Maitri Ghar: Shelter for old and estranged women
In 2014-15, NTI adopted an Old Age Widow Ashram called Maitri Ghar run by an NGO Maitri India in a very remote village called Radhakund near Vrindavan. NTI sponsored the construction of the first floor in 2014-15, and partial construction of 2nd floor in 2015-16 enabling around 45 old females to have a safe & secured shelter. In 2016-17, NTI also plans to provide further funds for completing the construction of 2nd floor that would enable a total of 70 females to get a safe and secured shelter. It also ensures the provision of Milk and fruits to 100 poor females to take care of their nutritional needs. A lot more needs to be done for the healthcare and NTI is committed to take on these areas in the coming years.
Web link of associated organization: http://www.maitriindia.org/
Medical and Educational Support for Poor in the rural areas
In the endeavor to provide for the medical and educational needs of the poor people in the rural areas, NTI has joined hands with Ram Krishna Mission Sevashram which is Running a 165 bed hospital and providing free treatment to poor patients in OPD and also undertaking surgeries for Eye and serious ailments.
RKM is also running 2 non-formal schools for around 200 slum children. The purpose is to augment the education provided in the government school and fill the gaps in their level of education. The children are provided with nutritional food in the evening classes along with school uniforms, woolens and stationary.
NTI provided partial donation for purchase of Eye Surgical equipment for the Eye surgeries for the patients treated free of cost. We are in the process of providing funds for purchase of new hospital furniture like beds, side lockers and stools for the patients. NTI is also providing partial donation for purchase of nutritional evening meals as well as school dress, shoes and stationary for slum children commuting to the charitable educational center.
Contribution to Swacch Bharat Abhiyan
NTI contributed in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan which is a mission undertaken by the Government of India for construction of toilets in the rural and backward areas for promoting hygiene and safety of females.
Web link of associated organization: https://swachhbharat.mygov.in/
Gift the Warmth Drive
Ever since the inception of CSR Team, NTI has been running “Gift the Warmth Drive” year after year. This was the 7th year of this drive where NTI distributed 1300 blankets to the poor and destitute people to give them some warmth in the chilly cold winters of North India. The scale at which this activity was carried out was much larger than any other year as NTI did direct distribution across the varied sections of the society. Blankets were distributed directly to the target beneficiaries without taking help from any NGO.
Food Distribution for the Stray Animals
Every year in summers the rise in temperature affects the availability of food and water for stray animals. As a part of our commitment to social responsibility, the CSR team organized a drive “Food distribution for the stray animals”. This activity was held at the “Shree Jee Gausadan Plot -7, Sector 94, Noida Gautambudha Nagar, U.P. India” on 24th June 2016. In this drive, a team of 6 members from NTI arranged good quality fodder for the cows and fed around 940 cows.