Essel Group celebrates 90 years anniversary, Chairman pledges 5000 cr towards DSC Foundation
Ninety years ago in 1926, Essel Group plunged into the Indian economy only to turn into a multi-billion dollar business conglomerate. Nine decades later it spread into media, entertainment, packaging, real estate, education, finance, infrastructure, precious metals and technology sectors.
Celebrating the 90-year anniversary, Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Essel Group, exclaimed, “This journey of 90 years has been filled with remarkable successes as well as challenges and obstacles. It has been a journey of creating history, venturing into unknown territories, only to emerge as leaders, capitalising on our pioneering vision and sheer entrepreneurial spirit. As we look to the future, I am confident that we will carry forward the legacy of the Group with complete passion, dedication and above all, the spirit of #YoungAt90!”
“Sarthi will provide a platform to help people with their problems by connecting them to the right persons and then taking it to the logical conclusion,” said Dr Chandra. The newly launched ‘Sarthi’ is an initiative by Essel Group that seeks to create a network of like-minded institutions (corporate foundations, non-government organisations, volunteers, trusts, community-based organisations, concerned government departments) working towards the common goal of building a well-informed and empowered nation to bring about sustainable positive change.
Sharing his objective behind the launch of WION – World in One News, the first-ever global news network, Dr Subhash Chandra added, “With WION, we want to provide a medium which will give people news from around the world and how it affects India. This initiative is not for profit, but a medium for society and the nation to benefit.”
Reflecting upon Dr Subhash Chandra (DSC) Foundation, that aims to help budding entrepreneurs and educationists, he said, “Through the DSC Foundation, we will be building capacity in the society to take on problems and tackle them. We are pledging Rs. 5000 crore out of our profits towards this Foundation.”
Essel Group completed 90 years of existence on 14 May 2017.
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