Lucknow is a historic city, located at the bank of River Gomti. Also known as the city of Tehzeeb, Lucknow is famous for its unique culture. The people of Lucknow are known for their polite mannerisms and their love for poetry, literature, art and food. The city’s historic roots makes it a popular tourist destination. This makes it very important to develop the infrastructure, safety and many other facilities in the city, in order to enable a pleasant stay for guests from across the globe.
CSR has played a tremendous role in India in upgradation and development of infrastructure and safety measures across its territory. Let us look at top companies who have contributed in the development of Lucknow through CSR initiatives.
Top Companies for CSR in Lucknow
HCL Foundation, under their Urban CSR Program ‘HCL Uday’, has set up a Discovery Science Centre in Lucknow. The Discovery Science Centre is a space for students to creatively learn, experience and understand various scientific concepts through experiential learning method.
The centre which has 2 rooms each of size 30 ft by 21 ft have been used to set up the science centre and contains around 80 science exhibits. The centre has LCD screen and projector facility and also contains Poster Exhibits on Science. It can house 60-70 students, and will cater to students from 25 schools of Lucknow.
DFM Foods has launched a CSR program to improve nutritional status of children in Delhi NCR & Lucknow. The program will be implemented by MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child. The CSR initiative aims to cover children between the age group of 6 and 14 years living in the urban resettlement/slums of West Delhi, Noida and Lucknow.
The project will also witness a positive behavioural shift from the existing unhygienic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene habits thereby improving their nutritional habits as well. Mr. Kajal Debnath, Chief Regulatory Officer at DFM Foods has expressed the company’s CSR committee’s commitment to fulfil their social responsibility for the betterment of the society and ensure sustainable nutrition for children between the age group of 6 to 14 years.
MakeMyTrip has partnered with over 500 hotels across multiple cities to offer safe and comfortable isolation rooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more people have started looking for self-isolation options at hotels, especially when they don’t have adequate infrastructure for home isolation or are anxious about infecting the more vulnerable members of the family, the company launched this facility to help solve for quarantine and isolation needs of COVID-suspected patients.
Bookable through the MakeMyTrip platform, most of these hotels are offering an all-meals inclusive rate as hotel stay during isolation needs to be as self-contained as possible. The cities in which this facility is available include Lucknow, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Ludhiana among others.