New Delhi, 19 February 2019.

Dr. Priti Adani, Chairman, Adani Foundation received the prestigious Banas Ratna Award at a ceremony held by the Rotary Club of Palanpur in Gujarat. The annual awardis given to people belonging to or having roots in Banaskantharegion and works in the areas community service and nation-building. Dr. Priti Adanitraces her roots to Tharad taluka in Banaskantha district in Gujarat.

After receiving the award, Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundationstated:“Receiving the BanasRatna Award was a nostalgic journey that took me back to my roots. Such recognition inspires us to scale up our resolve in connecting with more people and help in empowering communities around us.”

Adani Foundation has constructed 39 Anganwadis in Tharadregion and these Anganwadisplay a pivotal role in facilitating early childhood education, ante-natal and post-natal health check-up, among similar other services. As the industrial partner, they has upgraded the standard of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in the area. Adding the facility of a separate toilet block, canteen facility and canteen cum library room were part of the upgradation. A workshop building of 450 sq. metres was also constructed and a new trade of ‘welding and refrigeration’ was made functional.

Torrential rainfall in Gujarat created severe flooding in Banaskantha and Patan districts of Gujarat. Situation was grave in Dhaneraand Tharadtalukas of Banaskantha district.Relief materials such as ration kits, water bottles, tarpaulins etc. were delivered to the affected villagers by Adani Foundation. Adani Foundation’s Mobile Health Care Unit was also pressed into action in order to help people receive immediate healthservices.

Adani Wilmar’s SuPoshan Project, implemented by Adani Foundation, has also been introduced in Tharad region. This programme aims to alleviate malnutrition and anaemia among children of age 0-5 years, adolescent girls and women in the reproductive age groups. SuPoshan project is currently active in 65 villages and a slum cluster in Tharad. Through this programme, Adani Foundation has reached out to 12,628 families out of which 6474 children are between the age group of 0-5 years, 6308 are adolescent girls and also 12,981 women.

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