The late Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja (1901-1971), believed that philanthropy is both an obligation and an honourable reward of business.
He said, "My dharma (duty) is to work, so that I can give," which epitomises the ethos of the Foundation. The areas of sharp focus are Education and Healthcare which were held by the Founder to be the fundamental rights of every human being.
The core verticals of the Foundations' activities are Education, Healthcare, Promotion of Arts and Culture, Sports and Social Welfare.
Of these, the areas of sharp focus are Education and Healthcare which were held by the Founder to be the fundamental rights of every human being. Today the focus of philanthropic activities are being broadened to include Rural Development and promotion of our ancient heritage and culture. The Hinduja Foundation is the 'umbrella' trust for the various philanthropic organisations of the Hinduja parivar.
The Hinduja Foundation, India works in tandem with the Hinduja Foundations in the Europe and the USA. The objectives of the Foundation's include supporting socially responsible institutions; working jointly with other institutions of repute and by supporting deserving NGOs working for similar objectives. The Hinduja Group companies have developed a symbiotic relationship with the Foundation and their financial and other backing is a source of support in fulfilling the dreams of the founder.
The objective of the Hinduja Foundation Sustainable Rural Development Project is to enhance the livelihood of the project participant communities through farm based interventions, development of model villages, enhanced health and sanitation facilities, water resource management, upgradation of educational facilities, empowerment of women and development of the village infrastructure.
Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja, founder of Hinduja Group, considered education to be the fundamental right of every human being and believed that it was imperative to build the character of future generations.The educational initiatives of the Foundation encompass development of educational institutions and providing merit scholarships for needy students.
Hinduja Foundation contributes regularly to upgrade medical equipment and quality of services, and has undertaken a number of Healthcare related projects and initiatives, including dispatching Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) that provide much needed healthcare facilities to remote rural areas.
The Foundation has supported a number of initiatives highlighting the everlasting progressive values of India. This includes the Foundation's Antiquity Collection consisting of a large number of coins of ancient India, paintings, bronze and stone sculptures, terracotta, wood carvings, textile, beads, photo archives and rare books.
The Foundation devised various initiatives in a collaborative effort to identify and enhance the efficiency of water usage, and aims to implement water-saving measures, provide development aid, and promote water-friendly practices throughout the Group's structure globally.
Deeply conscious of their social responsibility, the Hinduja Foundation has done its bit to uphold social wellbeing by carefully planned long-term social welfare measures, swift help in times of crises and by undertaking a number of Rural Development schemes in underdeveloped areas.