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Aurobindo To Spend Rs 2 Cr For Shelter To Rape Victims Under CSR

August 24, 2022
Aurobindo Pharma Foundation

Aurobindo Pharma Foundation (APF), the philanthropic arm of Aurobindo Pharma Limited, organized a Bhoomipujan ceremony to construct a Bharosa Centre in the Sangareddy district.

Aurobindo Pharma Foundation has agreed to spearhead this project to protect women and children as part of its CSR initiative under the slogan “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment”.

With an outlay of Rs 2 crore, the construction of this centre is set to commence.

The center will have an area of ​​5,600 square feet with various facilities for the multiple services offered at the Bharosa centres. The dedicated land is provided by the Police Department.

K Nithyananda Reddy, Director of Aurobindo Pharma Foundation and Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, said, “Aurobindo is grateful to the Telangana Police department for their efforts to protect women and children. We hope this contribution will help women and children in the Sangareddy district and surrounding areas to find a haven to register their grievances and seek support for various issues.”

Adding his views, P. Sarath Chandra Reddy Garu, Director, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd and Director, Aurobindo Pharma Foundation, said, “This centre will promote the safety and well-being of women and children by addressing and resolving their issues. Further, it will promote their holistic development and growth by providing them with various facilities that also include rehabilitation.”

Overall, it will provide better protection for women and children through integrated services, thus contributing to improving their quality of life. In the long term, the center will work towards building a balanced society where there is equality between men and women, by resolving conflicts in the family and society in general and creating a safe environment for women and children.

These centres will have conference rooms, counselling rooms for women and children, and a medical counselling room. Also, the centres are deployed with well-trained counsellors, who conduct outreach programs among the communities. Furthermore, it will also consist of a Police Officer room, Legal Support office, Statement Record Room, etc.

Bharosa is a society for the protection of women and children. It was established in May 2016 in the state of Telangana. The main purpose of this society is to provide integrated assistance and support to women and children affected by violence.