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Sankalp hosted its annual Fundraising Food Festival ‘Khan Paan Dukaan’. The initiative was organized with a view to raise funds for supporting the education of girl children across India, focusing on Hyderabad. The Food Festival served Hyderabadi, Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine. While the majority of food was cooked and served by all the employees of the company, the initiative was also supported by Minerva Grand.
Speaking on the occasion Ms. Hemalatha Vijayaraghan, Founder of Sankalp said, “The food festival had received overwhelming response from Hyderabadis. The price is fixed at the minimal making it feasible for the participants to enjoy a variety of food. Since this event was meant to raise money to support girl child education, the guests were more than willing to contribute anything over & above the price range. With more than 300 participants, we’ve raised about Rs 2,50,000 which exceeded our expectations. Through this we would be able to support an additional 50 children”
Sankalp is a CSR initiative by the associates of Sathguru Management Consultants (Sathguru), where a group of like-minded colleagues from all the divisions join together to support some specific philanthropic goals. These include supporting the education of underprivileged children, healthcare initiatives for the elderly and some more community-centric activities. It is a humanitarian initiative to reach out and make a difference to the society. It has reached out to more than 200 children from 6 schools. 40 of our children have completed class 10 and have successfully enrolled in higher secondary classes in Hyderabad. One of our first students is pursuing MBBS. Under our project PANTS, an initiative to create awareness on child sexual abuse, we have empowered more than 2000 children on recognizing, reacting and reporting abuse. We will soon reach out to 5000 children, 1000 parents and 250 teachers. We will be reaching out to children both from Sankalp supported schools and government schools.