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Jubilant Bhartia Foundation to build toilets for schools

business Updated: Oct 02, 2014 23:27 IST
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Jubilant Bhartia Foundation

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF), the not-for-profit organisation of the Jubilant Bhartia Group (JBG), will build, renovate and maintain toilets in 65 schools across the country, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ’s Clean India campaign.

Established in 2007, JBF is engaged in community development work focusing on primary education, basic healthcare, and skill development through vocational training for youth and women. It supports over 100 schools across the country reaching out to over 13,000 students.

“Each village school would have separate toilets for boys and girls and the toilets should be in a good condition,” said Ajay Khanna, president, strategy and public affairs, JBG.

JBF has partnered with the Schwab Foundation since 2010 to run the Social Entrepreneurship of the Year (SEOY) Award in India. The 2014 edition of the SEOY Award is scheduled to be held in Delhi on November 4.

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, and promotes social entrepreneurship as an instrument to drive inclusive growth and poverty alleviation. “India has seen a noteworthy jump in social entrepreneurs, as evident from our experience of organising SEOY Award for last five years,” said Khanna. “The number of applications has grown and the quality of social entrepreneurship has grown.”

“SEOY India Award recognises the efforts of social entrepreneurs working as change agents for the society through innovation, sustainability, reach and social impact. We are delighted to see the transformative change that these entrepreneurs are bringing to the society,” said Shyam S Bhartia, chairman and managing director, and Hari S Bhartia, co-chairman and managing director, Jubilant Life Sciences and founder directors of Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.