Lays down the foundation stone of Grand ‘Birsa Bhavan’ for Tribals in West Bengal
ZyXEL said it has laid down the foundation stone of the grand ‘Veer Birsa Bhawan’ in the Binnaguri district of West Bengal, marking a robust launch of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India. The great building is dedicated to the tribals of the land.
ZyXEL has planned to build up the Veer Birsa Bhawan in Telepara – Hatkola area which is the tribal heartland in northern West Bengal (Himalayan foothills). This grand Bhawan or the community centre will constitute a temple, a strong library – with vast section on tribal history and culture, an extensive office complex, one information center – kiosk to eradicate knowledge and information poverty announced the press release. The most remarkable feature will be the grand Community Hall. Along with this, the structure will also feature guest rooms on the ground floor, guest cottages and a lecture room.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by thousands of local tribals, political leaders, NGOs and social workers. The ceremony was followed by tribal cultural programmes and speeches.
“We have arranged for a donor for the land to build this great building in the name of the freedom fighter and son of the soil – Veer Birsa Munda. The land belongs to an army officer and 1971 -War veteran Late Lt. Col. Amod Kumar Sinha,” informed Madhukar Swayambhu, VP (Sales), ZyXEL.
“We do not believe in offering a cheque to philanthropists and NGOs. We are doing all these activities our own with strategy, system and thoughts,” said Swayambhu.
ZyXEL’s Channel Head, Sanket Kulkarni said, “Companies should not indulge in CSR for mere compliance with legislation, but it should be a dedicated effort. In our segment of IT industry, companies doing serious CSR very negligent in numbers.”