At Indo British Consulting we strongly believe in Corporate Social Responsibility and support advocacy projects for improving education access to deprived communities. We invest a proportion of profits into delivering education and humanitarian aid to isolated, traumatised and socially disadvantaged communities globally especially in remote regions. The company maintains and promotes highest standards of Integrity, and Professionalism in its Pursuit for Excellence. Giving back to the community is an integral part of our CSR program, and has been instilled in the DNA of our Founder & CEO, Mr Arun Bedi, that was instilled at an early age. Our CSR policy, has been influenced by the life, of his grand uncle, Sir (Lala) Narain Dutt Ji. Sir (Lala) Narain Dutt was one of the founding father's of New Delhi when it was made the capital of India in 1911. He was a very successful businessman, and set up a number of trusts and charities for the needy, and was at the forefront of the freedom movement. He was also a social reformer and philanthropist. When he died, his obituary was published on the front of the Hindustan Times, a leading Indian newspaper in which the then Chief Editor who was Devdas Gandhi, son of Mahatma Gandhi described him as “Delhi’s grand old man" ! He was associated with almost every public institution in Delhi. He was a director of DCM (Delhi Cloth Mills), the Chairman of Partap Bank, a new flotation. Pandit Motilal Nehru (the father of Jawahar Lal Nehru – India’s first prime minister) who was the founder patriarch of India's most powerful political family, the Nehru-Gandhi family was a very dear friend. Lala Narain Dutt was not merely in the category of armchair philanthropist, but one who walked tall in Delhi,and and inspired many, according to a tribute paid to him by the industrialist Sir (also Lala) Sri Ram who referred to him as his friend, adviser and elder. He was a social activist who picked up children from their dead parents off the streets of Delhi and helped starting an orphanage. Over the years, the family Trust has donated to many worthy causes such as schools for the blind, orphanages, and Institutes for Mental health in Delhi. It has supported the Red Cross in several states such as Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh as well as the National Capital Region of Delhi.
We support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A member of our management team has been appointed, as a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and is lending his immense experience to help achieve the MDGs. He plans to mobilize the corporate sector to participate in the MDGs. Specifically, he is targeting India's 543 parliamentary constituencies, beginning with Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh. There, a diagnostic will be carried out to ascertain where the constituency stands on each of the MDGs. Once this exercise has been carried out in all the seats, corporations will be urged to adopt one or more MDGs in the constituencies of their choice and work towards achieving them by 2015.
As a part of our CSR advocacy stream we are keen to partner with print and broadcast media organisations, photographers, documentary film makers and other groups keen to highlight the issues affecting the access to education by isolated communities. If you are interested in covering this issue the please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your project.