●Haier has been working with the Malganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha for the last few years to remove barriers to education for the visually and physically challenged students
●Through its support, the consumer appliances major looks to further cement its commitment towards inclusive education by supporting the needs of those who need special attention
New Delhi, 18 January 2022: Haier, the global leader in Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics and World’s Number 1 brand in Major Appliances for 13 Consecutive Years*, in association with Malganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha, today laid the foundation stone for the Sanstha’s ‘New Vision College of Arts and Commerce’ in Pune. Intending to increase the number of students every year in a sustainable effort, Haier has been supporting the Sanstha for the last few years.
New Vision College of Arts and Commerce is a new initiative of Malganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha to strengthen their commitment to enable visually and physically challenged students from urban and rural areas from all over the country. The college will continue to support the students by offering courses across fields such as arts, commerce, technology, etc., apart from encouraging them to partake in other activities including Paralympic sports, personality development, and technical skill development, which will enable them to reach their true potential and lead financially independent lives.
The Malaganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha was established in 2005 by social worker Jaie Khamkar who lost her sight at a young age and realized that visually and physically challenged students lacked basic access to education, thus hindering their progress in society. She started the Sanstha which uses state-of-the-art facilities, including computer-aided assistive technologies for teaching and learning for students. The Sanstha’s faculty and non-teaching staff are both sensitized to work with students with disabilities and undergo regular training sessions to understand their academic needs.
Supporting the Sanstha, Haier aims at making differently-abled students financially and socially independent so they can have a better quality of life. Through its consistent efforts, the Sanstha has educated and supported thousands of challenged students to not just earn a degree but also live a dignified life with independence.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Jaie Khamkar, Founder President, Malganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha, said, “On behalf of the whole Sanstha, I am thrilled to lay the foundation stone of our ‘New Vision College of Arts and Commerce’. We will continue to work with visually and physically challenged students and provide them with an empowering educational space that will help them progress in life without fear. We are thankful to Haier for their continuous support and we look forward to working with them in the future as well.”
Expressing his thoughts, Mr. Satish N.S., President, Haier Appliances India, said, “Hearty congratulations to the Malganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha for laying the foundation stone of its ‘New Vision College of Arts and Commerce’. We at Haier are proud to support Ms. Jaie Khamkar’s relentless efforts towards inclusive education and the social progress of the students and will continue to cheer for them. Keeping true to our ‘Inspired Living’ philosophy, we look forward to taking inspiration from Ms. Khamkar and her students and contributing towards their empowerment.”
The foundation stone laying ceremony witnessed the presence of administrative officers, political leaders, senior officials from Haier Appliances India along with representatives of Malganga Andh Apang Seva Sanstha, local villagers, and students of the New Vision College of Arts and Commerce.
ABOUT HAIER INDIA
Headquartered in New Delhi, Haier India has pan India operations and a vast distribution network across the country along with a manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra. Product offerings of Haier India range from refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, TVs, water heaters, freezers to microwave ovens, with a special focus on local needs. For example, washing machines that work at nearly Zero Water Pressure help solve the biggest challenge that Indian consumers face in their daily lives, while Haier Bottom Mounted Refrigerators have also been well received by Indian consumers due to its large refrigeration capacity which caters to local people’s dietary habits. A larger refrigeration capacity means the consumer can store more vegetables while the refrigerator also makes people’s lives easier by placing the refrigerating chamber at the top of the machine.
ABOUT HAIER GROUP
Haier Group today is the world’s leading brand of major household appliances which is now transforming from a traditional manufacturer to an open entrepreneurship platform. In the era of the Internet and post e-commerce, Haier will extend its ecosystem to social networks and community economies while enhancing the user value of Haier products and services and instilling integrity as a core competency throughout the Group. Haier aims to become a global leader in the era of the Internet of Things.
Revenue generated by the traditional economy: Haier Group’s global revenue in 2017 was US$ 37.2 billion, with year-on-year growth of 20%; total pre-tax profits exceeded US$ 4.62 billion, profits achieved year-on-year growth of 12.8%. Currently, the Group’s brands include Haier, Casarte, GE Appliances, AQUA, Fisher & Paykel, Leader, RRS, DCS, and Monogram. Each brand has its own unique market positioning and provides outstanding user experiences for end users. Haier is now further deploying and demonstrating the effectiveness of the Rendanheyi management model and will internationalize Rendanheyi through its unique cultural integration system.
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*According to the Euromonitor ranking 2021