Chairman Speak

Chairman Speak

 

At Larsen & Toubro, we firmly believe that there cannot be an India for the rich, and another India for the rest. Unity between extremes is inherently fragile and even if it were to hold, would be unacceptable to any organization with a social conscience. The spirit of giving is in our DNA and we are committed to giving back to society.

LTPCT is not only unique, as it is funded by employee contribution, but the Trust also collaborates with multiple stakeholders to leverage resources and accentuate impact. The Trust's goal is to reduce social inequities and bring about social change through planned interventions in India's most underprivileged communities – by partnering with the most relevant and effective on-ground agencies. LTPCT is committed to creating a better world, together.

With this view,LTPCT started its journey in 2004 to change the lives of India's most disadvantaged people – long before Corporate Social Responsibility was made mandatory for corporates in India.

Concentrating on sustainable interventions in education, health, skill building and water, our NGO partners have worked tirelessly to translate our vision into on-ground impact and innumerable success stories, making a visible difference.

This year has been unique in terms of programme expansion by embracing multiple stakeholder partnerships like UNDP, UNICEF, NSDC, Government institutions like Panchayati Raj and other corporates. The Trust has been recognised for its work by FICCI, Local Government and the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis.

As we move into our 14th year and gear up to further expand our programmes, the problems we are trying to solve remain incredibly complex.Deep-seated cultural barriers, traditional mind-sets and poverty stand in the way of an equitable society. Our programme models, therefore, keep evolving, bringing a sharper focus on sustainable impact to allow us to make rapid inroads into solving the inequality crisis that confronts our nation.

I thank L&T-ites for their contribution to the Trust, encouragement and good wishes, and look forward to continued support to promote a culture of giving within the organisation, so as to make a difference, together.