Habitat for Humanity India, a leading housing non-profit organisation, will host the 4th edition of its Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday 4th February, 2023, at the prestigious Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai. The proceeds from the Charity Golf Tournament will be used to build energy-efficient homes in Maharashtra.
Corporate CEOs, prominent business personalities, and top government officials will be participating in this charity golf tournament. The participants include Harsh Mariwala, Founder and Chairman – Marico; Tarun Rai, Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, APAC – Wunderman Thompson; Dev Bhattacharya, Group Executive President – Aditya Birla Group; Harjit Singh Chauhan, CEO – Tata Teleservices; Akshay Kilachand, Kilachand Group; Ajith Sundaresh, Chief Financial Officer – Wells Fargo India; Sudhir Jain, Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer – Bank of America and Nikhil Srivastava, Partner and Managing Director, Head of India Private Equity at PAG among other business leaders.
The participants of the Charity Golf Tournament will be joined by other industry leaders from India Inc. for a gala dinner later in the evening at the Willingdon Sports Club.
Commenting on the Charity Tournament, Dr. Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India said, “At Habitat for Humanity India, we have been working relentlessly to build robust housing ecosystems comprised of decent homes, better sanitation, access to water, and community-level infrastructure. By constructing energy efficient houses, we are moving towards the construction of environmentally sustainable shelters, thus contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Charity Golf Tournament will help us raise awareness about the cause of housing and enable us to garner support from the community of Golfers to build energy-efficient homes, which will improve the living conditions of underprivileged families. We would like to thank all the corporations and individuals for supporting our charity golf tournament.”
“Habitat for Humanity India has been working relentlessly to positively impact the lives of the underprivileged families through housing. In the fourth edition of their Charity Golf Tournament, the organisation has rightly put forth the importance of building energy-efficient homes to ensure resilience against climate change and adverse weather conditions. Sustainability and making a difference is the motto of the Marico Group. It’s a privilege for me to be a part of this noble initiative,” said Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Founder and Chairman of the Marico Group.
Commenting on the participation, Mr. Rajeev Menon, Trustee, Habitat for Humanity India said, “Habitat for Humanity India has played a critical role in providing affordable, safe, and healthy housing to the underprivileged segments of society. I believe in Habitat’s vision to build decent and environmentally sustainable shelters and empower families through energy-efficient housing. I am excited to play my part in Habitat’s mission.”
Habitat for Humanity India’s energy-efficient homes are built using environment-friendly construction materials, thus minimising the impact of climate change. The home design facilitates optimal use of sunlight within the homes. The homes are equipped with adequate ventilation and improved insulation, which protects families from harsh weather conditions. Solar energy is integrated into the housing units to help reduce electricity consumption.
Habitat for Humanity India’s Charity Golf Tournament is supported by HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, Goodrich Maritime, The Pant Project and Decathlon. In 2018, Habitat for Humanity teamed up with the Asian Tour – Golf’s sanctioning body for the Asia Pacific region – as the Sustainable Development Partner, to bring the need for decent housing closer to the hearts of the golfing community in the region, and the rest of the world. The past three editions of the charity golf tournament have witnessed participation from prominent personalities like West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara, India’s prominent golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapoor, Rashid Khan, Chiragh Kumar and former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar to name a few. The charity golf tournaments have touched the lives of over 200 families through better housing, improved sanitation, access to water, disaster response and training on community-based disaster risk management.
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