14 August Parwanoo, : Shri Sudhir Sharma, Hon’ble Minister, Urban Development, TCP and Housing, inaugurated the Anand Municipal Park and Sports Complex in Parwanoo. The development of the Municipal Park and Sports Complex has been undertaken by Anand, India’s leading auto component manufacturer.
The occasion saw the presence of Mrs. Daisy Thakur, President Municipal Council ; Mr. K. C Anand, Member Deep C Foundation; Mr. Hardeep Singh Bawa, Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board; Mr Ramneek Jain, COO, Mahle Filter Systems India and Mr. Puneet Gupta, Anand Hub Leader, Parwanoo.
In pursuit of its corporate social responsibility, Anand has been actively supporting social initiatives in collaboration with the SNS Foundation, CSR wing of Anand. SNS Foundation has invested approximately INR 60 lakh towards the development of environmental friendly complex. This initiative is a testimony to the group’s commitment towards sustainable development. Anand is committed to such social activities not only at Parwanoo but across all its 50 locations in 9 states.
The Anand Municipal Park and Sports Complex is located in the centre of the city that will serve as a recreational spot for children and general public.
Initiated in March 2011, Anand will continue to upkeep this complex in its vow to preserve social and environmental aspects that are relevant to everyone and to future generations. The company in association with SNS Foundation undertakes various initiatives in the areas of educational and vocational training & healthcare programmes.
Anand was stalwart in bringing industry to Himachal Pradesh and co-developed the place in the early 70’s with its manufacturing facilities Purolator India Limited now known as Mahle Filter Systems (India) Limited and Gabriel India Limited. Currently Anand is also running a graduate education program at Shoolini University for its Operating Engineers.
Anand is among India’s leading manufacturers of automotive systems and components. An Industry leader in automotive solutions, the group recorded a sales turnover of INR 58 Billion in 2012.
Anand was established in the year 1961 with Gabriel India as its first venture, the group’s flagship company in Mumbai for manufacturing shock absorbers. Today, with nineteen companies spread across 49 locations and nine states of the country, Anand is the country’s leading OEM supplier.
The group is well known for its established and successful partnerships with a number of leading automotive component companies from around the world, each one being a world leader in its area of operation. Anand has a total of 15 Joint Ventures and 6 Technical Collaborations all of which stand testimony to Anand’s well recognised spirit of partnership.
The group firmly believes that business is 90% people and proudly asserts its key asset to be its dedicated workforce of approximately 13,000 people. The group has pioneered a number of benchmark Human Resource practices in the Industry.
About SNS Foundation
THE SNS Foundation is the CSR wing of Anand established in the 1970’s and operates around the various manufacturing bases of Anand spread across the country. The vision of the Foundation is a development process that creates a socially just and equitable, economically progressive, and environmentally sustainable society. Internally, the foundation’s vision is to develop a model of collective responsibility-by the private sector, civil society and individuals- towards community development.
Based on the teachings, ideals, and principles of Sant Nishchal Singhji and named after him, the Anand leadership was inspired and motivated to bring into existence the SNS Foundation. Sant Nishchal Singhji was a visionary in the matters of elevation of women’s quality of life and educational reforms as also a philosopher and a spiritual leader. Consequently, the SNS Foundation focuses primarily on women’s empowerment, as well as other philanthropies, namely education, health, to name a few.