As part of its ongoing initiative to foster social well-being and reach out to lesser privileged sections of the society, the Chandigarh-based Hartek Group has associated with the Sood Charity Foundation, run by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood who has been at the forefront of extending help to migrant labourers and helping the community amidst this pandemic in recent months.
Sonu Sood, who is often dubbed as the “messiah of migrants” for his philanthropic work during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and creating employment opportunities for the needy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under this social initiative, the Hartek Group, one of India’s fastest growing concerns in the power sector, has partnered with the Sood Charity Foundation to help and uplift the community in these times by providing basic necessities. Hartek group will also be installing solar plants in slum areas, which will light up many homes and help people generate electricity in a clean and sustainable manner.
Complementing the Sood Charity Foundation for its exemplary humanitarian efforts, Ms Keerti Singh, Director, CSR Operations, Hartek Group, said, “It is heartening that Sonu Sood’s initiative is encouraging many organisations like ours to pitch in for the noble cause. Committed to making a real difference in the lives of underprivileged sections, we will continue to discharge our obligations towards the society as a responsible corporate citizen by taking such initiatives from time to time.”
Karan Gilhotra, Chairman, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab Chapter, who has been working very closely with Sonu Sood in several initiatives, applauded the Hartek Group and said more corporates should come forward and give back to the community.
Lauding the Hartek Group’s noble gesture, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood said, “Over the years, the Hartek Group has taken many commendable social welfare initiatives. We are overwhelmed by their commitment to the larger social cause. It is extremely gratifying to see our efforts bearing fruit and benefiting so many people who genuinely need help.”