VOLTECH believes in making its presence felt in India at all levels, right from being partners with Fortune 500 companies while at the same time, working earnestly for the future of India’s rural societies.
The CSR Department audits its progress periodically to see the effect of outcomes in tandem with the planned objectives. Meaningful and measurable outcomes alone determine the fruition of our efforts. VOLTECH’s Sustainability & CSR organization structure enjoys Board level representation.
The following pages present our CSR in action.
The Village of Vazhur in Vandavasi Taluk of Thiruvanamalai District
Vazhur has a special place in Indian history. According to historical sources, Vandavasi (Called Wandiwash by the British) was the battlefield which witnessed the decisive war between the great colonial oppressors Britain and France in the 18th-century for the control over South Asia. On January 22, 1760, a British force led by Eyre Coote defeated a French force led by General Thomas Lally. The Battle of Wandiwash cemented British supremacy in South Asia.
According to sources quoted in Wikipedia, Chennapattanam, now called Chennai (British Madras), was named after Damera Chennappa Nayaka, the Nayaka of Kalahasthi and Vandavasi, father of Damera Venkatappa Kayaker (padmanayaka velama ruler) from whom the English acquired the town in 1639. The ruler of the area, Chennapa Nayak, the Nayaka of Vandavasi, granted the British permission to build a factory and warehouse for their trading enterprises. The region was then primarily a fishing village known as "Madraspatnam".
VOLTECH’s Education Initiative in Vazhur
VOLTECH believes that small steps could result in giant leaps for mankind. India’s rural society has produced the best minds of our country, from Rocket-scientists like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to Presidents like Dr. KR Narayanan and also eminent sportspersons, writers, academicians and leaders. The next great leader for our future could well be from an isolated village far from our economic hubs. VOLTECH strives to provide affordable, quality and value-based education to India’s future. VOLTECH has commenced construction for a Middle School in Vazhur. The School provides accessible education for the underprivileged.
Bringing Quality Healthcare for the Masses
The New Public Health Center being set up at Vazhur aims to provide access to quality healthcare services to the young and old alike, while striving to ensure the best standards and practices of maintenance, service, care and upkeep.
The Conglomerate That Cares
Even as VOLTECH successfully completes high-tech projects with Blue Chip corporates both in India and overseas, and diversifies into newer and more advanced areas of technology and research, it has not done so at the neglect of India’s most needy societies. Vazhur receives annual rainfall much below its inhabitants’ requirements. VOLTECH engineers constructed a bore well system to address this shortfall. In addition, VOLTECH is upgrading all aspects of the Village’s development, right from power, medicines, education and building good quality sanitation facilities.
VOLTECHs Staff are more than just Employees
VOLTECHs staff members are more than just employees. They are the fuel that drives India’s future. As passionate champions of India’s poorest, they work consciously keeping true to the company’s vision and mission. This tradition is sacrosanct in VOLTECH. In all CSR activities, VOLTECH’s staff members strive to set the standards for others to follow. The employees also participate in blood donation camps, organ donation camps and providing community lunches.
During our 18th Anniversary Celebration, an Organ donation camp was set up in which nearly 60 volunteers have committed to donate their Organs. This work is not part of the routine, yet remains the dictum among the employees for off-duty service.
As another part of Corporate Social Responsibility, VOLTECH Group is supporting the needy students by way of extending financial help towards their higher education through MUVA Trust. This has been carried out by us for more than 5 years since 2011, and has directly benefited over 200 students to the tune of approximately Rs 35 Lakhs.