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Friday, July 27, 2018

'Looking Back With Pride' - Silver Anniversary Celebrations in Punjab






25 years is a big milestone, and celebrations of ACF's silver anniversary continue in high spirits across the country. In July, ACF team members from Ropar, Bathinda, Roorkee, and Dadri came together to mark the occasion and reflect on the journey so far.



Mr. B L Taparia, Ms. Padmini Somani and Ms. Pearl Tiwari, Directors of ACF Board, were present on the occasion and were moved beyond words by the energy of the day.

Ms. Pearl Tiwari thanked the entire team for their relentless hard work and dedication. She also took pride in the fact that "Ambuja is one of few companies that thought of community development much before CSR came into the picture." 

"The fact that ACF is today seen as a leader in CSR is due to the magic potion we have had. This magic potion comprised of the incredible vision and humility of the founders, Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria and Mr. Suresh Neotia, and of course the perseverance of the ACF team and their families who supported them." Ms. Tiwari said.



Ms. Padmini Somani expressed her joy to be part of the celebrations.  "My father had a vision of helping the community prosper." Ms. Somani said. "I have seen this vision come to life on the ground, through the significant impact that ACF has created - this is a tribute to all of you and the hard work you have done to achieve this."

"I urge people to commit to giving back to the society in whatever small way they can." Ms. Somani said.





Mr. Taparia expressed his delight in witnessing ACF's growth over the years, both programmatically and from an organization perspective. 



"Our credibility amongst the partners has tremendously increased due to the strong governance and compliance systems we have in place - I congratulate the team on the successful implementation of both quality projects and transparent systems which have contributed to this."

The 25-year celebrations a special occasion for the entire ACF family. This is the occasion to reminisce on all the toil and hard work that has resulted in the organization that ACF is today. It is a proud time for everyone.

Of course, no celebration is complete without the participation of the people, and the event saw students of Ambuja Manovikas Kendra, self-help group members, and local community join hands with ACF staff in celebrating.

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ACF operations in Ropar began in 1999 with Ambuja Manovikas Kendra and gradually expanded into other program areas including agriculture, women empowerment, and education. 
ACF teams at other locations in the region – Bathinda (Punjab), Dadri (UP) and Roorkee (Uttarakhand), have also implemented these programs, including the establishment of Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes.   
Today, in all these locations, ACF is working to enhance the livelihoods and overall prosperity of rural communities.

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