At Bharat Forge, Community Development programmes are aimed at making women more independent. This is done through skill development, social get-togethers and small scale business support platforms.
We have observed that when women come together, they display higher levels of confidence which makes a difference in their emotional well-being. As part of our community development initiatives, we impart various vocational trainings to the women from different communities to enhance their self-dependency and develop entrepreneurial skills in them.
We believe good health is vital for the overall development of women, to help them carry out their daily chores and activities with ease.
Bharat Forge Ltd. in association with Patanjali Yoga Samiti and Art of Living held yoga sessions for close to 235 community people from three different communities and 1,725 children from four government schools.
Cancer Screening Camps with Haemoglobin Test and awareness sessions were organised with the support of Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune and NGO - Samavedana.
Total 1,388 women from Chikhali, Gangapur, Chapatewadi and Kalewadi benefitted from this initiative to raise health awareness among the village women.
Medical Tests were also conducted in villages - Rui, Pimpri and Pawarwadi in Koregaon, Satara. 404 women were a part of this camp.
Stress silently affects a lot of women, hampering their mental health and overall well-being. This is especially true for women belonging to lower income group, as they continually face challenges in their daily life. On the occasion of 'International Women's Day', Bharat Forge had organised sessions on stress management for the members at Vadgaonsheri, Hadapsar & Keshavnagar community centers.
Around 185 community members attended these sessions, who were guided by Ms. Jyoti Bendale & Ms. Sonali Mate from Bharat Forge.
During a bag making training program at Sasane Nagar (Hadapsar), one of the participants – Ms Manisha Bhogar had an inspiring journey laid in front of her. She joined the training one week late, however in spite of that, she trained with complete dedication and covered the backlog.
After the training, Manisha learnt about more varieties of bag making 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. We are proud to be a part of her success journey.
Women in the remote villages often travel miles to access clean drinking water as well as to collect water for sanitation and cooking purposes. Bharat Forge contributed funds and helped in planning water security in the villages by developing pipelines, storage facilities etc. This enabled easy access to clean water and helped the women avoid strenuous journeys for water collection.
all three communities
Bag & Bangle making
and Lamp making
Making papad and other eatables
The annual get-togethers are aimed at bringing forth the hidden talent in our community women, these get-togethers are also intended at applauding, motivating and rewarding every participant.
In the year 2020, the chief guest was Mrs. Sunita Kalyani. The event was attended by other esteemed women members of The Ladies Club – Mrs. Tandale, Mrs. Saletore, Mrs. Bhatia, Mrs. Mahajan, Mrs. Swami, Mrs. Sharma along with Mrs. Jangle - Corporator, Hadapsar and Mrs. Kodre – Elected Member ZP, Pune.
Cultural Performance at Vadgaon Sheri Centre
Dance performance at Hadapsar Centre
Cultural Performance at Mundhwa Centre