Thursday, August 21, 2008

BIS # 1073 VOLTAS ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH BOSCO BOYS

Joy Marangattikala sdb
BORIVLI, AUGUST 20, 2008: A new chapter began at Bosco Boys’ Training Institute with the inauguration of the ‘Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing Department’, on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. This latest addition to the training institute is being supported by the Voltas Company. The Chief Guest for the inaugural function was Mr. Anil Gole, Voltas Vice President HR and Head of Corporate Sustainability. Also present were several other dignitaries from Voltas, including Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Senior General Manager for Manufacturing and Business Excellence, and Ms. Margaret D'Souza, Manager HR. Speaking during the function Mr. Gole said: “Commitment to developing a strong, self-reliant community has long been part of the Tata business process, which we at Voltas embrace. We regard it as fundamental to Corporate Sustainability, which we are committed to promoting. True to that Tata tradition, participation in social development is a whole-hearted preoccupation at Voltas, one that enriches the corporation itself.” Referring to new venture being inaugurated at Bosco Boys, he said: “We at Voltas are extremely pleased and proud to have yet another channel through which we can be of some benefit to those in society who need it the most. We hope to have a long and fruitful partnership with Don Bosco.” Delivering the vote of thanks, Fr. Steve Rodrigues, Rector, expressed his gratitude to Voltas and in particular to Mr. Gole for the assistance they were providing towards the training of the underprivileged youngsters at Bosco Boys. He pointed out that all the students at Bosco Boys were school drop-outs and came from economically backward families. The training they received at this institute would help them secure decent jobs and thereby build a good future for themselves. Fr. Steve also thanked all the guests who were present, as well as the organizers of the function. He concluded by expressing his hope that the partnership between Don Bosco and Voltas would be a source of blessing to many poor and disadvantaged youngsters.

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