Thursday, 15 May 2014


Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone."- Martina Navratilova

To celebrate the undying spirit of commitment and service towards society and the retail industry, Pankh partnered with Tech Mahindra to inaugurate the ‘Pankh Tech Smart Centre’ at L S Raheja College, Mumbai. Present at the launch were Prabhakar Sarwade, Head of Technology Procurement Function, Tech Mahindra Ltd, Jegan Tharmaraj – CSR Head Mumbai – Tech Mahindra Foundation, Gil Roy – CSR Head – Mahindra & Mahindra, Elizabeth Zachariah – Director -HR, (Mumbai, Middle East & Asia-Pacific region)– Tech Mahindra Ltd and  Prashant.S.Mehta, Honorary General Secretary, Sadhana Education Society. They not only addressed the present batch of 30 students but also assured them that they would assist them in every way possible. 

Ms Elizabeth, Director -HR, (Mumbai, Middle East & Asia-Pacific region), Tech Mahindra, said, “The reason why we are here is reaffirming the belief in the work that this organisation is doing. We were on the lookout for projects where we could contribute. Pankh is doing excellent work in the area of Persons with disabilities. It is very inspiring for us and we see a good reason for using our funds out here.”

Mr Jegan Tharmaraj further reflected on this , “This is a flagship programme of Tech Mahindra Foundation. In this centre, we are focused on children with hearing, speech and orthopaedic impairments and how to make them enter the retail world. Our aim is to reach to around 200 youngsters, every year. We shall be teaching them foundation skills and technical skills. Though, our main focus will be on soft skills to make them independent and self-reliant.” 

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