Cooper Corporation is stepping up CSR activities in Satara
To support government efforts to address COVID-19 pandemic
The Cooper Corporation played a crucial role in Satara's economic and social growth dating back to 1922. The historic town of Satara has been constantly witnessing a new wave of industrialization since its inception. As a responsible entity and continuing its commitment towards supporting government efforts to address COVID-19, Cooper Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of engines, auto components and gensets, has been actively engaged with local authorities to revive Satara from the impact of the COVID-19.
The company has been involved in the fight against the pandemic in several ways. It has initiated a drive to distribute more than 15,000 “Mask Booklets” in Marathi language on ‘How to make mask at home’ in association with Satara Zilla Parishad for health workers. In collaboration with Satara Municipal council, it conducted a 30 full days sanitizing drive across all parts of Satara town, MIDC Satara, Waduj, Pusegaon & Palasi.
Another key concern area was the frontline warriors like police officers who had been affected by the corona virus. To address the issue Cooper Corporation partnered with Satara Police to distribute full body protection COVID 19 PPE kit, infra thermometer, face shields and medication. The company also provided high-end ventilator support to civil hospitals through the Grant Medical Foundation, Pune, with the objective of strengthening the medical infrastructure in Satara.
Farrokh Cooper, CMD, Cooper Corporation, said, “The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in India have been far-reaching and calamitous to poor populations. It is important that we step up our efforts during these times. We at Cooper Corporation are committed to continuing our support for the government, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure, in order to save our nation from this pandemic. With the slew of social initiatives across the city to curtail the rise in the number of cases, we have significantly increased our on-the-ground activities to bring relief to COVID Warriors around the region. Likewise, we are honored to obtain this assistance from Satara Zilla Parishad, Municipal Council of Satara, Grant Medical Foundation, Pune for their help for citizens' welfare”.
The company also distributed essential food products to migrant workers, poor families, and daily wagers of Kodoli village and Karad town. In addition, 3000 cotton masks were distributed to workmen / community and food items were provided to Vaidik Dharma Samvardhini Sabha, Satara.