Udaipur, February , 2019.
Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 by the Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (UCCI) today. The honour is in recognition of Dr. Singhania’s visionary leadership, determination, humanitarianism and exemplary community services.
The award was presented by Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairman of Apollo Enterprise Limited and Mr. Hans Raj Choudhary, President, UCCI at a glittering ceremony in Udaipur on the occasion of UCCI’s Foundation Day.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Singhania said, “I am humbled and grateful to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 from Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry. I dedicate this award to over 30,000 people of the JK Group. It is their hard work and dedication that has culminated in the success we have achieved over the years. I would also like to congratulate UCCI for the excellent work being done in promoting the cause of trade and industry in this part of Rajasthan. I wish them profound success in this great endeavour.”
JK Tyre & Industries also received the P.P. Singhal CSR Award – Large Enterprises 2019 for second consecutive year for the community development initiatives undertaken in Rajasthan.
JK Tyre’s CSR programmes aim to provide solutions for sustainable livelihood to local communities. Company’s adult literacy programme that started in 2004 at all manufacturing locations has already transformed the lives of thousands of rural illiterate women who did not get formal education. The success of this initiative can be gauged through the recurring incomes that are generated by the women in these communities.
In the Rajsmand district of Rajasthan, the Company supports the network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and provides them guidance, medicines and nutritional supplements. So far, over 1034 PLHIV have enrolled in this network and have been linked to various Government social schemes such as Antyodaya and Palanhar.
In 2016, the Udaipur Chamber of Commerce & Industry took the initiative to institute the excellence awards to recognise businesses and industry leaders who are doing exemplary work in the field of Manufacturing, Services and CSR.
The selection for the life-time achievement award is done by a panel comprising of Past Presidents of UCCI and eminent external jurors from the areas of academia, administration and finance.