aBuksh Foundation receives ‘best community award’ LAHORE (PR): Buksh Foundation received the prestigious ‘best community award’ at the 6th Global CSR Summit held in Bali, Indonesia recently, in recognition of the longest running program for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.The Global CSR summit awards are held annually to recognize and honor organizations for their innovative and productive services and projects which benefit the society. These awards also appreciate organizations, working globally to bring sustainability and equality in the communities with the help of their CSR mandates.Fiza Farhan-CEO Buksh Foundation was a key note speaker at the summit, discussed Paradigm Shift in CSR; she elaborated, Corporate Social Responsibility has evolved in organizations with the passage of time. Where CSR was just a ribbon cutting ceremony in the past and today it has developed into a real impact investment while bringing a meaningful change in the society at large. ”“Buksh Foundation is driven to empower the underprivileged communities; we empower societies by providing them basic necessities which are feasible and sustainable. Lighting a Million Lives (LaML) is a prime example of our initiatives for the society through which BF electrified 110 villages while lighting 27000 lives directly and 55000 indirectly. We will continue our progress in years to come.” she addedFurther she talked about the eminent project of BF Lighting a Million Lives (LaML) and its partnerships with Coca-Cola Foundation, Bank Alfalah Limited, Men’s Store, United Bank Limited, USAID, PTI, Imran Khan Foundation, Zong, Ufone which have helped in creating bigger and better impacts under their CSR mandates.
Nestlé launches ‘Healthy Women’ programme at FCC LAHORE (PR): Nestlé, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness (NHW) Company, launched the pilot of its Healthy Women program Wednesday at the Forman Christian (FC) College, Lahore. During the three-month program, 100 female students of FC College between the ages of 19 to 24 will be taught about their nutritional needs and how they can address them. Healthy Women is an interactive and multi-level program. On Wednesday, in the program’s first stage Nutrition Awareness, the students who registered for the program were taken through a presentation explaining the importance of nutrition and its impact on their lives. This will be followed by Assessment Level I. Top 20 students will enter the Cook & Learn stage. After Assessment Level II, top 5 students will qualify for summer internship at Nestlé. According to Dr. Huma Fahim, Nestlé Pakistan’s Medical Advisor, “Nutrition is crucial to both individual and national development. The program’s key message is that Healthy Women are essential for a Healthy Nation. What women eat can impact the physical and mental capabilities of the future generation. Research has shown that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life (from conception to the baby’s second year) are critically important. Malnutrition during this period can leave a child stunted forever and may irreversibly affect his/her mental and physical capabilities.”
E-takeaway acquires stake in Pak food delivery website LAHORE (PR): E-takeaway, a Danish takeaway ordering and delivery service operating in Scandinavia, Baltics and Spain, has finalized plans to expand into Pakistan, where it has acquired stakes in Pakistan’s first and leading food delivery website. Urbanite.pk’s founder and CEO, Ozair Bokhari commented, “I look forward to steering this partnership to make our customer experience even better and thereby cement Urbanite.pk’s position in the market. The partnership has provided Urbanite.pk with international-standard mobile technology, and an experienced partner, both of which will complement our current infrastructure.E-takeaway’s co-founder Thomas Cort Hansen said, “We are very excited about launching in Pakistan as there is tremendous potential. Pakistan is another example of our global strategy acquiring an existing operational company, as an addition to our traditional model of developing and launching start-ups from scratch, and e-takeaway.com as soon present in more than 10 countries. As a result, we will hit the ground running which will be great for capturing the market in a speedy fashion. This also speaks of our confidence in Urbanite.pk: a lean and efficiently – managed operation, Urbanite.pk has to its credit a critical breadth of restaurants, growing penetration in Karachi, as well as a tightly-run logistics unit, We look forward to partnering with Urbanite.pk as they start a new, exciting phase in the company growth.”Urbanite.pk has over 100 of the top restaurants in Karachi on its vendor list, and currently takes orders through their call center along with online order-taking.
PTCL inter-media cricket tournament continues ISLAMABAD (PR): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here in Islamabad. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. PTCL believes that healthy minds and healthy bodies are a key driver of success and contribute greatly to the success and growth of societies.
Water filter project LAHORE (PR): Water filter project installed at Altaf Colony, Harbanspura with Rs10 million has become operational here on Wednesday.The project has been fully funded by Badami Bagh’s philanthropic Mohammad Ramazan Chishti who would also bear its monthly operational expenses. The project would provide over 50,000 litre per day hygienic water to local population of Naseer Colony, Chungi Dogauge, Guldusht Town and Taj Bagh.
Evento’14 concludesLAHORE (PR): Evento’14, international debating competition being held at UMT, concluded on Wednesday. Mian Mohammad Munir and Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad graced the event with their presence.The closing ceremony of the EVENTO 2014 was held at the campus of the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore. Mian Mohammad Munir, Parliamentary Secretary, Government of the Punjab, was chief guest of the closing ceremony. Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT, high ranking university officials, staff and faculty members, and students attended the ceremony.The 4-day event was organized by UMT and teams from Asia, Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Middle East participated with great enthusiasm.