Chairman, Airports Authority of India inaugurated a Computer Training Centre for Aged and Children at Ayudham Society, near Najafgargh, New Delhi today. The centre is established as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes of AAI.
AAI is committed to facilitate inclusive growth of local communities and stakeholders within the vicinity of the business centres through its CSR programmes. The Ayudham Society is located within the close vicinity of AAI’s Communication Centre in Najafgargh, New Delhi. As a socially responsible organisation AAI contributed towards development of the computer training centre which is going to be used by the inmates of the Ayudham Society for Children and Senior Citizens. The centre runs through an integrated model of home for Senior Citizen as well as home for children from underprivileged communities. This is a distinctive model which facilitates psychological support for both the inmates of the home. The activities of the old age home includes stay, food, peer interaction, medical care, counseling and spiritual meetings. The senior citizens of the home also interact with the children who reside there which fills the psycho-social gap between the two age groups.
||Mr V P Agrawal, Chairman, Airports Authority of India at the Computer Training Centre for Aged and Children at Ayudham Society. Seen alongside are inmates of the Centre
Speaking on the occasion Chairman, AAI, Mr V P Agrawal said “AAI continues to be a socially responsible organization committed for improving quality of life of the local communities and society at large”. Based on the felt need, the computer training centre is designed to facilitate basic computer skills for the children and assist the children from nearby underprivileged communities in practicing and doing homework as per the course curriculum of their school. The centre will also have facility for accessing web-based information for elderly inmates of the home. He further emphasized the need for participation of senior citizens, living in this NGO, to come forward to help the children to learn real life skills while sharing their experiences with children.
Over the past three years, AAI has undertaken several initiatives for enhancing access to educational facilities and equipment in several parts of the country under its CSR programmes. This CSR initiative strengthens AAI’s relationship and engagement with local communities and AAI is committed to undertake more projects as part of its business commitment for betterment of the local communities residing the airports in future.
CSR activities during the year 2012-13
The Airports Authority of India has undertaken 5 MoU targets projects for the year 2012-13:
1 Provision of additional facility in Nashirabad and Kushumbe schools, Jalgaon, Maharasthra: One of the programme focus areas of the AAI’s CSR work includes, but is not limited to enhance access to quality educational services and facilities. A total of Rs. 10 lakh is being spent under the project.
2 uvastar career development program through NIIT, Mumbai: AAI in partnership with the NIIT Foundation has started a state-of-the art Career Development Centre. The Centre provides job-oriented training to over 500 youth every year, from the underserved sections of the society who live near the vicinity of the airport.
3 Provision of additional facility at Saint Tomas Mount Panchayat Union Primary School, Cowl Bazar, Chennai: During expansion of Chennai airport the area near the school was utilized by various vendors for establishing fabrication yard, batching plant, hot mix plant. Under the project AAI has undertaken construction of Two Classrooms, Library, one Toilet Block and repair of existing building. A total of Rs. 44.46 lakh is being spent.
4 Maintenance of Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi: AAI has been providing support to maintenance of Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi. Over 1,100 students are being benefited through this project. A total of Rs. 2.29 crore is being spent under the project.
5 Better facility for local fish market near Trivandrum Airport: The open fish market at Perunelli Junction at Trivandrum Airport functions on scattered and unorganised manner and the solid waste of fishes is also disposed off at open disposal places which is unhygienic and environmentally unfriendly and causes bird menaces. A total of Rs. 48.50 Lakhs is being spent for improving
||A Help Desk to provide assistance and information to the contract workers engaged by AAI contractors has been established. It was inaugurated in April by Ms Upma
Srivastava, IAS, Chief Vigilance Officer, Airports Authority of India at Safdarjung Airport in the presnece of Board Members of AAI.
Ms Archana Agrawal, President,
Kalyanmayee, the main brain behind CSR
activities of AAI and other senior
officers of AAI were also present on the
occasion. The Help Desk will remain open
every Monday between 1100 - 1300 hrs.
Grievances of the contract workers will be
addressed by the Senior Officer at the
level of Assistant GM. The Help Desk is
located at Room No. 1, Near Pass Section,
Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi which is
easily accessible to the workers.Subsequently, such Help Desks will be established at all the Regions for contract workers engaged by AAI contractors so that necessary assistance can be provided to desirous contract workers for seeking assistance with regard to timely payment of minimum wages, PF contribution and
Ms Upma Srivastava, IAS, Chief Vigilance Officer, Airports
Authority of India inauguraing the HELP DESK for the Contract
Workers at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi. Also seen in the
picture are Ms Archna Agrawal, President,
Sudhir Raheja, Member (Planning), Mr G K
Chaukiyal, Member (Ops) and other officers of AAI
While inaugurating the Help Desk, Ms. Upma Srivastava, CVO desired that efforts should be made to give maximum publicity to this initiative for the real benefit to the contract workers. She further highlighted importance of monitoring this facility for rendering effective and regular service to the real users for maximum benefits. In AAI, each department is very important and they also need upgradation of their skills and knowledge to discharge their duties for which they are responsible, she further emphasised. Speaking on the occasion, Mr GK Chaukiyal, Member (Ops) appreciated the establishment of the Help Desk and hoped that such desks will be beneficial to start servicing at airports.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Ms. Archana Agrawal, President, Kalyanmayee said that the contract workers who are working for the AAI, need to be made aware of their rights and benefits as they are working hard for bringing laurels to the AAI. She further said that she is happy that HR Department has taken immediate action to establish this Help Desk for the benefit of those who are putting their level best to finish projects on time.
Caption: Ms Upma Srivastava, IAS, Chief Vigilance Officer, Airports Authority of India inaugurating the HELP DESK for the Contract Workers at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi. Also seen in the picture are Ms Archna Agrawal, President, Kalyanmayhee, Mr Sudhir Raheja, Member (Planning), Mr G K Chaukiyal, Member (Ops) and other officers of AAI