The GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), the CSR arm of the GMR Group, organised the valedictory function of its Silver Jubilee recently at Rajam in Andhra Pradesh. It was at Rajam that the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation began its activities and over the last 25 years it has dedicated itself to society through several sustainable developmental initiatives. The function at Rajam brought to an end the year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations that began in Delhi in September 2017.
Ratan N Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Also present were the members from GMRVF Board under the chairmanship of GM Rao, Chairman, GMR Group among other government and GMR officials.
Ratan Tata lauded the efforts taken by GMRVF to bring in significant sustainable improvement in society and its contributions in different fields including education, healthcare, empowerment and livelihood and community development.
“We have not done enough to make India equal for everybody,” said Ratan Tata and pointed out that “though we have contributed good things to society, it rankles my heart that I could not make all people equal in the country.” In his short,crisp speech the doyen of Indian industrialists emphasised that the work being done by the GMRVF was like a tonic that was “better and more rewarding that I have seen in many years”.
In his introductory speech, Chairman G M Rao said that the GMRVF had come a long way in