Indira Group of Institutes to sponsor education children of farmers who committed suicide

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Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) under the visionary leadership of its Chairperson, Dr Tarita Shankar, has announced its vision – Indira Sustainable Maharashtra Initiative (ISMI) at the Sustainable Maharashtra Forum as part of Sustainability Leadership Summit and Awards, held in Mumbai on 26th November 2015.

The initiative was announced by Dr. Tarita Shankar, Chairperson IGI and Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director, IGI, in the presence of corporate houses, academicians, NGO’s, Alumni of IGI and Students.

As part of Indira Sustainable Maharashtra Initiative (ISMI), IGI will set aside a corpus to help children of the farmers who committed suicide, by sponsoring their education in undergraduate and post graduate programs at its campuses. ISMI will help one child each from such identified families by educating them and helping them to get employed with a steady job, thus augmenting their family income, and standard of living. IGI also believes that such economic independence is more likely to ensure that such farmer’s children will take forward the legacy of educating their own children, thus breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger, thereby raising the productivity of future generations.

IGI recognized the role of its Alumni who have taken the decision to support their Alma Mater in this cause by sponsoring part of the education of the farmer’s children.

IGI also plans to explore alternative solutions to the problems of farmers through extensive discussions with them about supplementary sources of income, in order to end the agrarian crisis and farmers’ suicides. IGI will facilitate such attempts by embarking on a mass contact program of farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions by associating with the NGO operating in these regions.

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