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Our Community Development Initiatives. Small steps leading to an enormous success.

Empowering with knowledge, confidence and skills

Our community initiatives are aimed at making women more independent through skill development, social get-togethers and small-scale business support. We have observed that when women come together, they feel better about themselves, with higher levels of confidence which makes a huge difference in their emotional well-being with their families.

SNAPSHOT 2019-2020

Our initiatives in this year touched the lives of 2,400+ women.

As part of community development, Bharat Forge imparts various vocational trainings to the women from communities.

During one such bag making training program at Sasane Nagar (Hadapsar), a participant - Manisha Bhogar had an inspiring journey laid in front of her. She joined the training one week late. But in spite of that, she trained with complete dedication and covered the backlog.

After the training, Manisha learnt more varieties of bags and even completed a fashion designing course. Today, she is a well-reputed garment designer in Hadapsar and even designs garments for fashion shows.

It was Manisha's dedication and hunger to grow which led to her success. And we are proud to be a part of her success journey.

Stress Management Sessions

Stress silently affects a lot of women, especially women from a lower income group. This year, on the occasion of 'International Women's Day', Bharat Forge organized sessions on stress management for the members at Vadgaonsheri, Hadapsar & Keshavnagar community centers. Around 185 community members were present and the resource persons for this session were Ms. Jyoti Bendale & Ms. Sonali Mate.

Income generation program of the self-help groups at Hadapsar, Keshav Nagar, Vadgoansheri
Activity Centre Turnover for 2019-20
Stitching by all three communities 19,97,392.41/-
Bag & Bangle making and Lamp making 1,20,000/-
Papad & other eatable things making 35,000/-
TOTAL INCOME OF WOMEN 21,52,392.41/-

World AIDS Day

On the occasion of “World AIDS Day”, Bharat Forge imparted AIDS awareness not through boring seminars and lectures, but through street plays and informative banners to around 550 people from Hadapsar, Magarpatta & Vadgaonsheri communities.

Diwali Exhibition

Diwali Exhibition & Sale remains to be one of the most awaited events in our communities. This year too, the exhibition was an immense success. Various stalls were displayed by the members of self-help groups from Hadapsar, Mundhwa & Vadgaonsheri community centers. The key objective of this event is to develop entrepreneurship skills of the women.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Mrs. Deeksha Kalyani. Mrs. Lolita Saletore, Mrs. Shubhada Tandale & Mrs. Meena Takale also attended the exhibition.

Anti-tobacco Drive

We organised poster exhibition on No Tobacco Day at Hadapsar, Keshavnagar and Vadgaonsheri community centres

Fun Activities

Essay writing competition was organised for our community women to hone their skills at writing and expressing.

Interactive sessions were held to initiate conversations.

Ms. Caroline Nicholls from Bharat Forge visited community centres to interact with women and applauded their efforts.

Designer Bag-making

Trainings and Competitions

Cooking activities and competitions

Bharat Forge conducted various vocational trainings & competitions for the women members of the Community Centers at Hadapsar, Vadgaonsheri & Mundhwa.

Annual Get-together 2020 (Haldi Kumkum)

The event every woman in our communities looks forward to - The annual get-together. Aimed at bringing forth the hidden talent in our community women, this get-together also intends at applauding, motivating and rewarding every participant.

This year, the chief guest was Mrs. Sunita Kalyani. The event was attended by other esteemed women -The Ladies Club members - Mrs. Tandale, Mrs. Saletore, Mrs. Bhatia, Mrs. Mahajan, Mrs. Swami, Mrs. Sharma. Mrs. Jangle - Corporator, Hadapsar & Mrs. Kodre -Elected Member ZP, Pune.

Cultural Performances

  • Hadapsar Centre
  • Mundhwa Centre
  • Vadgaonsheri Centre

International Yoga Day

Bharat Forge Ltd. in association with Patanjali Yoga Samiti and Art of Living imparted yoga sessions to 235 community people from three different communities and 1,725 children from four government schools at PMC Girls School No.87, and Mahatma Phule High School, Hadapsar.

Waste Management Project

We set up composter planters in 70+ households at Keshavnagar. The results were encouraging with kitchen waste getting converted into good fertilizer. Many have developed kitchen gardens. Due to natural fertilizers the plants are growing really well.