Yusuf J. Ansari, Sr. General Manager, SSGC presenting Certificate to Sister Ruth levis of Darul Sukun at SSGC’s HO on Wednesday 27th March 2013. SSGC will provide financial assistance to the NGO under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program during the current financial year in the area of health care.
Karachi (PR): SSGC created a record of sorts on March 27, 2013 when Memorandums of Understandings were signed and exchanged with eight reputable and renowned educational institutions and NGOs out of eleven such organizations that would be benefiting from the gas utility’s CSR initiatives during FY 2012-13.
Zuhair Siddiqui, MD, SSGC exchanged MoU documents with the representatives of the collaborative partner organizations, that included, The Citizens Foundation, NED University, Institute of Business Management, Family Educational Services Foundation, Omair Sana Foundation, Dowites-78 Operations, Thardeep Rural Development Program and Indus Resource Centre in an elegant and well attended ceremony organized on March 27, 2013 by the Company’s Corporate Communication Department at the Head Office auditorium. Yusuf J. Ansari, SGM (Corporate and Legal Affairs) and Nasreen Hussain, Dy. General Manager (Corporate Communications) were also seated on stage to witness the exchange of MoUs.
Apart from the above mentioned organizations, SSGC also previously inked MoUs with Sukkur IBA, Balochistan University of IT, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta and Forman Christian College, Lahore to supplement the scholarship programs for their deserving and meritorious students. The officials of these institutions, however, could not make it to today’s signing ceremony.
In his welcome speech, SGM (Corporate and Legal Affairs) reiterated that the management was pleased to note that while the Company has been collaborating in its CSR efforts with some well established names, this year it has also partnered for the first time with organizations such as Dowites-78 Operations and Thardeep Rural Development to help achieve their health and community development objectives.
After signing these MoUs, MD, SSGC conferred ‘Acknowledgment of Collaboration’ certificates to the representatives of each organization who also took turns to briefly explain their scope of work while expressing their views on their collaboration with SSGC. They lauded the Company for executing a well thought out CSR plan and appreciated the professionalism of the Company management and its CSR Unit. During the ceremony, the Company also honored several other CSR collaborative partners by conferring them with ‘Acknowledgment of Association’ certificates which were presented by SGM (Corporate and Legal Affairs) to the officials representing these organizations.
In his keynote address, Zuhair Siddiqui, MD, SSGC said that education is a panacea for all the problems that the country is faced with. This explains why SSGC in its CSR initiatives focuses largely on supplementing educational efforts of other organizations. SSGC’s Corporate Communications Department has an active CSR unit which is engaged in initiatives related to education, health, environment and community development.