Habitat for Humanity India hosted the 3rd edition of its annual Charity Golf Tournament at the iconic Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai on January 10, 2021 to raise funds for building homes for families of martyred soldiers in Maharashtra.
The golf tournament serves to highlight the work of Habitat for Humanity and in turn, creates awareness among a key demographic group to raise awareness and highlight the plight of those in need of decent shelter in India. The previous two editions received an overwhelming response from the golfers and business leaders.
The proceeds from the last edition of the tournament were used to provide water wheels to 100 families in Raigad district, Maharashtra and to build homes for four families of martyrs in Kolhapur who laid down their lives for the country. Proceeds from this year’s Charity Golf Tournament will help Habitat for Humanity India build more homes for the families of martyrs and set up beds in Covid-19 Care Centres also known as Habitat Care Centres.
Organized adhering to strict Covid-19 heath advisories and protocols to ensure the safety of the players, the tournament witnessed the participation from 120 golfers. Top corporate honchos such as Kaushik Shaparia (CEO – Deutsche Bank), John Wilcox (CEO – Navnit Group), Tarun Rai, CEO – Wunderman Thompson (JWT), Sampath Kumar (Group Head – HDFC Bank), Jaggy Shivdasani (CEO – Airtravel) and other prominent personalities from India’s leading businesses participated in the tournament to express solidarity with the cause.
Professional golfer Kunal Bhasin and young golfers Ananya Datar, Ahaan Nath and Aryaan Nath played alongside the golfers to support the cause.
“With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our homes have become the frontline defence against the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many, a safe and affordable home remains elusive. That’s why Habitat for Humanity India’s work is important now more than ever. We are thankful to all 120 golfers who took their time out and played Golf in support of Habitat for Humanity. In times such as this citizen social responsibility is as important as corporate social responsibility,” said Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India.
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