WIKA India, an instrumentation major, as part of its long-standing commitment to CSR activities, laid the foundation stone for the construction of a school building on the premises of the Zilla Parishad Primary School, Kesnand village in Pune recently.
Recognizing the challenges faced by the school due to lack of space, WIKA took the initiative to build five fully equipped classrooms to facilitate uninterrupted education for the students in the village. The initiative will increase the school’s seating capacity by 200 students, giving an opportunity to more students to avail education. This will particularly benefit students from lower financial backgrounds and promote primary education in the area.
The foundation stone for the school building was laid by Mr. Alexander Wiegand, Chairman and CEO of WIKA Group of Companies, in the presence of Mr. Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President – EMEA/India, WIKA Group and Mr. Gaurav Bawa, Senior Vice President – WIKA India Group. The construction of the school building is expected to be completed by February 2024. With this initiative, WIKA believes that the school will have a positive and lasting impact on the students, teachers, and the community as a whole.
During the stone laying ceremony, Mr. Alexander Wiegand expressed his gratitude for WIKA’s presence in Kesnand village over the past 25 years. “Education is the right of every child and quality education determines the future of not just the children but also the community and the country as a whole. We are glad that WIKA has played a small role in providing education to every child in this village,” he said.
Mr. Andreas Keiger during his interaction with the community, said, “It is a commendable example of how businesses can contribute to the well-being and development of the society through CSR activities. We hope that WIKA’s role in enabling education to children will build many lives.”