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Gyan Mandir an Industry CSR Activity Launched
Touch A Life Foundation Hong Kong and Parikh Foundations’ Gyan Mandir facility empowers school children in rural Maharashtra
By: Diamond World News Service
Jun 1 2022 4:12PM
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Riddhi Surana, Purvesh Tejani of TAL with Jitendra and Milan Parikh
Riddhi Surana, Purvesh Tejani of TAL with Jitendra and Milan Parikh

Parikh Foundation collaborated with Hong Kong-based Touch A Life (TAL) Foundation to sponsor and construct Gyan Mandir, a science lab cum multipurpose hall, computer lab and library at Yedeshwar Vidyamandir at Yedgaon village, Junnar in Pune district. The facility was inaugurated by Ravindra Sabnis, Tahsildar of Junnar in the presence of Jitendra C Parikh and Milan Parikh, trustees of Parikh foundation. Gyan Mandir, a shared resource for multiple schools is spread across 2640 square feet and will benefit 870 students in five schools in the vicinity of Yedgaon.

TAL Smart School ecosystems get access to resources like training materials for teachers and academic curriculum that are shared digitally. The system connects vendors, advisors, sponsors, service partners and the beneficiaries on a single digital platform via mobile apps. Strict verification and compliance for all stakeholders prevent leakages and ensure total transparency. Parikh foundation was established in 1985 to create and manage a structured CSR program focusing on four core areas including health, education, animal welfare and relief and rehabilitation. Touch A Life HK (TAL) is a social enterprise built on the foundations of Trust and supported by one of the world’s largest jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook, Parikh foundation, Rio Tinto, RSM Hong Kong and the Head Masters Association, Pune. TAL’s ART plus ecosystem ensures accountability, responsibility and traceability to ensure 100% transparent charity supply chain and a zero loss delivery process. TAL was founded in 2018 by Naresh Surana and his wife Seema Surana with a motive of reaching out to remote parts of the country and promoting education along with updated digital mediums and technologies. The organization supports education in 34 villages near Pune and expands its reach into many other places. 

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