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Village adoption in Bhopal with CII and Young Indians

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Rural development is the basis of nation building. No country can call itself truly developed if its villages are lacking basic necessities and infrastructure. What is needed then is focus on the development of tier 2 and tier 3 cities. This is the maxim of how tapas Foundation works, to bring reform from a grassroot level.

In December 2019, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) joined hands with the Young Indian – Bhopal Chapter to fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by adopting and remodeling the village of Amla near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. This initiative focused on areas like skill development, building educational infrastructure, improving healthcare, solar energy conservation and solar panel installation among others.

Tapas Foundation became a part of this noble initiative to remodel and change the village of Amla in Madhya Pradesh. Through our statement street plays, crowd-connect and engagement we were able to reach out to the natives of the village to understand their most pressing issues and strategize solutions with the sponsors. Benches, blackboards and other essential infrastructure was added to the schools, WASH facilities were improved, efforts were made towards self-sufficiency by setting up solar panels, and special focus was given to improving healthcare by the setting up of a mobile ambulance to deal with emergency situations.

The end result was a transformed village which was equipped not only with resources, but also opportunities for a better future. This would not have been possible had CII not made the decision to give back to the community through their CSR initiative, which focused on all-round development, contributing to complete nation building.