13th December 2023: The Roots Foundation Project School Transformation and Healthcare Project, being run in partnership with Exide Industries, received the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I) Social Leadership Award 2023 during the 2nd Edition of BCC&I Social Leadership Conclave in Kolkata, West Bengal.
The distinguished award recognizes Roots Foundation and Exide Industries’ efforts in transforming education and healthcare infrastructure within Government Schools in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The award underscores the multifaceted interventions in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), School Infrastructure Support, Capacity-building of school management committees, and Innovation to enhance students’ logical and analytical thinking. The project has also prioritized life skill training, contributing to the holistic development of the students.
On the occasion, Ritwik Bahuguna, Managing Director, Farlense & Founder, Roots Foundation, said, “We are deeply honored to receive the prestigious BCC&I Social Leadership Award 2023 for our School Transformation and Healthcare Project in partnership with Exide Industries. At Roots Foundation, our vision extends beyond conventional philanthropy; it is about empowering communities and building a foundation for a brighter future. The School Transformation and Healthcare Project is proof of our collective efforts in creating a conducive learning environment for fostering inclusive growth.”
Instituted by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a reputable non-governmental trade association and advocacy group based in West Bengal, India, the Social Leadership Award celebrates organizations that demonstrate exemplary social leadership and impact.
The initiatives under the School Transformation and Healthcare Project have thus far impacted more than 2,000 students, dedicated to creating a conducive learning environment for students from rural government schools and advancing healthcare facilities to holistically develop underprivileged communities in rural Tamil Nadu.