and Karnataka.