“As a responsible Corporate, ASM has been fulfilling its Social Responsibility of contributing to social causes such as distributing books, stationary and providing food for under privileged children through charitable trusts thereby promoting education.”
Corporate Social Responsibility
As a part of corporate social responsibility the company has contributed towards the following:
Dr. R.P.Shenoy award for Excellence in Science
During the year 2013-14 the company instituted the “Dr. R.P.Shenoy award for Excellence in Science” in memory of its Director, Dr. R. P. Shenoy, a Distinguished Scientist of Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) of the Government of India. For the year 2016-17, the awards were given by Mrs Shenoy and Mrs Preeti Rabindra (Director, ASM Technologies Ltd) to 123 students who have secured A1 Grade in Science, of Grade 8th & 9th, Kendriya Vidyalaya, DRDO complex, Bangalore. The awards include a cheque for Rs. 1000/-, a certificate and write-up of Dr. Shenoy & ASM.
As a responsible Corporate, ASM has been fulfilling its Social Responsibility of contributing to social causes such as distributing books, stationary and providing food for under privileged children through charitable trusts thereby promoting education.
Education is the backbone of every society in this world. But what matters the most is the quality education – We at ASM considered it imperative to contribute towards improving the quality of education in schools, particularly schools in rural areas and government schools which lack the infrastructure to provide the required basic education to children.
Agastya International Foundation was set up intending to transform and stimulate the reasoning of underprivileged kids and educators by making practical, hands-on science education available to rural government schools through its efforts & techniques that include: “Lab on a bike” and “Techlabike programs. The TechLaBike venture is an inventive effort component containing an Agastya trained educator who accesses schools on a motorbike furnished with a ‘Lab in a Box’ (LIB) and a Internet enabled laptop. The Google Global Impact Award winning TechLaBike is a progressive program that conveys science training and media sessions to the doorstep of the village school. The LIB is an arrangement of 10 topic based boxes covering an assortment of points in science, adjusted to the school educational programs for students of class five to class eight.
The objectives being comparable, ASM recognized Agastya to promote for the cause of education by contributing towards the operating expenses of the Techlabike program. Techlabike contains low-cost teaching aids, experiments and science models that empower hands-on learning in different themes including Heat and Sound, Acid and Bases, Human Anatomy and so forth. The execution of the versatile unit will be assessed quarterly and annually.
Laptops are used to provide additional enrichment namely through simple mouse-based science games, quizzes, language neutral videos and multimedia conferencing. Vibrant and rich learning afforded by hands-on science models blended with Internet Resources present a significant improvement over the normal learning experience of the child. The Agastya instructor travels to a set of 10 schools and engages children in digital literacy and hands-on science experiments.
The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Bangalore Centre has been organising Summer School in Electronics & Computers (SUSIEC) over the last three decades for 9th and 10th standard students during their summer vacations with a motto of “catch them young” and motivate them to choose the fascinating field of Electronics and Telecommunication as their chosen profession/career. Applications are sent to the various Kendriya Vidyalaya`s and Government schools to nominate students for the programme. Taking the lead from the IETE-Bangalore centre, other centres of IETE also have begun conducting such programmes.
The summer school (SUSIEC) curriculum includes state of the art topics of current day relevance like the Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems with Arduino Platform, Wireless Technologies, MATLAB Android Application, Hardware Design in addition to the regular basics in Electronics and Telecommunications. SUSIEC also provides laboratory time for practical experiments, to enable students to build projects of their choice from a set of chosen topics. The schedule comprises of two hours of technical presentations followed by two hours of practicals every day. The students are grouped into smaller teams of 2 to 4 students per team and they work for a select project. Each team develops a concept design and a mentor provides the necessary guidance and technical support. At the end of the course, an exhibition is arranged to showcase the projects which are evaluated and rated by a panel of distinguished academicians and corporate leaders. The best project teams are awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation prizes.
SUSIEC- Starting from the year 2016- 2017, ASM as part of CSR decided to sponsor part of the course fee & equipments and the prizes and awards for SUSIEC as “Dr. S Srikantan Memorial Award/s” instituted in memory of its former Chairman Late Dr. S Srikantan.
SUSIEC 2017 was held from 23rd April 2017 to 17th May 2017. The Valedictory function of SUSIEC was held on 20th May 2017 at IETE Bangalore Centre. Padma Shri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai (Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore) was the Chief Guest of the event along with Sri. Rabindra Srikantan, Managing Director ASM Technologies Ltd. as Guest of Honor.
Nightingales Medical trust, a non-governmental, secular and charitable organization was founded in the year 1998 to alleviate the different problems faced by the elderly. Striving to strengthen family bonds and promote community-based support systems, the Trust has conceived and established various innovative and need based projects focusing on dementia care, active ageing, elder abuse, social integration, economic empowerment and capacity building.
During the year 2016-17, the company as part of CSR, made contribution supporting the cause.
“Netaji Subash Chandra Bose” School
We at ASM considered it imperative to contribute towards improving the quality of education in schools, particularly schools in rural areas and government schools which lack the infrastructure to provide the required basic education to children.
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose School was started in 1995-1996 in Mulbagulu Taluk, Kolar district by Mr. V Krishnappa, who is the current School Headmaster. The school was started with the objective to provide schooling for the children of construction workers and is the only school in the neighborhood of 20 villages. The school initially started with 25 students from VIIIth grade and in 2007 the school was renovated with the help and initiative of late Mr. G N Raju alongside with B E Satish of Rotary Bangalore Brigade.
As a part of the CSR initiative, ASM Technologies Ltd. has donated computer monitors in the year 2016-2017, to upgrade the existing computers in the school.
NASSCOM FOUNDATION, is a charitable Trust registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 and is having the registered office at International Youth Centre, Teen Murti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India.
NASSCOM FOUNDATION, through its Big Bridge Program rolled out in April 2009 provides a complete IT disposal facility to companies, giving new purpose to redundant computers and peripherals by refurbishing the used computer systems that are being replaced by the IT industry every three years or so, but still in good working condition. BigBridge program, also takes the non – working material / computer system which will be recycled and a destruction certificate shall be provided to the donor from whom such non – working material / computer system is taken by NASSCOM FOUNDATION under BigBridge program.
ASM Technologies Ltd., in the year 2017-18, as a part of the CSR initiative has donated computers in support of the Foundation.
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust is an NGO, headquartered in Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur District of Karnataka, India, focused in providing free and nutritious breakfast to needy school going children, the constant endeavor to ensure that no child will ever go to school hungry.
Annapoorna Breakfast Programme, was started in 2012, to serve and nurture needy school-going children in rural India with nutritious breakfast so as to improve children’s overall well-being both in terms of health and academic needs. From a humble beginning of 1 school serving nutritious breakfast free of cost to 80 children the programme at present is directed across India to over 1,550 Rural Government schools profiting more than 1,10,000 school children, with relentless support being received from individuals, corporate and Government authorities. In the state of Karnataka alone this programme is conducted across 800+ schools benefiting over 50,000 children. The programme is driven by volunteers who come from various walks of professional life, and are engaged in this service out of love for the children and a desire to serve our communities.
Catering to the needs of school going children being the prime focus, ASM Technologies as a part of the CSR initiative for the year 2017-2018 has contributed towards the Breakfast programme of few such schools.